Get the most out of your Blood work!
Have you been told "your blood tests are normal" but you know something just isn’t right? Or, do you have a health condition or disease that runs in your family that you would like to try to prevent?
Blood test results can provide a wealth of information about your health, but the key is to analyze your results based on "Functional" ranges and not the "Clinical ranges" provided by the lab. The lab Clinical ranges used today are very broad and typically are determine by averaging only sick people’s scores.
Do you want to be compared to America’s sick population and then be told you’re "well" just because your results say "normal"?
Don’t settle for “Everything looks normal”
Dr. Serle who utilizes Functional Medicine will analyze your blood work based on Functional ranges and will look at patterns within your results. This helps Dr. Serle to understand more about your state of health and what changes you need to make now to prevent more serious conditions in the future.
Examples of imbalances that can be revealed by a Functional Analysis of your blood work include: Blood sugar imbalances, Cardiovascular conditions, Metabolic syndrome, Digestive disturbances, Nutrient malabsorption, Adrenal health, Thyroid conditions, Bone loss, Nutrient deficiencies, Dehydration, and more.
Dr. Serle will analyze your blood work and provide you with a detailed report of his findings. Dr. Serle is trained in Blood Chemistry Analysis and will review each result with you and what it means for your health.
Having a complete blood test is an important step in achieving your health goals.
Don’t just settle for "Normal"! Find out how you can achieve "Optimal" health!
Functional range vs Clinical range
Clinical range (also known as Reference Range) is used to diagnose disease. Functional range is used to assess risk for disease before disease develops. The main difference between the Functional and Clinical range is the degree deviation allowed within their normal ranges. For example, the Functional range for glucose may be 80-95, but the Clinical range may be 65-110. Levels above the Clinical range may indicate diabetes. Levels above the Functional range, but before they reach the extremes of the Clinical range, may indicate insulin resistance and future risk for developing diabetes. Conventional medical training is concerned with the diagnosis of disease and rarely preventative medicine. Healthcare providers that practice preventive medicine are those most inclined to incorporate consulting patients when their levels register outside of the Functional range. If biomarkers/items tested can be managed before they fall within the Clinical range, preventive medicine can be practiced. Traditional healthcare providers usually do not embrace the concept of a functional range. Practitioners who embrace the importance of functional ranges usually are also concerned about diet, nutrition and lifestyle changes. Much of the research regarding functional ranges has been established by well-respected organizations such as the American Association of Clinical Chemist.