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Functional Lab Testing in San Diego

At Spark Health, we believe that wellness starts with an intimate understanding of how the individual’s body functions. The Spark Health Process leverages a variety of exams in order to bring an unprecedented level of transparency to the human body. Functional Lab Tests, or Specialty Lab Tests, evaluate the organ system and cater treatments to the individual, promoting sustainable mental and physical health. These tests offer an avenue for proactive health treatment as opposed to reactive.

Specialized Lab Tests & Analysis

Food Sensitivities

Comprehensive IgG Food Allergy Test – This test measures the levels of over 100 individual IgG antibodies present in the body. IgG Antibodies do not produce the immediate histamine response associated with the IgE antibodies of typical food allergies. IgG antibodies manifest themselves as bloating, headaches, muscle aches or even cognitive dysfunction. These delayed responses have lead IgG reactions to be called “Food Sensitivities” or “Food Intolerance”

Cholesterol & Cardiovascular Risk

Cardiac Function and Inflammatory Profile – The Spark Health blood panel assesses an unrivaled range of biomarkers, leveraging cutting edge technologies in immunoassay. This blood exam can aid in the early detection and management of inflammatory conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis. The Spark Health blood panel effectively identifies threshold level quantities of blood biomarkers linked to heart health and vascular integrity. The ability to measure incremental changes in the progression of a condition helps The Spark Health Team develop the most efficient treatment plan available.

Micronutrient Deficiencies

Nutritional Assessment – This test measures the presence of amino acids and core nutrients in the body. The results are grouped into 5 key areas and provide a foundation from which The Spark Health team can provide information and guidance on a patient’s individual nutritional vitals. Nutritional deficiencies are a common cause in chronic conditions such as:

  • Mood Disorder (Anxiety, Depression, Sleep Disturbance)
  • Fibromyalgia or Fatigue
  • Optimal Health and Sports Fitness

The results of The Spark Health Nutritional Assessment provide insight into more than 100 individual biomarkers and how they compare to ideal values. These results enable The Spark Health team the keys to prescribing an ideal vitamin or IV schedule.

Hormone Balancing
Functional Lab Testing

Digestive Function

GI Effects Function Profile- This test provides information for the management of gut health.  Gastrointestinal health and function is crucial for sustainable well-being.  Analyzing the unique gastrointestinal microbiome along with digestion and inflammation biomarkers provides a wealth of information that helps identify the cause of common symptoms such as gas, bloating, indigestion, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and constipation.

Neurotransmitter Levels

Neurotransmitter Profile – The Spark Health Neurotransmitter Profile tests the level of 12 neurotransmitters, 5 major and 7 secondary, involved in proper mood and cognitive function. Imbalances in neurotransmitter levels affect Cardiovascular Health, Concentration, Mood, Sleep, and Weight Management. The Spark Health Neurotransmitter Profile enables our team to guide you towards peak mental acuity.

Genetic Predispositions

Genomics Screening – One of the most cutting edge fields in the scientific community currently, genome mapping and the examination an individual’s genetics provides the framework for personalized medical recommendations. The Spark Health Genomic Screen uncovers potential genetic susceptibility to:

  • Neurodegenerative Disorders
  • Hereditary Cancer
  • Cardiac Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Developmental Issues
  • Detoxification Capacity
  • Oxidative Stress

The Spark Health Genomic Screen highlights potential threats and offers recommendations to maintain peak physical and mental health.