Lab Test Instructions

As a functional medicine practice, we oftentimes see patients that just feel “not quite right” – where there is no one dominant symptom that can point us in the right direction. Examples can range from chronic bloating, unexplained headaches or migraines, chronic fatigue, insomnia, to any number of vague symptoms.

Beyond exploring possible lifestyle factors to identify the root cause of chronic dis-ease or wellness challenges, we frequently use advanced functional medicine lab testing that provide valuable information about health at the cellular level.

The test results help guide our treatment recommendations in major ways – allowing us to craft an approach unique to your situation, genetics, and biochemistry.

Comprehensive Functional Blood Work at Dr. Alex’s Integrative Medicine Clinic

At Dr. Alex’s Integrative Medicine Clinic, we believe in the power of precision, humor, and comprehensive care in the journey towards optimal health. Our approach to diagnostic medicine is rooted in understanding the intricate stories our bodies tell through various markers and signals. That’s why we specialize in comprehensive functional blood work that goes beyond the basics to offer you a deeper insight into your health.

Why Choose Comprehensive Functional Blood Work?

Our bodies are complex systems, and understanding their needs requires a detailed and nuanced approach. Traditional blood tests often skim the surface, providing a snapshot that might miss the subtler signs of imbalance or potential health issues. Our comprehensive functional blood work dives deeper, encompassing a broad range of tests designed to give a fuller picture of your health. This includes:

  • Complete Blood Count (CBC): A foundational test that gives critical information about the types and numbers of cells in your blood, including red and white blood cells and platelets.
  • Metabolic Panel: An essential tool that evaluates your body’s metabolism, including blood sugar levels, electrolyte and fluid balance, and kidney function, to ensure your body’s systems are running smoothly.
  • Thyroid Panel: The thyroid plays a crucial role in regulating your body’s metabolism, energy production, and more. Our thyroid panel helps us understand how your thyroid is functioning and how it affects your overall health.
  • And More: Depending on your unique health story, we might suggest additional tests, such as hormone panels, nutrient profiles, or markers of inflammation and autoimmunity. Each of these tests helps us build a comprehensive understanding of your health, guiding us toward personalized, effective interventions.

Our Partnership with LabCorp

To ensure that our patients receive the highest quality of care and precision in testing, we’ve partnered with LabCorp, a leading global life sciences company known for its innovation in medical laboratory tests. This partnership allows us to offer you convenient, efficient, and reliable lab testing services, making the process as smooth and informative as possible.

What Sets Us Apart?

At Dr. Alex’s Clinic, we blend the art and science of medicine, believing that laughter, warmth, and understanding are just as vital to healing as meticulous medical protocols. We’re here to guide you through the complexities of your health with a touch of humor, a breadth of knowledge, and a commitment to personalized, integrative care. Whether you’re dealing with specific health concerns or seeking to optimize your well-being, our comprehensive functional blood work is the first step toward understanding and achieving your health goals.

Let’s embark on this journey together. Discover the difference comprehensive, personalized care can make in your life. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to schedule your comprehensive functional blood work.


The FDA-approved GI-MAP test by Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory was designed to detect intestinal microbes that may be disturbing normal microbial balance or contributing to illness. The test is also an important indicator of digestion, absorption, inflammation, and immune function.

Organic Acid Test

Organic acids are metabolic intermediates produced in pathways of central energy production, detoxification, neurotransmitter breakdown, and intestinal microbial activity. Accumulation of specific organic acids in urine often signals a metabolic inhibition or block. This abnormality may be due to a nutrient deficiency, an inherited enzyme deficit, toxic build-up, or drug effect. An organic acids urine test helps reveal activity and changes at the metabolic level, helping practitioners discover hidden issues and pinpoint where therapeutic focus is needed.


The DUTCH test (Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones) is a very informative test for anyone considering bioidentical hormone therapy, or suspects they might have a hormone problem. The test is done four times in a day, and the strips are then used to provide a complete hormone panel, including metabolites, effectively replacing multiple testing methods.