Lab Services


Lab Services in Connecticut.

Lab Services in Connecticut

Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center welcomes patients for our different Lab Services in these towns and surrounding areas: Shelton, Bridgeport, Trumbull, Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Monroe, Fairfield, Milford, and Orange. If you’d like to learn more, contact Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center to schedule an appointment. You can book your visit by phone or online.
In today's healthcare system, lab services play a critical role in diagnosing and treating medical conditions. With a team of highly skilled professionals, advanced technology, and precise testing methods, lab services provide physicians with the accurate and timely results they need to make informed decisions about patient care.
Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center has partnered with Reveal my DNA, KBMO FIT Tests, and THEIA Health and others for our lab services to ensure our patients receive the best treatment available.

That's why we are committed to providing our patients with the most comprehensive and reliable lab services possible, delivered by experienced professionals who are dedicated to delivering the best possible outcomes for our patients.

Lab Services

Heart Trace Mineral Analysis


This comprehensive lifestyle genetic test can reveal how your body will uniquely respond to specific nutrients, what you eat and drink, how you exercise, and your environment.
Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center has partnered with myDNA and we utilize their advanced comprehensive test, which uses the most advanced and sophisticated testing equipment available on the market today to arrive at their results, so that we can help our patients create lifelong health strategies.
Your specific genetic blueprint deserves a specific health plan. We’re helping move healthcare from offering solutions that work for most people, to finding out what will work specifically for you. Less ‘one-size-fits-all’ advice, more targeted advice that’s customized to fit your body.

  • How does this work?

    Nutrigenomics is the study of how foods interact with your genes and explains the individual genetic differences that can affect the requirements of vitamins, minerals, and compounds in the foods we eat. Everyone absorbs, metabolizes, and transports chemicals differently based on their genetic makeup; nutrigenomics unlocks this personal blueprint. Epigenetics refers to chemical tags that attach to the exterior of the genome, changing the way that your cells read and express your genetic material. Understanding DNA versus epigenetics is like understanding nature vs. nurture. DNA is your blueprint, not your destiny. Your genetic results are your nature determined at birth, and these results do not change throughout your lifetime. However, nurture or epigenetic influences, including your diet, stress levels, relationships, sleep patterns, environment, and exercise, change your genes’ expression. “Good” or “bad” genes are relative to the expression of your genes from your epigenetic choices in life.
    The myDNA Comprehensive Health Report shows where you need to epigenetically narrow your choices to increase the probability of success for a sound body and mind. Epigenetics gives you control to build a healthier version of yourself, cell by cell!

    The analysis covers an extensive list of 92 Genes and will guide you through a whole-body approach of personalized diet, lifestyle, and environmental insights for vibrant health.
    The Laboratory testing is conducted in the USA at the myDNA CAP and CLIA accredited facility.

    Call to book your comprehensive DNA test consultation with Joe today!

Hair Analysis

Trace Mineral Hair Analysis

Have you ever felt that something in your body was just “of,” even though tests came back clear? You may be spot on with your feelings- it is your body, after all, so why not try a different kind of analysis?
Mineral nutrition is critical to health, wellness, and vitality. Hair mineral analysis is one of the most sensitive, scientifically-validated forms of mineral assessment. Since the human body prioritizes blood over body tissues, mineral deficiencies, and heavy metal toxicity will often appear in hair analysis, but not a blood test.
Knowing ALL the information your body has will give you the best support for your body’s current and future needs! Want to see what your Trace Hair analysis has to say about your state of health? Call Joe to set up a phone consultation today!

  • What is hair mineral analysis?

    Providing a mineral blueprint of one's biochemistry, a hair tissue mineral analysis can provide pertinent information about one's metabolic rate, energy levels, and stage of stress. It basically shows us an exact snapshot of what is truly going on in your body at the time.

    A hair tissue mineral analysis is a screening test that measures the mineral content of your hair. However, a hair tissue mineral analysis is much more than a test for minerals. We offer a lab-performed screening test for the level of 20 minerals and toxic metals in a sample of hair. It is a tissue mineral biopsy that is non-invasive, relatively inexpensive, and extremely accurate. The laboratory Stratford Acupuncture & Wellness Center has teamed up with uses only the most advanced and sophisticated instrumentation available today to assess mineral levels in parts per million or parts per billion.

  • Why use hair for this analysis?

    Hair, like all other body tissues, contains minerals that are deposited as the hair grows. Although the hair is dead, the minerals remain as the hair continues to grow out. A sample of hair cut close to the scalp can provide information about the mineral activity in the hair that took place over the past three to four months, depending on how fast or slow your hair grows.

  • Comparison between hair analysis and a blood test

    Hair mineral analysis reflects tissue status, and tissues/hair can reveal imbalances at an early stage- years before an actual diagnosis is usually found.

    Since the body prioritizes blood over tissues/organs, blood tests will reveal imbalances of the body in the late stages of development- and after preventative healthcare can be the most helpful. Bloodwork can reveal more biochemistry, and tissue/hair can reveal more physiology and toxicity- so the ideal approach is to use blood tests alongside hair mineral analyses to gain the best information available.

