Dr Cathy Ostroff

Doctor of Chiropractic | Certified Clinical Nutritionist


Tests for BetterHealth

  • Food Allergy Testing
  • Digestion/GI Testing
  • Micronutrient Testing
  • CardioMetabolic Testing
  • Hormone Testing
  • Genetic SNP Testing

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"Finding Dr. Ostroff has truly been a gift. I sought Dr. Ostroff’s care after three years of going to every allergist in NJ. I have been plagued with constant “allergy attacks” such as wheezing, sneezing, ear burning, and chronic nasal congestion. I even had to have nasal surgery.

Many doctors pricked my arm and said I was just allergic to dust, pollen, mold and ragweed. I have been prescribed the most heavy duty allergy medication that only added to my fatigue and headaches. I was having constant attacks that were inhibiting my daily life. It was disruptive to not only myself but my family and everyone always viewed me as sick with a severe cold. Thanks to the food allergy testing and Dr. Ostroff’s analysis, I was able to determine a gluten allergy and allergy to many things too long to list.
Many doctors do not perform or suggest a blood nutrition test and I think  Dr. Ostroff is ahead of her time. It is not only the test that is important but her thoughtful analysis of the results and her suggestions are invaluable. Now, for the first time in years, I have my sense of smell back, I feel energetic, lost weight and truly feel optimistic about my health.
If my friend had not recommended Dr. Ostroff I would still be overmedicated, overweight and sleeping through life. I cannot thank Dr. Ostroff enough and I am so grateful I sought her help."

Tests For Better Health

Much of my diagnostic work relies on data from specialized functional medicine  tests. Some are the same tests your primary doctor  might order, for standard blood chemistry and cell counts. In fact, if you have recently had these tests performed, bring them to your first visit and I can simply review the results without ordering new ones. If new blood tests are required, I’ll write a prescription and the testing can be carried out by Lab Corps or Quest Diagnostics.

I can also order a variety of more specialized tests depending on your needs.  These tests can only be ordered by a licensed chiropractic or medical physician, not a dietician (RD) or nutritionist (MS).   Dieticians and nutritionists are not trained to interpret them.

Test Procedures, Pricing and Insurance

I provide patient kits for some of the specialized tests if they do not require a blood draw. These utilize  specimens from saliva, urine or stool.   Each kit includes clear, specific instructions on all aspects of the procedure. Some specialized tests that require a blood draw can be done at an outside lab.  Some require that you come to our office and have the blood drawn by our phlebotomist.   Patients pay the lab directly, and the lab either provides a receipt for insurance purposes or files the insurance claim itself. This will vary depending on the lab and your specific insurance coverage. Some  patients receive reimbursement. My office does not receive any payment for the lab testing.


Digestion/GI Test can measure:Results from this test can help patients with:
  • Harmful and beneficial bacterial counts
  • 20 species of intestinal parasites
  • Yeast and fungus
  • Malabsorption of nutrients
  • Inflammation of the bowel
  • Sensitivity or Resistance to treatment agents
  • Colitis and Crohn's
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Gas and Bloating
  • Yeast and Candida
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Unexplained fatigue


Metabolic Profile can measure:Results from this test can help patients with:
  • Toxicity levels of 40 analytes
  • Nutrient deficiencies including selected vitamins,   minerals and amino acids
  • Methylation status
  • Anti-oxidant markers
  • Markers of overgrowth for bacteria and yeasts
  • Neurological function via neurotransmitters
  • ATP energy cycle
  • Detoxification capacity
  • Biotoxins





Genetic SNP Testing Can Detect Mutations Of:

  • Vitamin D Receptor
  • Methylation & Detoxification
  • Neurotransmitter Synthesis & Breakdown
  • Anti-Oxidant Function
  • Hormone Synthesis & Breakdown
  • Blood Sugar Regulation
  • Metabolism
  • Growth and Development
  • Electrolytes and Histamine
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep abnormalities
  • Mood changes associated with blood sugar levels
  • Weight gain
  • Chemical sensitivity
  • Gas and bloating
  • GERD and bacterial overgrowth
  • Auto-immune disease
  • Dermatitis
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Inflammation
  • Headache
  • Mold Biotoxin Illness (CIRS)
  • Irritable Bowel


Results from this Test Can Help Patients With:

  • Vitamin Deficiencies
  • Pain, Inflammation, Cardiovascular  and Auto-Immune Conditions
  • Depression, Anxiety, Mood Swings
  • Hormone Imbalances
  • Diabetes and Obesity
  • Prevention of Birth Defects
  • Blood Pressure, Allergies
  • Cognitive & Neuromuscular Conditions such as Parkinson's & MS


Expanded Lipid Profile can measure:Results from this test can help patients with:
  • LDL particle numbers
  • Lipoprotein particle size
  • Lipoprotein particle density
  • Lp(a) genetic factor for thrombosis
  • RLP remnant lipoprotein risk factor for arterial plaque
  • HDL2b healthy factor for removing excess lipids
  • CRP inflammation marker
  • Assess risk of a cardiovascular incident
  • Broaden their understanding of cardiovascular health beyond the "cholesterol only" assessment


MicroNutrient Test can measure:Results from this test can help patients with:
  • 33 different micronutrients functioning within the white blood cell including:
  • Vitamins A, C, D, E, K, B1, B2, B3, B12, B6, Biotin, Folate, Pantothenate
  • Minerals Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, and Copper
  • Anti-Oxidants Alpha Lipoic Acid, Coenzyme Q10, Cysteine, Glutathione, Selenium
  • Metabolites Choline, Inositol, and Carnitine
  • Carbohydrate Metabolism Markers such as Chromium, Fructose and Glucose-Insulin Interaction
  • Deficiencies in all essential nutrients
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular conditions
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Immune and auto-immune conditions
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Arthritis




Nutrient Chart

MicroNutrient Testing

Prescriptions & Nutritional Status

SpectroxTM (Total Antioxidant Function)


Food Allergy Test can measure:Results from this test can help patients with:
  • Blood anti-bodies against 200 specific foods and chemicals
  • Severity of Delayed Food Sensitivity for each item tested (1-3)
  • Which foods are "safe" to eat
  • The body's cellular response to food additives, colorings, molds and chemicals
  • Severity of Candida Sensitivity
  • Dairy, Gluten, Soy and Corn Sensitivities
  • Associate unexplained symptoms with specific allergies and sensitivities, including rashes, indigestion, fatigue and other problems
  • Know which foods to avoid and how to make the right food substitutions
  • How to use a rotational diet
  • Feel well again with renewed energy


Hormone Test can measure:Results from this test can help patients with:
  • Neurotransmitters such as GABA, Epinephrine, Dopamine, Histamine, Glutamine, Glycine, Taurine, and Seratonin
  • Female hormones such as Progesterone LH, FSH, Estradiol, Estrione and Estriol
  • Male hormones such as Testosterone and Androstenedione
  • Adrenal Hormones such as Cortisol and DHEA
  • Severe weight gain or loss
  • Menstrual problems
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Decrease in sexual arousal/impotence
  • Hair loss
  • Hypoglycemic Symptoms
  • Brittle hair & nails
  • Panic attacks or anxiety
  • Depression
  • Memory loss or inability to think
  • Irritability - rapid mood swings
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Closed head injury
  • Post menopausal symptoms
  • ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Infertility

Dr. Cathy Ostroff
248 Columbia Turnpike, Florham Park, NJ 07932
Phone: 973-822-2529 | FAX: 973-822-2760 | Email: info@drcathyostroff.com