TEST KITS

Test Kits in Oakland recommended by Core Wellness Functional Medicine.

All tests include the lab interpretation fee.

ADRENAL TESTS

Dutch

The Dutch Test - $375

The DUTCH Complete is the most advanced hormone test, offering an extensive profile of sex and adrenal hormones and melatonin, along with their metabolites, to identify symptoms of hormonal imbalances.

Easily collected in the comfort of your own home, samples are then sent to our lab to be processed. The DUTCH Complete is the most accurate test, providing a complete assessment of hormonal health.

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Genova Adrenocortex Stress Profile - $195

The Adrenocortex Stress Profile (ASP) provides an assessment of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) axis using carefully timed salivary samples of the hormones cortisol and DHEA.

Salivary testing is an easy, non-invasive option to measure unbound, biologically active parent hormone levels. Four salivary samples measured throughout the day to give insight into the natural circadian diurnal cortisol rhythm, and help clinicians address specific daily stressors.

HORMONE IMBALANCE

Rhythm-Plus-Logo

Rhythm Plus™ - $485

The Rhythm Plus™ hormone test is a comprehensive salivary assessment of estradiol, progesterone, and testosterone that spans a full 28 days. Additionally, this hormone testing profile includes the Adrenocortex Stress Profile and the Comprehensive Melatonin Profile to reveal how the sex hormones are influenced by cortisol, DHEA, and melatonin. Hormonal balance is the key. Fluctuating levels of estradiol, progesterone, and testosterone play a major role in a woman's overall health. Rhythm Plus is a hormonal test indicated for both premenopausal and perimenopausal women not currently supplementing with hormones.

Hormone imbalances may be responsible for:

  • Menstrual cycle irregularities
  • Mood disorders
  • Insomnia
  • GI complaints
  • Libido
  • Fatigue

The Rhythm Plus provides a thorough analysis of estradiol and progesterone over a full 28 day cycle. Testosterone is measured once from the 28th day specimen. By utilizing 11 saliva samples for analysis, the relationship and balance of these essential hormones are analyzed more precisely through time. The levels of estradiol and progesterone, as well as the ratio between the two, are clearly graphed for easy reference and patient education.

ADVANCED STOOL TESTS

GI-Effects

Genova GI Effects Test: Comprehensive Stool Profile - $505

The GI Effects Comprehensive Stool Profile is an advanced stool test that provides immediate, actionable clinical information for the management of gastrointestinal health.

Utilizing cutting-edge technologies and biomarkers, this test offers valuable insight into digestive function, intestinal inflammation, and the intestinal microbiome.

The GI Effects now includes 6 PCR targets that detect common protozoan parasites:

  • Blastocystis spp. with reflex subtyping 1-9
  • Cryptosporidium spp.
  • Cyclospora cayetanensis
  • Dientamoeba fragilis
  • Entamoeba histolytica
  • Giardia
GI-Map

Gastrointestinal Microbial Assay Plus (GI-MAP) - $495

The Gastrointestinal Microbial Assay Plus (GI-MAP) is an innovative clinical tool that measures gastrointestinal microbiota DNA from a single stool sample with state of the art, quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) technology.

The GI-MAP was designed to detect microbes that may be disturbing normal microbial balance or contributing to illness as well as indicators of digestion, absorption, inflammation, and immune function.

GI-360

Doctor's Data GI360 Profile - Stool - $495

The GI360 Profile is an innovative, comprehensive and clinically-applicable stool profile, utilizing multiplex PCR molecular technology coupled with growth-based culture and ID by MALDI-TOF, sensitive biochemical assays and microscopy to detect and assess the status of pathogens, viruses, parasites and bacteria that may be contributing to acute or chronic gastrointestinal symptoms and disease.

Microbiome Abundance and Diversity The GI360 Profile is a gut microbiota DNA analysis tool that identifies and characterizes the abundance and diversity of more than 45 targeted analytes that peer-reviewed research has shown to contribute to dysbiosis and other chronic disease states.

The GI360 can identify the presence of pathogenic viruses, bacteria, and parasites using multiplexed, real-time PCR. Viruses are the primary cause of acute diarrhea, and the least commonly tested. The identification of pathogenic bacteria, viruses, and parasites improves treatment strategies and patient outcomes.

The Dysbiosis Index (DI) is a calculation with scores from 1 to 5 based on the overall bacterial abundance and profile within the patient's sample as compared to a reference population. Values above 2 indicate a microbiota profile that differs from the defined normobiotic reference population (i.e., dysbiosis). The higher the DI above 2, the more the sample is considered to deviate from normobiosis.

This test is useful for:

  • Gastrointestinal Symptoms
  • Inflammation
  • Joint Pain
  • Mucosal Barrier Dysfunction
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Food Sensitivities
  • Chronic or Acute Diarrhea
  • Abdominal Pain
  • IBD/IBS
  • Nutritional Deficiencies
  • Bloody Stool
  • Fever and Vomiting

NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS TESTS

Organix-Comprehensive

Genova Organix Comprehensive Profile - $415

The Organix Comprehensive Profile is a nutritional test providing insights into organic acids and a view into the body's cellular metabolic processes. Identifying metabolic blocks or problems with detoxification, gut dysbiosis, or oxidative stress that can be treated nutritionally allows for individual tailoring of interventions.

The metabolic block may be due to a nutrient deficiency, an inherited enzyme deficit, toxic build-up, or drug effect. Several of the biomarkers are markers of intestinal bacterial or yeast overgrowth. Targeted treatment can help maximize patient responses and lead to improved patient outcomes.

Metabolomix

METABOLOMIX+ : A NON-INVASIVE PERSONALIZED ASSESSMENT - $485

Metabolomix+ is a urinary nutritional evaluation that includes key organic acids and amino acids to evaluate the functional need for antioxidants, B-vitamins, minerals, digestive support, and amino acids. Metabolomix+ also includes the option of additional Essential & Metabolic Fatty Acids, Toxic and Nutrient Elements, plus Genomics.

The Metabolomix+ provides targeted nutrient therapeutics designed to give insight into:

  • Mood Disorders
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Fatigue
  • Obesity and Weight Issues
  • Cognitive Decline
  • Athletic Optimization
  • Malnutrition

Metabolomix+ consists of:

  • Organic Acids - providing insight into nutritional cofactor needs, digestive issues, cellular energy production, neurotransmitter metabolism, detoxification, and now oxalates.
  • Amino Acid Analysis - features 37 urine amino acids. This assesses nutritionally essential and non-essential amino acids, as well as intermediary metabolites that augment an understanding of B vitamin need, and need for support of protein digestion and absorption.
  • Oxidative Stress Analysis - highlights the body's current state of oxidative stress and reserve capacity.
  • Add-on Components: Bloodspot Essential Metabolic Fatty Acids, Urine Nutrient & Toxic Elements, Genomics
NutrEval

NutrEval - $515

NutrEval is the most comprehensive functional and nutritional assessment available. It is designed to help practitioners identify root causes of dysfunction and provide a systems-based approach to help patients overcome chronic conditions and live a healthier life.

Why Use NutrEval?

Metabolism is a complex process where dietary nutrients are used to perform thousands of critical reactions. Nutrient insufficiencies lead to abnormal cellular and tissue function potentially
leading to disease.