addition to regular blood tests offered
by physicians, such as CBC, chemical panels, lipid and thyroid
tests and so on, Dr. Koles offers unique tests you can't
find at a regular doctor's office.
tests performed at doctor's offices aim to assess pathology
and sickness. They are excellent tools for figuring out
if any bodily systems are diseased. With the advent of functional
and nutritional medicine, tests have also been developed
to identify imbalances and interactions of physiological
systems. Rather than wait for disease to strike, integrative
physicians can identify and treat a functional imbalance
before it becomes a real illness. For chronic conditions,
functional laboratory tests can help identify the true cause
the U-OK Optimal Health Center, we offer numerous tests
that can pinpoint areas of dysfunction in your body. Though
we can't list every test we offer, we want to give you a
clear idea of testing services available from our office:
Stress Analysis (Blood & Urine)
Digestive Stool Analysis
Overgrowth of the Small Intestine
Intolerance Breath Test
Pylori Antibody Assay
Element Clearance Profile
Analysis, Packed Erythrocytes
Element Exposure Profile
Urine Element Profile (24 hr and Creatinine)
& Metabolic Fatty Acids Analysis
Testing using both IgG (delayed reaction) and IgE (immediate
measures serum levels ofIgE and total IgG antibodies for
88 combined or vegetarian foods. The test results are then
used to develop a customized rotational diet and supplementation
Profile measures serum IgE antibody levels to 36
regional environmental inhalants.
Spice Profile measures serum levels ofIgE and total
IgG antibodies for 24 frequendy used culinary herbs and
Profile measures serum levels of IgE and total IgE
antibodies to 15 common molds
Profile measures Total IgA to rule out false negatives
in IgA immunodeficient individuals, and the Endomysial IgA
as a reflex when indicated. Anti-GLiadin IgA and IgG is
available to establish levels and use as a monitoring tool
for successful elimination of gluten.
is a comprehensive analysis of thyroid hormone secretion
and metabolism, including central thyroid regulation and
activity, peripheral thyroid function, and thyroid autoimmunity.
This serum test allows Dr. Koles to pinpoint commonly occurring
imbalances that underlie a broad spectrum of chronic illness.
Resorption Assessment is a simple, direct urinary
assay of pyridinium crosslinks and deoxypyridinoline, useful
in identifying current rate of bone loss, lytic bone disease,
and efficacy of bone support therapies.
Stress Profile is a salivary assay of cortisol and
DHEA, imbalances of which are associated with ailments ranging
from obesity and menstrual disorders to immune deficiency
and increased risk of cardiovascular disease. The test also
Melatonin Profile analyzes three saliva samples
for the secretion pattern of this important hormone. Melatonin
imbalance has been associated with Seasonal Affective Disorder,
infertility, sleep disorders, and compromised immune function.
assesses urine metabolites to evaluate four critical areas
of metabolism: gastrointestinal function, cellular energy
production, neurotransmitter processing, and amino acid-organic
acid balance. Test results can be used to address chronic
systemic complaints: fatigue and mood disorders to headaches,
muscular/joint pain, and digestive problems.
Energy Profile evaluates fourteen organic acids
that play a pivotal role in the generation of cell energy.
Using a urine sample, the test can reveal metabolic distress
associated with generalized pain and fatigue, which may
arise in response to toxic exposure, nutrient imbalances,
digestive dysfunction, and other causes. The profile also
analyzes mitochondrial dysfunction and acquired errors of
organic acid metals.
Detoxification Profile analyzes saliva, blood, and
after- challenge doses of caffeine, aspirin, and acetaminophen
in order to assess the Phase I and Phase II functional capacity
of the liver to convert and clear toxic substances from
the body. This profile includes markers for oxidative stress
and important antioxidants. The standard profile analyzes
saliva and urine to assess the Phase I and Phase II functional
capacity of the liver to convert and clear toxic substances
from the body.
Stress Analysis (Blood & Urine) identifies markers
of hydroxyl radical activity, urine lipid peroxides, reduced
glutathione, superoxide dismutase, and glutathione peroxidase,
following a challenge dose of aspirin and acetaminophen.
