Laboratory Testing

Naturopathic lab testing is an effective way to diagnose many medical conditions. Toronto naturopathic doctor Dr. Andresen will perform both standard and specialized naturopathic lab tests as part of the assessment process. This enables her to evaluate your health, screen for potential health conditions, and monitor the progress of your naturopathic treatment.

Naturopathic doctors can order many of the same diagnostic tests as your family physician, such as blood work, stool, urine, and saliva testing. Depending on your health concerns, Dr. Andresen can check your iron panel, blood cholesterol and triglycerides, thyroid panel, complete blood count, liver enzyme levels, kidney function, and blood glucose testing. She can also perform an H Pylori Breath Test, Stool Ova and Parasite testing.

Dr. Andresen also performs a wide range of lab tests on-site at her Toronto naturopathic clinic, including urinalysis, random blood glucose, body fat assessment, Indican test for bowel toxicity, Zinc Tally test for zinc deficiency and a Koenisburg Test to check for adrenal gland health and determine if you have adrenal fatigue.

To help her assess and create a natural treatment plan for gastrointestinal issues, hormonal imbalances, heavy metal toxicities, and other issues, Dr. Andresen also performs specialized lab tests.

Gastrointestinal Testing

  • IgG Food Sensitivity Panel, which tests your sensitivity to 96 foods
  • Comprehensive Stool Analysis, which can be conducted with or without Parasitology)

Laboratory Tests on Hormonal Levels

  • Female Hormone Panel
  • Estrogen Metabolism Ratio
  • Male Hormone Panel
  • Urinary Thyroid Assessment
  • Adrenal Function Panel
  • Iodine Loading Test

Cardiovascular Lab Tests

Cardiovascular assessments will assist Dr. Andresen in creating a natural treatment plan for many cardiovascular concerns, including:

  • Lipoprotein Particle Profile (LPP)
  • Omega 3 Fatty Acid Score
  • HS-Omega-3 Index
  • Fatty Acid Profile.

Toxins & Pollutant Testing

Dr. Andresen also conducts a variety of toxin exposure assessments, including:

  • Urine Toxic Element Analysis
  • Urine Iodine & Bromine
  • Environmental Pollutants Exposure

In addition, Dr. Andresen can perform a Neuroscreen Expanded Profile to assess Neurotransmitters, Micro-nutrient testing a part of a comprehensive Nutrient Status assessment, and Telomere testing to assess biological age.

Please bring copies of your most recent lab results to your initial visit. Please note that in Ontario, fees for naturopathic lab tests are not covered by OHIP, and are subject to an additional cost. For her standard lab requisitions, Dr. Andresen uses a lab called CML Healthcare.

Book your appointment with Dr. Tara Andresen at one of our conveniently-located Toronto naturopath clinics.

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