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Your naturopathic doctor may recommend blood, urine, or saliva testing to better understand the physiological impact of your health condition, to determine your risk factors for disease, or to help you prevent the onset of diseases that run in your family.
Standard laboratory tests are most often used to determine whether you have a particular disease or illness. However, they can also be used to determine optimal health. Your naturopathic doctor can identify patterns in your blood work that indicate underlying health conditions, and work with you to achieve optimal test results that are associated with improved wellbeing and disease prevention.
Some people will benefit from more thorough testing that is not available through your medical doctor. To ensure a comprehensive assessment of your health concerns, we provide some on-site testing services and work with a number of advanced diagnostic companies, including Doctors Data, Metametrix, UsBiotek, Labrix, and IGeneX. These companies are known internationally for their quality and accuracy.
|Metabolic Urine Testing $69
This testing is done in-house and is recommended annually for general health prevention or as a tool to monitor the success of your treatment. It is a quick screening tool for digestive imbalance, adrenal insufficiency, inflammation, bone health, and predisposition to chronic disease.
|Food Allergies and Intolerance
Food allergies often develop when the body is under stress. Food reactions can be a source of many chronic conditions, including digestive upset, fatigue, muscle and joint pain, skin conditions, asthma, and headaches. This blood testing (IgG and IgA ELISA antibody testing, conducted by UsBiotek, is different than allergy testing conducted by your medical doctor.
|Environmental Allergies $60
This in-house testing is very similar to the testing conducted by an Allergist (IgE antibodies), but with a shorter waiting period! Testing is available for mould, dust, cat, ragweed, weed, grass, and tree allergies.
|Weight Loss and Weight Management
Laboratory testing is an easy way to help determine where your metabolism requires support to engage in weight loss and balance. Common metabolic changes that encourage weight gain include high stress hormone levels, low thyroid function, and poor liver function. The Healthy & Active program creates a diet plan according to your individual blood test results.
Your ND will guide you toward the digestive testing most appropriate for your health concern. Available testing includes Comprehensive Stool Analysis, Celiac disease markers, Candida antibodies, and food allergy testing.
|Hormone Levels: Estrogen, Testosterone,
Thyroid, Insulin, Cortisol
Your ND will help you decide whether saliva, urine, or blood testing is the most accurate form of hormone testing for your health concern. Salivary hormone testing is particularly recommended for anyone using bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.
|Detoxification and Nutritional Analysis
Optimal nutrition is our biggest safeguard against chronic disease, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and arthritis. Assessing detoxification ability requires an understanding of liver and kidney function, and overall toxic burden and exposure.
Heavy metals, such as lead and mercury, are prominent in our environment and are possible causes of neurological, immune, and other systemic health diseases. We use Doctors Data, an international leader in heavy metal science, to assess body toxicity.
|Blood Type Testing $15
This testing is popular for individuals wishing to follow the blood-type diet by Dr. Peter D’Adamo, ND.
The Lyme bacteria, B. burdorfori, is present in ticks in Kingston and area. IGeneX laboratories
is an international leader in the identification of Lyme infection, and conducts tests that go beyond the ELISA testing performed by Public Health in Ontario.
|Standard Laboratory Testing