Laboratory Services

We offer a wide range of laboratory testing. Laboratory tests help us determine the underlying cause of disease. They help us diagnose current pathologies and monitor response to treatment.

Laboratory testing also helps to prevent disease through screening tests, and the establishment of baseline values.

Although there are normal ranges for a population, it is best to determine your personal normal values while you are healthy. Naturopathic Doctors can order tests/blood work through Ontario Life Labs. Tests include, but are not limited to:

Blood Tests

We offer a variety of blood testing, including:

  • Complete blood count
  • Vitamin D levels
  • Cholesterol
  • Blood sugar
  • Inflammatory markers
  • Thyroid hormones

Urine Tests

  • In-house urine tests for UTIs, pregnancy, etc.
  • Lab Urine tests for Thyroid Hormone, Urinary Estrogens, Stress hormones, etc.

Food Allergy Testing

Food allergy testing can be run at an outside lab, with a serum blood test measuring IgG and IgE antibodies. Both tests provide sensitivity measurements against 96 different foods, spices, herbs, and inhalant particles, providing you with a detailed report of your sensitivities.

Saliva & Hormone Testing

At Family Health Clinics, we measure hormones in three ways: salivary, urinary and blood. Hormones we can test include:

  • Cortisol (stress hormone)
  • Progesterone
  • Estrogens & estrogen ratios
  • Testosterone
  • DHEA (master sex hormone)
  • Insulin

Heavy Metal Testing

We can test for toxic heavy metals (such as mercury or lead) in the body using urine testing.

Lyme Disease

The NDs at Alliston Family Health Clinic are pleased to offer the most cutting edge diagnostic testing for Lyme disease. You can now test for Lyme and other bacteria via urine PCR (searching for bacteria DNA, opposed to conventional blood antibody testing). This is a simple urine test following an in clinic provocation (combination of laser and exercise).

Call for your free 15 minute introduction to see how you can benefit from naturopathic medicine!