At Atlanta Functional Medicine, we run several types of specialty testing to isolate the root cause of many chronic symptoms and conditions. The companies that perform these tests are out of network, so they have associated patient co-pays. Listed below are some of the tests performed here, along with a price estimate. Prices may be different with certain insurance carriers.
Comprehensive blood panel: full cholesterol panel, including LDL and HDL particle numbers, full diabetes screen, full thyroid panel, full sex hormone panel, Coenzyme Q 10, fish oil levels, APOE gene, MTHFR gene, metabolic panel.
Nutritional testing: a nutritional test that tests for nutritional deficiencies, looks at proteins and enzymes involved in creating energy in our cells, detects malabsorption in the body, and tests for antioxidants and heavy metals.
Comprehensive stool test: looks at all levels of good and bad bacteria in the gut, tests for yeast overgrowth, several parasites, and blood. Detects inflammation and malabsorption in the gut. Assesses digestion of fats/proteins/sugars. Can distinguish between IBS and IBD.
SIBO breath test: can measure the levels of hydrogen, methane, and hydrogen sulfide to aid in the diagnosis of conditions like SIBO, IMO, and excess hydrogen sulfide.
Leaky gut panel: determines whether the body is having an immune response secondary to wheat/gluten containing foods, tests for Celiac diseases, assesses intestinal permeability.
Food sensitivity testing: looks at IgG reactions to several different foods.
Neurotransmitter testing: looks at the levels of chemical receptors in the body, including salivary Cortisol, Dopamine, Serotonin, Epinephrine, Norepinephrine, GABA. Imbalances in these chemical receptors can cause symptoms of anxiety, depression, and fatigue.
Heavy metal testing: Detects heavy metal toxicity through urine, blood, or hair.
Mold/Mycotoxin testing: a urine-based assay for the most common mycotoxins produced by molds to which humans are exposed. Mold and Mycotoxin testing is able to detect mycotoxins, small molecules, which greatly expands the number of available mycotoxins detected.
EBV (Epstein Barr Virus): tests for EBV antibodies, which can cause chronic fatigue.
Genetic Testing: tests for genes that effect what you eat, how you move, stress levels and your emotional life. Understanding our individual genetic blueprint can guide us to make health choices that help us to live happier, longer and better.