Testing Services

Miami Beach Comprehensive Center offers a variety of testing services. After experiencing problems with our own health and finding little help from conventional medicine, we began a journey to dive deeper into other causes for our health problems. From our own health issues, we learned to think outside of the box of conventional medicine. All of the laboratory companies that we work with have been CLIA-certified by the FDA. All labs ordered by MBCWC are self-pay and we do not accept insurance of any kind.

Nutritional Evaluation

Genova’s NutrEval test is an advanced nutritional analysis designed to reveal nutritional imbalances or inadequacies. The NutrEval test evaluates the functional need for antioxidants, B-vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, amino acids, digestive support, and other select nutrients. This nutritional analysis offers insight into nutrient status and allows clinicians to provide targeted treatment for the particular needs of each patient, often augmenting and speeding recovery of complex chronic conditions.

Patients who are experiencing the following symptoms might benefit greatly from this testing:
  • Mood disorder: Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder,
  • Schizophrenia
  • Chronic fatigue and exhaustion
  • Digestive Complaints: Bloating, Nausea, Gastritis/Heart burn, Gas,
  • Constipation, Diarrhea, IBS, IBD, Celiac disease, Pernicious Anemia
  • Chronic Pain/Inflammatory Conditions: Joint pain, arthritis, migraines
  • Cardiovascular Risk
  • Weight Loss
  • Weight Gain
  • General Health and Sports and Athletic Optimization
  • Alopecia (hair loss)
  • Autoimmune disease

The Vibrant Micronutrient test is an in-depth vitamin and mineral test which evaluates both extracellular and intracellular micronutrients. Extracellular micronutrients are micronutrients that are in the blood (outside of the cell) and measured by a serum level. Intracellular micronutrients are micronutrients found within the white and red blood cells. Intracellular micronutrient absorption is critical to ensuring cells are functioning optimally. Extracellular testing provides a short-term nutritional status of the past few days while intracellular testing provides a long-term nutritional status of the past 4-6 months. It is beneficial to understand both extracellular and intracellular micronutrient levels because genetics, aging, lifestyle, and chronic illness can affect nutrient absorption.

Patients who are experiencing the following symptoms might benefit greatly from this testing:
  • Chronic diseases: diabetes, cardiovascular conditions, arthritis.
  • Skin problems
  • Neuropathy
  • Weakened Immune system
  • Digestive Complaints: Celiac disease, wheat sensitivity, IBS, IBD, and SIBO.
  • Long-term use of prescription medications.
  • Poor diet.
  • Obesity.
  • Vegan/vegetarian
  • Chronic fatigue and exhaustion
  • General Health and Sports and Athletic Optimization

Precision Point Diagnostics Allergy 88 (P88)

P88 Dietary Antigen Test (Serum) | Precision Point Diagnostics

We offer both IgE (food allergy), IgG (delayed immune response), IgG4 and cd3 testing to foods through Precision Point Diagnostics.

IgE

The IgE antibody response is the most commonly known food allergy response. This response usually occurs immediately and can create severe symptoms such as swelling, hives, itching, and – in some cases – anaphylaxis. Even though IgE reactions are immediate, the allergic potential of food-based allergens can remain in your system 1-2 days after ingestion, extending the presence of symptoms during this duration. IgE reactions can be permanent, or they may improve with the elimination diet and gut treatment. IgE reactions stimulate the release of histamine in the body.

IgG4

IgG4, which is a subclass of IgG, is a distinct antibody in the immune system. IgG4 total antibody is important in relation to IgE because this antibody acts as a blocking agent for an IgE reaction. When the IgG4 reaction is greater than the IgE reaction for a particular antigen, IgG4 blocks the IgE antibodies from binding to the receptor sites and releasing histamine, thereby reducing severity of the symptoms associated with the IgE reaction. This is referred to as the blocking potential. You might have true food allergies which will not come up on a test, because the reaction is blocked by IgG4! IgG4 carries its own clinical relevance in high levels and may mediate several conditions and diseases.

