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October 15, 2021

Optimal Takeaways for Optimal Ranges and Biomarker Patterns

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:
    • Diabetes
    • Metabolic syndrome
    • Insulin resistance
    • Cardiovascular disease
    • Thyroid disease
    • Endothelial dysfunction
    • Nutrient insufficiency
    • Inflammation, etc.
  • 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.
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Tag(s): Biomarkers

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