Genetic (Genomic) Testing
DNA analysis provides information and raw genetic data that allows the patient to explore their genes and discover ancestry-related information. Genetic mutations known as SNP’s (Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms) can influence our health in a myriad of ways. Based on results of this test our practitioners can help you “express” your genes in favorable ways and help you prevent chronic diseases as we age.
Toxic and Heavy Metal Testing
Environmental toxins can effect every organ system in the body. Every day, we are exposed to hundreds of toxic chemicals through products like pharmaceuticals, pesticides, packaged foods, household products, and environmental pollution. Because exposure to environmental pollutants has been linked to many chronic diseases, The Great Plains Laboratory has created GPL-TOX, a toxic non-metal chemical profile that screens for the presence of 172 different toxic chemicals including organophosphate pesticides, phthalates, benzene, xylene, vinyl chloride, pyrethroid insecticides, acrylamide, perchlorate, diphenyl phosphate, ethylene oxide, acrylonitrile, and more. This profile also includes Tiglylglycine (TG), a marker for mitochondrial disorders resulting from mutations of mitochondrial DNA. These mutations can be caused by exposure to toxic chemicals, infections, inflammation, and nutritional deficiencies. Heavy Metal Testing can also be beneficial for screening toxic metals that could have accumulated over years of toxic exposures. Mineral Testing
Hair Mineral Analysis: This test measures levels of nutritive minerals as well as toxic heavy metals.
Lyme Disease Testing
We also offer testing for Lyme and other tick-born diseases and related pathogens.