The Ghaly Center

Advanced Diagnostic Testing

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Advanced Diagnostic Testing Q & A

Who should consider advanced diagnostic testing?

Advanced diagnostic testing is available to anyone. You don’t have to feel sick to seek out optimal wellness. At the Ghaly Center, the staff measures your heart health, hormones, metabolism, and brain function, and offers analysis all the way down to the cellular level.

So whether you have active symptoms of fatigue, aches, or memory loss, or just want to know how to live the healthiest life possible, discuss with Dr. Ghaly what diagnostic tests are most appropriate for you.

What array of diagnostic tests is available?

The Ghaly Center provides a number of tests that evaluate your metabolism, brain, genes, and hormones. The full array includes:

  • Neurotransmitter testing

  • Hormone testing

  • Oxidative stress marker testing

  • Toxic element testing

  • Brain performance testing

  • DNA sequencing/genetic testing

  • Analytic system body scanning

  • Telomere testing

  • Thyroid testing

  • Metabolic/micronutrient testing

What is neurotransmitter testing?

Neurotransmitters are the chemical messengers of the central nervous system. If they’re out of balance, your brain, body, and organs have trouble communicating and working in sync. Imbalances in these chemicals are often the root cause of migraines, obesity, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and anxiety.

What is hormone testing?

Many uncomfortable side effects of aging, including weight gain, hot flashes, and diminished sex drive, are the result of decreasing hormone levels. Hormone testing lets Dr. Ghaly know if you would benefit from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

What diagnostic nutritional tests are offered?

Dr. Ghaly provides several nutrition-based tests. These include:

  • Oxidative stress marker testing, which uses a blood sample to evaluate your stress level and antioxidant reserve

  • Micronutrient testing, which evaluates deficiencies in vitamins and minerals

  • Metabolic testing, which determines your calorie burn rate and efficiency

Why would I need a genetic test?

DNA sequencing tests and genetic testing help Dr. Ghaly determine if you have a predisposition for certain conditions. Telomere testing allows Dr. Ghaly to determine the length of the genetic material at the end of each of your chromosomes. Telomeres make up this material, and when they’re too short, cells can’t replicate and eventually die. This process happens naturally as you age, but if you have a lot of stress and inflammation, telomeres may prematurely shorten.