Laboratory Analysis

A Deeper Look

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:

  • Food Sensitivity Testing
  • Comprehensive Stool Analysis with Parasitology
  • Toxic and Essential Elements
  • Basic blood work for red blood cell and white blood cell health (CBC)
  • SIBO Breath test
  • Micronutrient testing
  • Ferritin, Iron Panel
  • Vitamin Profiles 
  • Thyroid Panel
  • Hashimotos Testing
  • Liver Enzymes
  • Hepatic Detox Profile
  • Autoimmune Antibodies
  • Celiac Disease Testing
  • Fungal Infections
  • Inflammation Panels
  • Comprehensive Cardiac Risk Profile
  • H.Pylori Testing
  • Hormone Profiles
  • Neurotransmitter 
  • Salivary Cortisol Testing
  • Basic Lyme Disease Panel
  • Fatigue Bundle
  • Metabolic Bundle

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.

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