Speciality testing includes; Celiac, IBS, and Crohn’s or CICA test panel, Methylation Detoxification Profile, and Telomere length. All speciality tests require a blood draw and are only available Monday-Thursday. Test result normally return within 7-10 days of being collected. Want to include speciality testing with BHRT or peptides, we have you covered with the Bugatti Plan. Speciality testing is discounted when added on to the Comprehensive, Platinum Comprehensive, or the Platinum Plus Comprehensive panel.
CICA – Celiac, IBS and Crohn’s
The first test in the CICA panel, gives you information on your bodies’ ability to process gluten. Celiac disease, or gluten-sensitivity, is an immune reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. If you have celiac disease, eating gluten triggers an immune response in your small intestine. Over time, this reaction damages tissues, causing poor absorption of nutrients. There are over 200 symptoms of celiac disease, including diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss, bloating, anemia, missed menstrual periods, infertility or recurrent miscarriage, canker sores inside the mouth, and or dermatitis herpetiformis (itchy skin rash). We test for tissue transglutaminase (tTG) IgA antibodies as these are indicative of Celiac Disease. Our genetic test focuses on HLA-DQ2.5 or HLA-DQ8 as more than 90% of Celiac patients carry either HLA-DQ2.5 or HLA-DQ8 or both. However, since almost 30% of general U.S population carry these variants, the presence of these are not an indication of Celiac Disease but only reflect a genetic predisposition for the disease.
The next test is for Crohn’s disease, a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It causes inflammation of your digestive tract, which can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss and malnutrition. Inflammation caused by Crohn’s disease can involve different areas of the digestive tract in different people. This inflammation often spreads into the deeper layers of the bowel. Crohn’s disease can be both painful and debilitating, and sometimes may lead to life-threatening complications. We offer ATG16L1 (T300A), NOD2 (L1007sinsC), NOD2 (R702W), NOD2 (G908R) genetic marker testing for Crohn’s. This lets us know if you have a genetic predisposition for Crohn’s
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects the large intestine. Signs and symptoms include cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea or constipation, or both. IBS episodes are commonly triggered by food sensitivities and or stress.
Methylation Detoxification Profile
The Methylation Detoxification Profile test for MTHFR, MTR, MTRR, COMT, and ACHY genetic markers. All of these work together to help your body process folate or folic acid. Patients with a deficiency can experience trouble with methionine foods, eggs, fish, turkey, cheese, legumes, and or nuts/seeds. This deficiency can cause a patient to not respond to antidepressants. This panel includes a homocysteine level, which, when elevated is associated with coronary artery disease, stroke, aortic aneurysm, atherosclerosis, deep vein thrombosis, schizophrenia, depression, dementia, autoimmune diseases, hypothyroidism, kidney diseases, and others.
Telomere Length, lets us know how old your cells are right now. The Patient Telomere Value is a calculation of the patient telomere length derived from nucleated white blood cells obtained from whole blood. This result is graphed relative to the average telomere length of a sample population in the same age range.
All speciality tests require a blood draw and are only available Monday-Thursday. Test result normally return within 7-10 days of being collected. Book an appointment for testing today!