Fasting lipid panel
Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies
Dr. Doni, is a naturopathic doctor, professional midwife, clinical nutritionist, bestselling author, researcher, natural products formulator, and mother practicing in the New York tri-state area. She also works “virtually” with patients over Skype, making her accessible to all, anywhere in the world. Dr. Doni has helped thousands of women, men, and children to find solutions to their most puzzling health issues using the latest advances in naturopathic medicine, lab testing, and gentle investigative techniques to uncover the root cause of illness and craft individual programs that guide the body back to health. She does this with the approach she developed based on her research on how stress affects our health.
Select the marker(s) you would like to test from the lists below. Click on the test categories on the right to view additional information for each.
Reasons to check it: Are you concerned about your thyroid or are you on thyroid medication? Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) is a hormone released by your brain to signal your thyroid gland. It can be used to monitor dosing of your thyroid medication or as a screening test for the presence thyroid disease.
Reasons to check it: Are you concerned your thyroid is not making enough thyroid hormone? The thyroid makes predominately T4. Free T4 is what your body uses to make the active thyroid hormone called free T3. These are advanced biomarker tests, not routinely done, but very helpful to determine if the thyroid can be effecting how you feel.
Reasons to check it: Symptoms of hypothyroidism include tiredness, weight gain, constipation, depression, sleepiness, memory loss, decreased sex drive and more. All these may be symptoms of low thyroid that may be missed unless the active thyroid hormone (free T3) is measured. High levels may indicate hyperthyroidism. Symptoms of hyperthyroidism include fatigue, anxiety, sudden weight loss, rapid heartbeat, irritability, more frequent bowel movements, difficulty sleeping, sweating and tremors. Free T3 is advanced screening biomarker that helps screen routinely missed thyroid issues.
Reasons to check it: Do you have a family history of thyroid problems? Are you concerned about inflammation in your thyroid gland? Thyroid disease has become very common and we can often pick up inflammation in the thyroid years before the thyroid fails. This is important because natural interventions may help reverse the inflammation of the thyroid gland.
Reasons to check it: This is another test that can be positive in people with inflammation of the thyroid gland and it can be seen years before complete thyroid failure – giving you time to take action!
Reasons to check it: Reason to check it: Taking thyroid meds but don’t feel like they are working? Do you have symptoms of low thyroid but have been told you are fine? Reverse T3 is the storage form of the active thyroid hormone. Many conditions can cause you to store thyroid instead of use it as active free T3. If your reverse T3 is high then you may need to address the reasons why!
Reasons to check it: Are you stressed? This test may allow you to see how stress is effecting your health. Early morning cortisol measurements screen for a poorly functional adrenal gland which can indicate massive amounts of stress or significant sleeping problems that need to be addressed.
Reasons to check it: Our most comprehensive way of viewing your “Get up and Go Hormone.” The testing measures the adrenal glands response throughout the day to give the most accurate picture of stress hormone release pattern.
Reasons to check it: Tired, sluggish, thirsty? (Is there too much sugar in your blood stream?) Fasting sugar levels above 125 can indicate the presence of diabetes. Levels between 100-125 are suggestive of prediabetes. What’s your level?
Reasons to check it: Having trouble losing weight? Concerned about your metabolism? Fasting insulin levels that are elevated may indicate insulin resistance syndrome, a condition that researchers find may promote continued weight gain..
Reasons to check it: Do you have too much sugar in your diet? Family members with diabetes? This test indicates how well-controlled your sugar levels have been over the past 3 months and may indicate a prediabetic or a diabetic condition.
Reasons to check it: Do you feel inflamed? High-sensitivity CRP (hs-CRP) is one of the major markers of inflammation. Researchers now believe that inflammation is at the root cause of many diseases. In fact, researchers have found that the higher your hs-CRP level is the greater your risk for cancer, heart disease, stroke and autoimmune diseases. Be on the cutting edge of your health and check out your inflammation.
Reasons to check it: Do you have a family history of Alzheimer’s or early stroke or heart attack? This amino acid can build up in our blood stream and can be predictive of future problems. Finding out your results and implementing changes may help dodge devastating diseases. What is your measurement?
Reasons to check it: There is such a thing as over exercise and the impact may show up in your blood work. Are you sore all over? Creatinine kinase is a breakdown product of muscle and when elevated significantly may be a serious health concern.
Reasons to check it: Do you or a family member have aching joints? Elevated levels of uric acid may put you at risk of developing gout. Check it now because dietary intervention can help.
Reasons to check it: Are you taking a medicine that depletes your body of B vitamins or just concerned you may not be getting enough in your diet? Folic acid is a B-vitamin that is necessary for the normal function of our blood cells. Folate occurs naturally in foods such as green leafy vegetables. Folic Acid is crucial for proper brain function and plays an important role in mental and emotional health.
Reasons to check it: Are you vegetarian and concerned that your diet may not be providing an adequate amount of B vitamins? Low B12 can affect our energy levels while optimal Vitamin B12 levels may be essential to rev up your metabolic rate.
Reasons to check it: 70% of Americans are deficient in this Vitamin. Are you? Optimal levels of Vitamin D may reduce your chances of developing certain types of cancer. Autoimmune diseases, like lupus, thyroid disease, bowel disorders, occur less frequently in those with plenty of Vitamin D. There is also less depression, improved mood and better blood pressure. It is also thought that Vitamin D improves the function of the pancreas, by making insulin more sensitive. When insulin works better, our metabolism works better.
Reasons to check it: Are you vegetarian? Or do you have heavy periods? If so, you may have very low ferritin. Ferritin is a protein that stores iron in your body’s tissues. Research has shown that ferritin is a very reliable indicator of the status of your body’s iron stores. People who have very low or very high ferritin levels may have a condition that results in fatigue. Interventions can be done to correct iron levels.
Reasons to check it: Reason to check it: Want to take a deeper dive into your iron levels? Checking your iron directly and measuring the amount of iron bound to protein (TIBC) helps physicians determine the cause of anemia.
Reasons to check it: Are you taking medication that lowers your body’s stores of magnesium? Or you worried you are not getting enough in your diet? Magnesium is an important mineral in our body and is very important for sleep, mood and metabolism.
Reasons to check it: Can you improve your immune system? This test evaluates your zinc levels since the body does not store this important mineral. Interestingly, low levels of zinc have been associated with altered taste and smell.
Reasons to check it: Want to improve your thyroid hormone function? Make sure you have plenty of selenium which you can get in many natural foods like brazil nuts, sunflower seeds and eggs.
Reasons to check it: Concerned about your athletic performance? Or are you taking a statin or have diabetes? High level athletes want to improve their CoQ10 levels to enhance performance. As we age or develop diseases, naturally occurring CoQ10 levels diminish significantly, and so can our performance.
Reasons to check it: Nearly 90% of all Americans are deficient in Omega 3 fatty acids. Are you one of them? Having adequate levels of Omega 3’s can lower your risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
Reasons to check it: Are you tired, fatigued, anemic? The Complete Blood Count measures the amount of blood cells and various types of blood cells we have. This is an important annual screening test. Anemia is a deficiency of hemoglobin, the part of the red blood cell that carries oxygen to the body. It is a very common disease affecting 1 in 50 men and 1 in 10 women.
Reasons to check it: Want to measure the health of your liver and kidney? Are you a drinker and want to see how it is affecting your liver? The comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP) evaluates the function of your liver and kidneys and amount of electrolytes you have in your blood stream.
Reasons to check it: Many doctors think that everyone should know their blood type but so few of us do. Are you interested in knowing your blood type? You can check it here!