Hair Analysis

KBMO FIT Test for Food Sensitivities

Food sensitivities and related diseases affect at least 100 million people worldwide and cause a wide variety of illnesses ranging from skin rashes and headaches to chronic intestinal diseases.
The prevalence of food sensitivities of the general population has increased by more than 50% in recent years. Delayed food sensitivities can occur up to 72 hours after ingestion, making it difficult for a patient to pinpoint which foods are causing reactions.
It is useful to test for food sensitivities when a patient has chronic symptoms, including digestive issues, infertility, fatigue, arthritis, cancer, in addition to other lasting problems.
Dr. Brent Dorval has discovered a new way to test for these correlations with the FIT, FIT 22 and Zonulin tests, which are now offered through Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center with KBMO Diagnostics!

  • KBMO Fit Test

    The FIT Test (Food Inflammation Test, developed by Dr. Brent Dorval) is a patented, multi-pathway delayed food sensitivity test. The test measures sensitivities to up to 132 different foods and additives spanning all major food groups.
    These tests use new technology that measures both IgG (Immunoglobulin G) and Immune Complexes, the most common food-related pathways in the body. Dr. Dorval found that looking at both IgG and C3d, one of the primary complement products triggered by the antibody/food antigen complex, would improve reliability of the IgG test, and give the best picture available of the causes of inflammation in the body.
    These test results can aid in the structuring of elimination diets that may relieve symptoms of many chronic neurological, gastrointestinal, and movement disorders.

  • KBMO's Food Inflammation Test

    Patients who reported a variety of symptoms were screened using the FIT test to determine which foods caused sensitivities. The foods which tested positive were removed from the diet and the patients were re-tested and the original symptoms were reviewed to determine if the patient felt better. A significant reduction in food sensitivities was observed and in many cases the symptoms were also reduced. This study demonstrates that food elimination based on the FIT Test reduces symptoms and is an effective tool in patient care.
    The FIT Test measures sensitivities to 132 foods and additives. The sample can be obtained by using a finger stick or a blood draw. When patients discover which foods they are sensitive to, they should begin an elimination diet and take out reactive foods for at least 8-12 weeks and assess if there is improvement or reduction of symptoms. If the test shows a reaction to a large amount of foods or shows a reaction to yeast, the patient should consider testing for intestinal permeability, or Zonulin Testing.

  • Zonulin Testing

    Zonulin is a protein that is synthesized in intestinal cells and liver cells. It is a key biomarker for intestinal permeability and is the only regulator of intestinal permeability that is reversible. Zonulin is one of three ways the FIT test can diagnose a leaky gut, along with finding a sensitivity to Candida and multiple Food Sensitivities. In addition to food sensitivities, elevated levels of zonulin can lead to a number of chronic issues and diseases. Additionally, anywhere between 50 and 100% of patients with food intolerances also have increased intestinal permeability.
    Some of the diseases caused be intestinal impremiability, or "leaky gut", are:

    • Autoimmune disease
    • Type I Diabetes
    • Celiac Disease
    • Elevated levels of zonulin can also lead to:
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Asthma
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Adult Glucose Intolerance

    Signs of a leaky gut show that the functions of the intestinal barriers have stopped working properly. The intestinal lining is essentially a wall of tightly joined cells that open and close when necessary. zonulin remotely controls the opening of tight junctions between cells. If too much zonulin is produced, the tight junctions remain open.
    It is helpful to test for food sensitivities and inflammation caused by food to assist in reducing leaky gut. Therefore, testing for both food sensitivities and elevated levels of zonulin all together allows the patient to pinpoint causes of chronic issues and symptoms. From there, the patient can make necessary changes in diet, as outlined from both Joseph and the KBMO team to achieve optimal health.

  • Fit 22 Testing

    Signs of a leaky gut show that the functions of the intestinal barriers have stopped working properly. The intestinal lining is essentially a wall of tightly joined cells that open and close when necessary. zonulin remotely controls the opening of tight junctions between cells. If too much zonulin is produced, the tight junctions remain open.
    This test evaluates 22 of the most common food sensitivities tested on the FIT 132 test. The test measures IgG and Immune Complexes the same way the FIT 132 test does. The test is run using a blood sample obtained from a finger prick. The test requires one blood spot at a minimum, but more are preferred.

    The foods tested are:
    • Gluten
    • Whole Wheat
    • Egg White
    • Egg Yolk
    • Cow’s Milk
    • Casein
    • Candida
    • Brewer’s Yeast
    • Banana
    • Beef
    • Broccoli
    • Coffee
    • Corn
    • Chicken
    • Peanut
    • Tomato
    • White Potato
    • Almonds
    • Pineapple
    • Salmon
    • Shrimp
    • Turmeric

    The FIT test comes now comes in three panels; the FIT 22, 132 and recently added FIT176. Talk with Joe to find out which test panel will work best for your needs!