Lab Testing and Analysis
Naturopathic doctors offer basic and comprehensive laboratory testing as well as many functional medicine labs/tests found below. If indicated, patients are provided with a requisition to Life Labs or with test kits to be completed at home.
Please note that naturopathic doctors do not bill under OHIP - as such, costs of these tests are covered by the patient. However, many extended health plans do cover part or all lab expenses.
Basic and Comprehensive Blood Tests
As part of a thorough assessment, I may requisition any of the following tests:
Complete Blood Count (CBC) + Differentials
Ferritin (iron) levels
Vitamin D (25OHD) - note: not typically covered by OHIP
Cardiovascular risk screening – Cholesterol Panel, Homocysteine, hsCRP
Blood sugars – fasting glucose, fasting insulin, HOMO-IR, HbA1c
Thyroid panel – TSH, free T4, free T3, anti-thyroid antibodies, reverse T3
Kidney function tests — eGFR, creatinine, BUN, albumin
Serum hormones – DHEA-S, free (bioavailable) testosterone and total testosterone, estradiol (estrogen), progesterone, FSH, LH, prolactin
For a complete list of tests, please contact me either by email or phone.
Food Sensitivity Testing
Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) Breath Test
Male Hormone Panel
Hormone imbalances affect men, too, and are often overlooked. Conditions associated with a hormone imbalance in men include erectile dysfunction, weight gain, excess fat tissue in breast and abdominal regions, irritability, bone density loss, etc.
Candida is a type of yeast or fungus that is naturally found in the bowels. A candida overgrowth can cause a host of adverse symptoms that include gastrointestinal, vaginal, and skin issues.