Functional medicine focuses on primary prevention by identifying the underlying causes, instead of symptoms, of chronic illness. Evaluating organ and systems functions rather than looking for a specific disease is a basic principle of functional medicine. Functional medicine lab tests may examine blood, hair, stool, urine, or saliva to evaluate nutritional status, digestive function, allergies, detoxification ability and more. The results of these various tests can assist the health care practitioner in tailoring nutritional therapies, detoxification programs, and other lifestyle changes for the prevention, mitigation, and treatment of complex chronic disease.
All Test Kit samples are collected off-site (most are home kits but some require a blood draw) and sent directly to CLIA certified lab testing facilities.