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Functional Labs

As an Integrative Healing Practitioner I am certified to order functional lab testing. I always say

“test, don’t guess” so we can pinpoint the true root causes of your symptoms. I use these tests

to uncover imbalances and deficiencies within the body. Mindset, nutrition, lifestyle changes

and supplements are also used to rebuild and repair to bring the body back into balance. Lab

interpretation is only done for clients. I do not diagnose or treat disease.


Normal vs optimal ranges. Doctors are trained to look at the normal ranges and won’t treat you until you are outside of those ranges (which are based on an unhealthy population). The problem is those ranges are very wide. For example ferritin is 10-200 ug/L (Canadian range for a woman). I can tell you right now that no one is feeling good at the lower end or the higher end

of this range. I look at optimal ranges which are based on research in functional medicine. Blood work that is outside optimal shows healing opportunities by looking at the possible causes as to why they are not in optimal ranges. You would be surprised how many people come to me after their doctor has told them their bloodwork is normal. Deficiencies and imbalances are

discovered that your doctor may have missed.

What I look at:

● Complete metabolic panel

● Complete blood count

● Full thyroid panel (TSH, T3, T4, Reverse T3, TPO & TBG antibodies)

● Full iron panel (Iron, TIBC, Iron saturation, ferritin)

● Lipid panel

● Homocysteine

● Vitamin B12

● Vitamin D


● Hemoglobin A1C

● HNK1 (CD57) panel

● Urinalysis

Please note these markers may differ depending on where you are located


This is a urine test that provides a comprehensive nutritional and metabolic snapshot of an individual’s overall health. The OAT measures 76 organic acids from one easy to collect urine sample.

What this test shows:

● Mold, yeast and bacterial imbalances

● Mitochondrial dysfunction

● Neurotransmitter metabolites (correlated with genetics)

● Fat metabolism

● Oxalates

● Nutritional markers

● Amino acids

● Detoxification markers

● Ammonia


Can be purchased from Ancestry

Genes I look at:

● COMT enzyme that breaks down dopamine

● MAOA mutations slow the breakdown of serotonin

● GAD speed at which glutamine is converted to GABA

● VDR TAQ affects Vitamin D receptors

● MTHFR C677T conversion of folic acid to methylfolate

● MTHFR A1298C mutation causing higher ammonia levels

● BHMT enzyme that converts homocysteine back to methionine

● CBS upregulate the CBS enzyme

● MTR & MTRR mutations affect how much methyl B12 is needed and how Vitamin B12 is


● CYP mutations affect phase one detoxification enzymes

Plus others


DUTCH offers the most extensive profile of sex and adrenal hormones along with their metabolites.

What I look at:

● Progesterone, estrogen and testosterone metabolites

● Adrenals free & metabolized cortisol, cortisol curve

● Circadian rhythm


● Estrogen detoxification

● Sulfation detoxification

● Oxidative stress

● Organic acid markers

● Melatonin marker



This is the best test for picking up parasites and protozoa. To order this test go to


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.


What this test shows:

● Pathogens bacterial, parasitic & viral

● H. pylori

● Opportunistic bacteria, fungi, yeasts & viruses

● Parasite, protozoa & worms

● Digestion

● Immune response to gluten

● Estrogen detoxification

● Immune response in the gut

● Inflammation


Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

This is a non invasive breath test

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