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How Paragon's Comprehensive Metabolic Testing & Analysis is Done

1. Build Patient File: Medical, Lifestyle, and other Background 

Includes all information gleaned from patient phone interviews, Paragon’s diet & lifestyle questionnaire, and previous medical records & test results.

These records should include:

  • Standard blood work:
    • CBC (RBC, WBC, Hemoglobin, etc.), HDL, LDL, total cholesterol, triglycerides, electrolytes, plasma glucose, TSH, etc.
    • Bp readings, and other test results
  • Previous conditions
  • Current conditions
  • Current supplement use
  • Current Rx medications

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2. Determine Appropriate Metabolic Testing  

After doing a preliminary analysis of the Patient File, Paragon advises the patient’s doctor on which additional conventional blood work and metabolic diagnostics might be ordered to gather more information.  Together Paragon and a patient’s doctor can custom design the testing needed from the many options found under the link below.  This usually involves testing of whole blood, red blood cells, hair, and urine.  In certain cases, stool may also be collected for analysis.

All together, Paragon usually analyzes 215+ biomarkers: including 46 organic acids indicating overall cellular function, environmental toxin exposure markers, and intestinal microbial balance markers; 23 plasma amino acids & ratios; 38 fatty acids and ratios; 7 fat soluble vitamins & anti-oxidants; 37 nutrient mineral markers in hair and blood; 13 toxic mineral markers in hair and blood; as well as 20-30 traditional blood tests and 15 - 20 other less common conventional medical tests.   

Paragon also does analysis of porphyrins testing to determine health disruptions due to heavy metals & organotoxins, and the most sophisticated and accurate Gastrointestinal testing that provides DNA analysis to identify microbiota with 100% accuracy, including anaerobes.  

For details see: Biomarkers Used in Paragon Testing & Analysis               

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3. Produce Final Report and Recommendations  

The data & analysis are assembled in a logical, orderly manner for the doctor and patient, with a brief summary of the findings, and in-depth analysis that both patient and doctor can understand.  

The report explains how any nutritional and biochemical imbalances affect specific disease states related to the function, synthesis, and metabolism of the biomarkers tested.  It is designed to anticipate questions the doctor might have.  This also keeps the patient better informed, and provides answers to questions they might otherwise ask their doctor.  

The analysis and report are also effective preventive medical tools that can spot unrecognized issues before they potentially develop into more serious health problems. 

The report’s ultimate objective is to provide the patient’s doctor with dietary recommendations determined by the test results and other patient information in the background file, and if necessary a balanced list of nutrients and supplements.  Where the elimination of Rx drug use is desired, the report also specifies non-Rx nutritional strategies for controlling the irregular metabolism, and follow up testing plans to confirm such strategy is working as expected. 

When additional Research Services For Patients with Acute Disease are also provided, Paragon includes excerpts from peer-reviewed research that provides evidence for various therapeutic approaches for your doctor and you.  Additional relevant research and reports are attached as appendixes.

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