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What is a Comprehensive Blood Chemistry Analysis with FDPN Coach Debbie Potts

How does a Functional Health Practitioner analyze a Comprehensive Blood Chemistry Panel?

A functional comprehensive blood chemistry assessment and analysis, often referred to as functional blood chemistry analysis or functional blood testing, is a type of medical evaluation that goes beyond the standard blood tests performed in a routine medical check-up. It is typically conducted by healthcare professionals who specialize in functional or integrative medicine. The goal of this assessment is to gain a more detailed and holistic understanding of a patient’s health, with a focus on identifying underlying imbalances and potential contributing factors to various health conditions.

Here are the key components of a functional comprehensive blood chemistry assessment and analysis:

  1. Comprehensive Blood Panel: This typically includes a wider range of blood markers than a standard blood test. It may cover markers for blood sugar (glucose and HbA1c), lipid profile (cholesterol and triglycerides), liver function, kidney function, electrolytes, and more.
  2. Advanced Biomarkers: Functional blood testing often includes markers that may not be part of routine blood tests. Examples include markers for inflammation (e.g., C-reactive protein or CRP), oxidative stress, nutrient levels, hormonal imbalances, and markers related to thyroid function.
  3. Nutrient and Vitamin Levels: Assessment of various vitamins and minerals in the blood, such as vitamin D, vitamin B12, folate, and iron, to determine if any deficiencies or imbalances are present.
  4. Hormonal Analysis: Testing hormones such as thyroid hormones, sex hormones (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone), adrenal hormones (cortisol and DHEA), and insulin.
  5. Metabolic Markers: Assessing markers related to metabolism, including insulin sensitivity, markers for metabolic syndrome, and cholesterol particle size.
  6. Digestive Function: Evaluating markers related to gastrointestinal health, such as markers for malabsorption and inflammation in the gut.
  7. Inflammatory Markers: Assessing markers for chronic inflammation, which can be linked to various health conditions.
  8. Autoimmune Markers: Detecting markers associated with autoimmune conditions, such as antibodies against specific tissues or organs.
  9. Toxicity and Detoxification: Assessing markers for the presence of toxins or heavy metals in the body and the effectiveness of detoxification pathways.
  10. Functional Analysis: Interpreting these results in the context of the patient’s health and symptoms, looking for patterns and imbalances that may not be evident in a standard blood test.

The functional comprehensive blood chemistry assessment and analysis aims to provide a more personalized and holistic understanding of a patient’s health, with an emphasis on identifying underlying causes of health issues rather than merely addressing symptoms. This approach allows for a more tailored and preventive approach to healthcare, helping patients make informed decisions about their diet, lifestyle, and potential interventions to optimize their health and well-being. It is often used in integrative and functional medicine practices to address chronic health issues and support overall wellness.


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