UNDERSTANDING LAB TESTING
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Conventional Testing vs Functional Medicine Testing
Conventional medical doctors (MD's) use a complete blood count (CBC) and a comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP) as routine testing to help rule out health problems in their patients.
Functional medicine practitioners use an ORGANIC ACID TEST to identify imbalances occurring in the body that often precede abnormal findings on a CBC or an CMP.
What are Organic Acids?
Abnormal concentrations of organic acids in the urine can provide a functional marker for metabolic effects of micronutrient inadequacies, genetic polymorphisms, impaired enzyme function, toxic exposure, neuroendocrine activity, and intestinal bacterial overgrowth.
Organic Acid Testing can indicate the functional need for specific nutrients, diet modifications, antioxidant protection, detoxification, and other therapies.
To find out more about Organic Acid Testing and their advantages, we recommend reading the article: Organix® Comprehensive Profile - Urine from Genova Diagnostics.