Specialized Testing

When routine labs will not provide the answers, Dr. Wali utilizes a wide array of functional medicine specialty tests to aid in her decision making process for an effective care and prevention plan.


Adrenal Wellness Rhythm Test

Basic Adrenal Rhythm
A salivary profile to evaluate the 24-hour Cortisol circadian rhythm with DHEA. To evaluate the impact of your acute or chronic stress as it relates to your symptom of fatigue, sleep disturbance, glucose dysregulation and other chronic illnesses.

Comprehensive Adrenal Rhythm Plus
Includes Basic Adrenal Rhythm with estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, and melatonin. To help evaluate the impact of stress on your adrenal function and other hormones.

Hormone Tests

When it comes to testing hormones we utilize both saliva and serum depending on the route of hormone administration (i.e. oral, sublingual, transdermal, etc.).

Advantages of saliva testing: Measures bioavailable, active hormone level

    • Measures effectiveness of topical hormones (serum tests grossly
    • underestimate)

Advantages of Serum testing:Measures effectiveness of oral hormones

    • More representative of systemic tissue levels of hormones than saliva following sublingual hormone supplementation (saliva tests grossly overestimate)
    • Measures larger molecules (e.g. thyroid hormones)

Female Hormone Panel

  • Saliva: This is a one-time saliva collection that includes: estradiol, estrone, estrial, progesterone and testosterone free and total, DHEA-S to measure baseline and monitor hormone therapy.
  • Blood: Same hormones as the saliva but tested in serum.
  • Other tests to assess overall health will be considered for comprehensive evaluation before start of any hormone replacement therapy.

Male Hormone Panel

  • Saliva: A one-time saliva collection test that includes: testosterone free and total, estradiol, estrone, DHEA-S, testosterone, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), androstenedione, and progesterone to get a baseline and monitor treatment.
  • Blood: Same hormones as the saliva test but in serum.
  • Other tests to assess overall health will be considered for comprehensive evaluation before start of any hormone replacement therapy.

Hypothyroid  Panel

  • Blood: Serum TSH, Free T4, Free T3, Reverse T3 (rT3), Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody ( anti-TPO), Thyroglobulin Antibody ( anti-TG),  lipid panel, Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP), and Complete Blood Count (CBC), DHEA-S, serum cortisol or salivary 4-point cortisol,  Iron and Ferritin.
  • Saliva: 4-Point cortisol or adrenal rhythm, DHEA

Mental Health Test

A class of endogenous chemicals that transmit signals from a neuron to a target cell across a structural zone, synapse, that effect mood, satiety, learning, sleep, memory, concentration and other neurological conditions. Levels of serotonin, dopamine and GABA, epinephrine and norepinephrine along with other neurotransmitter are tested by a one time urine sample.

Genetic Test
Comprehensive Genetic test to find out best conventional medication type and dosage for better safety and efficacy. It is personalized treatment based on your genetics of how you metabolize and absorb your medication. You can take the test results to your prescribing practitioner for better choice of medication for individualized treatment.

MTHFR (methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase Test)
A genetic test for MTHFR gene mutation which many be the contributing factor for many conditions such as depression, fibromyalgia, autism, homocysteinemia, addiction, hormonal imbalance and other mental health conditions.

Heart Wellness & Cardiovascular Risk Factors

OP Heart Panel I

Evaluating your risk for heart disease measured by routine cholesterol testing is not enough. Fifty percent of patients who have experienced heart attacks have “normal” cholesterol levels.

At Ocean Pacific Integrative Health Center, we go beyond the routine cholesterol test to include the most comprehensive cholesterol test and markers of inflammation for a more accurate and complete assessment of your cardiovascular disease risk. The earlier identification of your risk factors will give you a better opportunity to take preventive measures toward a happier and healthy heart.

Our Advanced Lipid Panel breaks down cholesterol beyond HDL (high-density lipoprotein, the “good” cholesterol), LDL (low-density lipoprotein, the “bad” cholesterol), and triglycerides and provides new information that can help better assess and treat your heart disease risk. Risks of both Heart Disease and Diabetes can be reduced with the right preventive treatments, which is why more accurate diagnosis is critical.

Inflammatory Markers

In addition to the Advanced Lipid Panel described above, we offer other diagnostic tests which aid in the early identification and treatment of heart disease.This comprehensive cholesterol test is offered at many progressive cardiology centers.

