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Wellness and Longevity

Initial Consultation  $95

All new patients begin with this initial consultation, which includes a thorough history, discussion about your health issues and problems, and your wellness goals. The fee includes a brief follow-up visit, when necessary, to discuss Dr. Spore’s recommendations and your options to consider on your Stepping Stones to Health journey.

Adrenal Stress Index  $190

This is a salivary (spit) test in which the patient collects four samples throughout the course of the day, which are then evaluated for cortisol rhythm, DHEA, secretory IgA and antigliadin antibodies.

Adrenal Stress Urine Test  $25

This is a specialized urine test that measures the amount of chloride displaced into your urine. Excess chloride in the urine is a reliable measurement of adrenal stress or adrenal fatigue. Adrenal stress is now a major health challenge of the American population.

AMAS Cancer Screening Test  $250

This test accurately indicates if there is cancer active anywhere in your body. It measures the level of anti-malignin antibody in blood serum. This antibody is produced by our immune systems to deal with any cells that have undergone a transformation from normal to malignant. There are very small amounts of the antibody in a healthy body, but when the level of anti-malignin antibodies is elevated, it is an indication of an elevated level of malignant cells in the person tested. Thus it can be used as a screening tool for early detection and as a monitoring tool to measure the effectiveness of a treatment protocol.

Amino Acid Profile  $350

Amino Acids are essential to life and they comprise the building blocks of the proteins found in structural tissues in the body. Various functions in the body are dependent on how well the body is able to metabolize (break down and use) amino acids. A variety of conditions including chronic fatigue, frequent headaches, chronic gastrointestinal distress, intolerance to foods and chemicals, persistent inflammatory responses, depression, learning disabilities, malnutrition, neurological disorders or symptoms of degenerative disease can occur because of inadequate amino acid metabolism.

Bio-Impedance Analysis (BIA)   $45 for the first BIA; $24 for successive visits.

This computerized instrument is the most accurate way to determine your body fat percentage and lean muscle percentage, and the amounts of water inside and outside of your cells. This is crucial information for determining the proper diet for you. Furthermore, the actual cell vitality can be measured through the assessment of the intracellular and extracellular fluid ratios. Dr. Spore can also evaluate your cardiac disease risk and easily determine if your health program is producing greater cell vitality. Only the BIA has this capability.

Blood Chemistry Panel  $235

This very thorough blood test includes: a complete blood chemistry screening (Chem 25), a cholesterol panel (LDL/HDL), a complete blood count (CBC), a thyroid panel (T3, T4, T7, TSH), and a standard urine panel. This screens you for metabolic dysfunction, organic pathology, and also nutritional imbalances. This is an essential part of your evaluation. A separate sheet is available that lists all the tests that are done and their purpose.

Note: Blood Type test is included with this full blood chemistry screen.

Blood Type + Rh Test  $30

Most people simply do not know their blood type and most doctors do not routinely test for it. This is an extremely important test for developing the diet that is genetically ideal for you.

Calcium Urine Test  $25

Calcium is an essential mineral for many cellular functions, as well as for healthy bone development. With this urine test Dr. Spore can accurately determine whether your calcium level is adequate, low, or even too high.

Cardiovascular Assessment, Comprehensive  $190

Cardiovascular risk factors are tested through blood serum. This test looks at all the factors that contribute to increased risk for heart disease. This includes total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglycerides, homocysteine (an amino acid that if present in high levels increases cardiovascular risk), lipoprotein-a (if present in large amounts, increases risk for coronary artery disease), C-reactive protein (high levels increase risk for strokes and heart attacks) fibrinogen (if elevated the risk to cardiovascular disease is increased), and fasting glucose.

Cardiovascular Profile 2.0, Comprehensive  $295

The Comprehensive Cardiovascular Profile 2.0 incorporates the latest breakthroughs in cardiovascular disease research to provide advanced, early warning of CVD risk. This thorough evaluation includes total cholesterol, LDL, and fasting glucose, and also features an advanced lipid profile with fractionation, independent risk markers (including homocysteine and hs-C-reactive protein), relative risk indices, and Metabolic Syndrome alerts. All of these advanced markers play a critical role in the biochemical environment underlying cardiovascular health. The insight they provide allows the doctor to accurately address abnormalities relating to heart and vascular diseases. Using this state-of-the-art assessment, practitioners can increase detection of at-risk patients by almost 30%, compared with conventional cholesterol tests. This is important because about half of all heart attacks strike individuals with "normal" total cholesterol levels.

Chemstrip Urine Test  $25

This is a quick, in-house urine test that measures 13 separate urine categories. Dr. Spore uses this test to screen you for serious health problems including infections, tissue degeneration, liver disease, kidney disease, and diabetes.

