Laboratory Testing and Assessments

The Naturopathic Doctors at KIH use a wide variety of laboratory testing and assessments to help identify the root cause of our patients ailments.  These tests are discussed during the visit with your ND and help to provide data required to develop effective and personalized treatment plans. 

Click on the highlighted links for more information on the test(s) you are interested in learning more about. Call the clinic for pricing on individual tests.  


 

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The tests offered through our clinic include:

  • Blood testing through lifelabs and gammadynacare:

    • Cholesterol and comprehensive cardiovascular assessment panels)

    • Blood sugar

    • Thyroid and female hormones

    • Kidney, liver function

    • Red and white blood cell testing

    • Nutrient testing (vitamin D, Vitamin B12, iron, zinc, magnesium)

    • Inflammatory markers

  • Comprehensive Hormone testing via blood or urine (DUTCH or CHI testing)

  • Food Sensitivity Testing:

  • Stool Analysis for Digestive Function:

    • Comprehensive Stool Analysis by Doctor's Data or Genova Labs

    • GI map testing:   Assesses GI health, relies exclusively  on quantitative polymerase chain reaction technology to detect parasites, bacteria, fungi, and more, by targeting the specific DNA of the organisms tested.

 

Laboratory tests are typically discussed during the first appointment. If there is a particular one(s) that interests you, be sure to mention it when you meet with your doctor.


INSURANCE COVERAGE:  When ordered by a naturopathic doctor, the tests are not covered by OHIP however the majority of private health plans provide coverage under the category of naturopathic services.