IgG

IgG food reactions are delayed immune responses to foods. If you are exposed to a food to which you have an IgG reaction, IgG antibodies will linger for several weeks. After 21 days, half of the IgG is out of the system. These IgG immune reactions can account for chronic inflammation; they are especially important in IBD (Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis). If an individual has IgG reactions to multiple foods, the inflammation can crescendo to create an exponentially amplified effect. Also, it can be hard to distinguish which foods are triggering an individual without testing, as you might be having a reaction to foods that you ate a few weeks ago.

C3d

Anytime C3d is present the reaction will be worse. Moderate IgG reactions with complement activation should also be removed.

Patient with the following symptoms may benefit from this test:
  • GI Disorder: Bloating, Nausea, Gastritis/Heart burn, Gas, Constipation, Diarrhea, IBS, IBD, Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis, Celiac disease, Pernicious Anemia
  • Allergic reactions
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Joint pain
  • Chronic fatigue and exhaustion
  • Psoriasis, Eczema, Skin rashes
  • Migraines
  • Asthma
  • Allergic Rhinitis, Chronic Sinusitis

Mycotoxin Testing

Mycotoxins are some of the most prevalent toxins in the environment, especially in South Florida! Mycotoxins are metabolites produced by fungi like mold, which can infest buildings, vehicles, and foodstuffs. Even after the mold is dead, mold toxins can linger, wreaking havoc on your health! Most mycotoxin exposures are through food ingestion or airborne exposure. Fungi can grow on almost any surface, especially if the environment is warm and wet. Inner wall materials of buildings, wallpaper, fiber glass insulation, ceiling tiles, and gypsum support are all good surfaces for fungi to colonize. These fungi then release mycotoxins into the environment causing symptoms of many different chronic diseases, including Chronic Inflammation Response Syndrome (CIRS). With the Great Plains Laboratory MycoTOX Profile or Realtime Laboratories Mycotoxin Panel, we can identify mycotoxin exposures and make recommendations for detoxification treatments.

Patients experiencing the following symptoms may benefit from Mycotoxin Testing:
  • Fever
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Pneumonia-like symptoms
  • Chronic exhaustion/fatigue
  • Heart disease
  • Rheumatic disease
  • Asthma
  • Sinusitis
  • Cancer
  • Memory loss, cognitive impairment or “brain fog”
  • Vision loss
  • Skin rashes, Psoriasis, Eczema
  • Mood Disorders: ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder,
  • Irritability
  • Liver damage

The Great Plains Laboratory MycoTOX screens for eleven different mycotoxins, from 40 species of mold, in one urine sample using liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) technology.

This test looks for the following mold toxins:
  • Aflatoxin M1 (AFM1)
  • Ochratoxin A (OTA)
  • Sterigomatocystin (STG)
  • Roridin E
  • Verrucarin A
  • Enniatin B
  • Zearalenone (Zea)
  • Gliotoxin
  • Mycophenolic acid
  • Dihydrocitrinone
  • Chaetoglobosin A

Realtime Laboratories Mycotoxin Test

Mycotoxin Test for Individuals | Realtime Labs

The Realtime Laboratories Mycotoxin panel can identify sixteen different mycotoxins in one urine sample using ELISA testing.

This test looks for the following mold toxins:
  • Ochratoxin A
  • Aflatoxin Group: (B1, B2, G1, G2)
  • Trichothecene Group (Macrocyclic): Roridin A, Roridin E, Roridin H, Roridin L-2, Verrucarin A, Verrucarin J, Satratoxin G, Satratoxin H, Isosatratoxin F
  • Gliotoxin Derivative
  • Zearalenone

Other Toxicities

Heavy Metals

Heavy metals toxicity caused by increasing levels of pollution and use of chemicals in industry is a growing threat to our health and development of our children. High levels of toxic metals deposited in body tissues and subsequently in the brain, may cause significant developmental and neurological damage.

