I finally put together my complete list of gut and hormone tests because a reader reached out asking if I had them all in one place.
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Instagram keeps asking me,
When I realized that I have shared every single test I’ve ever had over the years but that they weren’t all in one place, I decided it was time to corral them all into one blog post so I could refer people to it time-and-time again.
Complete List of Gut and Hormone Tests
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Note: I broke this list into two parts:
- Prior to being diagnosed with SIBO
- Once I started going to The California Center for Functional Medicine
The reason I did this was so you could see the drastic differences in western vs. functional medicine.
Prior to being diagnosed with SIBO
- Simultaneous to starting my journey with traditional doctors, I did get a food allergy panel and skin prick test done.
- Skin prick test – by the way, that showed nothing, even though I was super sick at the time. Remember, food allergy and intolerance are not the same things.
- Food sensitivity panel – Ready for a shocker? Around this time is when I began blogging for the first time ever. It was early 2009, and I blogged over on the Blogger platform. If you’re interested in those results, you can read about it via ‘My Results are In.’ (Also, back then, my journey was so real and raw. You might enjoy perusing a ton of posts on that site. Let me know if you have any questions on posts from back then. I’m happy to “bring them to life” over here, if you’d like.) Note: Today I recommend THIS food sensitivity test which you can get on your own without even going to the doctor.
- Endoscopy x 2 – The second time is how I knew there was inflammation of my upper digestive tract, though it wasn’t Celiac. In hindsight, I’m guessing it was the SIBO. When I found out that news is when I went 100% gluten-free for life.
- Laparoscopy – this was not related to gut/hormones, but then again it kind of was
- Celiac blood test
- CBC (Complete Blood Count) – time-and-time again
And that was basically it. The basics.
As soon as I started at CCFM, we began heavy testing. Here are all the tests I’ve had done while there.
- Commonwealth SIBO test, 2014
- BioHealth Functional Adrenal Stress Profile, 2014
- CBC + TSH + T4 free + T3 total + Vitamin B12 and folate + Vitamin D, 2014
- BioHealth GI Pathogen screen with H. Pylori Antigen, 2014
- Doctor’s Data Comprehensive Stool Analysis, 2014
- Commonwealth SIBO test #2, 2015
- NCNM SIBO test #3, 2016
- NCNM SIBO test #4, 2017
- DUTCH Complete Hormone Panel, 2017
- Full thyroid panel, outstanding
- Quicksilver Blood Metals Panel, outstanding
Updated in late 2018 to add:
- Lyme Disease test
- Another Colonoscopy (and here we found out that I got to say goodbye to Colitis!)
- Another Endoscopy
And there you have it.
What was most effective?
Honestly? All of it. While I oftentimes feel like I wasted so much time prior to CCFM, I also feel like a lot of that information (or lack thereof) was critical.
One thing always lead to the next, and even though it was CCFM who finally got me real answers and real results, I do believe that the sum of all these parts has been invaluable for my healing journey.
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