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How do I create an account?


New accounts can be created using the New Client Set Up Form. Once completed, Dunwoody Labs needs at least 24 hours to verify licensing and account creation process. You will then receive a conformation email with your practice's user name and password. With these credential you will now gain access to the Clinician Portal to view your patient's results.

How do I order kits?


Ordering Kits can be done three ways.

1. You can log into your Clinician Portal and order kits using the Order Kits tab.
2. You may place an order by calling 678-736-6374
3. You may place order by emailing us at shipping@dunwoodylabs.com.

Is there a fee due to order kits?


There is no fee to order test kits, although we do ask that you order a minimum of 10 kits per order.

How long does it take to receive results?


Test results are typically available 10-15 business days after the sample is received by Dunwoody Labs. Please note that there are some issues that extend the turn around time, and that we strive to make you practice aware of those as soon as possible.

How can I access the results?


Test results are available in the Clinician Portal,  Clinic Login  as soon as they are complete.

How do I receive my test results?


Dunwoody Labs utilizes an online database for patient results. Your clinic is provided with a username and password to access this database once your account is set up. A patient’s sample is checked into the database upon receipt and results are uploaded and accessible for you to view and print once the test has been complete. In addition, we send out two courtesy copies in the mail once results have been uploaded and reports have been generated in the system.

I have received my first report and would like someone to go over the results with me, what do I do?


You simply call our lab and ask that a medical consultant call you back to discuss test results. This service is only available to practitioners and staff; we do not consult with patients directly.

What if I have questions about my results?


Dunwoody Labs provides complimentary clinical consultations to practitioners as part of our services. If you need a consult, please call our Customer Service to schedule. 678-736-6374

Does the mold in the food test results correlate with environmental mold exposure?, Do you have any suggestions for mold testing?


Yes, the food sensitivity test tells you that you have a response to mold, but it doesn't tell you where it is coming from. It can come from food or environmental exposure. To get a further pictures of how the mold is shifting immune function, markers like TGF-Beta can be measured to see how immunoreactive a patient is.

How is billing handled?


We have several options for billing. We can bill your clinic directly. If you do not specify a billing preference at the time of account setup, this is the default billing type. You will receive a bill monthly.

If you prefer, you can have your patients pay us directly. Please send in the patient’s check or credit card information with the sample.

We can also bill insurance for your patients. Please call us directly to discuss insurance billing 678-736-6374.

What's the Dunwoody Labs Story?

by Dr. Cheryl Burdette, ND   President and Director of Education of Dunwoody Labs, Inc.

The birth of Dunwoody Labs, formerly NutraTest labs, came out of a clinical need for certain styles of profiles that were not currently on the market. As a practitioner I work in a well-established integrative clinic, Progressive Medical that embraces functional medicine as a cornerstone of providing optimal wellness. However, there were parts that we felt were missing and ways that we felt we could improve the clinical picture. It is well known that many tests exist in academia or in a research setting but will lag in commercial availability. Our goal was to move the research into clinical practice to capitalize on the rich world of highly predictive biomarkers.

As much of health care today is directed at defining a disease process and blocking it, we saw the need to evaluate systems in the body, detect chinks in the armor and provide the knowledge to practitioners to reinforce them. We recognize that the health of the overall system is the context in which a disease is expressed. Health is not only about blocking a disease, but also about strengthening our overall health so the system is more resistant to progression or initiation of a condition.

We have been providing diagnostic tests just for the past three years, but the analytes and profiles that we bring to the market come with 1000s of published papers. This is because we have contracted with those who had developed the methodology so that we could quickly bring published markers to physicians. An example is a marker known as oxidized LDL, said by the Journal of Circulation to be one of the most predictive biomarkers for heart disease. We collaborated with a company in Sweden who had been running the marker for over a decade. We chose it because of the over 200 studies done on this specific methodology. It is through strategic structuring we are able to lift from the research and bring it to a clinical practice.

As clinicians it was not any particular condition that led us to develop the services we offer, but the recognition that standard of care medicine was only mapping one part of the process. The model was to find and measure one pathway that relates to one condition. In order to bolster a system you need testing that reflects the context or landscape of the person. Profiles directed at measuring the health of a person, rather than the disease process in the system was necessary. These are profiles that were designed to assess the function of the body, but also the context of toxicity from chemicals, infections, imbalanced immune response or oxidative stress.

For example, it is well recognized that oxidative stress or free radical production plays a role in many disease processes. Oxidative stress is a player in heart disease, diabetes and cancer. However, an assessment of oxidative stress rarely happens in standard care. Other tests we offer include our style of food sensitivity testing. This profile measures IgG subtype responses to food, but also measures c3d, an immune component that triggers reactivity in alternative complement cascade. This can trigger some of the most inflammatory of reactions which are most clinically relevant. It has been exciting to take what I have seen in the world of patient care and find well-referenced biomarkers that we can apply improve our medicine.  It is thought provoking to scour the research for meaningful markers and then bring them into clinical play.

If we can improve our ability to identify a root cause in prevention and disease management, we can speed the path to recovery and augment prevention. Our latest profile is the “Gut Triad” and I believe it focuses us on some of the major reasons for disease. The Gut Triad combines the three major reasons for dysbiosis into one profile. The gut is either irritated from bugs, foods or an inability to clear histamine. This profile combines stool culture, food sensitivity c3d/IgG testing as well as diamine oxidases, the enzyme that degrades histamine and Zonulin, a marker specific to gut permeability. Zonulin is the gate keeper of tight junctions between gut mucosal cells. When Zonulin levels are high, tight junctions are eroded, and the phenomenon of leaky gut is initiated and perpetuated. We can measure Zonulin, and as it comes down we know that we have restored gut health which is pivotal in helping all conditions driven by inflammation. The research, as we might expect, talks about Zonulin, a marker of gut permeability, going up before the onset of pathologies such as allergies, auto-immune conditions and even diabetes.  This is clinically a very complete tool in gut assessment that guides clinical design making in a meaningful way. This test was designed out of years of practice of integrative practitioners who recognize we can improve health by improving the gut through diet and other interventions.