Patients with the following symptoms can benefit from these tests:
  • Chronic fatigue and exhaustion
  • Reproductive function, unexplained infertility, hormone dysfunction, erectile dysfunction
  • Psoriasis, Eczema, Skin rashes
  • Cancer risk
  • Neurological development and function
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Respiratory, liver, and immune dysfunction
  • Cognitive and emotional health: Bipolar disorder, Anxiety, Depression
  • Degenerative conditions: ALS, Parkinson’s, Memory impairment, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis.
  • Anemia
  • Glucose intolerance, Diabetes
  • Zinc Deficiency
  • Alopecia (hair loss)
  • Immune deficiency
  • Growth suppression and developmental delay in children

Genova’s Comprehensive Urine Elements Profile (Heavy Metal Testing)

Toxic Exposure Test | Comprehensive Urine Element Profile (gdx.net)

The Comprehensive Urine Elements Profile is a toxic exposure test which measures urinary excretion of 15 nutrient elements and 20 toxic metals. These include classic toxins such as lead, mercury, and arsenic, as well as newer technology toxins such as niobium. This is an ideal toxic exposure test for patients suspected of toxic metal exposure as well as potential nutrient mineral wasting.

This test looks at the following 20 toxic metals:
  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Aluminum
  • Antimony
  • Arsenic
  • Barium
  • Bismuth
  • Cadmium
  • Cesium
  • Gadolinium
  • Gallium
  • Nickel
  • Niobium
  • Platinum
  • Rubidium
  • Thallium
  • Thorium
  • Tin
  • Tungsten
  • Uranium
This test looks at the following 15 nutrient elements:
  • Chromium
  • Cobalt
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Lithium
  • Manganese
  • Molybdenum
  • Selenium
  • Strontium
  • Vanadium
  • Zinc
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Sulfur

Toxic Non-Metal Chemicals

Pervasive chemical compounds have been found to disrupt the immune, nervous, and endocrine systems. As more toxicants are used in products that increase the “convenience factor” of our busy lives, there continues to be increases in infertility, certain cancers, developmental delays, asthma, chemical sensitivities, and hormonal imbalances. Environmental toxicants have been implicated in causing and exacerbating many of these conditions.

Patients with the following symptoms can benefit from this test:
  • Chronic fatigue and exhaustion
  • Reproductive function, unexplained infertility, hormone dysfunction, erectile dysfunction
  • Psoriasis, Eczema, Skin rashes
  • Cancer risk
  • Neurological development and function
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Respiratory, liver, and immune dysfunction
  • Cognitive and emotional health: Bipolar disorder, Anxiety, Depression
    Degenerative conditions: ALS, Parkinson’s, Memory impairment, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis.
  • Anemia
  • Glucose intolerance, Diabetes
  • Zinc Deficiency
  • Alopecia (hair loss)
  • Immune deficiency
  • Growth suppression and developmental delay in children

The GPL-TOX is a toxic non-metal chemical test that looks for 173 different environmental pollutants using 18 different metabolites in a single urine sample. The test also includes Tiglylglycine (TG) which is a marker for mitochondrial damage.

This test looks at the following toxins:
  • Phthalates
  • Vinyl Chloride
  • Benzene
  • Pyrethrins
  • Xylenes
  • Styrene
  • Organophosphates
  • MTBE and ETBE
  • 2, 4-Dicholorophenoxyacetic (2,4-D)
  • Diphenyl Phosphate
  • Acrylamide
  • Perchlorate
  • 1,3 Butadiene
  • Propylene Oxide
  • 1-Bromopropane (1-BP)
  • Ethylene Oxide
  • Acrylonitrile
  • Acrolein

Vibrant Wellness Environmental Toxins Panel

Environmental Toxins – Vibrant Wellness (vibrant-wellness.com)

The Vibrant Wellness Environmental Toxin Panel is a toxic non-metal chemical test that looks at 39 different markers to assess environmental pollutants and their metabolites. The test also includes Tiglylglycine (TG) which is a marker for mitochondrial damage.

