The immune system is constantly keeping the body safe from harm and aware of its surroundings. The immune system is intimately connected with the nervous system and is often the root cause behind many psychiatric and mood disorders. The brain-gut connection is primarily a highway of communication between the largest internal immune organs (stomach, small and large intestines) and the brain. The immune system can also loose its ability to identify its own self; resulting in an autoimmune condition.
Assessing the immune system is a critical component to a holistic medical approach. A new lab company offers affordable immune testing for those with insurance. Vibrant-America is a new lab that we are provide through our clinic that bills insurance with a very reasonable lowest out-of-pocket cost to patients.
Do you have an autoimmune issue?
Signs and symptoms of autoimmune disorders are highly variable and can involve several different areas of the body. They may include:
Joint swelling and/or pain
Raynaud phenomenon (cold hands and feet)
Proteinuria (protein in the urine)
Neurologic symptoms such as seizures, depression, psychoses
Hemolytic anemia (low red blood cell count) or leukopenia (low white blood cell count)
The Food Intolerance Profile comprises of tests for allergy including Total IgE, Walnut allergy, Peanut Allergy, Shrimp Allergy, Chocolate Allergy, Egg Allergy, Fish Allergy, Soybean Allergy, Wheat Allergy, Beef Allergy, Pork Allergy, Seafood Mix Allergy and Milk Allergy.
The Upper Respiratory Disorder Profile comprises of tests for allergy including Box Elder, Oak, Elm, Cottonwood, Bermuda Grass, Redtop/Bentgrass, Common Ragweed, Saltwort/ Russian Thistle, Rough Marshelder, Firebush, Meadow Grass, Kentucky Blue, Johnson Grass, Cat Dander, Dog Dander, House Dust mite, Cladosporium Herbarum and Alternaria Alternata.
Connective Tissue Panel
Celiac & Gluten Sensitivity
Vibrant™ Anti-DGP IgA
Vibrant™ Anti-DGP IgG
Vibrant™ Anti-tTG IgA
Vibrant™ Anti-tTG IgG
Anti-CCP3 IgG and IgA
Celiac & Nutrition
Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
LDH (Lactate Dehydrogenase)
Liver Function Panel
Renal Function Panel
Beta Cell Function
CBC w/ differential and Platelets
Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate
Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
Luteinizing Hormone (LH)
Parathyroid Hormone (PTH)
Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)
Uric Acid Blood
Anti – TPO
T3 Free (FT3)
T4 (total Thyroxine)
T4 Free (Thyroxine)
Once you have diagnosed yourself with an autoimmune condition, there are options to manage the condition and try and identify root causation. Many autoimmune conditions stem from gastrointestinal dysbiosis combined with genetic predispositions. Other times a viral or other infection may stimulate the onset.
Holistic treatments include addressing food allergies/ sensitivities and gut bacterial imbalances. New treatments like Low Dose Naltrexone offer alternatives to immunosuppression and steroids. Once testing identifies an issues, personalized and targeted support may provide improvement in quality of life, stop progression or possibly reverse the condition.