Specialized Lab Testing

Through arrangements with carefully vetted partners, we offer specialized testing, including:

  • Food Allergy Testing
    • ​This is a comprehensive analysis of the foods to which you may have developed an allergy.
    • People who benefit most from this testing experience nausea and bloating after eating certain foods.
    • Commonly, these people have frequent diarrhea that is fatty and foul-smelling.
  • Comprehensive Stool Analysis
    • ​This analysis of fecal matter will help to determine whether a person is not digesting certain food stuffs.
    • If so, we can treat with a specific type of probiotic or digestive enzyme.
  • Nutrient Analysis
    • People may become deficient in specific nutrients due to chronic illness, severe dieting, or other conditions.
    • Deficiency of some nutrients can be debilitating:
      • ​Iron deficiency causes anemia
      • Folate deficiency causes birth defects
      • B12 deficiency causes fatigue
      • Vitamin D deficiency causes:
        • ​Chronic or repetitive infectious diseases;
        • ​Has been linked to Multiple Sclerosis
  • Salivary Hormone Testing
    • ​Hormones are chemical signaling agents in the body
    • Deficiencies or excesses can have debilitating effects, such as:
      • ​Low Testosterone - loss of libido and energy
      • High Estradiol - increased risk of breast cancer
      • High Cortisol - your stress hormone; responsible for weight gain

In Office Testing

We complete most common in-office lab testing, such as:

  • Urine Pregnancy
  • Fecal Occult Blood
  • Urinalysis

As a component of our Women's Health program, we are able to collect specimens for PAP and Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) during your exam.  These are sent to a lab for analysis.

Commercial Laboratory Tests

We frequently write orders for a wide variety of lab tests and imaging.  Here are just a few:

  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
    • ​Checks the status of many blood markers
  • Complete Blood Count
    • Used to check for conditions such as infection and anemia
  • TSH and Free/Total Thyroxin
    • This is an evaluation of thyroid gland function​

You are welcome to have these tests completed at any approved laboratory, with our written order, such as;

  • Sonora Quest
  • LabCorp
  • Any Lab Test Now
  • Low Cost Labs

We also make recommendations for medical imaging, including:

  • X-ray
    • Best for an initial evaluation of possible bone fractures
  • CT Scan
    • Provides a more detailed view of many structures
  • MRI
    • Required when both bony and soft structures are damaged
  • UltraSound
    • Useful for evaluation of "hollow" organs, such as the gall bladder, uterus, or ovaries
  • DEXA Scan
    • A check of bone density when evaluating possible osteoporosis.