Lab Services

Accurate and appropriate testing is essential in determining health status as well as any health deficiencies that may exist. Edmonton’s Natural Terrain Naturopathic Clinic offers comprehensive lab testing that covers:

  • Salivary hormone testing
  • Environmental chemicals and pollutants
  • Neurotransmitter testing
  • Toxic and essential element testing
  • Nutritional testing (vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fatty acids)
  • Food intolerance testing
  • Lyme disease, Breast thermography
  • Comprehensive stool analysis and parasitology
  • Organic acid testing
  • Western allergy IgE scratch testing

Bloodwork

General blood work is available through Dynalife and we are able to order most tests at a cost. We typically refer patients to their medical doctors as the cost of these tests is not covered under our health care system. For those patients who do not have a medical doctor, it is helpful to be able to offer the same blood tests. The information obtained from these tests can be of great assistance in determining further testing and treatment. General lab testing may include: complete blood count (CBC), lipids (cholesterol), blood glucose, iron levels, and so on. It is also important to note that we practice Functional Medicine, which means that your test result may be “normal” on a routine requisition, but not optimal. We always use Ferritin as an example – the reference range is 12-300, and you will be considered normal if your result is 13. However, we would not consider that optimal and may recommend treatment based on the results of other diagnostic tests, such as haemoglobin and iron.

Labs We Use

Hormone (adrenal, female and male), Food intolerance, Vitamin D spot test and Environmental tests –Rocky Mountain Analytical Labs –www.rmalab.com

Food intolerance and Organic acid testing – Great Plains Laboratory – www.greatplainslaboratory.com

Comprehensive digestive stool analysis and parasiteology – Genova Diagnostics – https://www.gdx.net

Heavy metal testing (hair & urine) – Rocky Mountain Analytical Labs – www.rmalab.com

Environmental medicine – Genova Diagnostics – https://www.gdx.net

Neurotransmitter and cortisol (adrenal) testing – Sanesco – www.sanesco.net

Nutritional and cardiovascular testing – Spectracell – www.spectracell.com