How We Evaluate Our Patients

At Pensacola Wellness we care about your health and finding the root of any issues you may be experiencing. Here, you will find information regarding testing for everything from basic health screening to men’s and women’s health tests and even specialized tests such as micronutrient, thyroid, gut health and endocrinology.

Our tests and screenings are based solely on the needs of each patient. At Pensacola Wellness Solutions, we believe that individualized care is significant to each patient’s health. We do not take a “cookie cutter” approach, but instead, we address and evaluate based on each patient’s concerns and health issues.

BASIC HEALTH & HEART SCREENING

Basic health and heart screenings are performed as part of the comprehensive initial new patient consultation. The following tests represent the best overall screening for general health. They are designed as first line evaluation of anemia, inflammation, cholesterol (fats in blood), kidney and liver function, diabetes, thyroid function, and vitamin D.
  • Complete Blood Count (CBC)
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Profile (14 tests including electrolytes, some minerals, kidney and liver function)
  • Basic Lipid Screening (total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, VLDL, triglycerides)
  • Thyroid Screening (TSH, freeT4, freeT3 and reverseT3)
  • Hemoglobin A1C (screening for diabetes)
  • Vitamin D3
  • CRP
The following tests represent the best overall screening for hearth health. They measure inflammation, provide an assessment of the risk of current plaque in artery walls, and measure, in greater detail than normal cholesterol, screening the exact composition of the fatty particles that lay down plaque and remove plaque from the arteries. The combination is quite sensitive in detecting risk and assessment of cardiovascular disease.
  • Homocysteine
  • C-reactive protein
  • NMR LipoProfile
NMR Your LDL-P number is the most important part of the NMR LipoProfile report. The lower this number is, the less risk you face. Your LDL-P number can range from less than 1000 to more than 2000. Based on this number, your doctor can advise you on a treatment plan designed to lower your score to a low-risk level. Your LDL-P goal will depend on your medical history. The number of LDL particles (LDL-P) has been shown to be a strong, independent predictor of coronary heart disease. Traditional tests may not identify all risks related to lipids, but with the NMR LipoProfile we can confidently asses and diagnose your needs.

HORMONE HEALTH SCREENING

In addition to the basic screening tests which are recommended for men and women, these additional studies provide evaluation of the prostate and testicular (men) and the ovarian and adrenal (women) production of hormones.

MEN’S HORMONE TESTING

  • Free and Total Testosterone
  • Estradiol
  • PSA

WOMEN’S HORMONE TESTING

  • Estradiol (E2)
  • Testosterone (total and free)
  • FSH (follicle stimulating hormone)
  • Progesterone

SALIVARY HORMONE TESTING

Salivary hormone testing is an easy, non-invasive diagnostic option to measure unbound and biologically active levels of key hormones. Pensacola Wellness Solutions offers a One Day Hormone Check™ for assessing key hormones and a Menopause Check Plus™ for sex hormones plus DHEA.
  • Estradiol (E2)
  • Estradiol (E2)
  • Estriol (E3)
  • Progesterone
  • Testosterone
  • Progesterone/Estradiol Ratio (P/E2)
  • Cortisol
  • DHEA
  • Melatonin

THYROID TESTING

The following tests represent the best first line screening for thyroid health. Underactive thyroid function can be missed on basic screening (TSH and free T4). These tests are included in the basic health screening, but can be ordered separately below.
  • TSH
  • FreeT4
  • FreeT3
  • Reverse T3

GUT HEALTH TESTING

The GI Effects® Comprehensive Stool Profile is an advanced stool test that provides instant clinical information to manage gut health. Gastrointestinal function is critical for good health. Emerging evidence has associated overall GI function and gut micro-biome status with a wide variety of common illnesses including, but not limited to:
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Celiac and Other Malabsorption Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Autoimmune
  • Autism

MICRONUTRIENT TESTING

Micronutrient Testing is available at our clinic which measures the function of 35 nutritional components — including vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and amino acids — giving us an in-depth analysis of any nutritional deficiencies. The test results are typically ready within 2-3 weeks.

ANTI-AGING TESTING

Telomere Evaluation (measurement of end cap length to assess real genetic age).