Stethoscope and laboratory analysis
 

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

  • B12 levels

  • RBC folate

  • 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

  • Liver enzymes

  • 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.






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 Panel

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.