Lab Testing

Lab TestingWhat lab testing do you offer?

As a naturopathic doctor, I offer a range of lab testing including blood, urine, saliva, hair, and other diagnostics that cover a wide range of concerns, such as hormones, thyroid function, cholesterol, gynecological concerns, infection, and many more.

Please note that testing available may differ depending on my clinic location.  Here are examples of the most common types of testing I offer:

In-office: 

  • Blood typing (via finger prick)
  • Gynecological testing (including Pap, at Mahaya Forest Hill location)
  • Gluten sensitivity testing
  • Food sensitivity testing (via finger prick)
  • Urinalysis

Take-home kits: 

  • Saliva secretor testing
  • Saliva hormone testing

By requisition, sample drawn at local lab:

  • Allergy/sensitivity testing (IgG and IgE for food, inhalants)
  • Other lab testing depending on condition

How were you trained in lab testing?

Naturopathic doctors are educated in interpreting lab data and are trained to perform blood draws, urinalysis, and other common lab testing as part of diagnosis and to direct treatment.

What can I expect?

Many lab tests can be done on-site, while other testing must be sent away for analysis before results become available.

Lab test results are used for assessment and treatment planning, to confirm a diagnosis, and as part of treatment evaluation.  I review all lab results with my patients to ensure that they understand the information and implications for their health.

Most frequently, I begin by obtaining a copy of most recent labwork from your medical doctor (with your consent) and review this with each patient in detail before deciding if further testing is warranted.

Why should I come to you for lab testing?

Performing necessary lab testing through your naturopathic doctor rather than relying on your medical doctor ensures that I have the information I need to create a personalized treatment plan that addresses your unique concerns.