Everything you need to know about the state of your health can be determined from within. Our advanced and specialized diagnostic testing, which observes for markers of disease and function throughout the entire body, is the key to optimizing your health and identifying the root cause of any symptoms that you may be experiencing. Our goal is to recognize deficiencies and imbalances within your system before you do. Once those deficiencies are identified, our doctors will prescribe a personalized treatment plan designed to help you correct any imbalances so you can achieve your health and wellness goals, feel better and look younger at any age.
Our specialized test of over 40 biomarkers precisely measures levels of inflammation, hormones, cardiovascular health, thyroid, reproductive and sexual health, liver and kidney function, metabolism, nutrients, minerals, and more.
Testing variants within our patients’ genes helps assess how quickly a treatment will be metabolized, how well a therapy will work and even the likelihood of an adverse reaction, so we can design your ideal treatment and dosage plan.
Advanced IgE tests of 25 foods and 36 inhalants help identify numerous allergy triggers and possible reactions. These results further guide us in customizing therapies that will deliver the best outcome for you.
In-depth IgG immunological tests that measures antibodies to 87 foods and 24 herbs and spices to identify a wide range of potential food allergies, sensitivities, intolerances and non-immune responses.
Test can be done at the biostation or any local Labcorp facility. Some of the cardio panels may not be available in certain locations. Please contact us for availability.
Traditional testing typically only observes three markers of cholesterol and cardiac health: HDL, LDL, and triglycerides. the biostation panel goes far beyond these factors to show important markers of early risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
High-density lipoprotein is considered to be beneficial because it removes excess cholesterol from tissues and carries it to the liver for disposal. Hence, HDL cholesterol is often termed “good” cholesterol.
Low-density lipoprotein is considered to be undesirable and is often referred to as “bad” cholesterol because it deposits excess cholesterol in blood vessel walls and contributes to hardening of the arteries and plaque formation. Plaques can narrow or eventually block the opening of blood vessels, leading to hardening of the arteries and increased risk of numerous health problems, including heart disease and stroke.
Triglycerides are a form of fat and a major source of energy for the body. After you eat, increased levels of triglycerides are found in the blood as your body converts the energy you don’t need into fat right away. Eating more calories and sugars than your body needs may lead to elevated triglyceride levels and potential risk of cardiovascular disease.
Lp(a) is a lipoprotein that is similar to low-density lipoprotein (LDL). Like LDL, its presence is considered a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
Very-low-density lipoprotein are a form of cholesterol that contains the highest amount of triglycerides of all lipoproteins. This test is not part of a routine cholesterol exam, and higher amounts can be a potential indicator of increased risk of stroke, coronary artery disease, and high blood pressure.
This ratio is calculated by dividing the total cholesterol value by the HDL or “good” cholesterol. These ratios can be used to determine a patient’s potential for coronary artery disease.
This is the total cholesterol that is found in the bloodstream. It includes both HDL and LDL which are broken down separately in the test.
Apolipoprotein A-I is a protein that plays a major role in the metabolism of lipids and is the main protein component in HDL, the “good cholesterol”.
Apolipoprotein B is the primary Apolipoprotein of LDL “bad cholesterol”. This test can be used, along with other lipid tests, to help determine the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
Elevated plasma concentrations of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide has associated with with asymptomatic and symptomatic left ventricular dysfunction.
Sub-optimal hormone levels in men and women can lead to advanced signs of aging and the development of many age-related diseases. Additionally, muscle growth, fat storage, mood, and sexual desire are all closely linked to adequate levels of such hormones as DHEA, free and bound testosterone, estradiol, and sex hormone-binding globulin.
DHEA is a precursor to the sex hormones, testosterone and estrogen, which is predominantly produced in the adrenal gland and plays a pivotal role in stress response and immune function.
Free testosterone is active and unbound testosterone. This means it’s bioavailable and free for your body to use. Testing free testosterone, in addition to total, is critical to understanding how much testosterone your body produces, as well as how much the cells in your body are actually able to utilize.
Estradiol (E2) is the strongest of the three naturally produced estrogens and the main estrogen found in women. As a steroid hormone, it has many functions, although it mainly acts to mature and maintain the female reproductive system. Estradiol levels in women decline slowly with age, with a large decrease occurring at the menopause.
