Blood and Wellness Lab Work
Blood and Urine Testing
We are able to provide the full range blood and urine tests. We use Quest Diagnostics Labs as our laboratory of choice. Although many of the blood and urine samples are in house, there are tests for which the are best drawn at a testing site.
Quest has a number of testing sites located throughout the Five Boroughs and New Jersey. They are easily located on the Quest Diagnostics website. Just follow the link "Find Location" and follow the prompts. Quest helps make the whole process very easy.
Wellness TestingBlood tests show the level to which you have become ill. Wouldn't it be great to become aware of a disease process BEFORE it has become a full blown illness?
In fact, with Functional Medicine, it is now possible to do just that. Using a combination of Sputum, Urine, Stool and occasionally Blood the technology now exists to determine the body's trend towards an illness and or disease process prior to any overt symptoms. This technology provides ample time to address the trend and often prevent the disease progression.The Lab we use for this testing is BioHealth Diagnostics. They are leaders in the field of Functional Medicine.
Functional Medicine is a science-based healthcare system that assesses and treats underlying causes of illness. Functional Medicine seeks to treat illness and promote wellness in a different way from conventional medicine (a good lay person article).
Rather than focusing on the symptoms and trying to suppress them as is done in traditional Allopathic Medicine, Functional Medicine focuses on eliminating the underlying causes of the symptoms, the disease process. This is accomplished by addressing the biochemical individuality of the patient, any metabolic balances that are present, and the impact to internal ecological environment secondary to the insults of the external environmental.