Insulin Resistance Labs

Alpha-hydroxybutyrate (α-HB), Linoleoyl-glycerophosphocholine (L-GPC), Oleic Acid, and the IRi Score Test Guide Test Description Insulin resistance (IR) plays a fundamental role in the pathogenesis of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).1,2...

Ferritin

Ferritin is the protein that binds iron. However, elevated ferritin levels suggest potential problems. Elevated ferritin is something I’ve struggled with myself and I have to manage it. Free iron is toxic to cells as it acts as a catalyst in the formation of...

Free Fatty Acids

Test Description Plasma fatty acids can be esterified to form triacylglycerols (triglycerides [TGs]) for storage, or metabolized as a high-energy fuel source of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Plasma fatty acids that are not esterified to TGs are bound primarily to...
Insulin Resistance Labs – Leptin

Insulin Resistance Labs – Leptin

Insulin Resistance Labs – Leptin History of Leptin Leptin was discovered in 1994 when Friedman and colleagues performed positional cloning of the ob  gene, responsible for a recessive mutation found decades earlier to cause obesity in the homozygous ob /ob ...
Blood Sugar Control Labs

Blood Sugar Control Labs

Our Tulsa Functional Medicine clinic provides a wide range of blood sugar control labs. These labs provide a much more thorough evaluation of your physiology and how you are handling and processing blood sugar, insulin, and several other hormones. These blood sugar...

Uric Acid

Uric acid ***This page is under construction*** Uric acid increases risk of cardiovascular disease. In fact, it is one of the top 25 modifiable risk factors. Higher levels correlate with higher risk and we want uric acid levels less than 6.0. Allopurinol is a...