Metabolic Testing

Gain valuable insights into your metabolism from the comfort of your own home.


Genova At Home Testing

At Synapse Brain & Spine Center, we believe that understanding your body's unique metabolic profile is key to achieving optimal health and fitness. With our advanced Genova Diagnostics at Home Metabolic Testing, you can now gain valuable insights into your health from the comfort of your own home, empowering you to make informed decisions about your nutrition, exercise, and overall well-being.

What is Genova Diagnostics at Home Metabolic Testing? 

Genova Diagnostics at Home Metabolic Testing is a cutting-edge solution that allows you to accurately measure your DNA health and wellness, woman's health, mens health, thyroid, sleep & stress, gut health, environmental toxins, food & inhalants, inflammation & vitamin D, cardiometabolic health, and chronic pain.

How Does Genova Diagnostics at Home Metabolic Testing Work? 

With Genova Diagnostics Health at Home Metabolic Testing, you will receive a metabolic testing kit that includes all the necessary equipment and instructions to collect your samples. The process is simple and minimally-invasive.

The collected samples are then sent to a state-of-the-art laboratory for analysis. Experts will analyze your metabolic data and generate a comprehensive report. Based on this information, we can tailor a personalized plan to help you optimize your nutrition, exercise, and overall metabolic health.

Benefits of Genova at Home Metabolic Testing: Genova Health at Home Metabolic Testing offers a range of benefits for individuals seeking to optimize their health and fitness:

  1. Personalized Nutrition: By understanding your unique metabolic rate, we can provide personalized recommendations on your caloric needs and macronutrient distribution. This helps you make informed choices about your diet, ensuring it aligns with your specific goals.
  2. Targeted Exercise Planning: Knowing your energy expenditure during different activities allows us to tailor your exercise regimen to maximize results. Whether you aim to lose weight, build muscle, or enhance performance, we can help you optimize your workouts based on your metabolic data.
  3. Weight Management: Metabolic testing provides valuable insights into your resting metabolic rate, allowing us to accurately assess the number of calories you burn at rest. This information can guide effective weight management strategies, helping you achieve and maintain a healthy body composition.
  4. Optimal Performance: Athletes and fitness enthusiasts can benefit from metabolic testing by fine-tuning their nutrition and training plans based on their individual metabolic profiles. This optimization can lead to enhanced performance, improved recovery, and increased endurance.
  5. Long-Term Health: Understanding your metabolism goes beyond short-term goals. It provides a foundation for long-term health management by enabling you to make sustainable lifestyle choices that support your overall well-being.

Why Choose Genova Health at Home Metabolic Testing? 

Genova Health at Home Metabolic Testing stands out as a convenient and effective solution for understanding your metabolism and optimizing your health. Here's why you should choose VitalLeo:

  1. Accuracy and Reliability: Our metabolic testing utilizes advanced technology and trusted scientific methods, ensuring accurate and reliable results. You can trust the data we provide to make informed decisions about your health and fitness journey.
  2. Convenience and Flexibility: With VitalLeo Health at Home Metabolic Testing, you can assess your metabolism from the comfort of your own home. This eliminates the need for in-person appointments and allows you to integrate testing into your schedule seamlessly.
  3. Expert Analysis and Guidance: Our team of experts will analyze your metabolic data and provide comprehensive reports that are easy to understand. We will guide you through the results and offer personalized recommendations to support your goals.
  4. Privacy and Security: We take your privacy seriously. VitalLeo Health at Home Metabolic Testing follows strict privacy protocols to ensure that your data is secure and confidential.


Unlock Your Metabolic Potential with VitalLeo Health at Home Metabolic Testing. Take the first step toward optimizing your health and achieving your wellness goals today.

Food Intolerance Test Kit

Genova Diagnostics' Food Intolerance Test is a specialized diagnostic tool designed to identify food sensitivities and intolerances in individuals. Unlike traditional food allergy tests, which detect immediate immune responses (IgE-mediated), this test focuses on delayed immune reactions (IgG-mediated) that can occur hours to days after consuming certain foods.

Here's how the Genova Food Intolerance Test typically works:

  1. Sample Collection: Patients provide a small blood sample, usually through a simple finger prick, using a kit provided by Genova Diagnostics. This sample contains antibodies, including IgG antibodies, which are analyzed for reactions to specific foods.

  2. Laboratory Analysis: The blood sample is sent to Genova Diagnostics' laboratory for analysis. Using advanced testing methods, the laboratory examines the sample for IgG antibody reactions to a comprehensive panel of food antigens.

  3. Comprehensive Reporting: Once the analysis is complete, patients receive a detailed report outlining their individual sensitivities and intolerances to various foods. The report categorizes foods based on the level of immune reaction, ranging from mild to severe.

  4. Interpretation and Guidance: Patients are encouraged to review their results with a healthcare provider, such as a physician or registered dietitian, who can help interpret the findings and develop a personalized dietary plan. This plan may involve eliminating or reducing intake of foods that trigger immune reactions, thereby alleviating symptoms associated with food intolerance.

