matrix whats your opinion on organic acids testing from geneva or metametrix organix, for finding underlying issues? or is it better holding out and paying for more the stool test
I use them all the time the nutreval has been a great tool as well as ION panel from metametrix. I have a lot of high end clients so money is not an issue for them. I know money is an issue with a lot of people so you need to use what you have avaialble. To be honest by time people getting in contact with me they are already broke from dealing with their current health issues. Organic acid is fine as long as it has the intestinal and amino acid markers on it. You need those to combined in order to get the total picture. If the symptoms are heavily GI related then you are better off going to the stool test. If not then better going off with organic acid test/ amino acid profile. It is really case dependent and if money is an issue. Usuaully up front with out insurance your looking about $2000 for testing. With in this testing I can pretty much know what is going on and then work with their open minded Dr to make recommendations. Cases I handle are medically referred, or a person has a medical professional supervising.
I am not a medical Dr, please keep in mind that this answer is for information purposes only, and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace sound medical advice from your physician or health care provider.