Enzyme Preparation for Testing Day

Congratulations on taking the first step to achieving optimal health!  To prepare for your initial testing we have a few steps for you to follow:

1) Please fast all food at least 12 hours before your scheduled test.  Water is all that you may have during this 12 hour period.

2) Please drink plenty of water, at least 4-6 glasses during this 12 hour fasting period.  We need you to be hydrated.

3) Please complete the Signs and Symptoms questionnaire and bring it to your first appointment. If it is possible please get this to our office earlier than your appointment.  You can fax the completed questionnaire to (913) 696-1908, mail it to us, or drop it off at our office for Dr. Gradwohl or Dr. Bates to review prior to your first appointment.

4) Please allow 1.5 hours for your first appointment. It is imperative that you arrive at the office at your scheduled appointment time, as this exam is an extensive timed exam. If for any reason you cannot be on time it will be necessary to re-schedule the appointment. Please feel free to call us if you have any questions concerning the enzyme program and thank you for your cooperation.

24 Hour Urinalysis

A 24 hour urinalysis is a key component of the enzyme testing process.  A collection jug can be picked up at our office before testing.  Our staff will give you directions on how to collect the 24 hour UA.  Do not take over the counter meds or supplements at this time but please continue on your prescription meds and include a list of what they are.  This particular test is unique to the Loomis Enzyme System and will not be covered by insurance.  For your convenience we have also included the directions here on how to do a 24 hour urine collection.


1.   Upon rising, discard the first voiding of the day.

2.   Collect all remaining voids for the next 24 hours. This can be done by using the specimen cup provided or a clean jar or disposable cup, then transfer to the UA container you obtained from the Dr’s office. All voiding must be collected. If necessary use an additional jar such as a mason or mayonnaise jar.

3.   Do not take any over-the-counter medications during this 24 hour period.

4.   Continue to take your prescription medications during this 24 hour period.

5.   Keep container with UA specimen refrigerated during the entire 24- hour period. An alternative is to keep the specimen iced down in a bucket or cooler.

6.   Be sure to mark the UA container with your name. (A permanent marker works well.)

7.  Return the specimen to Optimal Health Center within 36 hours.  Remember to keep it cool.


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