he physicians at Missouri Brain & Spine have extensive training and recognize that many brain-based disorders and other health issues can be secondary to metabolic dysfunction with the body. As such, a portion of our evaluation may include laboratory testing for your presenting condition. By obtaining a sample of your blood, urine, or body tissues, we are able to assess the function of your organs, immune system as well as inflammatory and degenerative status. Our doctors will analyzes the test results to determine if your internal environment is contributing to your presenting condition. We may also compare your results to previous tests to assess the chronology of the findings. They also help doctors diagnose medical conditions, plan or evaluate treatments, and monitor diseases.