Chiropractic Adjustments 
Fee varies with number of areas adjusted. Discount prepayment plans available.

Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that the nervous system controls the function of every cell, tissue, organ and system of your body. While the brain is protected by the skull, the spinal cord is more vulnerable, covered by 24 moving vertebrae. When these bones lose their normal motion or position they can irritate the nervous system. This disrupts the function of the tissues or organs these nerves control, and is called the Vertebral Subluxation Complex. Chiropractic is the science of locating these areas of spinal malfunction, the art of correcting them, and the philosophy of things natural. Dr. Spore is trained in the Thompson Terminal Point method of chiropractic adjusting and has over 15 years of experience as a Chiropractic Physician.

Cholesterol, Triglyceride, LDL, HDL (Lipid Panel)  $25

Measures total cholesterol, HDL and LDL (calculated) cholesterol, and triglycerides in whole blood. Cholesterol is a fat that is essential to the proper function of every cell in the body. It is made up of HDL (High density lipoprotein) and LDL (low density lipoprotein). HDL is useful with total cholesterol in forecasting protection against heart disease. LDL is a predictor for those who may be at risk for developing heart disease. Cholesterol is transported through the bloodstream by protein and is one of the critical building blocks of many hormones as well as bile acids. The body should make all the cholesterol it needs. Therefore, extra cholesterol ingested from dairy products and animal fats can adversely raise the cholesterol level. The cholesterol/HDL ratio has been demonstrated to be a measurement of a person’s risk for heart disease. Levels above 4.9 for men and 4.4 for women are associated with a higher than average risk of developing heart disease. Triglycerides are the fats derived from carbohydrates and fatty acids. They represent the major storage form of fat in the body and are used for energy.

Depletion Pack  $52

Vaginal depletion packs have been in use since the 1800s. Vaginal depletion packs work by improving the circulation of the pelvic organs by suspending the uterus high in the pelvis and by the action of the substances within the packs, which draw fluid and infection out of the uterus. These therapeutic effects make vaginal depletion packs effective in the treatment of such conditions as cervical erosions, acute and chronic cervicitis, abnormal Papanicolaou smears, endometriosis, uterine leiomyomas, pelvic inflammatory disease and conditions of pelvic congestion. Vaginal depletion packs inhibit local bacterial growth, stimulate the body to slough off abnormal cervical cells, and promote lymphatic drainage.

Depression Panel (NeuroMood)  $315

This urine test evaluates by products of specific neurotransmitters in the brain that affect mood, sleep, appetite and energy. Specifically; epinephrine, norepinephrine, tyramine, dopamine, DOPAC, serotonin, 5-HIAA, tryptamine, GABA and glutamate.

Digestive Function Analysis  $181

The digestive function analysis is a one-time stool sample. The results help Dr. Spore know if there are digestive issues related to intestinal health that might be contributing to gas and bloating that some people experience.

Digestive Stool Analysis, Comprehensive  $368; $482 with parisitology

The comprehensive digestive stool analysis test gives some insight as to how well you are digesting foods, how well you are absorbing foods, and what level of candida is present in the intestine. It will also provide information as to effective treatment recommendations. As mentioned previously, digestive problems can cause, among other things, diarrhea, heartburn, gas, fatigue and difficult digestion. If parasites are a concern the same sample can be analyzed for their presence.

Energy Balance and Detox 
$30; We also offer a prepaid package of 12 treatments for $300.

Designed and developed to restore the body’s energy and balance while facilitating and aiding in its natural detoxification process. The patient places their feet into a water bath into which a gentle direct current is introduced which generates the ionic field and thereby transfers the energy into the body. This process pulls toxins from the patient’s body and balances and restores the body’s pH to a more alkaline state.

Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR)  $12

This is a simple blood test that can detect the presence of inflammation or infection.

Essential Fatty Acid Analysis  $275

The essential fatty acid analysis is done using blood serum. This test will let us know if you are getting the “good” fats that you need in your diet. These fats are called “essential” because our body doesn’t manufacture them; they have to come from our diet, which means you need to have a functioning digestive system. This test covers over 60 different components of essential fatty acids. The brain is 60% fat so lack of essential fatty acids can cause concentration problems, irritability, short-term memory loss and aggressive behavior, among other things.

Female Hormone Profile Saliva Test  $250 (for 2-sample) or $300 (for 11-sample)

The female hormone profile is an 11-sample (if still cycling) or 2-sample (if post-menopausal) salivary (spit) test that evaluates the levels of hormones. It tests DHEA, testosterone, progesterone, estriol, estrone and estradiol (the three components of estrogen). Hormone imbalances can cause and/or contribute to migraine headaches as well as a wide spectrum of related problems.

