TESTING

LifeGuard Wellness Clinic provides many comprehensive and in-depth tests to get to the root of your problem.  You will get more specific and accurate results with our testing than at your general practitioner.  Below are just a few of the many testing options we provide.  Please feel free to call us and ask questions if you feel one of these tests would be right for you.

To request one of the tests below, call us at 602-707-3535 or click here…   Request a Test

Hormonal Health
Sex hormone levels change as we age, with some decreasing while others increase. Sometimes hormone levels can be out of balance, producing undesirable symptoms, including low energy and low sex drive to name a few. This test provides a focus overview of hormonal balance in both women and men to evaluate dynamics of sex steroid metabolism that can affect health throughout their lifetime. The sex hormones can be evaluated in blood, saliva or urine.

Estrogen Metabolism Plus
It is now well known that one of the most prominent causes of breast cancer, as well as many other hormone related health problems in both men and women, is excessive estrogen exposure from both endogenous and exogenous sources. Improving estrogen metabolism can be of benefit in women with various conditions and family histories, including a family history of breast, uterine, or ovarian cancer, and conditions such as endometriosis, premenstrual syndrome, uterine fibroid tumors, fibrocystic or painful breasts, cervical dysplasia, and systemic lupus erythematosis.
This test assesses the hydroxyestrogens in urine, providing a rapid, convenient way to evaluate clinical interventions (including hormone therapy, diet, and lifestyle changes) aimed at optimizing estrogen metabolism.

dtect Dx Breast Test
The BT Test measures multiple, blood based proteins known to have an association with your immune system’s response to breast cancer. Unlike genetic testing that evaluates for potential risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer sometime in the future, the BT Test looks for the biochemical indications of the actual presence of breast cancer. When it comes to early detection, the BT Test is the new “tool in the toolbox”.

Chemistry Panel
The Chemistry Panel includes essential tests that are typically requested by your doctor as part of a routine check-up or annual physical. This panel gives you or your doctor a clearer picture of your overall health.

Complete Blood Count
A Complete Blood Count or CBC is a great test to take to give you a “snapshot” of your health. This test gives important information about the kind and the number of cells in your blood. Physicians use this information to evaluate symptoms, help diagnose conditions and treat certain illnesses (like infections).

Urinalysis
The Urinalysis can determine a number of health problems. It will show if your kidneys are functioning normally, if sugar is present in your urine, if you’re burning fat or if you have a urinary tract infection (its most common use). In addition, it can locate substances that may be causing everything from metabolic problems to kidney disorders.

Vitamin D-25 OH Cholecalciferol
In adults, vitamin D deficiency may precipitate or exacerbate osteopenia, osteoporosis, muscle weakness, fractures, common cancers, autoimmune diseases, infectious diseases and cardiovascular diseases. Optimizing your vitamin D level is an important part of preventative health.

Connective Tissue and Autoimmune Panel
Are you concerned about one of the Autoimmune diseases? These are a host of diseases (Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Scleroderma and more) which can be diagnosed or implicated using these screening tests.

Metabolic Analysis Profile

This test measures four critical areas of metabolism: gastrointestinal function and dysbiosis markers, cellular and mitochondrial energy metabolites, neurotransmitter metabolites, and functionally important organic acid metabolites of amino acids.

NutrEval
A comprehensive nutritional evaluation to identify specific imbalances of vitamins, nutrients, and essential co-factors. The profile also provides assessment of gastrointestinal dysfunction and detoxification impairment.

MicroNutrient Test
The MicroNutrient Test measures your body’s ability to absorb 32 vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other essential nutrients within your white blood cells. This non-fasting blood test tells you if you have a vitamin deficiency and gives you a plan for how to correct it.

Fractionated Lipid Analysis—LPP 
This profile analyzes blood and utilizes fractionation technology for state-of-the-art lipid markers and independent risk factors that illuminate the clinical complexity of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Together these markers provide a thorough assessment of cardiovascular health status, revealing the biochemical environment associated with inflammation, lipid deposits, endothelial dysfunction, and clotting factors underlying cardiovascular disease.

Comprehensive Thyroid Assessment 

Analyses of serum levels of TSH, Free T4, Free T3, reverse T3, anti-TG antibodies, and anti-TPO antibodies are used to assess central and peripheral thyroid function, as well as thyroid auto-immunity. If you have had your thyroid checked, and continue to have symptoms, a comprehensive test may be what you need.

Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis-CDSA 2.0
Evaluates digestion, absorption, gut flora, the colonic environment, and evaluates for parasites. The profile is indicated for all chronic gastrointestinal problems, for acute bowel pattern changes, and for may systemic diseases and provides a sensitivity panel for treating pathogenic flora.

Neurotransmitters
Are you suffering from depression, anxiety, fatigue or foggy thinking? Neurotransmitter imbalance could be your problem. The brain uses neurotransmitters to tell your heart to beat, your lungs to breathe, and your stomach to digest. Neurotransmitters are also necessary for thought processes, emotions, and other essential body functions including sleep, energy, and fear. If you are suffering from some or all of the above symptoms, call today to schedule testing.

