Genova Diagnostics (Great Smokies) tests evaluate digestion and absorption, bacterial & yeast balance, parasite infection, metabolism and immune status.
Genova Diagnostic Laboratory tests also enable distinguishing between those with suspected Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and those with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis). The testing evaluates indigestion, malabsorption, and other GI-related problems like lactose intolerance, leaky gut syndrome and intestinal permeability.
Genova Clinical Laboratories (Great Smokies) also run non-invasive breath tests that detect bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine. This is a common condition that often underlies chronic symptoms of maldigestion and malabsorption, which include bloating, gas, diarrhea, irregularity of bowel movements, and abdominal pain.
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Genova Diagnostic Laboratory opened its doors in 1986, then known as Great Smokies. Their headquarters are in Asheville, N.C. They help healthcare providers in their evaluation for treatment and prevention of chronic disease. They are pioneers in the field of laboratory functional testing. Functional testing assesses the dynamic inter-relationship of physiological systems, thereby creating a more complete picture of one's health. They have joined forces with Metametrix who are also known internationally as a pioneer and leader in the development of metabolic, toxicant, and nutritional testing.
This is different to traditional allopathic testing which is more concerned about the pathology of disease. Genova Laboratory testing helps identify the root cause of chronic conditions. Functional testing also helps develop optimal interventions to assist clients in achieving lasting health.
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