Food Sensitivity Test (Alletess Labs)   $325

This food sensitivity test is a blood test that covers 96 foods for IgG (delayed) reactions plus 12 of the most commonly reactive foods for IgE (immediate) reactions. Most people may have a pretty good idea what their IgE food sensitivities are, but delayed food reaction symptoms can appear up to three days after the food is eaten. You may feel ill and have no idea that your symptoms are allergy related; symptoms such as stomach pain, muscle aches, joint pain, chronic sinus infections and fatigue as well as digestive issues you may have experienced such as diarrhea and urgency.

Also Available: 
Gastrointestinal Panel (Basic IgG panel above plus and Intestinal Panel), $375
Inhalants Panel (12 airborne allergens), $170
Spice Panel (10 spices, IgE and IgG reactions), $170
  

Food Sensitivity Testing with Applied Kinesiology  $105;  Varies with individual.

Recent research indicates that applied kinesiology (muscle testing) can be an effective and inexpensive way to detect hidden food allergies. Goods that cause an allergic reaction usually also affect neuromuscular function, resulting in patterns of reversible muscle weakness. In a pilot study in 1998 involving 17 subjects, it was determined that there was a 90.5% accuracy in suspected food allergies indicated by muscle testing.

Glucose (Blood Sugar) Testing  $10

Glucose is a measure of the amount of sugar in the bloodstream and it is the primary energy source in the body. This test is used to help detect diabetes, hypoglycemia and other glucose metabolizing disorders.

Glucose Tolerance Test  $250

The five-hour glucose tolerance test will help Dr. Spore see how you are handling sugar over a period of time. This is important for people who have symptoms that may be associated with hypoglycemia or diabetes.

Glutathione Test  $100

Glutathione is found in every cell of the body. It is particularly concentrated in the liver (detoxifier) and spleen (immune defense system) but the highest amount is found in the skin (the largest organ of the body). It has multiple function including transportation of proteins, detoxifying the body of heavy metals, pesticides, food preservatives and environmental pollutants, activating the immune (defense) systems to attack invaders and protect from free radical (rusting) generation and regenerating a wide variety of other antioxidants. The consequences of decreased glutathione range of alcoholism to heavy metal poisoning to Autism and/or ADHD to eczema, auto immune diseases and various forms of cancer.

Hair Mineral Analysis  $100

This test analyzes a sample of the patient’s hair. It allows Dr. Spore to discover any long-term heavy metal toxicity such as aluminum, mercury or lead. Heavy metal toxicities may contribute to digestive problems as well as diarrhea, constipation, fatigue, and joint and muscle pain. It also looks at trace minerals and how well the body is absorbing and utilizing them.

Hemoglobin A1c Test  $25

In normal and diabetic persons distinctive values of glycohemoglobin (an irreversible glucose-protein bond) reflects the balance between hemoglobin A1c in new and old red blood cells. Cell age and high blood glucose are significant determinants in glycohemoglobin. This test is used to assess long-term glucose control in diabetes.

Inhalant Allergy Testing  $180

The region-specific Inhalant Allergy profile by US BioTek Laboratories is a blood test that identifies IgE reactions to 48 allergens patients encounter where they live, work and play. Included are grass and weed pollens, fungi, trees & shrubs and cat hair, dog hair & dander, dust mite mix and house dust. This panel can be done independently or added to the basic food panel (see Food Sensitivity Test).

Insomnia Panel (NeuroSleep)  $315

This urine test evaluates by products of specific neurotransmitters in the brain and two hormones that affect  sleep, mood, energy and appetite. Specifically; melatonin, cortisol, epinephrine, norepinephrine, dopamine, serotonin, GABA, PEA, histamine and glutamate.

Intestinal Permeability  $85

Any irritation to the gut lining can contribute to increased permeability. Irritation results from inflammation, imbalances of intestinal organisms, food allergies, maldigestion and exposure to non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, alcohol and things that contribute to free radical damage. This test can pinpoint the underlying irritations.

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)  
$30;  We also offer a prepaid package of 12 treatments for $300.

A treatment that safely and effectively reduces inflammation, relieves pain, heals tissues and even aids in repairing some scar tissue, low level lasers do not cut or destroy tissue but biostimulate the tissue, creating a therapeutic curative effect. Therapeutic lasers work by supplying energy to the body in the form of non-thermal photons of light. The body is able to absorb this external energy on a cellular level and transform light energy into chemical energy, which the body uses to accelerate the normal healing rate of tissue for a wide range of ailments.

