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The Functional Medicine Ideal Lab Values Set

Cardiovascular Risk Factors

  Normal reference range Optimum reference range Reason for testing Nutraceutical or hormone treatment
HSCRP 1 – 3 mg/L < 1 mg/L Marker of inflammation
Cardiovascular risk factor
Disease risk factor
·      Omega 3
·      Curcumin
·      Natural anti-inflammatories
Homocysteine < 15 umol/L < 6.3 umol/L Marker of methylation
Cardiovascular risk factor
General health risk factor
Cancer risk factor
Memory loss risk factor
Bone mineral loss risk factor
·      Adrenal hormone replenishment
·      Thyroid hormone replenishment
·      Methyl donors
·      B Vitamins
·      TMG
·      SAMe
Cholesterol < 5 mmol/L 4.1 – 4.7 mmol/L Cardiovascular disease prevention ·       Red yeast rice
·       Omega 3
·       Niacin
·       Betasitosterol
·       Thyroid hormone replenishment
·       Adrenal hormone replenishment
·      Steroid hormone replenishment
Ldl < 3 mmol/L 2.1 – 2.6 mmol/L Cardiovascular risk factor ·      Red yeast rice
·      Omega 3
·      Niacin
·      Betasitosterol
·      Thyroid hormone replenishment
·      Adrenal hormone replenishment ·      Steroid hormone replenishment
Hdl > 0.9 mmol/L 1.3 – 3.1 mmol/L Cardiovascular disease prevention ·      Niacin
·      Omega 3
·      Estrogen replenishment in women
LDL/HDL ratio   < 2 Cardiovascular disease prevention  
Triglycerides < 1.7 mmol/L 0.45 – 1.13 mmol/L Cardiovascular disease prevention ·      Niacin
·      Omega 3
·      Red yeast rice
TGL/HDL ratio   < 2 Cardiovascular disease prevention  
Lipoprotein (a)   < 200 mg/L Cardiovascular disease prevention LysineProlineOmega 3Vitamin CNiacin
Fibrinogen <4 g/L 2 – 3 m/L Blood clotting preventionCardiovascular disease prevention Omega 3
Ferritin 20 – 250 ng/ml (male)13 – 150 ng/ml (female) < 100 ng/ml Oxidative stress preventionCardiovascular disease prevention  
Iron   10.7 – 17.9 umol/L Cardiovascular disease prevention  
Uric acid   0.18 – 0.3 mmol/L Chronic gout preventionCardiovascular disease prevention QuercetinWild cherry extract
Fasting glucose < 6.1 mmol/L < 5.6 mmol/L Diabetes preventionCardiovascular disease prevention ChromiumAlpha lipoic acidEGCGBitter melonMagnesiumVitamin D3
Fasting insulin < 15 uU/ml 3 – 8uU/ml Diabetes preventionCardiovascular disease prevention ChromiumAlpha lipoic acidEGCGBitter melonMagnesiumVitamin D3Irvingia
HBA1C < 6 % < 4.6% Diabetes preventionCardiovascular disease prevention ChromiumAlpha lipoic acidEGCGBitter melonMagnesiumVitamin D3Irvingia