Estrone (E1) is produced by the ovaries, as well as by adipose tissue and the adrenal glands. It has much weaker biological activity than estradiol.
Estriol (E3) is one of three estrogens naturally produced by women. Normally, levels in the body are very low, but during pregnancy, it is made in much higher amounts by the placenta. Estriol levels increase throughout pregnancy and are highest just before birth.
Sex hormone-binding globulin is a protein that is produced by the liver and binds tightly to testosterone, dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and estradiol (an estrogen). In this bound state, it renders these sex hormones biologically inactive and unavailable.
DHT is an androgen that is required for sexual development in young males. However, as men age, DHT plays a less-crucial role in development and has been shown to bind to hair follicles, causing hair loss. DHT is also present in women and can also cause hair loss.
Progesterone is a steroid hormone that has many functions for both men and women. Progesterone is responsible for regulating blood sugar, building bones, converting fat into energy, regulating thyroid hormone production, and rebooting libido. In women progesterone plays an important role in the menstrual cycle and in maintaining the early stages of pregnancy.
Total testosterone is the amount of testosterone in your blood. Along with free testosterone, total testosterone shows the body’s ability to produce and maintain an optimal amount of testosterone for proper sexual, mental and physical function.
Your thyroid, often minimized, is a major player in the function of your metabolism and has an impact on your weight and energy levels.
Glucose is the body’s primary source of energy. However, chronically high levels can potentially lead to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and Alzheimer’s.
HbA1c is the measure of average blood sugar up to the time period of the previous three months and is a good indicator of risk for diabetes.
Thyroid-stimulating hormone is produced by the pituitary gland. It prompts the thyroid gland to make and release thyroid hormones into the blood, including T3 and T4, which help control your body’s metabolism, weight, and temperature.
Free T3 is the active form of the thyroid hormone, thyroxine. Thyroid hormones play vital roles in regulating the body’s metabolic rate, heart and digestive functions, muscle control, brain development, and the maintenance of bones.
T4 is the main hormone secreted into the bloodstream by the thyroid gland. It is inactive and most of it is converted into an active form called triiodothyronine by organs such as the liver and kidneys.
Chronic stress or impaired metabolic function can literally destroy basic functioning, leading to low energy, weight gain, muscle loss, and increased fat stores. Testing cortisol, IGF-1, and insulin levels gives you the information to help you gain control of your metabolism.
Cortisol is a steroid hormone made in the cortex of the adrenal glands. Almost every cell contains receptors for cortisol and, therefore, cortisol has many different actions depending on which cells it is acting upon. These effects include controlling the body’s blood sugar levels, regulating metabolism, acting as an anti-inflammatory, influencing memory formation, controlling salt and water balance, influencing blood pressure, and helping the development of the fetus.
The insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) test is an indirect measure of the average amount of growth hormone (GH) being produced by the body. IGF-1 mediates many of the actions of GH, stimulating the growth of bones and other tissues, promoting the production of lean muscle mass, and the burning of fat.
Insulin is a hormone originating in the beta cells of the pancreas and serving as a principal regulator for the storage and production of carbohydrates. Its secretion is normally stimulated by increases in the amount of glucose in circulation. Insulin is central to regulating carbohydrate and fat metabolism in the body.
Systemic inflammation is a notorious culprit of the development of chronic disease. Early detection and treatment can substantially alter healthy outcomes.
C-reactive protein is produced by the liver and is a marker of inflammation. Increased CRP level has been associated with an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, Alzheimer’s, and other inflammatory diseases.
Homocysteine is a common amino acid (one of the building blocks that make up proteins) found in the blood and is acquired mostly from eating meat. High levels of homocysteine are related to the early development of heart and blood vessel disease.
The liver and kidneys filter the onslaught of toxins your body faces each day. Poor function and diminished organ health can contribute to chronic disease, weight gain, weight loss, incessant fatigue, and more. This test measures five markers of disease for the liver and kidneys.
The blood urea nitrogen (BUN) test measures the amount of urea nitrogen in the blood. Most diseases or conditions that affect the kidneys or liver have the potential to affect the amount of urea present in the blood. If increased amounts of urea are produced by the liver or decreased amounts are excreted by the kidneys, then urea concentrations will rise. If significant liver damage or disease inhibits the production of urea, then BUN concentrations may fall.
Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) is an enzyme found in cells throughout the body, but mostly in the heart and liver, and to a lesser extent in the kidneys and muscles. In healthy individuals, levels of AST in the blood are low. When liver or muscle cells are injured, they release AST into the blood. This makes AST a useful test for detecting liver damage.
Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) is an enzyme found mostly in the cells of the liver and kidneys; much smaller amounts are also found in the heart and muscles. In healthy individuals, ALT levels in the blood are low. When the liver is damaged, ALT is released into the bloodstream, usually before more obvious symptoms of liver damage occur, such as jaundice. This makes ALT a useful test for detecting liver damage.
Albumin is a protein made by the liver. It makes up about 60% of the total protein in the blood and plays many roles. It keeps fluid from leaking out of blood vessels, nourishes tissues, and transports hormones, vitamins, drugs, and ions such as calcium throughout the body. The concentration of albumin in the blood is a reflection of liver function and of nutritional status.
Bilirubin is an orange-yellow pigment that is a waste product primarily produced by the normal breakdown of heme, a substance found mainly in the protein hemoglobin in red blood cells (RBCs). It is ultimately processed by the liver to allow its elimination from the body. In adults and older children, bilirubin is measured to diagnose and/or monitor liver diseases, such as cirrhosis, hepatitis, or gallstones. It is also used to evaluate people with sickle cell disease or other causes of hemolytic anemia who may have episodes when excessive red blood cell destruction takes place, increasing bilirubin levels.
Uric acid is a chemical created when the body breaks down substances called purines. Purines are found in some foods and drinks, such as liver, anchovies, mackerel, dried beans, peas, and beer. Most uric acid dissolves in blood and travels to the kidneys, where it passes out in urine.
Total protein is a count of protein, including albumin and globulin in your blood. This test can be used to determine whether certain liver diseases are present.
The delivery of oxygen and nutrients throughout the body is essential to all cells and tissues in the body. This panel assesses your blood and nutrient levels.
Red blood cell count. Red blood cells carry oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. They also carry carbon dioxide back to the lungs so it can be exhaled. If the RBC count is low (anemia), the body may not be getting the oxygen it needs. If the count is too high (a condition called polycythemia), there is a chance that the red blood cells will clump together and block tiny blood vessels (capillaries).
White blood cell count. White blood cells protect the body against infection. If an infection develops, white blood cells attack and destroy the bacteria, virus, or other organism causing it.
Hemoglobin is a protein in your red blood cells that carries oxygen to your body’s organs and tissues and transports carbon dioxide from your organs and tissues back to your lungs.
Hematocrit (hct) indicates whether you have too few or too many red blood cells.
Folic acid (folate), along with vitamin B12, is important for the formation of red blood cells. Folate, along with other B vitamins, are also vital for nerve function. Folate is essential for the formation of DNA (genetic material) within every body cell.
Ferritin is a protein found inside cells that stores iron so the body can use it later. The amount of ferritin in your blood (serum ferritin level) is directly related to the amount of iron stored in the body.
Vitamin B12 is a nutrient that helps keep the body’s nerve and blood cells healthy and helps make DNA.
Specific hormone biomarkers assess fertility and total function of your reproductive health and related hormones.
Primarily a reproductive hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) is made by the pituitary gland in the brain. Control of FSH production is a complex system involving hormones produced by the gonads (ovaries or testes), the pituitary, and the hypothalamus.
Luteinizing hormone (LH) is produced by the pituitary gland in the brain and is involved in stimulating cells to produce sex hormones.
Bone health is essential to lifelong health and general quality of life. Calcium, phosphorous, and vitamin D work together to repair and maintain the bones. Assessment of these minerals and vitamin is necessary to protect your skeletal health.
The main role of vitamin D is to help regulate blood levels of calcium, phosphorus and, to a lesser extent, magnesium. Vitamin D is vital for the growth and health of bones. Vitamin D has also been shown to influence the growth and differentiation of many other tissues and to help regulate the immune system.
Calcium is important for more than just strong bones and teeth. It plays an important function in muscle contraction, heart function, and blood clotting.
An assessment of PSA levels is used to determine risk of prostate cancer.
Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is a protein produced by cells of the prostate gland. The PSA test measures the level of PSA in a man’s blood.