Nutrition Tests

Lab Locations

Metabolism Testing will take place at your office appointment.

Food Sensitivity Testing, Micronutrient Testing, Cardio Metabolic Testing and Thyroid Testing blood draws can take place at any of the following locations:

Maryland

5411 W Cedar Lane, Ste 202A
Bethesda, MD

Hours:
Fridays only 10AM to 12PM

Please make an appointment by calling Brenda at (443)-850-9278. It is recommended you specifically request Brenda to draw your blood. There are no additional charges at these centers.

Virginia

Mobile Phlebotomy Services
6521 Arlington blvd #103
Falls Church, VA 22042

Hours:
Monday through Friday 7AM to 11AM

Please make an appointment by calling Brenda at (443)-850-9278. It is recommended you specifically request Brenda to draw your blood. There are no additional charges at these centers.

Washington, DC

Change For Life Wellness Center
650 Pennsylvania Ave., SE, Suite 250
Washington DC 20003

Hours:
Monday-Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm

Phlebotomist: Susana Vazquez
Patient must bring their own requisition form. There are no additional charges at this center. To have your blood drawn at this location, please make an appointment by calling the following number: (202) 575-4660

Metabolism Testing

The metabolism measurement device is a handheld, portable device that allows our dietitian nutritionist to determine your individual RMR, therefore establish an accurate calorie budget specifically for you so you can successfully achieve your weight and health goals. If one of your goals is to lose weight, we recommend our dietitian nutritionist tests your metabolism at your initial nutrition counseling session and after each 10 pounds you lose.

How do I prepare?

The metabolism measurement may be scheduled at any time but it is important to avoid caffeine and not eat, drink (water is OK) or exercise 4 hours before the test.

Requirements to get the most accurate results:

  • Do NOT eat or drink anything for at least 4 hrs prior to your scheduled appt. Water is OK.
  • Do NOT exercise for at least 4 hrs prior to your scheduled appt.
  • Do NOT consume caffeine or nutrition supplements for 4 hrs prior to your scheduled appt.
  • Do NOT used nicotine for 1 hr prior to your scheduled appt.
  • Continue to take any prescribed medications

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How much does the Metabolism Test cost?

Some insurance plans are now covering metabolism testing for specific medical conditions. Please contact us to find out if your plan will cover this test.

*Metabolism testing can only be performed during a nutrition assessment.

Metabolism Testing with Nutrition Assessment

$250 self-pay

Metabolism Testing added to a Nutrition Assessment

$100 self-pay

Food Sensitivity Testing

Exposure to common foods, chemicals and molds may trigger chronic activation of the immune system resulting in: migraines, obesity, chronic fatigue, ADD, aching joints, skin disorders, arthritis and many more.

When you schedule your initial appointment please let us know if you are interested in the food sensitivity testing. Our dietitian nutritionist can help you determine which test is best for you. We will then schedule a follow- up visit with you to review the results.

*Insurance will not cover for food sensitivity testing.

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200 Food Panel

$525 self-pay

Comprehensive Wellness 2

200 foods, 30 food additives/colorings/environmental chemicals

$620 self-pay

Platinum Comprehensive

200 foods, 50 functional foods and medicinal herbs, 30 food additives/colorings/environmental chemicals, 20 molds, 20 antibiotics/anti-inflammatory agents

$900 self-pay

Micronutrient Testing

Micronutrient testing is an innovative assessment of a nutritional status. 33 vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants are evaluated. For more information about this test speak with your dietitian nutritionist. We will then schedule a follow-up visit with you to review the results and set you up on a supplement regimen with our line of professional grade supplements.

Micronutrient Test

With Insurance

$350

Micronutrient Test

Without Insurance / Cigna

$450 self-pay
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Cardio Metabolic Testing

We offer a complete CardioMetabolic Panel to measure risk of heart disease and diabetes. The new panel, which includes an advanced Lipoprotein Particle Profile, reports several clinically relevant biomarkers in three areas: (1) Glycemic control (2) Lipid Metabolism and (3) Vascular Inflammation. Each patient is given a pre-diabetic risk score ranging from 1-8 depending on their results.

Sample Report

Cardio Metabolic Test

With Insurance

$100

Cardio Metabolic Test

Without Insurance

$130 self-pay

Thyroid Testing

Thyroid hormones directly regulate every cell in our body as most basic functions like metabolism, emotions and thinking. We also test several proteins that affect thyroid function as well as antibodies which can detect autoimmunity (when the immune system attacks healthy tissue) and your levels of cortisol, the stress hormone.

Sample Test Report Female

Sample Test Report Male

Thyroid Test

With Insurance

$75

Thyroid Test

Without Insurance

$130 self-pay
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