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Learn how more than 300+ symptoms from them may be the result of a wide variety of health issues, including autoimmune diseases.
We offer both test interpretation and nutrition consultations. Please note that test interpretation consultations DO NOT include personalized recommendations. Please Note: The test interpretation consultation must take place within 3 months of placing the test order. Please visit our Consultation Page for details.
What to expect
Once you place your test/s order, you will receive an email from our testing department requesting additional information, which is necessary for us to place your test/s order (e.g., patient’s date of birth). You will also receive a link to complete a Medical Symptom Questionnaire. Once we have received this information, we will order your test/s requisition/s and ship your test kit/s. Your test kit/s and requisition document/s will arrive approximately 5-14 business days after you have completed and submitted all necessary information.
TheDr.com does not participate in, take assignment, or accept any private insurance. We do not provide super bills and cannot assist with claim resolution for laboratory tests or consultations.
Testing Refund and Cancellation Policy
• Due to the fees we incur after a test order is placed, we are unable to offer refunds, returns or exchanges on test orders.
Important Information about Antibody Testing (Cyrex and Vibrant America)
Identifying where your ‘Armed Forces’ are saying “you’ve got a problem” is the most accurate way of determining underlying insults that are triggering disease. The antibody tests offered on this site are the ‘tools’ to hear what your body is saying. But is your body capable of protecting you? Can it produce the antibodies you need? For more and more people every year, their immune system is incapable of producing the antibodies your body desperately needs to protect you. Either because of a genetic defect, an overwhelming amount of toxin exposure, or just by being plain ‘worn out’, your immune system may not be able to produce the antibodies you need. Thus, spending hundreds of dollars on these very valuable tests checking antibody loads may be a waste of dollars if your immune system doesn’t have the umph to produce them. It’s difficult to know who is likely to have an insufficient immune response and thus get ‘false negative’ results on an antibody panel, but here’s a few higher risk groups. If you have a history of more than 1 cold or flu per year, a history of more than 3 prescriptions for antibiotics in the last 10 years, a history of chronic fatigue, multiple chemical sensitivities, or a diagnosed autoimmune disease, it makes sense to first confirm your body is capable of producing appropriate amounts of antibodies before spending hundreds of dollars on the Cyrex antibody tests:
• If you have a history of more than 1 cold or flu per year
• A history of more than 3 prescriptions for antibiotics in the last 10 years
• A history of chronic fatigue, multiple chemical sensitivities, or a diagnosed autoimmune disease
It makes sense to first confirm that your body is capable of producing appropriate amounts of antibodies before spending hundreds of dollars on the Cyrex antibody tests.
TheDr.com recommends completing a Total Immunoglobulins (IgA, IgG, IgM) panel before ordering a Cyrex Array. This simple blood test can be ordered by your doctor or you can order it here:
Once you receive your results, we recommend scheduling a 15-minute consultation with Michelle Ross, MA, MS, CNS, our director of clinical services. She can review your results and advise as to how to best proceed with testing. For more personalize recommendations, we recommend scheduling a New Client Consultation. This allows us to review and discuss your health history and symptoms and provide personalized testing recommendations.
I have personally trained Michelle in the advanced interpretation of the testing available on our website: https://store.thedr.com/lab-tests/. It is important to work with a healthcare practitioner who is specifically trained and knowledgeable about the research and principles behind this testing and can provide nuanced interpretations of the results. Michelle has an in-depth understanding of these functional test and what your results mean within “the bigger picture” of health.
My best to you,
Dr. Tom O’Bryan