Health Associates Medical Group utilizes some of the latest technologies in diagnostic laboratory testing. These lab tests, along with your medical history can help to guide our Practitioners to the root causes of your illness instead of just the symptoms. Laboratory testing is also used in preventive medicine to gauge the effectiveness of treatment plans.
Our Laboratory Services are limited to patients of our practice and our Lab Hours are:
Mon, Tues, Thurs 8:30-11:30 & 2:00-4:30 Wed & Fri 8:30-11:30
Our Laboratory Diagnostic Testing includes:
Cardiovascular Health Profiles
Cleveland HeartLab Biomarkers
Comprehensive Blood Panels
Comprehensive Stool Analysis
Essential Fatty Acid Profiles
Heavy Metal Testing
Lyme Igenex Testing
SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) Testing
SIBO Testing for Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth
Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) is a serious digestive disturbance which can be treated effectively, but only if it is accurately diagnosed. Typically, small amounts of bacteria are found in the small intestine. Occasionally, additional bacteria migrate from the large intestine into the small intestine, creating symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea, as the symptoms are very similar to those associated with IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
The small intestine is a difficult place to get to and evaluate. Endoscopy scopes can only reach the top portion of the intestinal tract and Colonoscopy Scopes only reach into the end portion. So this leaves the middle section of our intestinal tract, about 17 feet worth, not accessible other than by surgery.
Fortunately, now there is the SIBO Breath Test, a non-invasive test which measures for Hydrogen & Methane gas produced by bacteria in the Small Intestine that has diffused into the blood, then the lungs, for expiration. Hydrogen & Methane are gases produced by bacteria, not by humans so the SIBO Breath Test can be used to diagnose several conditions including H pylori infection, Carbohydrate Malabsorption and SIBO or Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth.
GI Effects Comprehensive Stool Profile
GI Effects assesses three critical areas of gut health: digestive function, gut inflammation, and the gut microbiome—areas affecting not only GI health, but overall health as well. For patients with symptoms that may have gastrointestinal dysfunction as their root cause, comprehensive stool diagnostics provide an effective tool for gaining clinical insight into next steps.
In addition to performing critical digestive functions, the intestinal tract contains significant amounts of organisms — the gut microbiome. Imbalances in this internal ecosystem have been associated in the scientific literature with a wide variety of common illnesses.
INFLAMMATORY TESTING FROM cLEVELAND heARTLAB
Cholesterol testing provides part of the picture. Inflammation testing provides a more complete picture of YOUR RISK for heart disease. Cleveland HeartLab offers simple blood and urine testing that provides you and your doctor information that may be used to help evaluate your risk for heart disease. These tests can be used alongside cholesterol testing to provide a more complete picture of YOUR RISK for heart disease.
TMAO (Trimethylamine N-oxide) Testing
A new blood test that measures levels of TMAO (trimethylamine-N-oxide) — a metabolite derived from gut bacteria — can powerfully predict future risk for heart attack, stroke, and death in patients who appear otherwise healthy, according to pioneering Cleveland Clinic research.
TMAO may be measured in individuals with one or more risk factors for the development of cardiovascular disease and/or individuals whom may benefit from intensive dietary intervention.
Elevated levels of TMAO may identify: Gut dysfunction, Risk of adverse cardiac events & Individuals who may benefit from intensive dietary intervention.