Laboratory Tests

on August 11, 2014 by: admin 2 Comments

Researchers loads PCR samplesTHERE ARE SEVERAL LAB TESTS AVAILABLE. THE LIST BELOW IS BY no means exhaustive.


Neurotransmitter Test –
Neurotransmitter imbalances has a part to play in psychiatric disorders like depression, insomnia, anxiety, behavioural disorders, memory disorders and a spectrum of other emotional and learning difficulties. Urine is tested.

Methylation Profile / MTHFR Written by Benjamin Lynch, ND
Do you want to think clearly? Do you want to be happy and avoid addictions to alcohol, cigarettes or drugs? How would you like to be free of, or avoid taking anti-depressants? Do you want to reduce your risk, or your child’s risk, of cancer, autism or Down’s syndrome? Are you prone to recurrent miscarriages?
If you answered yes to any or all of those, then you know why it is crucial to your health and happiness to understand MTHFR without even knowing what it is. MTHFR is a highly important gene in your body.


Female Hormone Panel – Five hormones make up the Female Panel:

  • cortisol,
  • DHEAs,
  • estradiol,
  • progesterone and
  • testosterone.

Interactions between these hormones are fundamental to health – which is why imbalances can have a significant impact on well-being.

Male Hormone Panel – Four hormones make up the Male Panel:

  • cortisol,
  • DHEAs,
  • estradiol, and
  • testosterone.

Interactions between these hormones are fundamental to health – which is why imbalances can have a significant impact on well-being.

Adrenal Stress Panel – Allergies, fatigue, muscle aches and pains, feeling cold,morning sluggishness, low sex drive, feel unable to cope, feel ‘burned out’, impaired
memory, symptoms of poor thyroid function.

  • 4 cortisol tests
  • DHES/DHEA-s,
  • 17 OHproges,
  • 2 insulin (fasting and non-fasting),
  • Total salivary SIgA,
  • Gliadin Antibodies (Grain)


Food Sensitivity Test – The IgG blood spot measures levels of IgG antibodies to 96 different foods. 

The food antigen-antibody complexes accumulate and are deposited in body tissues. Once in tissue, these complexes release inflammation causing chemicals, which may play a role in numerous diseases and conditions.

IgG food sensitivities have been implicated:

  • migraine headaches,
  • digestive disorders like – irritablebowelsyndrome,Crohn’s, bloating, indigestion –
  • mood and attention deficits disorder,
  • fatigue, and
  • eczema
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • Continued consumption of reactive foods may contribute to weight gain and/or difficulty losing weight.

Test Type: Blood Spot

Comprehensive Saliva and Stool Analysis – This is one of the most comprehensive digestive and stool analysis test investigating:
parasitic infections of the colon (Giardia, H. pylori, Clostridium, etc…),

  • yeast or other
  • flora imbalances,
  • digestive enzyme deficiencies,
  • presence of blood in stool, and
  • inflammation markers
  • food particles
  • tapeworm
  • trichinella

This test is very helpful for anyone with digestive disturbances.
Test Type: Stool and Saliva

Celiac TestThe Celiac Profile tests for gliadin antibodies, to determine if gluten sensitivity is the problem – along with tissue transglutaminase antibodies to diagnose for celiac disease.
Test Type: Blood Spot


Hepatic Detox Profile – This test is useful for
Chemical Exposure
Detoxification Therapy
Liver Detoxification Function

Exposure to many chemicals and synthetic materials such as pesticides, fungicides, petrochemicals, drugs, toluene, formaldehyde, styrenes and more. As well as a chemical sensitivity

Causal relationships between toxic chemicals and diseases have been well established. However many patients endure chronic symptoms that are associated with exposure to toxins before advanced stages of specific diseases are realized. Thus, there is a great demand for noninvasive laboratory tests that can provide timely assessment of chemical exposure and the capability of hepatic detoxification.

Test Type: Urine

DetoxiGenomic Profile – This test evaluates SNPs associated with increased risk of impaired detoxification capacity especially when exposed to environmental toxins. It also identifies individuals potentially susceptible to adverse drug reactions.

Test Type: Buccal Swab™


  1. Breanna

    What is the price of your food sensitivity testing and initial consultation?

    Also, are your naturopaths registered in Alberta with the CNDA?


    1. Dr. Stacey Richards

      Naturopaths are under the health professions Act and regulated by CNDA. The price of the food sensitivity testing starts at $249 and test 120 foods or more. You also have the option to test vegetarian only foods. An initial consultation is $185 (60-90 mins). Please don’t hesitate if you have any other questions.


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