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Our Blood and Nutrition Tests

The right test can change your life.

We use science-backed tests to spot conditions as soon as possible. The sooner we spot a condition, the sooner we can build a customized plan. Some of our tests are performed at home. We mail you a testing kit, and you follow the instructions before shipping it back. Or, we may issue a lab requisition form, allowing you to visit a local, certified lab at your convenience.

Depending on your needs, Dr. Jumper may recommend any of the following tests:

 

Foundational Blood Testing

We don’t guess. We test! Functional nutrition testing can identify individual food triggers, nutrient insufficiencies, or genetic factors that could be contributing to your symptoms.

A single blood test can reveal crucial insights into your health long before symptoms appear.

Foundational blood testing is superior to traditional blood tests because:

  • Traditional blood tests use an established “Clinical Range”, and people within that Clinical Range are considered normal
  • Labs create the Clinical Range using the last 100 to 200 people who tested with a specific lab
  • People getting lab tests typically have health problems, which is why they’re getting tested
  • When you test your blood against a sick population, you’re not comparing your results against an optimal sample

Science Nutrition Lab incorporates an Optimal Range into our reports. The Optimal Range takes the middle 20% of the Clinical Range. This strategy helps flag test results that are getting worse long before symptoms appear.

After a blood test, you can discover minor changes to make today to avoid big problems later. It’s all about prevention – and it starts with a simple blood test.

Urinalysis Test

The urinalysis test is a three-way evaluation involving a visual exam, dipstick exam, and microscopic exam. For the visual test, the urine should be clear, and cloudiness or unusual odor can indicate a problem. The dipstick test checks for acidity (pH), protein, sugar, ketones, bilirubin, infections, and blood. Finally, the microscopic test checks for bacteria, yeast, parasites, and crystals.

Hair Analysis Test

Hair tests identify toxic elements being excreted from your body. They can also show which elements your body is not excreting.

We’ve identified several conditions through hair analysis, including:

  • Anemia
  • Hypertension
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Cancers
  • Trouble with weight loss

If you’re not including a hair test with every blood test, you’re missing an opportunity to get crucial insight into your health. By combining blood test results with hair toxin information, we can build a more complete picture of health.

Cleveland Heart Panel Test

For many people, the first symptom of heart disease is a heart attack. 50% of heart attack victims have normal cholesterol levels. Today, blood and urine tests are easy to perform and can reveal crucial insight into your heart health.

Our blood and urine tests check for hidden causes like:

  • Lp-PLA2, a protein that sees cholesterol as an invader that causes damage. Your risk of a heart attack or stroke increases as Lp-PLA2 levels rise.
  • Myeloperoxidase (MPO), a protein found inside your white blood cells that kills germs. Your risk of a heart attack increases as MPO levels rise.
  • Microalbumin, a protein normally found in your blood. If a urine test detects microalbumin, it could indicate a heart problem.
  • Hs-CRP, or high sensitivity C-reactive protein, is made by the liver in response to inflammation. Special blood tests can detect extremely low levels of hs-CRP that ordinary blood tests miss.
  • OxLDL, or a type of damaged LDL cholesterol, is linked to oxidative damage in your heart. Higher OxLDL levels increase your risk of pre-diabetes.
  • F2-IsoPs is a lifestyle marker that measures oxidation (i.e. inflammation in your body). Eating red meat, smoking, and lack of exercise can increase your F2-isoprostanes levels, raising your risk of future heart disease.
Vitamin Level Testing

If you have persistent issues like thinning hair, fatigue, osteoporosis, memory problems, immune issues, balance problems, or muscle aches despite taking vitamins, you may want to take a vitamin level test. A vitamin level test can determine if a deficiency is causing symptoms.

Micronutrient Testing

The micronutrient test assesses how multiple micronutrients are functioning within white blood cells. Symptoms of a deficiency include weakness, fatigue, hair loss, vision problems, muscle aches and pains, weakened immune system, loss of appetite, nausea, bone problems, or abdominal pain.

Diabetes & Hemoglobin A1C

Diabetes is the 6th leading cause of death in America and the fastest growing disease. High blood sugar can be caused by many things, including poor diet, medications, liver disease, mineral deficiencies, toxic elements, chronic infections, and digestion problems.

Proper testing is crucial for assessing all aspects of your health. Testing for hemoglobin A1C and fasting blood glucose does not give you a full clinical picture.

The most important question to ask when treating diabetes with medication is this: where does glucose go when it drops from 300 to 120? The glucose isn’t eliminated or destroyed; instead, it’s forced into other cells, including the eyes and kidneys. This could lead to kidney disease and visual disturbances – or even blindness.

Type II diabetes can nearly always be reversed. Even Type I diabetes can be greatly improved.

Remember, the less insulin and medication you need, the better you are and longer you will live.

Proper testing and retesting ensures our customized plan is working. It verifies progress we have made at managing and reversing your diabetes.

