Biomedical testing is an integral part of developing nutrition recommendations! With testing, we are able to get individualized results and implement an individualized recommendation plan, instead of solely implementing a “blanket approach”. Because every individual on the autism spectrum is different, it’s important that we treat them as such! There is no one diet or treatment for every individual on the autism spectrum, so by using biomedical testing we are able to develop a diet and supplement regimen that reduces inflammation, repletes nutrients, increases cognitive function, and sets your child up for optimum health and the greatest quality if life.
I offer 4 different biomedical tests: the MRT Food Sensitivity Test, SpectraCell Labs, GI-Map Stool Sampling, and Nutrigenetic Report review. See below for more information on each individual test. If you are interested in doing a test, or have questions on pricing or other details, please contact me here.
Food Sensitivity Testing
The Mediator Release Test (MRT) 170 is the most comprehensive food sensitivity test measuring the body's reaction to foods (170 foods & chemicals tested!) from an immune standpoint. This not only measures IgG (like most food sensitivity testing) but also IgA, IgM, and T-Cells that measures inflammation in the body.
The SpectraCell Micronutrient Test measures long-term nutrient status inside the cells vs outside of the cells for 35 different nutrients. This is a better representation of nutrient status than traditional labs and will help us identify any nutrient deficiencies that could be contributing to behavior, cognition, or nutrient status.
They also offer a CardioMetabolic panel (helpful for heart disease/diabetes risk and prevention), an OmegaCheck to evaluate Omega-3, 6, and 9 status (highly recommend), hormone testing, thyroid panels, and genetic testing. Contact me for pricing.
GI-Map Microbiome Testing
GI-Map Microbial Assay Plus allows us to test gastrointestinal pathogens including bacteria, parasites and viruses that may be leading to GI symptoms, further exacerbating autistic symptoms. The GI-MAP also measures opportunistic organisms, normal flora, fungi, parasites and antibiotic resistance genes; the Plus refers to immunologic markers for GI health and function including SIgA, Elastase, Calprotectin and Anti-gliadin testing.
My recommended genetic testing is 23andMe. With their data, I am able to generate a report from PureGenomics to help individualize your child's supplement regimen based on their individual genes. This can help us find genes like MTHFR, COMT, and many others that can be addressed with nutrition therapy and supplements.
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Schedule an appointment if you would like an individualized supplement regimen developed for your child.