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Everything You Need to Know About Our Comprehensive Metabolic Assessment

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July 31, 2023

A comprehensive metabolic assessment from Freedom Functional Medicine can help you get to the root of the medical concerns that you’ve been experiencing. Our comprehensive metabolic assessment is used to check a number of body functions and processes. Liver and kidney health, blood sugar and protein levels, fluid and electrolyte balance, acid and base balance and metabolism can all be checked via our assessment. Here is everything you need to know about our comprehensive metabolic assessment:

What is Our Comprehensive Metabolic Assessment?

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The comprehensive metabolic assessment from Freedom Functional Medicine evaluates nutritional blood chemistries by checking more than 60 different markers found in the blood! This test measures markers like glucose, calcium, total protein and more. Our comprehensive metabolic assessment includes both a GI Effects Stool Test and a DUTCH Test for comprehensive hormones.

This package includes a 60-minute initial intake visit. Once the results have returned, we’ll meet again to discuss the results of the labs during a 30-minute follow-up appointment.

Tests Performed in Our Comprehensive Metabolic Assessment

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In addition to checking glucose, calcium and total protein, our comprehensive metabolic assessment analyzes waste products in the blood like bilirubin, which comes from the breakdown of red blood cells and is removed by the liver, and blood urea nitrogen (BUN), a byproduct that your kidneys help remove. It also measures creatinine, a byproduct of muscle activity, and albumin, a protein made by the liver that transports vital substances through the bloodstream.

This metabolic assessment analyzes electrolytes in the body that are responsible for controlling nerve and muscle function and maintaining the correct pH balance in the blood. Electrolytes (sodium, potassium, bicarbonate & chloride) are minerals that carry an electric charge when dissolved in a liquid.

Our comprehensive metabolic assessment measures liver enzymes to check on the function of this important organ. Enzymes are substances that function as a catalyst, helping to allow certain body processes. The specific enzymes analyzed include alkaline phosphatase (ALP), alanine transaminase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST).

The GI Effects Stool Test is the most comprehensive stool test for optimal clinical utility. This assessment uses a combination of PCR, culture and microscopic testing methods to assess gut health and find what exactly is causing your gastrointestinal issues.

The DUTCH (Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones) Test is a group of validated tests that provide a complete evaluation of sex and adrenal hormones, including metabolites. This test can be used to provide insight into nutritional deficiencies, oxidative stress, gut dysbiosis, melatonin, neuroinflammation and more.

Additional Tests Performed

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If your symptoms require additional testing after the analysis of your comprehensive metabolic assessment, we can take care of that, too, at Freedom Functional Medicine. We offer a handful of add-on tests that can be beneficial in getting to the bottom of your health concerns. Additional tests include SIBO testing, organic acids testing, heavy metal toxicity testing, mold or biotoxin illness testing, intestinal permeability testing and food sensitivity testing.

Benefits of Our Comprehensive Metabolic Assessment

The comprehensive metabolic assessment at Freedom Functional Medicine can be used by healthcare professionals to gain a general understanding of your overall physical health. This assessment helps medical providers check on several important body functions and processes including liver and kidney health, blood sugar levels, pH balance in the blood and electrolyte balance.

Our assessment can be used to help your provider diagnose certain medical conditions so you can receive the proper treatment and get back to feeling like yourself. These tests are often used to screen for certain medical conditions so they can be diagnosed before you ever experience any symptoms. Those with certain medical conditions use our comprehensive metabolic assessment to track how well their treatment is working.

You're now up to speed on everything to know about our comprehensive metabolic assessment! Do you think this assessment could be beneficial for your personal health? Schedule a consultation with us today to get the process started!

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