Functional Lab Testing

Laboratory testing can prove critical both for naturopathic care and for the creation of holistic functional health plans. The right tests can reveal a wealth of information about your body function and general health that merit our naturopathic team's prompt attention.  Living Well requests laboratory testing to gain the clearest possible understanding of how we can optimize your well-being.

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Laboratory Testing's Role in Naturopathic Care


Our naturopathic team relies on lab based assessment procedures to get to the root of a health concern.  We collect data, not only on your symptoms, but also on key physical, emotional, and lifestyle factors that influence your health. The data we gather from laboratory testing plays a crucial role in identifying both the underlying problem and its effects on you.

The results of your lab tests may determine what specific kinds of modalities you need. For example, high yeast levels may indicate that you suffer from a suppressed immune system. This in turn might point toward a nervous system dysfunction that can be corrected through manual therapies. Yeast levels can also alert your naturopath toward possible blood sugar handling problems, which may benefit from a holistic program of lifestyle modification, exercise, and other functional health modalities.

Types of Tests Performed


Our naturopathic team performs a number of laboratory tests at your evaluation.  We may also order a complete blood chemistry panel which measures kidney, liver, thyroid, and other organ functions, along with blood sugar, electrolyte, and micronutrient levels. Other types of laboratory tests may include:

  • Food sensitivity tests

  • Chemical and metal sensitivity tests

  • Gut health tests (to check for leaky gut syndrome and other digestive problems)

  • Adrenal tests (a useful measure of how stress affects your body)

  • Hormone level tests

  • DNA genetic tests (which can reveal genetic predispositions for certain conditions)

 

Once our team has analyzed the results of all these tests, you'll receive recommendations for a comprehensive, personalized wellness plan.