Naturopathic Laboratory Testing


Naturopathic Doctors use a variety of testing methods depending on the patient and their needs. This can range from interpreting conventional bloodwork results to improving hormonal balance via saliva and urine tests, to determining food sensitivities via IgG Food Sensitivity Testing.

Naturopathic doctors regularly use the clinical information from specialized lab tests to help restore your body to a healthy balance.

lab testing

 

Comprehensive Urine Elements 

(Heavy Metal Testing)

The Comprehensive Urine Elements Profile is a toxic exposure test which measures urinary excretion of 15 nutrient elements and 20 toxic metals. These include classic toxins such as lead, mercury, and arsenic, as well as newer technology toxins such as niobium. This is an ideal toxic exposure test for patients suspected of toxic metal exposure as well as potential nutrient mineral wasting.

 

DUTCH (Complete Hormone Test)

This test is a comprehensive assessment of sex and adrenal hormones and their metabolites. It also includes the daily, free cortisol pattern, organic acids, melatonin (6-OHMS), and 8-OHdG

 

Food Sensitivity Test - IgG blood spot, food sensitivity test

Food sensitivity is not a disease but may play a role in causing disease or worsening certain symptoms. Symptoms associated with food sensitivities develop slowly over time and can create inflammation. The RMA FST™ IgG Food Sensitivity Test can help identify potential food sensitivities and take the guess work out of your diet.

Amino Acid Testing

The Amino Acid Analysis is a urine test that evaluates amino acids for advanced insight and targeted treatment. Amino acid metabolism may be compromised by common lifestyle and dietary factors, which may result in inadequate levels of amino acids. Urine amino acid testing is specifically valuable for assessing vitamin/mineral cofactors that affect amino acid metabolism and provide insight into protein digestion.
This can be very useful for insight into:
  • Dietary Issues Related to Protein Intake and Digestion
  • Weight Issues/Dietary Guidance
  • Mood Disorders

Patient Assessment Panels by LifeLabs

Patient Assessment Panels are a great tool for gaining comprehensive insights about your patient’s health status, improving your understanding of the underlying imbalances that lead to disease.

Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

Genova's SIBO Profiles are non-invasive breath tests which capture exhaled hydrogen (H2) and methane (CH4) gases following patient ingestion of a lactulose solution to evaluate bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine.