• Functional Medicine

Lab Testing
There are two main types of ranges in the field of blood chemistry analysis: a pathological range and a functional range. The pathological range is used to diagnose disease; the functional range is used to assess risk for disease before the disease develops. The references that are provided with laboratory test results are referred to as “the pathological range,” because if the test results are out of range, it usually indicates potential for pathology or disease. The main different between the functional range and the pathological range is the degree of deviation allowed within their normal ranges. For example the functional range for glucose may be 85 – 100 mg/dl, but the pathological range may be 65-110 mg/dl. Levels about the pathological range may indicate diabetes. Levels above the functional range, but before they reach the extremes of the pathological range, may indicate insulin resistance and future risk for developing diabetes. Most health care providers believe that care should only be provided when disease is present. This view is generally formed from conventional medical training which ignores the philosophies of preventative medicine and nutrition. Traditional medical training teaches physicians to evaluate blood chemistry in comparison to ranges that determine pathology.

OYBC provides a full suite of lab analysis through reputable and trusted lab partners. A few examples of testing we utilize
  • Dietary Antigen Panel – Food allergy
  • Airborne Allergy Test
  • HLA- DR by PCR- mold toxicity
  • Intestinal Barrier Assessment- Leaky Gut
  • Oxidized LDL
  • Lipid Panel
  • Oxidative Stress Test
  • Comprehensive Screen
  • Stool Analysis
  • Complete Cardio Profile
  • Heavy Metal Analysis
  • Amino Acid Profile
  • Female Wellness Panel
  • Male Wellness Panel
  • Neurotransmitters
  • Female Serum Hormones

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