Functional laboratory testing and evaluation are critical components of gaining a more comprehensive understanding of how your patient’s body functions. Having the ability to test for – instead of just guessing – which biochemical, nutrient, microbial, hormonal etc., imbalances are present is invaluable to creating the most targeted, individualized, effective therapeutic strategy.
Functional laboratory testing may include blood, saliva, stool, urine, or hair samples to provide information about a variety of systems, including metabolic, nutritional, endocrine, gastrointestinal, hormonal, immune, genetic, detoxification, and others.
This workshop is designed to expand and refine a clinician’s diagnostic abilities to understand root causes better and diagnose disease and conditions more accurately. The program will analyze the best ways to assess the reliability and validity of a lab and examine lab ranges. Participants can expect to review various body systems and examine the latest relevant research and new developments in assessment tools.
Examine basic and advanced biological markers for human health across major body systems.
Critically appraise the technical aspects of laboratory sciences and develop a framework for assessing quality and validity.
Synthesize and apply clinical decision-making to laboratory values and understand both normal and optimal ranges.
Review advanced diagnostic markers related to longevity and optimal health.
Apply new knowledge in the clinical case review of different body systems and develop patient management skills as part of the laboratory assessment process.