Lab Details

Mediator Release Test (MRT) Leap 170

→ The MRT tests for hidden inflammatory responses to 170 different food and food-chemicals.  A mediator release is the key pathological event associated with food-induced inflammation measuring the subtle volumetric changes that occur in white blood cells after a positive antigen challenge.  This test will tell us the foods that you are reactive, moderately reactive and non-reactive to.  A key component in the “Diet” part of the DRESS for Health Success program is to remove the reactive and moderately reactive items from your diet for a certain period of time. This does not mean that you need to remove all of these items forever.  Once your body begins to heal we can start the reintroduction process.


→ This test includes markers for gluten sensitivity (anti-gliadin IgA), inflammation in the gut (calprotectin), immunity in the gut (SIgA), pancreatic enzyme sufficiency (elastase), and occult blood. It also looks for the presence of pathogens – including H Pylori and other bacteria, parasites, worms, and viruses – in the gastrointestinal tract.  To detect pathogens, the lab uses Real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), or quantitative PCR (qPCR), which combines amplification and detection into one step. qPCR “is one of the most powerful and sensitive gene analysis techniques available to detect the DNA of microorganisms.

The Dutch Complete

→ The Precision Analytical DUTCH hormone test panel provides you with detailed information on how adrenal and sex hormones are being produced AND metabolized in the body. DUTCH stands for Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones.  The DUTCH test was amazing already but they have recently made it even better by adding organic acid tests (OATs) to the DUTCH Complete™ tests — at no extra charge! This additional information will give us an even more comprehensive understanding into the hormone and adrenal picture, especially when it comes to commonly reported symptoms such as fatigue, anxiety, insomnia, depression, motivation, sex drive, estrogen dominance, and stress.  Your results include:

• Analysis of 35 different hormones: estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, and cortisol along with their metabolites
• Daily free cortisol patterns to provide insight into ‘adrenal fatigue’ or symptoms of chronic stress
• Oxidative Stress Marker – 8-Hydroxy-2-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG)
• Melatonin

Neurotransmitter markers:
• Homovanillate (HVA) – the primary dopamine metabolite
• Vanilmandelate (VMA) – the primary norepinephrine and epinephrine metabolite

Nutritional organic acids:
• Methylmalonate (MMA) – elevated if patients are vitamin B12 deficient
• Xanthurenate – elevated if patients are vitamin B6 deficient
• Pyroglutamate – elevated if patients are glutathione deficient