ÉLAN VÍTAL ADVANCED DIAGNOSTICS
I - LABORATORY TESTING
GI EFFECTS COMPREHENSIVE PROFILE
The GI Effects Comprehensive Stool Profile is an advanced stool test that provides immediate, actionable clinical information for the management of gut health. Using the most innovative technologies available, this ground-breaking stool test offers:
PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction), a molecular assay optimized for stool testing assesses 24 commensal bacteria associated in the scientific literature with health and disease, and provides valuable insight into the human microbiome
Calprotectin, a biomarker that effectively differentiates between Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
O&P (ova & parasite), the gold standard for parasite identification
Gastrointestinal function is critical for good health. Emerging evidence has associated overall GI function and gut microbiome status with a wide variety of common illnesses including, but not limited to:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Celiac and Other Malabsorption Disorders
- Mood Disorders
FOOD ALLERGY PROFILE
Combines IgE and IgG4 for food allergy screening. Food allergies may be associated with depression, anxiety, headaches, fatigue, joint pains and intestinal problems, etc.
The incidence of food sensitivities has increased dramatically over the years. It is estimated that up to 20% of the population have adverse reactions to foods, NSAID enteropathy, and post-infectious Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
Increased total antigenic load related to food and environmental sensitivities has been associated with a wide range of medical conditions affecting virtually every part of the body. †Mood and behavior, including hyperactivity disorders in children are profoundly influenced by food allergies.
BODY BIO BLOOD CHEMISTRY TEST
This blood test uses a narrow reference range and sets new standards in clinical diagnosis for underlying health conditions, which are missed by standard blood tests. This allows the physician to uncover underlying biochemical imbalances and deficiencies.
Nutritional inadequacies can contribute to a variety of chronic health conditions. Clinical indications for testing include:
- Digestive Complaints
- Chronic Pain/Inflammatory Conditions
- Cardiovascular Risk
- Weight Issues/Dietary Guidance
- General Health and Sports Fitness Optimization
COMPREHENSIVE CARDIOVASCULAR ASSESSMENT
From a fasting blood sample, 10 analyses, two ratios and a comprehensive cardiovascular index are determined. These markers include those recently identified as important modifiers of heart disease, along with traditional HDL, LDL, total cholesterol and triglycerides. Ideal for individuals with a family history of heart disease and high cholesterol.
This test also analyzes lipoprotein(a), homocysteine, apolipoprotein A1, apolipoprotein B, fibrinogen, and C-reactive protein.
COMPREHENSIVE DETOXIFICATION PROFILE
Standard “liver function” tests measure levels of enzymes such as SGOT and SGPT. Unfortunately, by the time these tests register “abnormal”, liver damage is already present. Our test assesses the livers detoxifying ability in order to evaluate the overall state of your health. Recommended for individuals with past liver problems, family history of alcoholism or those exposed to environmental toxins and pollutants.
OSTEOPOROSIS RISK EVALUATION
The rate of bone loss is gauged by measuring Type 1 collagen in the urine. It is a safe, non-invasive test.
- Osteoporosis leads to 1.5 million fractures per year
- Osteoporosis affects more than 50% of healthy American women aged 30-40 who are likely to develop vertebral fractures as they age
- Hormone testing is an important component to identify individuals currently losing bone at an accelerated rate so that effective treatment can begin before significant bone loss has occurred
ADRENAL STRESS INDEX
The Adrenocortex Stress Profile is a convenient, noninvasive salivary assay that evaluates the bioactive levels and interrelationship of the body’s important stress hormones, cortisol and DHEA. This profile serves as an insightful tool for uncovering biochemical imbalances that can be associated with anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue, obesity, dysglycemia, and a host of other clinical conditions.
There is no ideal specimen type for measuring hormones since there are advantages to each, depending on clinical goals. In the case of stress hormones, the majority of circulating hormones are bound to proteins and are biologically inert. Salivary testing assesses unbound, biologically-active levels of the following hormones:
Cortisol is released in large amounts in response to physical, physiological, and/or psychological stressors. A glucocorticoid response that is elevated, extended, or inadequate can impair a person’s adaptation to stress, increase or decrease HPA-axis activity and is considered a health risk. Due to the circadian pattern of cortisol release, sequential timed measurements of cortisol provide the best tracking of overall cortisol production.
In contrast to cortisol, DHEA exerts mostly anabolic actions and balances the body’s stress response. DHEA functions to provide substrate for the synthesis of sex hormones, guards against degenerative conditions associated with aging, influences immune function and energy production, and affects insulin sensitivity, thyroid function, and protein synthesis.
Salivary adrenal hormone testing may uncover biochemical imbalances, which can adversely affect:
- Immune Defense
- Thyroid Function
- Weight Control
- Resistance to Stress
- Cardiovascular Health
When compared to traditional blood testing of adrenal hormones, salivary assessment offers several advantages:
- Uncovers abnormal patterns of cortisol release over a 24-hour period, which may be addressed with customized therapeutic interventions
- Hormone levels measured in saliva, rather than serum, are thought to be unbound and bioavailable
- Convenient at-home collection of four salivary samples collected throughout the day is an ideal low-stress diagnostic for assessing diurnal variation in stress hormones
- Facilitates follow-up testing to monitor therapy responses, especially when multiple samples are required to be collected over a period of time
CDSA AND PARASITOLOGY
Comprehensive stool test evaluates gastrointestinal function, digestion, and nutrient absorption. Evaluates intestinal intruders. Benefits those with chronic gastrointestinal problems.
This stool analysis evaluates:
- Digestion/Absorption Markers
- Gut Metabolic Markers
- Gut Microbiology Markers
- Gold standard O&P (ova & parasite) technology as well as EIA (Enzyme Immunoassay) for identification of common parasites
Evidence suggests that both local and systemic health issues may begin as imbalances in gastrointestinal function. Some of the consequences of imbalanced gastrointestinal health are:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Altered GI immune function
- Bacterial/fungal overgrowth
- Chronic dysbiosis
METABOLIC DYSGLYCEMIA PROFILE
- High Triglycerides
- Low HDL Low HDL
- High Glucose
- Increased waist circumference
- Prevalence=24% adults in U.S.
HORMONE EVALUATION PANEL
Monitoring your hormone levels may help you uncover crucial imbalances linked to aging, PMS, menstrual problems, low sex drive, fatigue, mood swings, night sweats and hot flashes, etc. A hormone profile is an excellent way to monitor a safe hormone replacement program.
The scientific literature confirms that hormone imbalances can be associated with common symptoms such as:
- Hot flashes
- Mood instability
- Weight gain
- Low sex drive and performance issues
- Sleep disturbances
- Altered fat metabolism
- Altered blood-sugar control
- Vaginal atrophy
- Hair Loss
2/16 ALPHA METABOLITE ESTROGEN RATIOS TEST
- Low ratio = associated with increased risk of breast and prostate cancer, lupus of breast and prostate cancer, lupus (Kabat GC (Kabat GC 2006, Muti P 2002, Weidler C 2004)
- High ratio = associated with increased risk of bone loss in women with low estrogen (e.g.,menopause); however, women on HT with high ratio actually show superior bone mineral density response to estrogen mineral density response to estrogen.
II - ASYRA DIAGNOSTIC ANALYSIS
ASYRA DIAGNOSTIC ANALYSIS
An Asyra Diagnostic Evaluation incorporates bio-energetic medicine to detect functional disturbances. A functional disturbance is an imbalance that occurs when no specific tissue/organ damage can be identified by conventional lab work or other pathological diagnostics, yet the patient still experiences a myriad of symptoms. Where traditional approaches end, the ASYRA system introduces a new perspective for evaluating and developing solutions to these issues.
In a recent double-blind study conducted by E. Alan Jeppsen, MD and Steven G Osguthorpe, ND, of the University Of Utah Alternative Medicine Department, the ASYRA yielded a 97% correlation with blood chemistry using a clinical pool of 1800 patients.
WHAT IS ASYRA?
WHY WOULD YOU USE THIS MACHINE?
The asyra device works nicely for cased in which the patient doesn’t feel well but the blood report say there’s nothing wrong. The reason for this is that blood reports are measuring pathology, whereas Asyra is measuring subtle imbalances, allowing early detection of early stages of imbalance. In this way, Asyra is more preventatively based as opposed to pathology based.
A second reason to use the Asyra machine is to aide I present medical treatment of a condition where the patient needs additional support to get better results; For instance, it’s a scientific fact that most medications deplete certain nutrients from the body. Asyra can help to detect these deficiencies and supplement for these deficiencies. For example, it you’re on statin drugs to lower cholesterol, scientific research shows that it depletes CoQ10 from the body, thus creating side effects like high liver enzymes indicating liver damage and muscle fatigue. Supplementing CoQ10 can improve the efficacy of the medication while reducing possible side effects.
HOW DOES ASYRA WORK?
HOW DOES ASYRA MEASURE THESE PHYSIOLOGIC CHANGES?
WHAT DO THE PHYSIOLOGIC AND ENERGY PATTERN CHANGES REALLY MEAN?
WHAT KIND OF TESTS CAN BE DONE WITH ASYRA?
• Food/Environmental/Allergy Sensitivity Analysis
• Lyme Disturbance Assessment
• Comprehensive Assessment
• Thyroid Evaluation
• Sleep Profile
• Nutritional Assessment
• Digestive Analysis
III - PREDICTIVE GENOVATIONS
• Identify inherited risks within families
• Modify gene expression through targeted individualized interventions
• Patient privacy, our clinics and spas are dedicated to safeguarding the confidentiality of all client informationCurrently GENOVATIONS™ testing is available in four specialized areas: