MOMS is thrilled to announce that Genova Diagnostics has joined the MOMS Network as a Lab Partner. Genova is a specialty clinical laboratory pioneering a system-based approach that supports healthcare providers in the personalized treatment and prevention of chronic disease.
About Genova Diagnostics
The internationally-renowned lab is committed to the highest standards and has a team of medical experts who provide consultation to healthcare professionals, as well as a robust array of educational resources, ensuring that physicians order the right tests for their patients.
Chronic diseases are often complex. Genova’s system-based testing helps physicians get to the bottom line of their patients’ symptoms and get them on the right path for targeted treatment. Offering comprehensive and innovative clinical lab services, Genova offers advanced solutions in the areas of gastrointestinal and immunology (GI), nutrition, endocrinology, genomics and more.
As the saying goes, you are what you eat. That means that knowing the exact nutritional profile of a patient gives physicians a peek at indicators for overall health and is a key component of creating a successful health plan. Genova’s NutrEval test is one of the most comprehensive nutritional profiles available, assessing a broad array of macronutrients and micronutrients, as well as markers that give insight into digestive function, toxic exposure, mitochondrial function, and oxidative stress.
The NutrEval is both a blood and urine test that evaluates over 125 biomarkers and assesses the body’s functional need for 40 antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, amino acids, digestive support, and other select nutrients. Personalized recommendations for nutrients are determined by using an algorithm based on the patient’s test findings. The NutrEval Plasma and NutrEval FMV (first morning void) differ based on which sample type is used to measure amino acids, plasma or urine.
Genova’s Allergy Antibody Assessment
Testing for adverse food reactions is useful for patients who suspect that a food is responsible for causing their symptoms but can’t quite identify which food(s). Often, solely employing an elimination diet is not practical or reliable to determine the offending food, as many patients find it difficult to stick to. Genova’s Allergy Antibody Assessment may be a much more efficient and effective method for identifying allergies and sensitivities.
The presence of circulating antibodies may affect each patient differently. Circulating IgG food antibodies are not diagnostic for a specific condition, but indicate an immune response to that food. The immune response could be a normal response that would not necessarily cause symptoms. Therefore, test results should always be viewed in the context of the overall clinical picture. The role of IgG food antibody testing is still being researched; however, studies have shown the benefit of testing in certain conditions.
Genova has a Medical Education team that provides consultation to healthcare professionals, and a variety of educational resources, enabling clinicians to order the right test for their patients. We are excited to have Genova Diagnostics on the MOMS platform.
Are you a patient with physician-prescribed lab orders or a home test kit? Schedule your appointment in the MOMS patient portal.