This test looks at the following toxins:
  • Organochlorine pesticides
  • Organophosphate pesticides
  • Other pesticides/herbicides
  • Phthalate Metabolites
  • Parabens
  • Acrylic Metabolites
  • Other Metabolites
  • Alkylphenol
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

Organic Acids Test (OAT)

The Organic Acids Test (OAT) offers a comprehensive metabolic snapshot of a patient’s overall health. It provides an accurate evaluation of intestinal yeast and bacteria. Abnormally high levels of these microorganisms can cause or worsen behavior disorders, hyperactivity, movement disorders, fatigue and immune function. Many people with chronic illnesses and neurological disorders often excrete several abnormal organic acids in their urine. The cause of these high levels could include oral antibiotic use, high sugar diets, immune deficiencies, acquired infections, as well as genetic factors.

Patient experiencing the following symptoms may benefit from this test:
  • GI disorders: Bloating, Nausea, Gastritis/Heart burn, Gas, Constipation, Diarrhea, IBS, IBD, Celiac disease, Pernicious Anemia
  • Chronic or recurrent yeast infections
  • Chronic fatigue and exhaustions
  • Chronic or recurrent bacterial vaginosis
  • Failure to thrive or mental/developmental delay in children
  • Low or high blood sugar
  • Dermatitis, Psoriasis, Eczema and skin rashes
  • Anemia
  • Immune deficiency
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Frequent infections
  • Lactic acidosis
  • Hearing, speech or visual impairment
  • Peripheral neuropathy

Vibrant Wellness Organic Acids Test

Organic Acids – Vibrant Wellness (vibrant-wellness.com)

The Vibrant Wellness Organic Acids Test looks for 75 metabolic markers in the urine which includes intestinal microbial overgrowth, detoxification (like glutathione), mitochondrial markers, neurotransmitter metabolism, nutritional markers, fatty acid metabolism, and markers for oxalates (which are highly correlated with many chronic illnesses).

This test looks for the following:
  • Intestinal microbial overgrowth
    • Yeast and fungal markers
    • Bacterial markers
    • Clostridia bacterial markers
  • Indicators of detoxification
    • Glutathione
    • Ammonia excess
    • Aspartame, Salicylates, or GI bacteria
  • Mitochondrial markers
    • Krebs cycle metabolites
    • Amino acids metabolites
  • Amino acid metabolites
  • Tryptophan metabolites
  • Ketone and fatty acid oxidation
  • Glycolytic cycle metabolites
  • Pyrimidine metabolites
  • Nutritional markers
  • Mineral Metabolites

Advanced Hormone Testing

In conventional hormone testing, basic parent hormones are usually measured in blood. However, urinary hormone testing with Complete Hormones provides several advantages:

  • Urinary hormone testing provides a more comprehensive look at hormone metabolism, as it looks at the whole hormone cascade.
  • Emerging research reinforces the potential relationship of disease risk with downstream metabolites, especially those of the 4-hydroxylation estrogen pathway, which are not routinely measured in blood or salivary testing. How you are metabolizing estrogen is important in cancer risk.
  • Evaluation of stress-hormone metabolic pathways provides an indicator of balance between anabolic (building up) and catabolic (wear and tear) metabolism
Patients who have the following symptoms may benefit from this test:
  • Hormonal symptoms:
    • Women: hot flashes, PMS, PMDD, perimenopause, vaginal dryness, vaginal atrophy, breast cancer, uterine cancer, endometriosis, history of breast cancer in the family
    • Men: erectile dysfunction, prostate cancer, andropause, decreased testosterone
  • Mood swings
  • Muscular weakness
  • General Fatigue
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Sports and athletic optimization

The DUTCH Plus includes the DUTCH Complete, which is the sex hormones and their metabolites and the overall diurnal pattern of free cortisol, plus the Cortisol Awakening Response.