  • hsCRP
    High sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hsCRP) is a general marker of inflammation and has been recognized for its ability to predict future coronary events in apparently healthy individuals.
  • Homocysteine
    Homocysteine is an amino acid needed for normal health. However, at high levels homocysteine is a powerful risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

Due to our continued commitment to provide our patients with “the best of conventional and evidence-based natural medicine” and our passion for preventive medicine, these tests are available to you through your insurance plan or at greatly discounted rates that we have negotiated with the Labs.

Environmental Allergies

Respiratory Profile

A blood test to check the level of your immune response IgE-type to the six categories of common airborne allergens: Trees, grasses, Weeds, Molds, Dust Mites, and Animals. The blood test is non-invasive and can be done along with your routine blood tests. Blood testing for allergies is another good option for you if:

  • You cannot discontinue allergy medication for the skin test.
  • Your sensitivity to the allergen puts you at a greater risk.
  • You have a skin condition that skin allergy testing is not an option

Toxicity Tests

Toxic Metals

  • Provocation Test: Urine test with a challenge (taking a chelating agent to provoke elimination of metals from the cells) in order to assess chronic low-level retention of toxic metals in the tissue. Levels of twenty toxic metals are tested including mercury, lead, nickel, and aluminum.
  • Post Detoxification Test: Urine test to evaluate the efficacy of detoxification treatment and assess additional treatment if applicable.

Toxic Chemicals

A comprehensive panel that tests for six categories of common toxicants in our everyday environment:

  • Alkylphenols: found in common everyday products, including hair care products, cosmetics, food packaging, plastics, household cleaners, pesticides, paints, and even spermicide
  • Organochlorines: Used as an insecticide and the most infamous one is DDT.
  • Organophosphates: A generic term for a variety of insecticides
  • Plasticizers/Preservatives: Phthalates are compounds added to plastic to make it more flexible and Parabens are the most widely used preservative in personal care items
  • Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs): These chemicals belong to a broad family of man-made organic chemicals known as chlorinated hydrocarbons. Although no longer commercially produced in the United States, PCBs may be present in products and materials produced before the 1979 PCB ban and in Enclosed systems. It is found in plasticizers used in paints and cements, casting agents, fire retardant fabric treatments and heat stabilizing additives for PVC electrical insulation, adhesives, paints and water-proofing.
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs): Common household products such as, which often cleaning and polishing fluids, spray on personal care items, nail-polish removers, contact adhesives, paint, and lacquer thinners. Indoor air fresheners and fabric deodorizers, gasoline and cigarette smoke are other source of exposure.

Gastrointestinal Tests & Nutritional Panel

Gastrointestinal Tests

  • IgG Food Allergy Test: Delayed type (IgG) hypersensitivity response is measured across 96 foods. Test includes reaction to the follow food categories: dairy, grains/legume/nuts, vegetables, fruits, meat/fowl, fish/crustacean/mollusk, and yeast. This is a blood spot test done at the convenience of your home and great for kids as no blood draw is needed.
  • Gluten intolerance testing: A comprehensive blood test to evaluate autoimmune response to gluten and checks for antibodies to Transglutaminase, Reticulin, Endomysial, and Gliadin.
  • Small Intestine Bacteria Overgrowth (SIBO): a sequence of breath is tested for levels of hydrogen, methane, or both.
  • Helicobacter Pylori: A simple breath or stool test to identify the presence/absence of active H. pylori bacteria which may be the contributing factor for some of gastrointestinal symptoms.
  • Candida DNA and Antibody Test: Yeast in small amount is part of the normal flora of the gastrointestinal tract. However, yeast overgrowth in the gut has been linked to many chronic conditions. Either stool is tested for the presences of candida overgrowth or serum is tested for candida antibodies to evaluate immune reactivity to Candida. It is useful for a wide array of symptoms, including irritable bowel syndrome, low energy, mood swings, and mental fogginess.
  • Comprehensive Stool Analysis: Advanced stool test that provides valuable insight into maldigestion, inflammation, dysbiosis, metabolic imbalance, and infection.

Nutritional Panel

Comprehensive panels to evaluate nutritional needs based on current diet and supplement intake to help eliminate overindulgence in supplement intake. Depending on the panel, personalized functional nutrition assessments may include:

  • Antioxidants: Vitamin A, C, E, alpha-Lipoic Acid, CoQ10
  • B Vitamins: Thiamin-B1, Riboflavin-B2, Niacin-B3, Pyridoxine-B6, Biotin-B7, folic Acid-B9, and Cobalamin-B12
  • Digestive Support: Probiotics and Digestive enzymes
  • Omega-3 Oils
  • Amino Acids: 17 Amino Acids
  • Minerals: Magnesium, Manganese, Molybdenum, and Zinc

Dietary supplement recommendations dosage schedule will be provided to streamline your supplement intake.