Functional Medical & Lab Testing


    Lab testing check your nutritional status, digestive function, allergies, detoxification ability, and more.


    Functional Medicine is a complete natural health evaluation to assess the underlying causes of health conditions and to explore and address the cause of the presenting symptoms. The assessment is used to develop an individualized holistic health program including natural remedies, supplements, detoxification, dietary and lifestyle modifications, and recommendations for other adjunct therapies, if relevant.

    Do I Need Testing?

    Lab testing can help determine a way to set up a targeted protocol that doesn’t involve a massive intake of pharmaceuticals to simply feel better. Discuss what may be appropriate for your case with your practitioner.

    Food Sensitivities

    Hormonal Imbalances or Deficiencies

    Gut profiles

    Micro-nutrient Panels

    DNA Testing

    Detoxification Panels

    Neurotransmitter Health


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    What to Expect on Your Visit & Lab Testing FAQ’s

    Please allow 90 minutes for your first appointment in order to assess the underlying causes of health conditions and to explore and address the cause of the presenting symptoms. Functional medicine lab testing can be discussed as well, if appropriate, in which case your practitioner will help you schedule a time to return for a blood draw The cost of the consultation only includes the consultation and does include the costs for any herbs, supplements or lab tests.

    How long does it take to receive my test results?

    Usually about 2-3 weeks.

    How much does the appointment cost?

    See our Mindbody site for current pricing. We allow 90 minutes for the first appointment, but may prorate it if it becomes clear that tests must be ordered before the conversation can continue, and the appointment is abbreviated.

    We also can accept HSA/FSA cards.

    How much does the testing cost?

    We offer a wide range of tests, but panels commonly run $500- $700.

    We also can accept HSA/FSA cards.

    Can I use my insurance for functional medicine?

    Your therapist may be able to accept your insurance for the appointment cost, but not for testing. However, we are happy to work with the results of a similar test from one of your covered providers if available.

    We also can accept HSA/FSA cards.

    “My primary reason for coming to Pekoe was to try to find some relief physically, and then (I found) a lot of relief spiritually and emotionally happening at the same time, which was not something that I was expecting or actively looking for... and then realizing as it was happening that was something that I was just desperately missing and needing” -MS

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    "It was part of me saying to myself 'I'm worth taking care of'." -JB

    Contact Us

    (202) 408-4858


    Open Hours

    Mon – Fri — 11:30am – 6:00pm
    Weekends — 1:00pm – 4:00pm
    By Appointment

    1410 9th Street NW #1
    Washington, DC  20001

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    To ensure fairness for our practitioners and other clients, we ask for 24 hours advance notice if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment. Canceling or rescheduling within 24 hours of your appointment time, or missing the appointment, will result in a late cancelation fee of half the appointment value - discounts and insurance coverage do not apply. We may make exceptions for emergencies or illness, but encourage you to think ahead and give us as much advance notice as possible. Cancelling via email or phone message is acceptable even outside of business hours. Thanks for your cooperation!
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