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Nutritional testing can help you identify which nutrients your body is lacking. Our digestive system becomes weaker as we age due to decreased stomach acid production, and pancreatic enzymes, beneficial bacteria, and hazardous microorganisms begin replacing those helpful for meeting nutrient needs. Nutritional testing provides insight into this process so you can take steps toward improving your health!

In addition to basic testing, advanced nutritional testing can take place. This includes tests measuring how well your body absorbs and utilizes vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. Our centers have relied on Genova Diagnostics, the top specialist in nutrition and testing, for over three decades.

The NutrEval FMV is one of the most comprehensive tests available; it performs an analysis through blood and urine samples of more than 125 biomarkers while evaluating your body’s functional requirement for 40 antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, amino acids, as well as digestive support plus additional nutrients!

Standard Nutritional Testing

Malnutrition can be divided into three distinct categories: undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies, and diet-related diseases. A poor diet or illness causes undernutrition, whereas a lack of vitamins and minerals leads to symptoms such as stunting, wasting, and being underweight. Lastly, overweight individuals are at risk for conditions like heart disease, stroke, diabetes, or cancer due to their dietary choices.

Basic nutritional testing can provide a snapshot of your overall health and well-being. It helps you identify any nutritional deficiencies in key vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and amino acids. The most basic tests will give you information on markers like:

  • Iron, gluten, mineral, calcium, and other vitamin deficiencies
  • Hormone function
  • Gut health
  • Metabolic function
  • Blood sugar regulation
  • Food sensitivities and allergies

Advanced Nutritional Testing

Our body’s capacity to absorb and use nutrients decreases naturally as time passes. Unfortunately, due to unfortunate factors such as stress, antibiotics, or illnesses – some people experience poor digestion even at an early age. Advanced nutritional testing provides more detailed and specific information about your individual dietary needs.

Advanced tests like the NutrEval FMV by Genova Diagnostics often look at over 125 different biomarkers, which helps to identify any underlying issues that could be affecting the absorption of essential nutrients. These sophisticated tests provide advanced insight into your body’s overall health and are instrumental in helping you take further steps toward improving overall wellness.

The NutrEval FMV is broken down into three parts:

  • Part One – Proves a one-page report that appraises their current health status across five different areas – antioxidant support, mitochondrial support, inflammation levels, toxic exposure, and detoxification pathways – on an overall scale of 1 to 10.
  • Part Two – Delivers a concise page of recommendations for balancing nutritional needs with advice about antioxidants, B vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and digestive aids required by the individual’s body condition.
  • Part Three – Provides patients with detailed laboratory testing results from over 125 values which shed light on various aspects in greater detail than previous sections have done so far.

As clinicians, we first examine the quality of the test by inspecting the creatinine concentration. If that’s satisfactory, we explore to see if there are antioxidant deficiencies. Glutathione is an essential antioxidant for our body; most people lack it. On page nine, we can determine which patients require more antioxidants.

Following this examination, the healthcare provider shifts to assessing gut health markers and signals of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth that can detrimentally affect one’s well-being.

Examining yeast’s presence and other pathogens helps construct a comprehensive overview of their digestive system state. Additionally, analyzing an individual’s vitamin intake and cellular energy needs highlights what vitamins must be taken to restore balance within the body.

Developing a comprehensive understanding of the nutrients in your body is key to safeguarding against illnesses. Nutrients are paramount in nourishing every cell and guaranteeing that all systems in the body remain functioning at their peak potential. Testing can offer patients insight into how nutritional discrepancies may impact their well-being, which is why we firmly advise people to take nutrient tests annually for optimal health maintenance.


There are many conditions for which we chose to assess for Nutritional Testing (Genova), including: