Blood tests have been used as a tool for measuring health for a long time. However, they have been used primarily as a means for diagnosing disease. Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis is a fresh new look at an old tool of measure with the intention of preventing disease before it takes hold of one's health.
Current research and scientific study within the medical field has opened new doors into how nutrition professionals look at markers in the blood for nutritional deficiencies and imbalances. A comprehensive blood chemistry panel can give a nutrition professional insight into developing problems and allow for a preventative course of action.
There really is no better health screen that is more efficient than a comprehensive blood test. It will also establish a baseline that can be used to track a person's health over time. When performed along with a comprehensive health evaluation it provides both the nutrition professional and the client peace of mind knowing that a thorough screening has taken place.
Most healthcare providers today will not run this kind of in-depth testing. They tend run very basic blood panels and try to diagnose a person's condition based upon limited information. This is likely due to cost, insurance limitations and a general lack of focus on disease prevention. Each individual test tells only a part of the story. Although some of these tests hold merit on their own, they are each part of a puzzle. When all of the blood chemistry markers are looked at as a whole, it provides a much more complete picture as to how healthy, or ill, the patient truly is.