Malabsorption Urine Test  $25

This urine test allows Dr. Spore to screen you for the presence of harmful anaerobic bacteria and bowel dysbiosis. Dysbiosis is a toxic condition caused by a decline in the population of beneficial digestive bacteria. This can lead to malabsorption, digestive disturbances, allergies, and inflammatory symptoms.

Male Hormone Panel  $225

Besides driving physiological changes associated with male puberty, the male sex hormone testosterone exerts a powerful, far-ranging influence over emotional well-being sexual function, muscle mass and strength, energy, cardiovascular health, bone integrity, and cognitive ability throughout a man’s entire life. Yet because men often experience a gradual loss of testosterone as they age and because clinical symptoms can be subtle and occur slowly over a period of time, chronic imbalance of hormones goes undetected and untreated in men who may to mistakenly view a steady decline in their health as “inevitable” or “normal”.

NeuroAdrenal Profile, Expanded  $395

This is a urine test that evaluates by-products of specific neurotransmitters in the brain and salivary measurements 5 hormones levels that can contribute to depression, ADD/ADHD, headaches, migraine headaches, compulsions/addictions and autism, fatigue, anxiety/panic, weight issues and chronic illness. It specifically measures epinephrine, norepinephrine, dopamine, DOPAC, serotonin, 5-HIAA, glycine, taurine, GABA, glutamate, PEA, histamine and the hormone DHEA and four samples of the hormone known as cortisol.

NeuroScreen Profile  $315

This is a urine test that evaluates by-products of specific neurotransmitters in the brain that can contribute to depression, ADD/ADHD, headaches, migraine headaches, compulsions/addictions and autism. It specifically measures epinephrine, norepinephrine, dopamine, DOPAC, serotonin, 5-HIAA, glycine, taurine, GABA, glutamate, PEA and histamine.

Organic Acid Test + Culture & Sensitivity  $285

The Urine Organic Acid Test (OAT) plus Culture and Sensitivity reveals microbial overgrowth (dysbiosis) from Candida, Clostridia, and other species of bacteria and fungus in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This test provides a metabolic snapshot of byproducts the individual’s body has discarded as urine waste at that moment. Information about functional B vitamin levels, antioxidant status, neurotransmitter status and fatty acid metabolism are also obtained from this test. The OAT also measures oxalate levels—a new area of interest—which can correlate with yeast byproducts and then can be lowered by diet or by supplementation. Stool testing, both a simple culture and microscopic examination of stool for yeast, allows testing for the sensitivity of the yeast to several drugs and natural agents.

Oxidata Urine Test  $35

The Oxidata Urine Test is 50 times more accurate than blood serum free radical tests. Free radical damage can lead to cell degeneration, initiating a host of diseases such as: fatigue, allergies, arthritis, elevated cholesterol, and degenerative heart disease.

Pelvic Exam  $95, or $135 including PAP smear.

PSA/PAP (Males)  $175

Prostate Specific Antigen and Prostatic Acid Phosphatase as a screen for prostate disease.

Saliva pH Test  $10

The Saliva pH Test helps Dr. Spore to detect deep levels of physical and mental stress. When highly stressed, the body becomes acidic, which in turn displaces valuable alkaline minerals. Thus, this is an excellent screening for mineral deficiency.

Spice and Herb Allergy Testing  $170

This blood test 10 spices and herbs for IgG (delayed) and IgE (immediate) allergy responses. It can be done independently or as an add-on to the basic Food Sensitivity test (Food Sensitivity Test).

Toxic Metals Urine Test  $120

Urine is collected for 6 hours following the administration of an oral chelating agent to determine a persons potential for heavy metal toxicity.

Vitamin C Urine Test  $25

Vitamin C is crucial to the health of the immune system, vascular and connective tissue, and is a powerful anti-oxidant. Recent research has also placed vitamin C in the category of an anti-cancer nutrient. This urine test will accurately determine your vitamin C status.

Yeast Culture with Sensitivities  $80

The stool culture for candida (yeast) is a one-time sample and it will give us information as to whether or not there is an overgrowth of candida in the intestine. Candida can cause problems with concentration and constipation, among other things. If there is candida present in the stool the patient would be treated for 2-4 weeks and a follow up test would be done to make sure the problem has been resolved.

Zinc Taste Test  $5

The most deficient mineral in the American diet is, without doubt, zinc. Zinc is an essential cofactor of the immune system and sexual system. Over 90% of patients show signs of zinc insufficiency. This simple test will instantly determine your zinc status.

Note: This test is included in the Complete Examination. 


Please note: that the quoted fees for lab tests are for the lab fees only. They do not include interpretation and recommendations by Dr. Spore. Fees are subject to change without notice. A 2% Minnesota Care Tax is added to all tests and services.

 

 

 

 
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