Lab tests provide objective data about your health. At TrueCARE Integrative Medicine in Glenview, Illinois, Renuka Patel, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, offers science-backed lab tests that help get to the root of your health issues. Ms. Patel takes an integrative approach to health and aims to find and treat the root cause of your health issue to eliminate or reduce symptoms. To find out more about lab tests at TrueCARE Integrative Medicine, call or schedule an appointment online today.

What are lab tests?

Lab tests use blood, urine, or saliva to gather diagnostic data about your health and well-being. Health care providers use lab tests to screen, diagnose, and manage chronic health conditions.

At TrueCARE Integrative Medicine, Ms. Patel uses lab tests to better understand your overall health. Ms. Patel takes a personalized approach to medicine. She offers innovative and science-backed testing services that allow her to get to the root of your health problems.

These lab tests also enable Ms. Patel to understand your unique health needs, giving her the ability to provide personalized care that leads to better health.

What type of lab tests do I need?

Ms. Patel determines what types of lab tests you need after she completes your initial assessment. Before you arrive for your first visit, Ms. Patel schedules a 15-minute phone consultation to discuss your concerns and her approach to care.

During your initial in-office visit, Ms. Patel asks detailed questions to fully understand your overall health and well-being. That includes a review of your daily routine, usual diet, exercise habits, life stressors, work life, and home life.

She also reviews your medical and family history and performs a physical exam.

Ms. Patel uses the information she gathers during your initial assessment to determine what types of testing you need. She may run tests to screen for health conditions, check for nutritional deficiencies, or look for hormonal imbalances.

Ms. Patel may also run lab tests that evaluate gut health and check for food allergies and intolerances.

What happens after I get lab tests?

Once Ms. Patel has the results of your lab tests, she has you come in so she can review the results with you. These lab tests not only help Ms. Patel understand your health, but also gives you insight about how your diet and lifestyle influences your health.

Together, you and Ms. Patel will develop a treatment plan that addresses the root cause of your health concerns. She has you return to the office for continued education and care and to recheck your labs to monitor the effectiveness of your plan.

Lab tests provide valuable data about your health. Call or schedule an appointment online today to find out more about lab testing at TrueCARE Integrative Medicine.


Our innovative, science-backed testing services allow us to get to the root of your health concerns and conditions. After gathering a detailed medical and social history and learning more about who you are as a person, diagnostic tests enable us to further our understanding of your health and develop a personalized approach to healing and wellness.