"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" ~ Hippocrates
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One thing that truly sets FDN apart from conventional medicine is our use of excellent tools and the way that we use them - our functional labs are the key.

Our approach is different. We use a well-care, or subclinical model. Our easy-to-do, non-invasive laboratory tests allow us to proactively focus on optimizing the body's core physiological systems. We understand that early detection of hidden health stressors reaches far beyond the alleviation of symptoms. Many health conditions develop over the course of years; exhibiting undiagnosed and various, seemingly unrelated symptoms. All too often, symptoms can be misleading, and treatment plans based on symptoms alone can be unsuccessful in restoring health and function.

This is why, at FDN, we don't guess, WE TEST.

These landmark tests are a breakthrough step in allowing you to take responsibility and control of your own health.

WHY test?

You'll feel better, now and in the future. Once healing opportunities are identified, you will work together with your FDN Health coach to optimize and restore your own health - and you will feel and look better - physically, mentally and emotionally.

The DUTCH Complete is the most advanced hormone test, offering an extensive profile of sex and adrenal hormones and melatonin, along with their metabolites, to identify symptoms of hormonal imbalances. Easily collected in the comfort of your own home, samples are then sent to our lab to be processed. The DUTCH Complete is the most accurate test that provides a complete assessment of hormonal health

The results include:

  • Analysis of 35 different hormones: estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, and cortisol along with their metabolites
  • Daily free cortisol patterns to provide insight into "adrenal fatigue" or symptoms of chronic stress
  • Graphical representation of results and embedded video tutorials to assist in the hormone assessment to share with your medical provider
  • New! Oxidative Stress Marker - 8-Hydroxy-2-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG)

The Organix® Comprehensive Profile is a nutritional test providing insights into organic acids and a view into the body's cellular metabolic processes. Identifying metabolic blocks that can be treated nutritionally allows individual tailoring of interventions that maximize patient responses and lead to improved patient outcome.

The Organix® Comprehensive nutritional test is ideal for patients who may suffer from:

  • Weight issues
  • Sleep abnormalities
  • Depression
  • Chemical Sensitivities

The Organix® Comprehensive nutritional test profile provides vital patient information from a single urine specimen. This organic acids nutritional test is valuable for determining:

  • Functional vitamin and mineral status
  • Amino acid insufficiencies like carnitine and NAC
  • Oxidative damage and antioxidant need
  • Phase I & Phase II detoxification capacity
  • Functional B-complex vitamin need
  • Neurotransmitter metabolites
  • Mitochondrial energy production
  • Methylation sufficiency
  • Lipoic acid and CoQ10 status
  • Markers for bacterial and yeast overgrowth

The GI-MAP™ (GI-Microbial Assay Plus) test is the first comprehensive stool analysis to include an FDA-approved DNA/PCR assay for GI pathogens performed on stool*. The pathogen targets include bacteria, parasites and another first for the market, viruses!

GI-MAP™ tests for GI pathogens, opportunistic organisms, normal flora, and markers of GI health including:

  • Bacteria
  • Viruses
  • Parasites
  • Fungi
  • Inflammation
  • Immune function
  • Pancreatic function
  • Occult blood

DNA/PCR techniques also allow for the measurement of antibiotic resistance genes and virulence factors that contribute to pathogenicity. Both are used to help determine clinical significance and the most effective treatments.

GI-MAP™ - The Superior Solution

Other available stool tests may appear to be DNA-based, but they are in fact only using matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) to identify stool microbes. Their methodology relies on cultures from stool and is not molecular/PCR based assays. With a culture-based test it is not possible to measure strict anaerobes, viruses or virulence factors. They also lack the ability to deliver true quantitation of any of the reported organisms.

Using the same molecular technology, Diagnostic Solutions have developed assays for microbes that are useful for integrative and function medicine practitioners. And unlike previous PCR (polymerase chain reaction) assays, they have fully validated each target organism in our panel, so that you can have confidence in the results.

MRT® is a functional measurement of diet-induced sensitivity pathways. MRT® simplifies a highly complex reaction and translates that into the most useable clinical information you can get - quantifying the inflammatory response to foods and food-chemicals.

Not only does MRT® give insight into inflammation provoking foods and food-chemicals, but more importantly MRT® identifies your patient's BEST foods - the foods that form the basis of their LEAP Eating Plan.

Simply put, MRT® gives you information you can't get any other way, and that information directly translates into targeted therapy that matters.

MRT® is the foundation of fully addressing food sensitivities and achieving the maximum outcomes in the shortest period of time. This is our goal.

FOOD sensitivities are complex non-allergic, non-celiac inflammatory reactions that can involve both innate and adaptive immune pathways. A variety of triggering mechanisms trigger reactions in various types of white cells leading to the release of proinflammatory and proalgesic mediators, such as cytokines, leukotrienes, and prostaglandins. Mediator release and cellular reactivity ultimately results in subclinical and clinical inflammatory effects manifesting in a variety of clinical conditions and symptoms

MRT at a Glance

  • Functional
    • Quantifies the inflammatory response to food & food-chemicals
    • Accounts for clinical and subclinical inflammation
    • Accounts for the widest range of inflammatory pathways
    • Capable of measuring both innate and adaptive pathways
  • Clinically Relevant
    • Gives information no other blood test can give
    • Highest clinical utility
    • Identifies your patients best foods
  • Reliable
    • 93.6% split sample reproducibility
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