Lab Diagnostics

Lab Diagnostics

Nutrition, Functional Medicine & TeleMedicine Providers in Charlottesville, VA

The functional medicine approach to lab diagnostics is unique because it delves deeper into your health to find the underlying root causes of symptoms, illness, and disease. At Candid Apple: Nutrition & Functional Medicine, based in Charlottesville, Virginia,  Kerri Rachelle, RDN, LDN, CSSD, and the team of experienced registered dietitian nutritionists and functional medicine providers offer telehealth throughout the United States. Working like health detectives, they use lab diagnostics to uncover health problems and create a personalized path to wellness. Book an appointment online or call the office now. 

Lab Diagnostics Q & A

What are lab diagnostics?

Lab diagnostics are specialized tests that combine with other indicators, such as symptom assessment, family medical history, and environmental review, to uncover root health issues. There are many methods of lab tests, including saliva, breath, blood, urine, and stool evaluation. 


How are functional medicine lab diagnostics unique?

Functional medicine is a comprehensive health care approach focusing on the underlying causes of health issues, illnesses, and diseases. 

To hone in on those causes, in-depth testing is essential, so functional medicine lab diagnostics offer far more specific results and cover a much wider range of areas than traditional lab diagnostics. 

Thanks to functional medicine lab diagnostics, the Candid Apple: Nutrition & Functional Medicine team can identify problems and hidden issues with pinpoint accuracy. This allows them to work closely with you to develop a customized treatment plan. 


Who needs lab diagnostics?

You may benefit from lab diagnostics if you have issues such as: 

  • Poor decision-making
  • Focus issues
  • Memory issues
  • Brain fog
  • Word recall problems
  • Loss of mental sharpness
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Decline in mental health
  • Neurotransmitter imbalance
  • Learning difficulties
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • IBS or IBD
  • Bloating
  • Abdominal pain
  • Allergies
  • Leaky gut
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Food intolerances or sensitivities
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Celiac disease
  • Poor metabolic health
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep issues
  • Toxic exposure
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Genetic mutations
  • Thyroid issues
  • Stress
  • Chronic disease
  • Extra weight
  • Unexpected weight loss 

No matter what health issues you’re facing, lab diagnostics can help you get to the bottom of them and find solutions.


What types of lab diagnostics are available?

Candid Apple: Nutrition & Functional Medicine offers an extensive array of lab testing, including testing packages for:

  • Brain and cognitive health
  • Gut health
  • Toxic burden
  • Food sensitivities
  • Hormone health
  • Genetic screening
  • Nutritional health
  • Thyroid health 

In addition, combination packages are available. The practice offers à la carte lab testing so you can pick and choose the tests that are right for your particular needs.  


What happens after my lab diagnostics are complete?

After your test results are in, the team reviews them in detail and explains how they can translate the results into an action-oriented blueprint for wellness. Your personalized treatment plan includes nutritional recommendations, targeted supplements, and detailed lifestyle guidance. 


Candid Apple: Nutrition & Functional Medicine uses progressive and strategic approaches to chart a course for ideal health, and lab diagnostics are a crucial element of the process. Call the office or book your appointment online today.