Laboratory tests of functional medicine in Be Balanced

Analysis of intestinal microbiome

This is a very comprehensive analysis of a stool sample, which we send to the German laboratory Biovis Diagnostik MVZ GmbH. This test informs us in detail about the biodiversity of the intestinal environment, possible dysbiosis or the disparity between beneficial and potentially pathogenic bacteria, the number of individual bacterial strains is also measured, whether we have a reasonable amount, excessive or insufficient, and the presence of parasites and fungi is tested.

In addition, in the expanded variant, the level of histamine and zonulin is mentioned, the latter being considered a marker of increased intestinal permeability. The evaluation takes about 3 weeks.

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DNA health test

This test is also a product of Danish Nordic laboratories. Evaluates genetic variations in several areas of health – lipid metabolism, methylation, detoxification, inflammation, oxidative stress, bone health, insulin sensitivity, food reactions (caffeine, iron, PUFA, salt, bitter taste, alcohol, gluten, lactose) and metabolism vitamins (vitamin A, D, B12 and C). According to individual genetic variations, we can suggest changes in diet, lifestyle or appropriate dietary supplements to optimize health, energy, longevity and disease prevention.

The sample is newly taken from a drop of blood from a finger prick. If the client does not dare to pick up at home, it is possible to do so at Be Balanced MUDr. Tereza Černá. For children or clients who do not manage this collection, you can order a kit and remove the care from saliva. (In this case, the sample is taken with a simple swab from the buccal mucosa in the oral cavity.)

The evaluation takes about 2-3 weeks. This test is suitable not only for identifying risk factors that may play a role in the development of chronic diseases, but also in prevention. Another advantage is that we have the same genes for life, so we only need to perform the test once.

Hair analysis

It is a non-invasive method of determining exposure to heavy metals and possible deficiencies of various mineral elements. The level of 17 different metals such as aluminum, arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury and about 20 other minerals such as calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, iron, iodine, etc. is tested. The sample is evaluated by the Danish laboratory Nordic laboratories, the evaluation takes about 10 days.

This test can be helpful in finding the causes of fatigue syndrome, depression, arterial hypertension, impaired glucose tolerance, decreased kidney function, various neurological symptoms, malabsorption, and more.

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DUTCH Complete

This is a very detailed hormonal test, focusing on sex hormones, adrenal hormones and their metabolites. It also includes a cortisol curve and a melatonin level. Collection is very simple, the test is performed from several urine samples. It is suitable for both men and women, it helps to find the cause if you suffer from eg depression, fatigue, decreased libido, mood swings, premenstrual syndrome, menopausal symptoms, weight gain, excessive hair loss, sleep disorders. Processing and evaluation of the test takes about 3-4 weeks.

You will receive a sampling set with instructions for each test, so you can take a sample in the comfort of your home. The price of the tests also includes the transport of the sample back to the laboratory via the DHL courier service; you can coordinate the date of the sample collection via our reception. The subsequent evaluation of the results and their interpretation and the recommendation of the next therapeutic plan will be discussed again with the doctor of functional medicine.

The current price list of tests, including all the above-mentioned services, can be found here.

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