The DUTCH Plus looks for the following:
  • Metabolites of Estrogens (10, including E1, E2, E3, 2-OHE1, 4-OH-E1, 2-OHE2, 4-OH-E2, 16-OHE1, 2-methoxy-E1, 2-methoxy-E2)
  • Androgens (8, including Testosterone, DHT and DHEA-S)
  • Progesterone (2)
  • Cortisol (3)
  • Melatonin (6OHMS)
  • 8-OHdG
  • OATs (6)
  • The diurnal pattern of Free Cortisol and Cortisone are also provided, including the Cortisol Awakening Response

Advanced Microbiome Testing

This can reveal important clinical information about many common symptoms such as gas, bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and constipation. It allows us to look at infections, inflammation (Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis and Celiac Disease), Digestive insufficiencies, and Bacterial Imbalance. Using a laboratory technique, called polymerase chain reaction (PCR), this test allows us to look at the DNA of all the bacteria in the gut. Then, we can identify infections missed by conventional labs and custom-tailor probiotics based upon an individual’s gut imbalance. There are two tests we offer that use this technique, the Genova Comprehensive Stool Analysis and the Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory GI MAP.

The Comprehensive Stool Analysis test provides immediate, actionable clinical information for patients presenting with GI complaints. It aids clinicians in the identification of root causes of digestive discomfort and supports identification of targeted treatments. Fecal Lactoferrin and Occult Blood provide insight into potential gut inflammation. Evidence suggests that both local and systemic health issues may begin as imbalances in Gastrointestinal function.

Patient with the following symptoms may benefit from this test:
  • GI Disorder: Bloating, Nausea, Gastritis/Heart burn, Gas, Constipation, Diarrhea, IBS, IBD, Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis, Celiac disease, Pernicious Anemia
  • Previous parasitic infections
  • Chronic Pain/Inflammatory Conditions: Joint pain, arthritis, migraines
  • Hormonal imbalance (Yes! Microbiome can affect hormone balance)
  • Chronic fatigue and exhaustion
  • Weight Loss
  • Weight Gain
  • Mood disorder: Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder

The DSL GI MAP (Gastrointestinal Microbial Assay Plus) stool test uses quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) technology to accurately assess the DNA of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites in the gut. The GI MAP stool test is useful in assessing digestion, absorption, inflammation, and immune function which can all be affected by microbes disturbing normal microbial balance.

The following conditions can benefit from testing:
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • IBS/IBD
  • Digestive complaints like diarrhea, constipation, bloating, nausea, gas
  • Brain fog
  • Skin problems like acne and psoriasis
  • Mood disorders, depression, and anxiety
  • Diabetes
  • Weight loss
  • Weight gain
The following is a list of microorganisms found on this test:
  • Bacterial pathogens
  • Parasitic pathogens
  • Viral pathogens
  • H. pylori
  • Normal/commensal bacteria
  • Opportunistic/overgrowth microbes
  • Parasites
  • Worms
  • Intestinal health markers (Proper digestion, immune response, inflammation, GI markers)
  • Antibiotic Resistance genes

Genova Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

SIBO Test | Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth Test (gdx.net)

What is SIBO?
  • Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth is a condition where normal bacteria from your Large Intestine have established themselves and are growing in too large a number in your Small Intestine. We have bacteria all over our bodies, but they all have their specific homes. When they get into the wrong place, lots of symptoms can happen.
  • The most common symptoms of SIBO are:
    • Gas and Bloating
    • Diarrhea or Constipation, sometimes alternating back and forth
    • Abdominal pain (especially in the Right Lower area of your abdomen)
    • Nausea
    • Feeling worse when you take fiber or probiotics
    • Taking a selfie of your bloated belly to show your friends and doctors (OMG! I look 4 months pregnant!)
How did I get SIBO?
  • There are many factors which cause SIBO to happen. First, it is important to know that you did not ‘Catch’ SIBO like an infection. It is not a contagious problem. SIBO is usually associated with other medical issues. These include:
    • Poor bowel motility (gastroparesis and constipation)
    • Thyroid problems
    • Diabetes
    • Environmental toxicities (heavy metal, pesticides, etc.)
    • Previous gastrointestinal infections or parasites
    • Trauma of any kind, especially Head Trauma/Traumatic Brain Injuries and Coccyx (Tailbone) Fracture
    • Excess intake of alcohol
    • Intestinal surgery (especially resection/removal)
    • Scar tissue in the bowels from prior surgery

Genova’s SIBO test is a 3-hour non-invasive breath test which measures exhaled hydrogen (H2) and methane (CH4) gases after a patient ingests lactulose. This will evaluate bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine.