Intestinal Permeability
Analyzes urinary clearance of two non-metabolized sugars, lactulose and mannitol. Identifies “leaky gut” and malabsorption.

Helicobacter Pylori (H Pylori)
The test is used to screen for Helicobacter pylori antibodies. If antibodies are present it could indicate a peptic ulcer caused by the H. pylori bacteria. Indigestion, nausea, belching and a feeling of fullness or bloating are sometimes symptoms of an infection by H. pylori.

Celiac Disease/Gluten Sensitivity
Celiac disease (CD) or gluten sensitivity is an autoimmune disease, affecting one out of 133 people in the United States. Unfortunately, 97% of the people with CD go undiagnosed. Gluten is the general name for one of the proteins found in wheat, rye, and barley and possibly oats. If you have CD and these proteins are present in your diet, they become toxic and cause damage to the lining of the intestine. A blood test can detect special antibodies that are related to celiac disease. If this is positive, an upper endoscopy may be performed to biopsy the small intestine. Blood testing can also be done to assess non-celiac gluten sensitivity.

Bone Resorption Assessment
A simple urine test is useful in identifying bone loss, lytic bone disease, and efficacy of bone supporting therapies.

C-Reactive Protein
C-reactive protein (CRP) is protein found in the blood, the levels of which rise in response to inflammation. The C-Reactive Protein Test is used to assess the risk of cardiovascular disease, inflammatory bowel disease, some forms of arthritis, Pelvic Inflammatory disease and other inflammation.

Oxidative Stress
Measures antioxidant reserve and enzyme function including whole blood glutathione, total antioxidant capacity, redox balance, and the enzymes superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase. Additionally, blood markers of damage measure lipid peroxides. Especially useful in cases of chronic fatigue, xenobiotic exposure, and chronic illness.

Allergy Testing-food and environmental
Allergens, also known as antigens, can be ingested, inhaled or absorbed through the skin. From milk, corn and fish, to house dust, animal dander, chemicals, bacteria, pollens and more, we are surrounded by substances with allergic reaction potential. Find out now what you’re allergic to. A quick and easy allergy blood test can tell if you’re allergic to molds, foods and more.

Toxic Element Clearance Profile (Toxic Metals)

Metals are natural elements from our Earth but are extremely toxic (even in low concentrations) and can have damaging effects on your body (especially your lungs, kidneys and central nervous system). You can be exposed to certain types of metals from the air, household products, contaminated foods and drinks, and possibly at your place of employment (manufacturing facilities) or at home. The test measures the urinary excretion of toxic metals, including “classic” toxins such as lead, mercury, and arsenic. This is an ideal test for patients suspected of toxic element exposure.

Environmental Pollutants

Chronic exposure to a number of occupational and environmental pollutants is a growing concern in today’s industrialized communities: their effects on human health are profound. Many have been linked to a variety of pathologies including neuropsychological and neuropsychological dysfunction, leukopenia, dyspnea, anemia, and certain cancers, to name a few. A simple morning urine test can define the toxic chemicals in your body and the extent of toxicity.

Genomic Analysis

Specialized genomic testing can provide a glimpse into your potential health future. By identifying your genetic predispositions, your physician can work with you to develop a customized intervention plan to modify environmental, diet and lifestyle factors before disease develops.

CardioGenomic Profile
-Identifies genomic risk in areas such as blood pressure regulation, lipid balance, nutrient metabolism, inflammation and oxidative stress.

DetoxiGenomic Profile
-Evaluates genes associated with increased risk of impaired detoxification capacity especially when exposed to environmental toxins. It also identifies individuals potentially susceptible to adverse drug reactions. It identifies genomic risk for chemical sensitivities, oxidative stress, and ability to handle various medications.

EstroGenomic Profile
-Identifies genomic risk in genes that modulate estrogen metabolism, coagulation, cardiovascular disease, and osteoporosis.

ImmunoGenomic Profile
-Evaluates genetic variations that modulate immune and inflammatory activity. These variations can effect balance between cell and humoral immunity, trigger potential defects in immune system defense, and stimulate mechanisms underlying chronic, overactive inflammatory responses. It identifies genomic risk for arthritis, asthma and allergies.

NeuroGemonic Profile
-Identifies genomic indicators of weak detoxification capacity and possible adverse drug reactions. This test can help determine if susceptibility to heavy metals or high oxidative stress might be contributing to learning or behavioral disorders.

OsteoGenomic Profile-Identifies genomic risk for rapid bone loss and hormone dysfunction.

Comprehensive Inflammation Profile-Comprehensive assessment to evaluate genomic risk of inflammation, as well as current expression of inflammation. The interrelationship of genes and environmental influence leads to unique phenotypic expression for each individual.