Comprehensive Lab Testing
Many physicians are not ordering extensive laboratory diagnostic tests to accurately determine hormone and/or nutrient insufficiency.
For example, only ordering a total PSA test for men, instead of both a total and free PSA. Or only ordering a TSH test, instead of a TSH, free T3, and free T4.
This is a problem because we wouldn’t be getting the full understanding of where the patient’s health stands, it would cause a lower quality treatment approach, and future tests for monitoring would continue to focus on limited data.
We need the full picture here at Healthy Habit Medical Center.
Our doctors also make sure to optimize the values of the diagnostic results, rather than simply falling into the reference ranges provided.
For example, the typical TSH reference range spans all the way from 0.45 to 4.5 mU/L (milliunits per liter). However, we know through clinical experience and updated research that patients feel best in the first half of that range, ideally not exceeding a value of 3.0 mU/L.
This example has created a wave of “subclinical hypothyroidism” globally, especially in the U.S., where the patient does not feel good but their TSH value is within the “normal range” according to their doctor.
In addition to standard tests, we also work with a variety of specialty laboratories to provide unique testing not offered by conventional laboratories, including food allergy panels, urine and saliva hormone tests, neurotransmitter tests, urine toxic metal tests, stool analyses, and parasitology tests.
The diagnostic companies we work with include Genova, Great Plains, ZRT, Labrix, Doctors Data, US BioTek, and DUTCH.