Your body is UNIQUE. We CAN help you feel better.
Is Nutritional Testing right for you?
- Do you take multiple supplements and vitamins, or think they might be beneficial?
- Do you frequently consume fast food?
- Do you consume fish less than twice weekly?
- Do you have metal tooth fillings?
- Do you have dry skin or cracked nails?
- Do you have trouble with concentration, memory or learning?
- Do your cuts or wounds take a long time to heal?
- Do you suffer from mood swings?
- Do you have a chronic illness with little or no relief?
- Do you have difficulty losing weight?
- Do you get sick often or prone to infections?
- Do you use margarine or vegetable oils witha long shelf life?
If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, call us today to find out how our comprehensive nutritional testing can benefit you.
Nutrition affects many aspects of your health. Some of the diseases and conditions affected by nutrition are:
- Mood/memory/behavioral changes
- Weight issues
- Fatigue and/or sleep disturbances
- Stress-related/chronic pain disorders
- Gastrointestinal/digestive complaints
- Immune dysfunction
- Joint and skin disorders
- Reproductive issues
- General health and sports fitness optimization
Is advanced testing right for me?
Please call us about our testing for guidance on the best approach
Will this test be covered by my insurance company?
Genova Diagnostics participates with many insurance carriers. However a fee may be required. For more information, please call us.
I want to be tested. How do I start?
Just call us and we can provide you with a testing kit if appropriate.
Where can I learn more?
For the answers to additional questions and more, please call or email us [email protected]
Nutrition From the Inside Out
As an informed patient, you understand that nutrition is important. You know that the foods you eat affect your health. Conversely, the things you do not consume – but perhaps need – may also have a tremendous impact on your body.
That’s why many people take vitamins and supplements – to feel better and prevent disease. While this practice can be beneficial, many variables exist. It is important to understand which supplements are right for your body, your lifestyle and your circumstances, thus ensuring your unique needs are met without wasting money on items that could be unnecessary or even harmful.
What Nutritional Imbalances May Affect You?
Amino acids are integral to a healthy body. They serve
as basic building blocks for all protein structures in the
body. Imbalances of amino acids have been related to
a wide range of health issues, such as fatigue, increased
cardiovascular risk, or impaired mood or cognitive
Organic acids are compounds produced during daily
metabolism. Organic acids testing is a way to measure
whether your body is getting and using the nutrients
needed for key metabolic processes. Like a car’s gauges
warn of potential problems, altered levels of organic
acids can alert you to the need for specific nutrients, diet
modification, detoxification, or other therapies.
Fatty acids are core building blocks of cell walls, making
them critical for cell structure and function. Certain
fatty acids are “essential” and must be obtained from
the diet. Imbalanced or deficient fatty acid levels have
been related to a number of health conditions including
inflammatory, cardiovascular, hormonal, and mood
disorders. Adequate levels of essential fatty acids are also
critical during pregnancy and lactation to ensure proper
brain and nerve development in the child.
Nutrient and Toxic Elements
Nutrient minerals are regulators of body processes and must be
obtained from the diet or supplementation. Inadequate levels
of beneficial minerals, such as magnesium, copper, and zinc,
can contribute to many disorders including mood instability, painful joints and muscles, or reproductive issues. In contrast,
increased levels of toxic elements, such as mercury, lead, or
other heavy metals can be harmful and are related to a wide
range of chronic health conditions.
Antioxidants are protective molecules that reduce free
radical damage or oxidative stress. Antioxidants are
essential for the body’s ability to protect against free
radicals, and for healthy function of the neurological,
endocrine, and immune systems. Oxidative stress is
linked to premature aging, heart disease, neurological
diseases, and chronic fatigue.
Available as optional add-on tests for the NutrEval, assessment of select genomic markers supports broadened clinical insight and enhanced personalization of therapeutics for an array of patient conditions such as depression, anxiety, cardiovascular disease, cardiometabolic syndrome, infl ammatory conditions, and chronic pain syndromes. NutrEval includes the option for ordering one or more of the following SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms):
• MTHFR • COMT • TNF-α • APOE
The Advantage of Nutritional Testing
Cutting edge lab tests offered at Body & Mind Medical Weight Loss Center delivers precise insights about the way nutrition and environment impact your body’s needs. Ask us about the insights you could gain from nutritional testing to achieve optimal health. We offer other comprehensive, innovative lab testing such as the following:
• One day Hormone Check
• Comprehensive Melatonin Profile
• IgG food antibodies
• GI Effects Comprehensive Profile Stool and many others.
Nutreval test + 8-12 page report with insurance* $250
*(except Kaiser, Aetna, Humana, Principal, Tufts, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of North Carolina ─ All BCBS members are eligible, but ONLY when receiving services from health care practitioners in North Carolina, BCBS Federal Employee Program (FEP) ─ All FEP members are eligible EXCEPT when Genova Diagnostics is an in-network provider. When this is the case, FEP members should use our Schedule A option instead)
**if you have the insurances above the cost is $1048
Nutreval test + 8-12 page report + physician consultation $500
*(see insurance notice above)
**if you have the insurances above the cost is $1250
Call 909-443-5191 today for an appointment.