Thyroid Testing

There are eight blood tests crucial for assessing thyroid function, including:

  1. Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
  2. Free T4 (fT3)
  3. Free T3 (fT3)
  4. Reverse T3 (rT3)
  5. Antibodies (ANTI-TPO, Anti-TG)
  6. Vitamin D
  7. Vitamin B12
  8. Ferritin/Iron

Thyroid hormones help the body use energy and stay warm. They also keep your brain, heart, muscles, and other organs working as they should.

Thyroid tests can help diagnose hypothyroidism. Symptoms of hypothyroidism include fatigue, weight gain, increased sensitivity to cold, constipation, and increased blood cholesterol levels.

Hypothyroidism in children could lead to delayed and poor growth, delayed puberty, and poor mental development.

Thyroid tests can also help diagnose hyperthyroidism. Symptoms of hyperthyroidism include swollen thyroid glands, prominent eyes, increased metabolic rate, irregular or rapid heartbeat, shaking hands, increased sweating, irritability and restlessness, and weakness.

Stool Testing

An FDA-cleared colon disease test checks for the early warning signs of colorectal disease. It’s a superior screening test because there’s no stool handling, no dietary restrictions, and it’s easy to perform at home: just throw a test pad into the toilet after a bowel movement & wait for the pad to change color, then flush the pad.

Salivary Hormone Testing

Saliva testing is an easy, non-invasive, and proven way to check hormone balance. Unlike urine or blood testing, salivary hormone testing measures bioavailable hormones. 3 to 5 Business Day Turnaround.

CardioMetabolic Testing

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the 2nd leading cause of death in North America. Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) is a risk factor for (CVD) & renal damage. It’s important to detect the condition early and reduce risk factors before the disease progresses.

Plasma Methylation Testing

Normal metabolism of methionine is critical for cellular transmethylation of DNA, proteins, and neurotransmitters. Aberrant methionine can occur in people of all ages. It’s associated with a range of conditions, including cardiovascular disease and cancer. Test results guide the path towards optimal health outcomes.

Iodine, Pre & Post Load

Iodine insufficiency is associated with subclinical thyroid deficiency, weight gain, loss of energy, goiter, and impaired mental function (brain fog). This test is useful for weight gain, immune response, thyroid function, and estrogen metabolism.

Urine and Plasma Amino Acids Test

Amino acid analysis helps detect dietary protein adequacy and amino acid balance, gastrointestinal dysfunction, forms of protein intolerance, renal & hepatic dysfunction, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, psychiatric abnormalities, inflammatory response, and oxidative stress. This test uses plasma.

Folate Metabolism Test

This test is useful for prenatal care, cardiovascular disease, neurotransmitter imbalances, behavioral disorders, genetic disorders, and elevated homocysteine. It’s a useful add-on to the functional plasma methylation profile.

DNA Methylation Test

The DNA methylation profile checks for single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) shown to influence many aspects of health, including insulin sensitivity, bone health, cancer risks, cardiovascular health, fertility, neurotransmitter imbalance, mitochondrial function, metabolism, and methylation.

Glutathione & Erythrocytes Test

Glutathione (GSH) is the most abundant and important intracellular antioxidant. Checking GSH levels in erythrocytes can help gauge the overall health of your cells and their ability to endure toxic challenges. Low levels are linked to cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and alcoholism.

Urine Porphyrins Test

A urine porphyrins test could help spot genetic disorders, metabolic issues, inflammation, and toxin exposure. Urinary porphyrins are oxidized metabolites of heme biosynthesis, and abnormal levels are associated with genetic disorders, metabolic disturbances, anemias, oxidative stress, and exposure to toxic chemicals and metals.

Female Hormone Panel

A female hormone panel can reveal crucial insights into female health. It involves 5 panel tests, including estradiol (for menstrual cycle abnormalities, fertility issues, tumors, and vaginal bleeding), estrogen / DHEA (to diagnose fertility issues and hormonal balance issues), free and total testosterone level tests, and tests for polycystic ovarian syndrome, ovarian tumors, and adrenal gland tumors.

Female Cancer Panel

A female cancer panel checks for the presence of ovarian, breast, or pancreatic cancer cells. To do that, the test evaluates chemicals made by tumor cells vulnerable for detection in the blood, including carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) cells for colon cancer.

Male Cancer Panel

The male cancer panel measures abnormal tumor markers. It’s recommended for men, especially those with a family history. The test checks for prostate, pancreatic, testes, kidney, large intestine (colon and rectal), stomach, lung, liver, and breast cancer cells. The sooner we find the problem the better the prognosis.

Male Hormone Panel

Male hormone imbalances impact sleep, weight, sex drive, energy, mood, muscle mass, metabolic rate, heart rate, digestive function, and cholesterol levels. Signs of hormone imbalances including poor sleep, chronic tiredness, bloating, constant illness, low sex drive, and more.

UA Dipstick

A urine dipstick is a basic diagnostic tool to determine pathological changes in a patient’s urine. The analysis tests for the presence of protein, glucose, ketones, hemoglobin, bilirubin, urobilinogen, acetone, nitrate, and leukocytes while also testing pH, specific gravity, and infection.

