IMA is currently working with 40+ laboratories in order to provide you with the most cutting edge technology and accurate information available. Our testing includes but is not limited to the items listed below.
Testing: In Office**
Adrenal Functional Tests
Antioxidant Level Testing (Oxidata)
Blood draws for Lab and specialty
Heidelberg (GAA) Test (see below)
Mineral Taste Testing
Testing: Lab or Specialty**
Comprehensive Blood Testing
Digestive Stool Analysis-Home collection
Environmental Toxin Testing
Food Sensitivity and Allergy
Functional Mineral and Amino Acid Profiles
Genetic Mutations (MTHFR, etc..)
Heavy Metal and Chemical Toxicity Assessment
Lyme (see below)
Mold Exposure and Toxicity (see below)
Parasite and GI Pathogens-Home Collection
Small Intestinal Bowel Overgrowth (SIBO)
**Please be aware of, and notify us of the preferred labs your insurance utilizes. You will want to contact your insurance for this information. We can make every effort to use the labs your insurance recognizes. However, some testing will be lab specific and may not be reimbursed by your insurance. If you have any questions regarding reimbursement, please consult your insurance carrier. All testing fees are separate from office visits or other services.
Heidelberg Test GAA (Gastric Acid Analysis)
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A Heidelberg ph diagnostic test will quickly accurately verify the presence of low stomach acid (Hypochlorhydria), high stomach acid (Achlorhydria), dumping syndrome, acute or sub acute Gastritis, heavy mucas in the stomach, and Pyloric insufficiency.
The Heidelberg ph diagnostic test is non-invasive and eliminates the use of the Naso-Gastric Tube. The test is an in-office procedure that does not require the use of a catheter, or sedation. During testing the patient is relaxed and comfortable, without the trauma associated with other procedures.
While in the stomach, the pH capsule will report the exact ph information and it will show the immediate changes to alkaline or acid "challenges" We have been utilizing the Heidelberg Diagnostic System for over 30 years and one of only four facilites in California which can perform this test. The Heidelberg Bibilography has over 150 published clinical studies. Patients wishing to have this test performed must have an order from a physician, or can schedule a tandem visit and test with Dr. Shaw.
Please see the forms tab for paperwork and fee schedule. Please call our office to schedule 650-474-2130.
Lyme and Co-Infections
Tick-borne infections are zoonotic—meaning they are passed from animals to humans. “Vectors” like ticks, mosquitos and fleas transmit the diseases from animals like mice, rats, and squirrels to humans when they bite. Ticks can carry many bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoans all at the same time and transmit them in a single bite. The most common tick-borne diseases in the United States include Lyme disease, babesiosis, bartonella, anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, mycoplasma, relapsing fever, tularemia, Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF). Diseases acquired together like this are called co-infections. -Lyme Disease.org
Mold Exposure and Toxicity
Mold Exposure can cause an acute and chronic, systemic inflammatory response syndrome acquired from exposure to the following toxigenic organisms, including, but not limited to fungi, bacteria, actinomycetes and mycobacteria. In addition, inflammagens such as endotoxins, beta glucans, hemolysins, proteinases, mannans and possibly spirocyclic drimanes; as well as volatile organic compounds (VOC's). Other names commonly used in the medical literature for this illness include Sick Building Syndrome and Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome. Current thinking suggests that the symptoms of mold illness are the result of a chronic inflammatory response triggered by toxic compounds found in water-damaged buildings.