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Specialised Testing

Salivary & Dried Urine Hormone Testing

A non-invasive cutting edge tool for assessing imbalance of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, cortisol, DHT, etc. Symptoms of imbalance include decreased sex drive, mood swings, hot flashes and fatigue. Through analyzing the levels of hormones valuable information is gained about stress, thyroid function, infertility, menopause and male hormones, helping to create a treatment plan specific to your needs.

IgG/IgA Food Sensitivity Testing

IgG antibodies are produced for several hours or days after exposure to an allergen and are called Type III delayed hypersensitivity reactions. They can cause symptoms ranging from joint pain, migraines to fatigue and eczema.

IgG food reactions are difficult to diagnose because reactions do not occur until hours or days after ingestion of an allergen. This makes it extremely difficult to determine which foods are the causative agents. Blood testing for IgG provides a simple and practical means for practitioners to uncover potential causes of reactions and allergy related disease.

Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis

Good health begins in the gut. To obtain benefits from food that is consumed, nutrients must be appropriately digested and then efficiently absorbed into portal circulation. Poor digestion and malabsorption of vital nutrients can contribute to degenerative diseases, compromised immune status, and nutritional deficiencies.

The Comprehensive Stool Analysis (CSA) is an invaluable test for beneficial and harmful bacteria, parasites, yeast/fungus and the ability of a person to absorb and digest their food. The results guide the Naturopathic Doctor to determine the appropriate interventions to restore health.

Heavy Metal Toxicity

Heavy metals pose a threat to our health in numerous ways, such as triggering autoimmune conditions and causing neurological complaints. We are being bombarded with metals from our water, air, soil, and food. Urine analysis is an invaluable tool for the diagnosis or confirmation of toxic element burden and monitoring of detoxification therapy. This test analyzes lead, mercury, cadmium, nickel, beryllium, arsenic, aluminum, and others.

Iodine & Selenium test for Thyroid

The thyroid gland depends on key minerals iodine and selenium for proper function. Deficiencies or excesses of these can impair function and lead to hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.

Organic Acid Testing

From urine we can obtain information about neurotransmitter breakdown and overgrowth of bacteria and yeast in the intestinal tract. The results are helpful for people with ADD, Autism, Behavioural disorders and IBS.

Amino Acid Testing

Amino Acids are key compounds that build our brain chemicals. This test reveals any deficiencies or imbalances in amino acids that can be causing changes in a person’s thoughts and mood (such anxiety and depression).

Urinalysis

Analyzing a urine sample gives us insight into many systems of the body, including electrolytes, blood sugar levels, kidney function and hydration levels. It also enables us to assess and diagnose urinary tract infections.

Comprehensive Panel (LPP+™) and Basic Panel (LPP™)
LPP+ with Homocysteine and High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein and Insulin

SpectraCell’s LPP™ test is the most advanced lipoprotein test currently available. Unlike traditional cholesterol tests, Spectracell’s LPP™ directly measures both the density (size) and number of several classes of lipoprotein particles, including critical risk factors as cited by the National Cholesterol Education Program, giving an accurate assessment of cardiovascular risk.

Many patients understand that not all cholesterol is the same. There is the “good” HDL (High Density Lipoprotein) cholesterol and the “bad” LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein) cholesterol. However, different types of HDL and LDL exist and some are much more dangerous than others. The LPP™ test determines the specific number of particles in each lipoprotein subclass (HDL and LDL) for a much more accurate assessment of risk. For example, the LPP™ test measures RLP (remnant lipoprotein) and Lp(a), both very atherogenic, but with very different effective treatment options. A standard cholesterol test does not give this information, putting the clinician at a disadvantage when deciding the most effective clinical treatment for their patient.

Moreover, since it is the actual lipoproteins (not the cholesterol inside them) that contribute to cardiovascular disease, the LPP™ test is more advanced than standard cholesterol testing or other advanced cholesterol testing technologies. The LPP™ test measures the lipoprotein particles directly, giving a precise evaluation of their density (size). Armed with this information, a clinician is empowered to make the best possible decisions regarding their patients’ care when it comes to reducing cardiovascular risk.