Lab services for conventional blood work is offered through Gamma Dynacare or Life Labs.
The following list of specialized testing is offered through Rocky Mountain Analytical and Labrix laboratories. We have complete trust in our partners who have assisted us in ensuring you receive the best care.
Food allergies can lead to a variety of symptoms/conditions. Determining sensitivity level to foods can be very helpful in order to provide dietary recommendations that will improve overall health. Testing offered is through a blood spot test that measures antibodies being produced against various foods. In the standard test 96 different foods are tested and IgG and/or IgE antibodies can be detected. Your naturopath may suggest this testing in order to help provide a proper diagnosis and treatment approach.
Salivary Hormone Testing
Hormone levels can be determined through testing Saliva. Hormone levels for both men and women are determined. The hormones tested include: estradiol, testosterone, progesterone, DHEA and cortisol. Testing is done to help with diagnosing hormone imbalance and will aid in proper treatment. Although these levels can be determined through bloodwork, saliva testing has been shown to be more accurate at determining free, biologically active hormone levels. It is also a more accurate way to monitor topical hormone supplementation compared to traditional bloodwork.
Estrogen Metabolism Ratio
A number of conditions can be associated with estrogen metabolism imbalance. Estrogen is broken down in the liver into metabolites that are excreted in urine. Measuring the ratio of 2 types of estrogens: 2-hydroxyestrone and 16-hydroxyestrone can help to give an indication of risk of developing hormone-related cancers such as breast and prostate cancer. There are a number of treatments that can be employed to improve a poor estrogen metabolism ratio. Talk to your naturopath for more information.
Hair Element Analysis
Toxic elements such as mercury, cadmium, arsenic and lead can best be measured using hair analysis. Exposure to these toxic elements can lead to a number of conditions such as depression, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, memory impairment, ADHD, neurological problems. The analysis will also measure essential nutrients as well and can help to achieve the right balance of nutritional elements.