Hormones

  Normal reference range Optimum reference range Reason for testing Nutraceutical or hormone treatment
Fasting insulin < 15 uU/ml 3 – 8uU/ml Diabetes preventionCardiovascular disease prevention ChromiumAlpha lipoic acidEGCGBitter melonMagnesiumVitamin D3Irvingia
Free testosterone female   20.82 – 31.23 nmol/L LibidoSkin tonicityWell-beingMood Bio-identical testosteroneBio-identical DHEA
Free testosterone male   6000 – 9000 pg/ml Libido Cardiovascular disease preventionProstate cancer preventionDiabetes prevention Bio-identical testosteroneProstate protection formula™ Nettle root
Free estradiol female Varies according to day of cycle 200 – 450 pmol/L Post-menopausal bio-identical HRT Bio-identical estrogenEstradiolBi-estTri-est  
Free estradiol male < 207 pmol/L 30 – 60 pmol/L Prostate cancer prevention Prostate protection formula™Chrysin XAnastrazole
SHBG 11.4 – 52.3 nmol/L
(male)19.8 – 122 nmol/L (female 18 – 50 years)14.1 – 68.9 nmol/L (female > 51 years)
  Maximise free hormone valuesBio-identical hormone balancingCancer prevention Nettle root improves free hormone values
DHEA 5.1 – 13.5 umol/L
(male 20 – 24 years)1.8 – 13.9 umol/L
(male 25 – 44 years)1 – 9.9 umol/L
(male 45 – 54 years)1.1 – 8.6 umol/L
(male >55 years)3.9 – 11.5 umol/L
(female 20 – 24 years)1.5 – 10.8 umol/L
(female 25 – 44 years)0.8 – 8.7 umol/L
(female 45 – 54 years)0.4 – 6 umol/L
(female > 55 years)
6 – 8 umol/L Immune system healthFat metabolismCortisol balancingBone strengthCancer prevention Bio-identical DHEA
Cortisol 142 – 651 nmol/L
(08:00 – 10:00)51 – 424 nmol/L
(16:00 – 20:00)< 50 nmol/L
(00:00)
DHEA:Cortisol > 15 (08:00) Adrenal stress managementAnti-aging hormone balancingWeight managementCardiovascular disease preventionCancer prevention Pregnenolone Herbal adaptogensVitamin CPhosphatidyl SerineCortico steroid replenishment where neededB vitamins where indicatedProgesterone where indicated
Pregnenolone     Cortisol balancingBrain healthHormone balancingAdrenal stress management Bio-identical pregnenolone
TSH 0.27 – 4.2 mIU/L < 2 mIU/L Thyroid abnormalitiesCardiovascular disease prevention Thyroid support formula™
Iosol drops™
Bio-identical thyroid hormones
T4 12 – 22 pmol/L 15 – 18 pmol/L    
T3 3.95 – 6.8 pmol/L 4.3 – 6 pmol/L    
Progesterone male 0.7 – 4.7 nmol/L > 2 nmol/L Prostate cancer protection Bio-identical progesterone (1 – 1.5%)
Progesterone female Varies according to cycle Prog/Est ration > 20 post-menopausal Breast cancer preventionHormone balancing Bio-identical progesterone (2 – 10%)
IGF-1 > 100 ng/ml 175 – 250 ng/ml Lipolytic effectsMuscle anabolic effectsAnti-aging effects Bio-identical human growth hormone
Growth hormone secretagogues IGF-1 Somatorelin

Tumor Markers

  Normal reference range Optimum reference range Reason for testing Nutraceutical or hormone treatment
CEA 0 – 5 ng/ml 0 – 5ng/ml Colon cancer prevention Invisible fibre™I3Complex™Vitamin D3Omega 3Folate
CA19-9 0 – 37 U/ml 0 – 37 U/ml Biliary tract cancer preventionPancreas cancer prevention QuercetinOmega 3Vitamin D3I3Complex™
CA15-3 0 – 34 U/ml 0 – 34 U/ml Breast cancer prevention Breast protection formula™I3Complex™Vitamin D3Omega 3MelatoninUbiqunol CoQ10
CA125 0 – 35U/ml 0 – 35 U/ml Ovarial cancer prevention I3Complex™Vitamin D3Omega 3
PSA 0 – 4 ng/ml 0 – 4 ng/ml Prostate cancer prevention Prostate protection formula™Vitamin D3Omega 3

Other Anti-Aging Tests

  Normal reference range Optimum reference range Reason for testing Nutraceutical or hormone treatment
Vitamin D3 33 – 100 ng/ml > 55 ng/ml Skeletal healthCancer preventionCardiovascular disease preventionMultiple sclerosis preventionOverall health improvement Bio-identical D3 treatment
Red blood cell magnesium   > 1.7 mmol/L Magnesium is involved in more than 300 metabolic reactions Magnesium glycinate
NTX 110 – 2450 Units
(female 10 – 12 years)5 – 65 Units
(female pre-menopausal mean age 39)18 – 38 Units
(female post-menopausal 1.4X higher risk for bone loss)38 – 51 Units
(female post-menopausal 2.5X higher risk for bone loss)51 – 67 Units
(female post-menopausal 3.8X higher risk for bone loss)67 – 188 Units
(female post-menopausal 17.3X higher risk for bone loss)
< 40 in post-menopausal women Detect post-menopausal bone-loss Vitamin D3MineralsBio-identical hormonesStrontiumBone Mix™
Free Radicals/ Malondialdeahyde urine 0 – 5 measurement on urine < 3 Free radicals are associated with all disease states and accelerated aging Anti-oxidants
Telomere Length     Reflection of biological age of cells Omega 3Anti-oxidantsVitamin D3FolateAlpha tocopherolNACGinkgo biloba TA-65
Anti-oxidant Status     Free radical opposition Anti-oxidants
Nutritional Status     Optimum nutrition essential for health Guided by lab results
P300 Brain Score     Brain health Guided by lab results
Bone Density T-score 0 – -2.5 – osteopeniaT-score > 2.5 – osteoporosis   T score – 0 Bone mineral loss is associated with FrailtyFracturesMorbidityMortality Vitamin D3MineralsBio-identical hormonesStrontiumBone Mix™
Endopat     Endothelial function assessmentArterial stiffeningCardiovascular disease prevention Vitamin D3
Vitamin K2
Omega 3
Arterial cleanse and defence™
Address cardiovascular risk factors
Bio-identical hormone replenishment
Thermography scan     Detection of inflammationDetection of cancerDetection of pathology Guided by test results

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