Diagnostic testing is key to understanding how your body functions. It is imperative that we employ these techniques to better understand the root cause of the disease. Accurately assessing and evaluating your body is one of the first steps to achieving optimal wellness.
Blood work consists of multiple tests for specific blood components A laboratory analysis is performed on the blood samples that are usually extracted from a vein in the arm using a hypodermic needle.
Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis
Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) is a method for estimating body composition, in particular body fat and muscle mass, where a weak electric current flows through the body and the voltage is measured in order to calculate impedance (resistance) of the body. Most body water is stored in muscle.
Electrocardiogram, also known as EKG or ECG, records the electrical signals in the heart. It's a common and painless test used to quickly detect heart problems and monitor the heart's health.
Neurocognitive testing measures brain function through digital tests to measure attention, language, memory, concentration, perception, and reaction time. It is a critical component to help detect dementia early on.
Pulmonary Function Testing
Pulmonary Function Tests (PFT) are non-invasive tests that measure how well your lungs are functioning, and the results will help you and your doctor find out what’s causing the problem. Pulmonary function tests help diagnose lung conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, or COPD.
An Echocardiogram is a test that uses sound waves to produce live images of your heart. This test allows your doctor to monitor how your heart and its valves are functioning. The images can help them get information about: the size of the heart (i.e., change in chamber size, dilation, or thickening) blood clots in the heart chambers fluid in the sac around the heart problems with the aorta, the main artery connected to the heart problems with the pumping function or relaxing function of the heart problems with the function of heart valves pressure in the heart. This test is key in determining the health of the heart muscle, especially after a heart attack. It can also reveal heart defects, or irregularities, in unborn babies.