WHY ARE LAB TESTS DONE AND WHAT DO THEY SHOW?
Blood tests can reveal changes that signal disease, degeneration, or aging even before people notice these changes
To begin your journey to better health, we use lab tests because they are extremely effective in pinpointing specific problems.
The body is an interconnected system, so this approach may seem counterintuitive but, often times small imbalances or dysfunctions build up and interact with each other. Certain symptoms may show up and will not go away with typical treatments; or may show up as a general feeling of fatigue and poor health.
There are certain things that every patient will be tested for and others that depend on your individual needs. The specific information provided by lab tests allows you and Dr. O’Connell to get the big picture of your body’s ecosystem, as well as tipping her off to what further questions to ask about your health.
Functional laboratory testing may include blood, stool, urine, saliva or hair samples to provide information about a variety of systems including metabolic, nutritional, endocrine, gastrointestinal, hormonal, immune, genetic, detoxification, and others.