Offered by itself or included in the Comprehensive Detoxification
Profile. Especially useful in cases of chronic fatigue,
xenobiotic exposure, and chronic illnesses.
Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA)
is a non-invasive test that analyzes digestion and absorption,
bacterial balance and metabolism, yeast and immune status.
It's indicated for patients with irritable bowel syndrome,
indigestion, malabsorption, dysbiosis, other GI-related
problems, and many systemic disorders.
Parasitology Panel evaluates stool for presence
of parasites and levels of beneficial flora, imbalanced
flora, pathogenic bacteria, and yeast. This profile accurately
identifies a wide range of protozoal parasites, including
amoebae, flagellates, ciliates, coccidia and microsporidia.
For patients with abdominal pain, chronic diarrhea, and
other GI-related symptoms.
Permeability Assessment analyzes urine for the clearance
of two non-metabolized sugars, lactulose and mannitol. Identifies
"leaky gut" and malabsorption.
Overgrowth of the Small Intestine Breath Test measures
timed breath samples for hydrogen and methane gases released
in response to lactulose challenge. Indicates overgrowth
of bacteria in the small intestine, a common cause of Irritable
Bowel Syndrom and other chronic symptoms of maldigestion
and malabsorption, including bloating, gas, diarrhea, irregularity,
and abdominal pain.
Intolerance Breath Test measures timed breath samples
for hydrogen and methane gases released in response to lactose
challenge. Detects lactose malabsorption, which often underlies
chronic symptoms of bloating, gas, diarrhea, and abdominal
pylori Antibody Assay assays blood for IgG antibodies
to H. pylori, the leading cause of peptic ulcers, chronic
gastritis, and increased risk of gastric cancer. Also provides
a simple and sensitive clinical tool for monitoring eradication
Toxic Element Clearance Profile (24 hr and Creatinine)
measures urinary excretion of 20 toxic metals. This test
should be implemented when only a focused evaluation of
exposure to toxic metals is desired.
blood or hair samples for levels of toxic and nutrient elements.
Toxicities and nutrient insufficiencies are identified,
allowing for targeted interventions.
Analysis, Packed Erythrocytes measures red blood
cell intracellular concentrations of 6 toxic elements and
6 nutrient elements. Indicated for patients suspected of
recent toxic element exposure and for evaluation of mineral
Element Exposure Profile assesses levels of 22 potentially
damaging elements using a hair sample. Indicated for patients
with suspected exposure to toxic elements.
Urine Element Profile (24 hr and Creatinine) measures
urinary excretion of 15 nutrient elements and 20 toxic metals,
including "classic" toxics such as lead, mercury,
and arsenic, as well as newer technology toxics such as
niobium. This is an ideal test for patients suspected of
toxic metal exposure as well as potential nutrient mineral
Acids Analysis examines fasting blood or 24-hour
urine samples for 40+ amino acids. Results can provide valuable
biochemical information about many disorders, including
chronic fatigue, learning disabilities, depression and immune
& Metabolic Fatty Acids Analysis evaluates the
level of red cell membrane or plasma fatty acids, imbalances
which significantly affect inflammatory and other disorders.
By knowing the various fatty acid levels, one can reestablish
a balance using nutritional intervention.
(Bioenergetic Sensitivity and Enzyme Therapy) is a system
designed for assessment and elimination of allergies to
foods, environmental allergens, chemical sensitivities and
many common, and uncommon, allergens. BioSET involves electromagnetic
testing with a computerized electro-acupuncture device for
acupuncture meridian sensitivity.
Kinesiology, developed by Dr. George Goodheart in 1964,
uses bioenergetic feedback through testing the strength
of various muscles in the body. This highly individualized,
in-depth sytem of analysis, allows the doctor to assess
various aspects of a patient's state of health by evaluating
and treating postural and muscular imbalances, neurovascular
and neurolymphatic points, subluxation, cranial-sacral movement,
acupuncture meridians and nutritional status. This is a
highly effective treatment system which focuses on whole