AT MOSS STREET HEALTHCARE CENTRE
To help us assess and uncover the root cause of your health concerns, we may suggest laboratory testing. Testing may be necessary to monitor certain health conditions or medications.
As naturopathic doctors, we have access to conventional lab tests common used by your medical doctor such as thyroid, iron, vitamin B12, vitamin D, celiac, female/male hormones and others. MSP does not cover the cost of these tests. We are always open to collaborating with your medical doctor to help you receive the assessment that you need.
This blood test can identify a type of immune reaction (IgG antibody reaction) to a number of different foods. There is a growing body of evidence to support the clinical benefits of eliminating IgG reactive foods from the diet. IgG food sensitivities have been implicated in digestive symptoms, fatigue, migraines, weight gain and more. We commonly recommend this type of testing for chronic inflammatory concerns such as eczema, asthma, immune conditions and arthritis.
This test is performed in office and helps us to determine if you have an allergy to dust, grass/tree/weed pollen, mold, cat or dog. These allergies can contribute to allergic conditions such as hayfever, asthma, sinus congestion and irritated eyes.
Salivary hormone testing is a non-invasive and clinically useful way to measure hormones and identify imbalance. Saliva collection is convenient and painless, particularly when multiple samples are required.
A comprehensive stool analysis is a test which provides a functional analysis of the health of your digestive system. It provides a culture to detect the presence of healthy bacteria, harmful bacteria, yeast and parasites. It also helps us to assess gastrointestinal immune health, the presence of inflammation, how well you are digesting your food and more.
Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth occurs when bacteria overgrow in areas of the small intestine where they should not be present. This can lead to many different symptoms and associated conditions such as diarrhea, constipation, gas, burping, cramping, or bloating. Testing for SIBO is done using an at home breath test which measures hydrogen and methane gases in the breath that are produced by bacteria in the small intestine.
If you are currently eating gluten in your diet, we can screen for Celiac through an antibody blood test at Life Labs. If you are not eating gluten in your diet and celiac disease is suspected, we may recommend genetic testing which can determine if you have a low risk, moderate risk or high risk of developing celiac. It is not a conclusive test to diagnose celiac.
Questions? Please ask! This list is not exhaustive, there are many other tests that we may suggest depending on the situation. We always offer free 15 minute meet and greet appointments to answer any questions you might have before you commit to an initial consultation.