Decisions for treatment and follow-up often are assisted with orders for lab or imaging. Bring any recent laboratory analysis or medical imaging to your Naturopathic Doctor. Biochemical and molecular testing can offer invaluable assistance in directing and monitoring healthcare solutions.
Each patient’s biochemical individuality exerts a major influence on their genetic makeup. Multiple, subtle mutations or single nucleotide polymorphisms could unlock the difference in health when combined with lifestyle, nutritional insufficiencies, toxic exposures and psychosocial stressors. Understanding how choices and exposures can put your health at risk could be the key to understanding the cause of disease.
A Naturopathic Doctor has the ability to order laboratory analysis direct (patient pays out of pocket) or via referral to your family medical doctor (OHIP covered). ND’s have additional types of labs they like to use to help diagnose your condition.
Here are a few of the labs that are available through Dr. Laura M. Brown, ND:
Basic blood work for red blood cell and white blood cell health (CBC)
SIBO Breath test
Ferritin, Iron Panel
Hepatic Detox Profile
Celiac Disease Testing
Comprehensive Cardiac Risk Profile
Salivary Cortisol Testing
Basic Lyme Disease Panel
This gives you an idea of what is available, but don’t worry about trying to find what you need. Dr. Laura M. Brown will discuss with you what analytics make best sense for your existing condition, how much they cost and what is involved. In subsequent appointment she will take the time to interpret your results with you.