Dr. Payne has access to a variety of laboratory tests that can help determine the root cause of your illness. If necessary she can request the necessary laboratory analysis to ensure you have the correct assessment of your condition. These labs include:
Food Sensitivity Test
A blood test used to identify immune reactions to everyday foods that could be affecting your health. For more information on food sensitivities, click here.
Organic Acid Test
A comprehensive tests that evaluates for suboptimal nutrition, fungal toxins, oxalates, serotonin imbalances, and metabolites that cause severe inflammation. This test is useful in chronic illnesses including fibromyalgia, depression and autism.
Hormones such as Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone, DHEA and Cortisol can be tested using blood, saliva or urine test. Which test is best is dependent on which condition is being treated.
SpectraCell's Micronutrient tests measure the function of 35 nutritional components including vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and amino acids within our white blood cells. Scientific evidence shows us that analyzing the white blood cells gives us the most accurate analysis of a body's deficiencies.
Life Lab Tests
Dr. Payne is also well versed at interpreting and requesting standard labs similar to what would be order by a medical doctor or nurse practitioner. This includes but is not limited to: Complete blood counts, Iron assessments, Thyroid hormone labs, Fertility labs, Cholesterol Labs, Liver function tests etc.
Pelvic Exams, Breast Exams and Pap Smear Tests
As a primary care practitioner with an interest in women's health, Dr. Payne is a strong supporter of screening for reproductive cancers. As such, she offers pelvic exams, breast exams and pap smear tests where indicated.