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lab tests

The 3 main tests that Dr. Cummins suggests after the first consultation are:


Stress Hormone Test that measures salivary cortisol levels at 4 different times during the day.  This test is very helpful for understanding the cause of and guiding protocols for conditions such as chronic inflammatory disease, anxiety, digestive problems, difficulty with sleep, and chronic fatigue.    


Functional Stool Analysis that looks at many different aspects of an individuals gut health including overgrowth of bad bacteria, viruses, parasites, or yeast.  The test also measures levels of good bacteria, enzyme levels, gluten sensitivity, markers for leaky gut, levels of inflammation, immune function in the gut, and fat malabsorption.  This functional stool analysis tests for bacteria such as klebsiella and prevotella that could be potential triggers for chronic inflammatory disease and autoimmunity.  This test is very helpful for understanding the cause of and guiding protocols for digestive problems, as well as for anxiety, depression, fatigue, skin problems, joint pain, and chronic inflammatory diseases such as Ankylosing Spondylitis and Rheumatoid Arthritis.    


Urinary Organic Acids Test that measures metabolites in the urine looking at many different areas.

  • The markers for Energy Production are very helpful for understanding why an individual is experiencing chronic fatigue.

  • The Neurotransmitter Metabolism Markers are very helpful for understanding the imbalances that may be contributing to problems such as anxiety, depression, fatigue, and difficulty with sleep.  

  • The Detoxification Indicators are very helpful in understanding the ability of an individual’s body to get rid of toxins that the human body is constantly exposed to through food, air, water, medications, and toxic chemicals. These detoxification indicators can show if an individual truly needs detox support.



Additional information in understanding Dr. Cummins’ approach with the Functional Lab tests and potential cost of the tests can be obtained by scheduling a complimentary 15 minute phone consultation.  Email your contact information to to schedule a 15 minute complimentary consultation.

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