Metabolic Screening

At Louisiana Internal Medicine & Pediatric Associates, we take a multifactorial approach to metabolic disorders. Our metabolic screenings examine patients for a variety of conditions or disorders that may affect metabolic function. This screening is designed to provide results that will help you live a more healthy and balanced life.

Your Metabolism Analyzed

During testing, each patient receives a broad examination of their organ function, which may reveal any underlying conditions such as diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease or a thyroid disorder.

If doctors discover a metabolic condition, the patient will receive a one-on-one consultation with a healthcare provider at Louisiana Internal Medicine & Pediatric Associates. Healthcare professional’s offer patients further dietary guidance and nutritional counseling if appropriate. Exercise recommendations and medication prescriptions are also provided if necessary.

We partner with our patients to strive to achieve our goal of conquering and controlling these health conditions.


Metabolic disorders typically do not show any signs or symptoms and can be difficult to identify without a blood test. Louisiana Internal Medicine & Pediatric Association aims to help patients with early detection and treatment of any disorders, so we can prevent potentially severe complications from arising. We check each patient for a variety of conditions and help you develop a plan for treatment if necessary.


metabolic screening Tips

Patients will be instructed to fast for about eight to ten hours before their screening. The nutrients and ingredients in the food a patient could consume before testing are absorbed into the bloodstream. These items could impact factors measured during metabolic screening. Fasting will ensure accuracy and help doctors correctly diagnose any conditions. Patients are encouraged to drink plenty of water throughout the fasting period. Hydrated veins are easier for doctors to find and draw from. Unless the doctor says otherwise, patients may continue to take their usual medication throughout the fast.


Metabolic testing is a screening used to evaluate organ function and test for conditions affecting the metabolism. The test examines the health of the kidneys, electrolyte levels, blood glucose, blood protein status and more. Results outside standard ranges may indicate abnormal metabolic functioning.

imaging Services

Our friendly and professional staff is ready to fulfill your imaging services. We have you covered through our Ultrasound and X-Ray imaging services.


Testing Services

Our clinic offers Laboratory, Metabolic Screening, Bone Density, Pulmonary Function, Laboratory, Treadmill Stress testing and more.


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