UTEC (Urine Toxic Element Challenge) Test

The UTEC test evaluates one’s exposure to toxic heavy metals and the wasting of nutrients in the body. Metal toxicities are buried deep in the bones, brain, tissues & organs. Symptoms include headaches, cognitive decline, depression, cancer, diabetes, GI issues, skin rashes, anemia, and renal impairment.

Alcat Food Sensitivity Test

The Alcat test uncovers food and chemical sensitivities by testing your body’s response to 450 substances. A single test can reveal surprising substances that trigger chronic inflammation and related health issues.

The test includes:

  • 250 foods
  • 50 functional foods and medicinal herbs
  • 30 food additives, colorings, and preservatives
  • 40 additives, preservatives, and environmental chemicals
  • 20 molds
  • 20 antibiotics and anti-inflammatory agents
  • 64 male and female herbs

The Alcat Test is a food screening test. It does not diagnose a disease, but it may help chronic conditions associated with or influenced by food, including:

  • Digestive disorders like bloating, constipation, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Metabolic disorders, weight management, obesity, and type II Diabetes
  • Inflammatory conditions that affect skin, joints or respiratory system
  • General inflammatory conditions involving overactive immune function

By checking your blood, the Alcat test measures personalized nutrition at the cellular level. It analyzes your body’s cellular response to challenges from a wide range of substances, delivering unique and personalized insight into your health.

Meal Planning Tools

Dr. Jumper generates individual meal planning tools based on the results of the Alcat food sensitivity test and other dietary restrictions. By eliminating moderate or mildly reactive foods from your diet, you could optimize health and wellness.

Methyl Detox Profile

The methyl detox profile test lets you personalize dietary and nutritional supplementation based on your genetic profile. It tests critical genes in the methylation pathway, which is the major part of detoxification and the metabolic cycle. You can intelligently use nutritional supplements based on your genetics. Get comprehensive insights into the functional status of 3 major genes associated with the methionine/homocysteine cycle.

Standard MTHFR genotyping only checks folic acid metabolism. A methyl detox test expands to give you a more complete picture of your body’s detoxification abilities.

Conditions targeted with this test include:

  • Cardiovascular diseases like hypertension, coronary artery disease, and stroke
  • Neurological disorders like depression, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, ADD/ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, chronic fatigue syndrome, migraines, and insomnia
  • Metabolic conditions like metabolic syndrome, diabetes, kidney disease, reduced ability to metabolize medications, and multiple chemical sensitivities
  • Eye diseases like macular degeneration
  • Cancers like colorectal and breast cancer
Candida Albicans Test

Candidiasis is an infection caused by Candida fungi. Most yeast infections are caused by Candida albicans, which naturally resides in your gut, skin, and mouth. But when Candida grows out of control and becomes systemic, it leads to noticeable symptoms – like a general feeling of being unwell all over your body. Because yeast lives all over your body, Candidiasis can lead to diverse symptoms like feeling drained or “sick all over” because yeast lives in many areas of the body.

Common symptoms include:

  • Acne
  • Bloating and gas
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Night sweats
  • Irritability
  • Intestinal cramping
  • Sinus infections
  • Recurring genital or urinary tract infections
  • Digestive issues
  • Oral thrush
  • Bladder infections
  • Decreased libido
  • Depression
  • PMS
  • Chemical sensitivities
  • Nagging cough
  • Sugar and salt cravings
  • Cravings for foods rich in carbs and yeast

Many things can cause the overgrowth of Candida, including oral contraceptives, heavy metals, liver dysfunction, diabetes, processed foods, sugar, and alcohol.

Candida medications target symptoms, but they don’t address the root cause. This could cause Candida to keep coming back. A Candidiasis test identifies the root cause to help you regain optimal health.

Celiac, IBS, & Crohn’s Array (CICA) Testing

Find out if gluten is impacting your health. There are three testing options, including:

  1. Celiac, IBS, and Crohn’s Array (CICA): Full Array (Genetic + Serological)
  2. Celiac, IBS, and Crohn’s Array (CICA): Genetic-only
  3. Celiac, IBS, and Crohn’s Array (CICA): Serologic/Antibody-only

Celiac disease is a chronic immune disorder triggered by gluten ingestion. It leads to damage of the intestinal lining and causes diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss, bloating, and anemia.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder that affects the large intestine, leading to diarrhea, abdominal pain, cramps, bloating, and flatulence.

Crohn’s disease is chronic inflammation of the digestive tract that leads to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss, and malnutrition.

Here’s how our testing process works:

  1. Complete a quick, free, online quiz. Provide basic information about your health, lifestyle, and goals. Mention specific health issues you want to address with a test, if any.
  2. Attend an in-person or virtual consultation with Dr. Jumper. Dr. Jumper uses his decades of experience to recommend the optimal tests for identifying the root cause of your symptoms.
  3. Receive practical recommendations and valuable health insight. Dr. Jumper analyzes your test results, then reviews those results with you. We create a customized plan based on your recommendations. You can start implementing those recommendations today.

The right test can identify problems with your body long before symptoms appear. The sooner you identify a condition, the sooner you can address it.

Our tests are reputable, science-backed tests performed by the nation’s leading independent laboratories.

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