Functional Lab Testing
At The Facility, we run several types of specialty lab testing to collect more data to isolate the root cause of chronic symptoms and conditions. Many of the tests will be shipped directly to your house, and include a pre-paid shipping label for return. This allows us to order tests for patients all over the country. Below are some of the common lab tests we use, although more specific advanced testing is available.
DUTCH Hormone Test
(Precision Analytical) - Urine & Saliva
This test is a comprehensive assessment of sex and adrenal hormones and their metabolites. The DUTCH Plus panel looks at the overall diurnal pattern of free cortisol (think: STRESS), and the total and distribution of cortisol metabolites. Beyond hormones, the DUTCH test includes select organic acids for vitamin status (B12), neurotransmitters (dopamine/serotonin), and oxidative stress.
EnviroTOX Complete Profile
(Great Plains Laboratory) - Urine
The ENVIROtox Panel will give us a comprehensive look at your current toxic chemical burden, as well as any resulting oxidative stress, inflammation, and mitochondrial damage. The Complete Profile includes the following tests:
GPL-TOX: Toxic Organic Chemical Profile
Organic Acids Test
(Genova Diagnostics) - Blood & Urine
The NutrEval is an advanced nutritional analysis designed to reveal nutritional imbalances or inadequacies. The test evaluates functional need for:
B-vitamins & Amino Acids
Essential Fatty Acids
G.I. Effects Stool Test
(Genova Diagnostics) - Stool
The GI Effects is an advanced stool test that provides us with immediate, actionable clinical intelligence for the management of gastrointestinal health. This test offers valuable insight into:
Digestive function (Digestion, absorption, and enzyme markers)
Intestinal inflammation or immune activation
Microbiome diversity, potential pathogens, and infections
MARCoNs Sinus Culture
(MicrobiologyDx) - Nasal Swab
This test is a nasal culture for Multiple Antibiotic Resistant Coagulase-Negative Staphylococci (MARCoNS) and other bacteria associated with biofilms. The same swab can be cultured for fungi (mold and yeast) with identification. The MARCoNS test is useful for investigating on-going sinus issues.
Interested in Functional Lab Testing?
We always start with a Functional Medicine New Patient Visit - This is a chance to meet Dr. Rasmussen and Kate, review history, current symptoms, and assess which tests will provide the most relevant clinical information.