“The Cyrex Array 3 offers the most comprehensive analysis available for determining gluten sensitivity. This array has proven incredibly valuable in my practice by providing in-depth information about an issue that has wide clinical implications.”
—David Perlmutter, MD, FACN
Turn Around Time
12-14 Days 3 to 5 days (May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays)
Cyrex serum specimens may be drawn in-office or at the lab location of your choosing (not Quest or Lap Corp), it does not need to be at a Cyrex contracted facility. The client is responsible for any fees incurred when utilizing a non-Cyrex-contracted phlebotomy service provider. Phlebotomy and shipping instructions are provided in every collection kit. Please note: Cyrex-contracted phlebotomy service providers do not perform collection clients under the age of 16.
This blood test is used to measure Arsenic levels. Arsenic is a common cause of acute poisoning through heavy metals. Arsenic enters the environment through the smelting of copper, zinc and lead and is released through the manufacturing of certain chemicals. Pesticides that contain arsenic, when manufactured, release arsine gas. Arsenic has been found in water supplies around the world, which has the potential to leach into seafood. Arsenic is found in rat poisoning, fungicides and products used to protect wood. Arsenic toxicity affects the blood, kidneys, skin, digestive tract and central nervous system.
This 24-hour urine test is used to measure Arsenic levels. Arsenic is a common cause of acute poisoning through heavy metals. Arsenic enters the environment through the smelting of copper, zinc and lead and is released through the manufacturing of certain chemicals. Pesticides that contain arsenic, when manufactured, release arsine gas. Arsenic has been found in water supplies around the world, which has the potential to leach into seafood. Arsenic is found in rat poisoning, fungicides and products used to protect wood. Arsenic toxicity affects the blood, kidneys, skin, digestive tract and central nervous system.
The IgG Asian Food Allergy Test offered by The Great Plains Laboratory is designed for individuals who consume foods common to the Asian diet, especially those in China, Japan, and Korea. Analytes include mango, sunflower seeds, miso (soybean paste), and green tea. Some of the vegetables in our general IgG Food Allergy Test have been replaced by more common Asian vegetables, such as the Shiitake mushroom, and a new food category, “spices,” has been included. The new panel also analyzes twice as many seafood items than our general test, ranging from oysters and clams to Pacific saury. The IgG Asian Food Allergy Test is a good health indicator for people who commonly eat Asian cuisine and gives a comprehensive analysis of immunological reactions to foods found in this diet.
The Benefits of Testing
Helps determine if food reactions are contributing to physical or mental symptoms
Removal of highly reactive foods from the diet is a non-invasive, food-based therapy that often mitigates a patient’s symptoms
Research and clinical studies suggest food allergies identified by IgG testing can be a major contributing factor in many chronic health conditions
Food rotation and elimination diets can reduce stress on the immune system, lower gut inflammation, resolve food cravings, and reduce the potential for eating disorders
This blood test is used to measure B Naturetic Peptide (BNP) levels. B Naturetic Peptide has been used as a marker of heart disease risk when there is no clinical evidence of cardiovascular disease. B type Naturetic Peptide (Brain Derived Naturetic Peptide – BNP) is a small protein secreted by the ventricles of the heart in response to excessive stretching of the heart muscles cells. BNP is secreted into the blood when the heart is working hard. BNP levels maybe elevated with heart failure, left ventricular dysfunction and renal failure. When evaluating a BNP level, it is important to realize that other factors may also affect a BNP.
Basic Female Hormone Panel: OnLine Lab Testing with MyLabsForLife
This panel includes Total Estrogens, Progesterone and Testosterone Woman/Child.
The philosophy of functional medicine is focused on supporting the body’s individual and unique state of health and well-being. Hormones are the language of our body. When hormones are out of balance there is an increase in cardiovascular disease, metabolic imbalances, and cancer. To be more specific, research has demonstrated when testosterone levels are low; there is an increase in Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis, cardiac disease and the development of chronic muscle wasting.
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Certain proteins in foods may cause an immune response, commonly known as an allergy or intolerance. An immune response may occur right away or have a more insidious onset before damage of the exposure becomes evident. Allergic responses cause elevation inflammatory markers we can measure. Through different pathways, these immune responses cause an increase in inflammation in the part of the body that is affected.
Here is our basic health and wellness screen. This is a great panel for a basic health and wellness physical, a pre-employment physical or for your own personal information and record keeping. This screen includes a CBC, CMP, Lipids (cholesterol), TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone), as well as C-reactive protein (CRP -Cardio) to look for inflammation and a urinalysis to check kidney function. As in all of our health screens, we include a Vitamin D. For more information please review Individual Labs.
This blood test is used to monitor exposure to benzene. Benzene is an organic compound that is found in nature and is also manmade. Natural sources of benzene are volcanoes and forest fires. Benzene is also a natural component of crude oil and cigarette smoke and is one of the most basic petrochemicals used in the production of gasoline. Benzene has been described as having a sweet odor. It evaporates very quickly when exposed to air and dissolves quickly in water.