Special Testing Specialist

La Mer Holistic Medicine

Holistic and Integrative Medicine & Behavioral Health located in Oxnard, CA

When you have chronic health issues, or when you’re just trying to get healthier so you can enjoy a long and healthy life, the best thing you can do is to start with science-based analysis. At La Mer Holistic Medicine in Oxnard, California, you’ll find a full range of special testing, including advanced hormone, genetic, and food sensitivity testing. The team of expert medical providers can identify your health issues and then help you maximize your health. Call the office or click on the online appointment scheduler now.

Special Testing Q&A

What is genetic special testing?

At La Mer Holistic Medicine, the team uses GeneSight® genetic testing. GeneSight advanced testing includes:

Psychotropic test

If you suffer from depression, anxiety, or other persistent mental health problems, the psychotropic test examines your genes to determine how you’ll respond to specific medications. 

This test can help your treatment providers select the ideal medication and determine proper dosages as you start your new treatment plan. It’s also highly effective in helping you avoid drugs that you’re sensitive to and medications that could cause side effects. 

MTHFR test

The MTHFR test checks for a specific enzyme that helps you produce mood-regulating neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin. If you don’t have enough MTHFR, you could have too little of the neurotransmitters that work like natural antidepressants.

GeneSight genetic testing can be invaluable when you’re suffering from any type of psychiatric illness and need the most targeted treatment for fast symptom relief. 

What is food sensitivity special testing? 

The La Mer Holistic Medicine team uses The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc. food sensitivity testing. These tests are an important tool in determining what specific components of foods you’re allergic or sensitive to. 

One test for food sensitivities is the Immunoglobulin G (IgG) Food MAP test. This test checks your individual genetic reaction to a number of common foods. With the results of this test, you can avoid foods that you’re hypersensitive to. 

Food sensitivity testing can make a huge difference for many chronic conditions, which may include (but are not limited to) autism spectrum disorders, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, and other serious chronic illnesses. 

What is hormone special testing?

La Mer Holistic Medicine uses the dried urine test for comprehensive hormones (DUTCH) from Precision Analytical Inc. This special testing checks your hormone levels and identifies imbalances that could cause symptoms like insomnia, weight gain, low libido, mood swings, and other issues. 

With the specific information from hormone special testing, your La Mer Holistic Medicine providers can prescribe the ideal bioidentical hormone replacement plan. 

The La Mer Holistic Medicine team is your one-stop provider for all types of special testing. If you’re ready to improve your health and get highly personalized care for chronic illness, call the office or click on the online appointment tool now.