Here are some Optimal Takeaways about optimal ranges and biomarker patterns:
The majority of medical decisions are based on lab results and blood chemistry analysis. However, standard biomarker reference intervals can fail to identify early dysfunction, subclinical disease, or latent deficiencies.
Standard reference intervals reflect the normal or average distribution of values in a geographic population but not necessarily normal physiology.
Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis (FBCA) provides valuable tools for assessing an individual’s biochemistry, physiology, metabolism, and risk of chronic disease.
Early trends away from optimal values can be identified and addressed before overt symptoms or dysfunction occur.
Monitoring results over time and using the same laboratory for repeat bloodwork will provide the most relevant data for a comprehensive blood chemistry analysis.
Optimal ranges should be utilized for detecting a risk of and progression toward the following:
Patterns of associated biomarkers can help guide clinical evaluation.
Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis is not considered diagnostic and must be used as part of a matrix addressing each patient’s clinical presentation history, symptoms, and blood chemistry changes over time.
Remember to promote optimal function on the inside to achieve optimal health on the outside.