The BIA is a clinical assessment of hydration, muscle mass and fat mass in the body. This is an important tool for monitoring weight management, anti-aging, and athletic performance. This test is performed in our office.
Under the current provincial regulations, naturopath doctors in Ontario are authorized to requisition 133 separate blood tests, like ferritin and vitamin B12. Naturopathic patients take completed paperwork to LifeLabs for the blood draw and then can discuss the results in their subsequent visit.
One’s blood type can sometimes help our practitioners choose the best dietary plan. Blood typing tests can be performed in our office.
The dutch® urine steroid hormone profile measures hormones and hormone metabolites (called conjugates) in a dried urine sample. Measuring both hormones and their metabolites can give a better overall picture of hormone production. Urine samples are collected onto paper. Collection is easy to do at home or on the go.
Food sensitivities can be a factor in many health concerns such as chronic fatigue, migraines, digestive difficulties, skin conditions and chronic pain. In delayed allergic reactions to food, IgG antibodies are produced. The RMA-FST tests for the presence of these antibodies. It currently tests for over 120 different foods, including herbs and spices. Requisitions for this test are provided by your naturopathic doctor. Blood samples may be drawn at any LifeLabs location.
Analysis of your hair can show mineral deficiencies and heavy metal toxicity. This information is useful for monitoring osteoporosis, and for looking at causative factors for attention deficit, fibromyalgia, mental health and more. Samples can be taken at home or in our office.
The presence of hCG in the urine can be used to confirm and/or monitor pregnancy. Tests can be performed in office. As well, packages of pregnancy tests for home use may be purchased.
Koenisburg Test is useful for people with anxiety, insomnia, fatigue and stress. An in-office urine test used to monitor the impact that stress is having on the body.
The LH urine test is used in women’s health to determine if or when a woman is ovulating. LH test packages may be purchased for home use.
Saliva hormone testing can help uncover an underlying hormone imbalance that may be contributing to your symptoms. This can help our practitioners decide on appropriate naturopathic treatments for people with irregular menses, fibroids, sleep difficulties, fatigue, fertility, menopause, etc.
This quick in-office taste test indicates zinc levels in the body. Zinc is important for immune system, prostate health, and healthy bones, hair and teeth.
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