BASELINE TEST= first time test is done

FOLLOW-UP = done about 60 days later while on supplements given from BASELINE results.

  1. Read back of form completely ahead of time. Pay close attention to the instructions as to what foods to avoid.
  2. Pick a day that will be easy to take the time to do the saliva collection. If a day is unusually stressful, your cortisol levels will be abnormally high. It is best not to do it on a Saturday since there is no Fed Ex on Sundays.
  3. If you’ve had a hormone shot, such as cortisone for pain or progesterone shot, wait 2 weeks-3 weeks to do the test. If you are using hydrocortisone cream, stop using the cream for 4 weeks before taking the test. Birth control pills hormone replacement- no affect asi test.
  4. If taking dhea or adaptogens- BASELINE TEST: Off both 7-10 days.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            For FOLLOW- UP TEST: Dhea: don’t take that day. Adaptogen formulas: take after sample collection.
  5. To make collecting saliva easier, you may put a few drops of lemon juice in your mouth. Wait a few minutes, then rinse mouth with very cold water. Imagining biting into a lemon helps too. Sugarless gum helps, too. Xylitol sweetened is best. Chew gum, wait a few minutes, rinse mouth with cold water. Sometimes it may take up to 10 minutes to fill the tube ¾ full.
  6. Please discuss with me any other medications or supplements you’re taking, as some may affect the test. Some antihistamines affect the test and should not be taken for 3 days.
  7. FOLLOW UP TEST ONLY: discuss with me first.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Fill the morning tube before eating. Then approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes before the noon tube, have a high carbohydrate meal. Normally this is not how I advise patients to eat. However, we are testing insulin levels and your body’s ability to respond to carbohydrates. DiagnosTechs recommends the following: “To obtain the most meaningful results, instruct patient to eat 50g of carbohydrate or what is equivalent to 200 calories about 45-90 minutes before noon sample collection. Examples: 2 slices of white bread and 1 cup of orange juice OR 1 cup of cooked oatmeal and 1 cup of orange juice OR 2 ounces of corn flakes snack.”
  8. Pay the lab the fee for your test by filling in the front of the form (# 2 UNDER Required Billing Information). The receptionist will let you know the exact amount.
  9. Mail to address on label. 2day air Fed Ex. Only the post office can deliver to a post office box and they do not guarantee the delivery time.
  10. They send me the results in 7-10 business days. I’ll analyze the results, write a report then email it to you. Then we can set up a time to discuss it and the recommended protocols.



Thank you for ordering blood-work. Direct Labs will send you an email typically within a few business days. It will be from DLS (Direct Lab Services) subject “Your Requisition”. If you do not receive it within 4 business days, please check your junk email file first, then call us at 619-325-0771. Please also make sure you have filled out and given me your Metabolic Assessment Form (MAF) so that I have it when I receive the blood-work. Please include your email and phone number on this form so I have them easily accessible.
DLS will give you a username and password to go on their site and print your requisition form. Then please locate a convenient lab by following the instructions below on the DLS website (

Step 1 – click tests, click lab locations

Step 2 – enter zip code

Step 3 – choose a location

Print your requisition form and bring it with you to the lab. You do not pay them, as you’ve already paid for the blood-work.
Please do a 12-hour fast by eating dinner at 7:30, for example, and nothing else to eat or drink (except water) until 7:30 am when you get the blood taken. Plan for 12 hours. 13 hours are ok but over that your glucose drops a bit too much. Allow a little time for a short wait at the lab. Drink your normal amount of water in the morning so you’re not dehydrated but no coffee, nanogreens, vitamins, or breath mints. Eat your normal diet the day before. Excessively fatty foods can change the lipid results.

Bring something with you to the lab to eat right after having the blood taken. Results are sent to me within a few business days. I analyze them and write a report. Then we set aside time to discuss the best treatment action plan for you based on your results.



This is the science of thoroughly analyzing the molecules circulating in your bloodstream and using the information to identify nutritional deficiencies and correct imbalances.

This information may help Chantelle identify potentially life-threatening conditions and diseases before they become problematic.


Healthy people have test results that fall within a fairly narrow range. Significant deviations from the optimum range may indicate a variety of poor health conditions.


• To help Chantelle determine which nutritional and homeopathic products are appropriate for your individual needs.

• To implement nutritional programs designed to return your body to its natural healthy state.

• To provide early detection of developing life-threatening health conditions.

• To avoid spending money on products that you may not need.

• It is an inexpensive way to track the results of your nutritional program. Follow-up tests allow you to chart the effectiveness of your program and make precise adjustments when needed.

• By leveling your blood chemistry values within the optimum ranges, your immune system will function better, you will process and absorb nutrients more efficiently and enjoy a more vibrant state of health.


In addition to the assessment fee of $65, you will pay a special discounted lab charge of approximately $128 for a blood test panel. The exact amount varies depending on the tests ordered. These are negligible costs when you consider that you can easily waste more money every month on unnecessary or poor- quality vitamins/supplements.

Ask at the front desk to order bloodwork.