The Genova Food Intolerance Test offers several advantages:

  • Comprehensive Panel: The test examines a wide range of food antigens, including common dietary staples and less typical allergens, providing a thorough assessment of potential triggers.

  • Personalized Approach: By identifying specific food intolerances unique to each individual, the test enables personalized dietary recommendations tailored to address the patient's specific needs and symptoms.

  • Scientific Validity: Genova Diagnostics is known for its commitment to scientific rigor and quality assurance, ensuring accurate and reliable test results.

Overall, the Genova Food Intolerance Test serves as a valuable tool for individuals seeking to identify and manage food sensitivities, ultimately promoting better digestive health, symptom relief, and overall well-being.

Stool Test Kit 

The Genova Diagnostics stool test kit, also known as the Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA) kit, is a diagnostic tool designed to assess various aspects of gastrointestinal health by analyzing stool samples. This comprehensive test provides valuable insights into digestive function, intestinal inflammation, gut microbiota composition, and other factors that can impact gastrointestinal well-being.

Here's an overview of what the Genova Diagnostics stool test kit typically includes and how it works:

  1. Collection Materials: The kit typically contains everything needed to collect and store stool samples, including specimen containers, collection instructions, and any necessary preservatives or stabilizers to maintain sample integrity during transit.

  2. Sample Collection: Patients follow the instructions provided in the kit to collect one or more stool samples at home. The collection process is straightforward and typically involves using a provided spoon or spatula to transfer a small portion of stool into the specimen containers.

  3. Shipping Instructions: Once the samples are collected, they are securely packaged according to the provided instructions and shipped to Genova Diagnostics' laboratory for analysis. The kit usually includes prepaid shipping labels and packaging materials to facilitate easy and safe transit.

  4. Laboratory Analysis: At the laboratory, the stool samples undergo comprehensive analysis using advanced testing methods. This analysis may include assessments of digestive enzyme activity, levels of beneficial and pathogenic bacteria, markers of intestinal inflammation, presence of parasites or pathogens, and other relevant parameters depending on the specific test panel selected.

  5. Results Reporting: After analysis is complete, patients receive a detailed report outlining the findings of the stool analysis. This report typically includes interpretations of the results, comparisons to reference ranges or healthy values, and recommendations for any necessary interventions or treatments based on the findings.

The Genova Diagnostics stool test kit offers several benefits:

  • Comprehensive Assessment: The test provides a comprehensive evaluation of various aspects of gastrointestinal health, allowing healthcare providers to identify underlying issues contributing to digestive symptoms or disorders.

  • Personalized Insights: By analyzing individual stool samples, the test can provide personalized insights into the unique characteristics of a patient's digestive system, enabling targeted interventions and treatment strategies.

  • Evidence-Based Approach: Genova Diagnostics is known for its commitment to scientific rigor and evidence-based medicine, ensuring that test results are reliable and clinically meaningful.

DNA Test Kit 

Researchers have identified thousands of SNPs that relate to almost every chronic disease. Truth is, everybody has SNPs. SNPs are common and generally do not result in life-threatening presentations like genetic mutations, which are rare. SNPs are more subtle and act by reducing cellular functions and ultimately an optimal quality of life. Genomic testing can minimize risk by identifying hidden gene polymorphisms that may promote chronic disease. Many people mistakenly assume that the presence of a SNP means they are destined to experience the associated disease. Fortunately, most genes have flexible expressions and often are influenced by modifiable environmental, diet, and lifestyle factors.

In some instances, genotypic SNP testing may prompt phenotypic monitoring of associated biomarkers. For example, if a patient has a polymorphism for MTHFR, homocysteine may be more closely monitored.

SNP testing may be appropriate for patients with:

  • Chronic conditions that resist treatment
  • Family history of cardiovascular disease, mood disorders, Alzheimer’s, cancer, or autoimmune disease
  • Inflammatory conditions
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Mood disorders
  • Osteoporosis
  • Metabolic disorders (insulin resistance)
  • Chemical sensitivity
  • Asthma and lung problems
  • Cognitive decline

HPA Axis Testing 

Daily hassles, chronic pain, blood sugar dysregulation, work stressors, and poor relationship quality can alter the HPA axis. Imbalances in adrenal hormones can have a wide range of negative consequences that can adversely impact a patient's overall quality of life.

HPA axis dysfunction is associated with many conditions including but not limited to:

  • Hypertension
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Gastrointestinal and immune dysregulation
  • Diabetes and metabolic syndrome
  • Depression
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Weight gain
  • Persistent pain
  • Neurodegenerative disease and cognitive decline

Methylation Panel 

The Methylation Panel is an innovative test designed to offer insight into the critical biochemical methylation pathway. Methylation metabolites are measured in plasma, and genetic single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are analyzed via buccal swab. Patient results are synthesized on a front-page Interpretation-at-a-Glance (IAAG) graphic for quick methylation status assessment. Within the report, results are shown in a methylation pathway graphic to provide a clear understanding of the biochemistry involved.

