Lab Testing

Lab Testing

Lab Testing services offered in Calabasas, CA

Functional lab testing is a more in-depth method of finding out the reasons behind your health issues, and it can also help create a road map to optimal preventive medicine for your unique situation. At Calabasas Medicine Group, Sagi Cohen, MD, and Nathan Alyesh, MD, offer in-house functional lab testing conveniently in their Calabasas, California, office. To learn more about how valuable this type of testing can be for you, call the office or click online booking now.

Lab Testing Q&A

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine is a biology-based approach to whole-person health care. While traditional medicine often focuses on relieving the symptoms of illness and disease, functional medicine physicians like the Calabasas Medicine Group team look for the cause of those symptoms. 

Then, they provide customized medical care to address your underlying issues so you can achieve long-term symptom relief. Functional medicine looks at the whole picture of your health to give you true solutions instead of just giving you a temporary fix.

What is functional lab testing?

Functional lab testing refers to a series of lab tests, such as blood, urine, and saliva tests, that use unique testing parameters to detect health problems that might not be detected with routine lab testing. 

Many people with chronic symptoms like stomach cramps, fatigue, weight gain, and other issues have typical results on ordinary lab tests. Unfortunately, that leaves them without answers and forces them to continually treat their symptoms instead of their underlying disease. 

Functional lab testing analyzes your specimens in a much more in-depth manner and detects problems that ordinary lab tests don’t check for. And it can identify these issues early, even before you start having symptoms. These tests can detect common issues such as:

  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Chronic inflammation
  • Heavy metal toxicity
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Gut problems
  • Food sensitivities, and allergies

Calabasas Medicine Group collects specimens in the office, making functional medicine testing convenient and easy. They also perform other advanced tests in the office, like diagnostic ultrasounds.

What do my functional lab testing results mean?

The Calabasas Medicine Group team provides a comprehensive report with extensive information about your health and medical needs. They’ll explain your results, give you an accurate diagnosis if you’re sick, and work with you to create a personalized wellness plan. 

Because functional medicine focuses on healing from within, treatment plans often involve lifestyle changes, like eating a diet right for your body or taking supplements to restore your nutrient levels. Of course, you’ll also get any other treatments you need, including medication and other types of therapy, so you can take control of your wellness. 

Calabasas Medicine Group offers functional lab testing in its concierge medicine program, which means you get highly customized care and plenty of time with your physicians. To learn more, call the office or click the online scheduler now.