Naturopathic Testing Options

Laboratory testing can give further information in understanding the underlying causes of your health concerns.  

Naturopathic Testing Options

Laboratory testing can give further information to your ND and assist her in understanding the underlying causes of your health concerns.

During the initial visit your Naturopathic doctor will form a thorough assessment and will determine if further testing is necessary for you.

If blood testing is indicated your ND will give you a requisition and ask you to visit a LifeLabs location in Ottawa. Click here to find the location closest to you http://locations.lifelabs.com/

If saliva, hair or urine testing is indicated then you be provided a test kit and detailed instructions from you ND on how to collect and mail your sample.

Your Naturopathic doctor will receive your results electronically with 1-4 weeks depending on the test and these results will be discussed during your next follow up appointment.

All payments of tests are required at Sage wellness before the test is administered.

Different testing available:

Serum Blood Tests – price range $20-$100 (depending on test ordered) standard blood work to assess iron, glucose, cholesterol, thyroid, hormone levels etc…may be ordered by your ND.

Saliva Cortisol Test – price range (Price range$200-300) In today’s life stress is unavoidable, which is why the body has processes in place to help manage it. The adrenal glands are small glands that sit on top of the kidneys and produce different hormones. Under stress, the adrenal glands produce the hormone cortisol along with the catecholamine hormones adrenaline and noradrenaline. This test will look at the physiological impact of stress on your body systems.

Food Allergy & Sensitivity Testing (Price range $240-$275) a blood test can be helpful in assessing if your body is reactive to certain foods that can contribute to many possible health concerns including digestive concerns, headaches, autoimmune conditions, joint pain, skin conditions and mood disturbances.

Hormone Testing (Price range $180-$400) – Optimal hormonal balance is essential to our wellbeing throughout our lives.  Woman may experience infertility, PMS, mood swings, anxiety, painful periods, sleep disturbance, menopausal symptoms or other symptoms of hormonal imbalance. Men may experience fatigue, depression, infertility, erectile dysfunction, weight gain or memory loss. Hormonal testing assesses your unique hormonal balance and assists your ND to develop an individualized treatment program.

To learn more about the testing available at Sage Wellness, please contact our Naturopathic team.

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