Lab Kits + Consultation with Dr. Grace
Do you want to investigate a little further why it is you feel the way you do? Curious why your digestion is a little irregular….or a little too regular? Maybe you’d like to know why you always feel tired, or curious why you can’t lose weight despite trying everything out there. Well, you are in the right place.
With this purchase you get:
- OAT (Organic Acids Test), GI Map (Stool) and IgG Food Panel lab kits.
- A 30 minute appointment with Dr. Grace to discuss and interpret your OAT, GI Map and IgG lab results. Her expertise and insight can be invaluable in helping get to the root cause of what is ailing you. More information on each lab can be found below.
After your order is complete, information will be emailed to you regarding your lab test orders. You will be directed to login to our online platform to fill out paperwork and schedule your appointment.
During the lab review Dr Grace PharmD will not be providing customized gut protocols. She will review and educate you on how to interpret your lab, teach you about the relevance of your labs as it relates to your health and microbiome and what you need to consider for improvements for your health.
*Learn more about Dr. Grace's expertise here.
Clinical usefulness of the Organic Acid Test
- Evaluate energy production
- Assess central nervous system function
- Reveal high levels of GI yeast/fungal and bacteria overgrowths
- Detect nutritional and antioxidant deficiencies
- Determine problems in fatty acid metabolism
- Identify excess oxalate
GI Map Lab Description:
The Gastrointestinal Microbial Assay Plus (GI-MAP) was designed to assess a patient’s microbiome from a single stool sample, with particular attention to microbes that may be disturbing normal microbial balance and may contribute to perturbations in the gastrointestinal (GI) flora or illness. The panel is a comprehensive collection of microbial targets as well as immune and digestive markers. It screens for pathogenic bacteria, commensal bacteria, opportunistic pathogens, fungi, viruses, and parasites. It primarily uses multiplex, automated, DNA analysis to give integrative and functional medicine practitioners a better view into the gastrointestinal microbiome.
IgG Food Allergy Test w/ Candida
IgG (immunoglobulin G) testing is a useful guide for structuring elimination diets in many chronic conditions. Individuals with neurological, gastrointestinal, and movement disorders often suffer from IgG food allergies. These people may continue to eat offending foods unaware of their potential effects. As immunological reactions, IgE food allergy causes the release of histamine, producing an immediate hypersensitivity reaction, in which symptoms appear within minutes or hours. In contrast, food sensitivity is a non-IgE allergy characterized by the measurement of IgG antibodies specific to antigenic food proteins.
This IgG food allergy is a delayed hypersensitivity reaction in which symptoms appear anywhere from hours to days after eating the offending food. The 93 foods tested in the IgG Food Allergy Test w/ Candida can identify problem food so it can be eliminated from the patient’s diet. Elimination of IgG positive foods can improve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, autism, AD(H)D, cystic fibrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and epilepsy according to numerous clinical studies.
THE NUTRITIONAL AND BOTANICAL SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS IF DISCUSSED ARE NOT INTENDED FOR USE BY CONSUMERS AS A MEANS TO CURE, TREAT, PREVENT, DIAGNOSE, OR MITIGATE ANY DISEASE OR OTHER MEDICAL CONDITION.