Lab & Testing
The Gonino Center for Healing offers an extensive list of available in-house testing which leads to faster results times. If we do not have a specific test, we will order it for you. As the patient, your comfort and convenience is paramount to us. Below is a list of testing available.
The microscopy is the first testing you will have at the practice. With a small finger stick we can analyze the whole of your bloodstream with this dark field microscope. Candida levels, toxic exposure, vitamin and nutrient deficiencies along with other blood cell formation analysis can all be seen with this testing. Guess what? You will see it too, right on T.V. as our microscoper Brittany Barnhill introduces you to the biome of your bloodstream! Dr. Gonino will then use this as a tool to customize your personal wellness program.
Complete Thyroid Panel
CompleteThyroid Panel - A typical thyroid panel does not give us the adequate amount of information needed to understand how you convert thyroid hormones. Complete Thyroid will include;
Complete Thyroid Panel - Free T3, Free T4, Reverse T3, Anti-TPO, TgAb and TSH
TSH, Free T4, Free T3, Reverse T3 - "Free" measures what is unbound and useable. RT3 is a hormone that binds your T3 receptors and slows your metabolism. We can teach you the ways to reduce it.
Thyroid Antibodies - Both are needed: anti TPO and TgAb, which helps us determine if you have an auto immune thyroid issue.
Four Iron - Ferritin, Serum iron, % saturation and TIBC - High Ferritin can point to high inflammation, high ferritin/serum iron / % saturation can point to hemochromatosis, a genetic mutation. High serum iron and low ferritin can point to an MTHFR mutation
Saliva Adrenal Cortisol (ZRT) - Measures stress hormones and how cortisol differs throughout the day
B-12, Cortisol, DHEA, Iodine - Brain Hormones, Sex Hormones, Adrenal Hormones and Thyroid. Iodine is the major cofactor and stimulator for thyroid peroxidase (TPO) which converts one of your thyroid hormones, T4 to the active Form, T3
RBC Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium (in Chem 14 if done) - Assess true Magnesium deficiency levels. The body’s Minerals can go too low with Hypothyroidism.
MTHFR – It is a genetic defect that reduces the body’s ability to detox itself by 30-70 percent, depending on the variant inherited. 85% of the population has some variation of the mutation, and most don’t know they have it. Dr Gonino recommends this test because the body is unable to detox itself properly, things like heavy metals, fungus, chemicals and histamines build up causing inflammation. MTHFR is an enzyme involved in the metabolism of folate and homocysteine. It plays a role in maintaining cellular folate levels and is a cofactor needed to convert homocysteine to methionine.
Food Allergy And Environmental Testing
A simple blood draw, results are available within 2-4 weeks. Testing includes 88 total foods and 36 total environmental elements (this is for basic testing) expanded testing is available.
Toxic Element Clearance Profile (also known as Heavy Metal Test)
Testing conducted by 24 hour urine collection and hair analysis. Results are available in 2-4 weeks, testing includes 19 total parasitology, bacterial and yeast pathogens.
Igenex Lyme Panel
Lyme Panel B – (IGeneX – 6050) and Bartonella ePCR Panel (Galaxy)– Antibody test is used to determine if you have been infected with Borrelia Burgdorferi (tick bite); the bacterium that causes Lyme disease along with other co-infections. Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash called erythema migraines. If left untreated, infection can spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system
CDSA (Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis)
3 day stool collection, testing includes parasitology, bacterial and yeast pathogens. Results are available in 2-4 weeks.
Testing conducted by, saliva and blood draw, results are available in 2-4 weeks
Stool collection designed as a non-invasive “pre-colonoscopy” pre-screening for the risk of colon cancer. Results are available in 4-6 weeks.
Vitamin & mineral analysis. All testing conducted by blood draw.
Consists of chemistry, nutritional and comprehensive test to give us insight into cardiovascular function.
Micro-nutrient Profile Test
Micro-nutrients like anti-oxidants and their functioning capabilities in your body.
Physical exams for both men, women, and children are provided by all practitioners.