What is Methylation?

Methylation is a chemical process that happens billions of times per second in every cell of the body.1 Methyl groups are transferred and donated between many different molecules which change their structure and function. Methyl groups act like billions of switches which turn genes on or off, help regulate mood, detoxify hormones, produce energy, and promote healthy aging.

Vitamins, minerals, and amino acids from the diet are needed to keep this process running smoothly. There are also genetic factors and oxidative stressors which can affect how well this pathway works.2

Why is Methylation important?

  • Methylation is needed to create DNA and RNA and regulate gene expression.
  • It helps make creatine, which is needed for skeletal muscle contraction.
  • Methylation is involved in basic energy production, fat metabolism, immune responses, vascular health, and cell membrane repair.
  • It produces and metabolizes neurotransmitters to regulate mood.
  • Methylation also works to neutralize toxins and hormones

Which patients can benefit from the Methylation Panel?

Because of its all-encompassing role in basic human physiology, the range of symptoms associated with methylation defects is broad. The Methylation Panel can offer insight in patients with:

  • questionable detoxification (patients who take hormone therapy, drink alcohol, or have toxin exposure)3,4,5
  • cancer risk6,7,8,9
  • cardiovascular disease (non-coronary atherosclerosis, hypertension, coronary artery disease)10,11,12,13
  • psychiatric and mood disorders (schizophrenia, autism, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression)6,14,15,16,17
  • neurologic disorders (Parkinson’s disease, cognitive decline)18,19,20
  • chronic fatigue

Gut Health Kit

Gut health issues have reached critical, epidemic levels and are a major underlying cause of many modern illnesses.  Even a minor alteration of an individual’s gut microbiota can alter the function of the immune defense system.  In fact, for any auto-immune condition, testing and treating the gut is the first place to start.

Our comprehensive program looks at both urine and stool for indicators of gut problems as well as identifying inflammatory foods, inhalants, and environmental toxins that are causing or aggravating the problem.  The critical components of the protocol include creating a  healthy gut ecology that is not conducive to bacteria, yeast, or fungal overgrowth and heal intestinal permeability (“Leaky gut).

Environmental Toxins Kit 

Xenobiotics or volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are present in our homes, cars, businesses, malls, our outside air, foods, fabrics, water, and virtually everywhere you go.  The body has a limit as to how much it can filter and eliminate.  Once someone has achieved or exceeded their toxic burden, disease and symptoms are common and likely to ensue.

Excess toxins will be picked up through our test and create awareness that there is an imminent danger, and there is a need to address the issue and follow detoxification protocols.  The tests look for common xenobiotics; benzene, styrene, toluene, TMB, xylene, phthalate, & parabens.

Inflammation & Vitamin D 

CRP in the blood is a marker of inflammation that can cause a wide variety of diseases like cancer and heart disease and be responsible for the infection, pain, and injury. Prolonged inflammation is at the root of virtually all illness, including the rising prevalence of the auto-immune disease.  If high CRP is detected, there are both dietary and supplemental protocols to correct the score.  This is both valuable for overall well-being now and as a critical measure of prevention for the future.

Vitamin D deficiency is an epidemic in our society.  This is no minor issue as Vitamin D regulates gene expression in over 900 vital organs and functions and is part of the prevention of the most common areas of disease and suffering.

Insufficient Vitamin D levels can lead to issues with the immune, cardiovascular, respiratory, and central nervous systems. Low D has been found to raise the risk of depression, osteoporosis, heart disease, auto-immune disease, infection, hypertension, and several forms of cancer.

Cardiometabolic Health Kit 

Heart disease has been the leading killer of men and women for decades.  Cardiac testing, therefore, should not merely be a cholesterol evaluation, but look at any biomarkers that determine the presence of any risk factors contributing to a higher risk of heart disease. 

The tests in the program include: cholesterol/triglycerides/LDL/HDL, but also evaluate other cardiac markers including hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), cortisol, and Vitamin D.  These factors have been shown to prevent a greater risk of heart attack than only high cholesterol.

 The program offers a tailor-made diet and supplements recommendations to improve unhealthy lipid levels and address any imbalances found in these cardiac risk factors.

Chronic Pain Kit 

Caring for the sufferers of chronic pain and inflammatory disease without the use of opioids and other dangerous drugs and procedures.

The leader in the community in the vast area of conditions like:

• Fibromyalgia
• Neuropathy
• Chronic pain
• Traumatic injury
• Post-surgery
• Inflammatory conditions (Inflammation is at the root of all disease)

People suffering from the above conditions are growing in numbers every day.  They require help from trained Well Aligned practitioners. The Chronic Pain Program tests for markers of inflammation and critical nutrient deficiencies along with providing care using Chiropractic, specific dietary guidelines, supplementation, specialized creams and supports, and therapy.


Schedule a New Patient Consult & Exam today to receive metabolic testing at Synapse Brain & Spine Center in Lewes Delaware