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Functional Testing

 Functional Screening & Testing

The use of the word “functional” is key to understanding the integrative medical approach.  Functional screening & testting help determine how the body or organ is really working, as opposed to other medical tests which measure pathological breakdown and disease.

A sub-optimal functional test may indicate a need for correction even though traditional testing may show everything is within the normal range. This is a subtle but important difference as many sub-optimal health conditions will cause symptoms that get us to the doctor, but then no reason can be found for what is causing our health problem.

Functional, or Precision Medicine, involves testing for the root cause of medical and psychiatric disorders, and designing a treatment plan to address the root cause of the disorder.

In 2015, President Obama launched the Precision Medicine Initiative to, “…give us all access to the personalized information we need to keep ourselves and our families healthier.”

Functional Medicine and Precision Medicine Looks for the Root Cause of Imbalance

Functional medicine searches for the underlying imbalance, or root cause, which can contribute to illness or chronic disease. If you have an imbalance, it can affect your body in many ways. Functional changes occur long before disease is manifested, so functional testing becomes an early warning test for disease which is ideal for prevention-oriented physicians and patients concerned about finding the root cause of their problem.

Functional medicine, now also known as Precision Medicine, relies on laboratory diagnostic testing to determine the unique nutritional, toxicological, metabolic, immune, allergic, hormonal, neurotransmitter, infectious and genetic status of each patient, which allows the physician to select appropriate  therapies for the individual. Marina,  uses many tests to determine how the body or organ is currently functioning, or working, as compared with normal, healthy functioning, and is an expert in the interpretation of these tests.

Functional medicine tests and treats the root cause of illness. Schedule your appointment. More info….


Expert Interpretation of Lab Results

Marina Luketina Šunjka, has over 10 years experience in interpreting these complex tests. Based on his findings, he creates a plan for each patient to correct their imbalances and restore fundamental health. His motto is, “If you don’t test, you’ve guessed.”

Consider a Science-based Evaluation for the Following Conditions

  • Cardiovascular diseases, stroke, co-management of risk factors
  • Chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and related disorders
  • Depression, anxiety and psychiatric disorders
  • All chronic pain syndromes of any type
  • Alzheimer’s disease, all dementias, any cause
  • Anti-aging, preventative medicine
  • Asthma, dermatitis and all allergic disorders
  • Cancer prevention and co-management – all types
  • Detoxification from heavy metals, petrochemicals, and toxicities
  • GERD, irritable bowel disease, GI disorders
  • Hormonal imbalances, men or women, any phase of life
  • Immune and autoimmune disorders
  • Lyme, Candida, and bacterial, viral, fungal, parasitic co-infections
  • Metabolic disorders, diabetes, dysglycemias, weight loss
  • Parkinson’s disease, neurological disorders
  • Stress management, psychotherapy, mindfulness


Treatment to Address the Underlying Causes

Finding and correcting the root molecular cause of your illness or imbalance can only improve your outcome.



Hardware and software package  is designed for determination and evaluation of the functional condition of human organism without invasion into internal environment.


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