The following conditions can be associated with SIBO:
  • IBS
    IBD
  • Celiac Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Rosacea
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Obesity

Lyme and other Tick-Borne Disease Testing

IGenex

IGeneX | Lyme Disease & Tick-borne Disease Testing

Often, Lyme disease is difficult to diagnose. Conventional testing looks for immune antibodies to Lyme disease.  Conventional testing for Lyme disease is limited, as sometimes patients’ immune systems are too weak to produce an antibody response.  We offer a broad range of serological and molecular tests for Tick-Borne diseases. The serological tests include: ELISA (Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay); IFA (Indirect Immunofluorescent Assay); Western Blots, ImmunoBlots and LDA (Lyme Dot-Blot Assay). The molecular tests include PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction for amplification of pathogen specific DNA) and FISH (Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization).  Recently we added IGXSpot Test (Antigen-specific T-cell Detection Test) to our menu.  This comprehensive testing allows up to diagnose Tick-borne illnesses and to treat the root problem of the infection.

Patient with the following symptoms may benefit from this test:
  • Chronic migratory joint pain
  • Chronic fatigue and exhaustion
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Headaches
  • Multiple Sclerosis

Infectolabs Americas offers a high definition tick-borne panel that uses advanced Elispot technology which establishes antigen specific T cells. Infectolabs also offers viral and fungal panels. This type of testing can be useful in determining what stage of the immune response a patient is in.

The following are included in the tick-borne PCR panel:
  • Babesia microti
  • Borrelia spp
  • Bartonella henselae
  • Ehrlichia spp
  • Rickettsia spp
Other tests offered by Infectolabs include:
  • Aspergillus
  • Candida albicans
  • HHV-6
  • HSV 1 & 2
  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae
  • Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • Epstein Barr virus (EBV)
  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

Galaxy Diagnostics Bartonella PCR Testing

From Cat Scratch Disease to Bartonellosis (galaxydx.com)

Bartonella is commonly referred to as a co-infection to Lyme Disease. It is considered an opportunistic bacteria most commonly transmitted to humans through ticks, fleas, sand flies, and a cat scratch. Bartonella species cause inflammation throughout the body and affect the central nervous system with symptoms resolving then relapsing in cyclic patterns. Unfortunately, Bartonella is very difficult to diagnosis especially with conventional lab testing. This is due to its ability to cycle from the blood to different tissues around the body, tendency to infect at low levels, ability to evade the immune response (example residing inside RBCs), and tendency to cross react to other bacteria. Galaxy Diagnostic uses digital ePCR methods which combines patented culture formulation and sequencing to enhance sensitivity and decrease the risk of false negatives.

The following symptoms can be associated with Bartonella:

General

  • Fever of unknown origin
  • Cystitis (urinary burning)
  • Granulomatous inflammation
  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss
  • Irritability
  • Rash
  • Headaches/Migraines

Brain/Central Nervous System

  • Hallucinations
  • Vision loss
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Transverse myelitis
  • Encephalopathy
  • Areflexia
  • Numbness
  • Seizures

Bone/Muscle/Joints

  • Arthritis
  • Arthralgia
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Myositis
  • Myalgia
  • Systemic vasculitis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Bone pain

Heart/Blood

  • Endocarditis
  • Myocarditis
  • Pericarditis
  • Hemolytic anemia
  • Hypotension
  • Pulmonary thromboembolism
  • Cardiac arrhythmias

Eyes

  • Uveitis
  • Retinal vasculitis vitritis
  • Neuroretinitis
  • Intraocular inflammation

Blood vessels/circulation

  • Bacillary angiomatosis
  • Peliosis hepatis
  • Carrion’s disease
  • Tumors
  • Lesions

Risk factors include:

  • Outdoor or indoor exposure to fleas, biting fleas, ticks, or other arthropods
  • Working or living with pets or other animals
  • People with weaker immune systems
  • Cancer patients, people with immune disorders, or patients using immunosuppressants

Neurological Testing

ZRT Neurotransmitter Test

Neurotransmitter Testing | ZRT Laboratory

Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers used by the nervous system to relay information from one nerve to another. Optimal neurotransmitter balance is required to maintain proper health. Imbalances can cause the brain and the body to be over- or under-stimulated, producing neurological or psychological symptoms. Genetics, environment, chemicals and nutritional deficiencies are a few factors that can impact neurotransmitter production. Once out of balance, the nervous system begins to compensate – which, in time, can lead to neurological or psychological symptoms. Conventional psychiatry prescribes medication to alter neurotransmitters without testing levels first! We prefer testing the levels and tweaking the biochemical pathways with natural supplements if possible. If this treatment fails, medications can be considered in addition to psychological interventions with a professional therapist

Patient with the following symptoms may benefit from this test:
  • Mood Disorders: Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Impulsivity
  • Addictions
  • PMS, PMDD

The Neural Zoomer Plus tests for reactivity to 48 neurological antigens which can be related to a variety of neurological diseases. By testing for 48 neurological autoantibodies it can assist in discovering the mechanisms behind the progression of disease and is a beneficial part of the treatment process. The goal is early detection of risk and/or presence of neurological autoimmunity and neurological degeneration and to create a personalized prevention and/or treatment plan.

The following is a list of autoimmune markers found in the Neural Zoomer Plus test:
  • Demyelination antigens
  • Blood brain barrier disruption
  • Optical and autonomic nervous system disorders
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Brain autoimmunity
  • Brain inflammation
  • Infections
The following conditions can be associated with autoimmunity in the nervous system:
  • Cognitive decline
  • Memory loss
  • Ataxia
  • Balance problems
  • Neuropathy
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Encephalitis
  • Muscle spasms
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Dementia
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Muscle stiffness/rigidity
  • Optical decline
  • Neuromyelitis Optica
  • History of concussion
  • Autism
  • PANDAS/ANDAS/OCD
  • Demyelinating diseases

Moleculera labs Cunningham Panel

The Cunningham Panel Overview – Moleculera Labs

The Cunningham panel is used to assist in diagnosing infection-induced autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders. This test measures the antibodies that are directed against antigens in the brain which can help determine if there is an underlying infection-triggered autoimmune response. The Cunningham panel is useful in diagnosing PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Associated with Streptococcal infection) and PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome). These are treatable autoimmune disorders that affect children ages 3-puberty (but usually the age of onset is between 4-7 years old). Parents describe the onset of symptoms developing over a period of 24-48 hours and sometimes saying this is the day they “lost their child.”

The following neuropsychiatric symptoms can be a possible symptom of infection-induced autoimmune response:

Behavioral:

  • Anxiety or unusual fears (particularly separation anxiety)
  • Emotional lability and/or depression
  • Irritability, aggression, or rage
  • Oppositional/defiant behaviors
  • Behavioral or developmental regression
  • Deterioration in school or work performance
  • Changes in handwriting
  • Obsessions and compulsions
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Impulsivity and distraction

Physical:

  • Vocal/motor tics of any type, severity, or duration
  • Sensory or motor abnormalities
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Enuresis/urinary issues
  • Anorexia/restrictive eating

Other factors:

  • Family or personal history of autoimmune disorders
  • History of chronic or current bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic infections

Conventional Labs

We offer a wide variety of conventional labs for a variety of issues. These labs are also self-pay and we do not accept insurance for lab work.

We offer the following:
  • Anemia, CBC
  • Basic chemistry panels
  • Cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Vitamin D levels
  • Folic Acid Levels and Vitamin B12 Levels
  • Liver and Kidney functions
  • Diabetes and glucose intolerance testing
  • Basic blood hormone panels
  • Thyroid panels
  • Basic autoimmune screening
  • STD testing

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