Specialized Laboratory Testing
IgG Food Sensitivity
120+ FOODS, 200+ FOODS, 160+ VEGETARIAN FOODS
Immunoglobulin G (IgG) is the antibody involved in delayed onset allergic reactions, known as Type III delayed hypersensitivity reactions. These antibodies are produced for between several hours to days after exposure to an allergen, making it difficult to pinpoint the origin of the reaction. Delayed reactions to ingested allergens may result in headaches, hypertension, asthma, recurrent infections, eczema, joint pains, sinusitis, and many other health conditions, often of an inflammatory nature. Reactions to ingested or inhaled substances that occur immediately after exposure are referred to as Type I immediate hypersensitivity reactions, and are caused by the production of immunoglobulin E (IgE).
Dried Urine Test
FOR Comprehensive Hormones (DUTCH test)
The dried urine test for comprehensive hormones measures hormones and hormone metabolites (called conjugates) in a dried urine sample. Measuring both hormones and their metabolites can give a better overall picture of hormone production and imbalance than is typically seen in blood or saliva tests. Assessing hormones through a DUTCH test may help to identify hormone imbalances that contribute to weight gain, fatigue, and mood imbalances.
Salivary Hormone Testing
This testing is used to help diagnose hormone imbalances. Salivary hormones are an excellent indicator of bio-available, or tissue hormone levels.
Adrenal Function Panel (Cortisol/DHEAs)
This panel helps to measure the body’s ability to cope with stress. The physiological response to stress results in an increase in adrenal hormone production. Results of the adrenal function panel illustrate the extent to which the body has been affected by stress, helping to indicate the treatment strategies necessary. Symptoms of adrenal stress can be far-reaching, but may include fatigue (particularly morning fatigue), insomnia, allergies, increased susceptibility to infection, depression, and low sex drive.
Female Panel (Estradiol, Progesterone, DHEAs, Cortisol, Testosterone)
Female hormonal imbalances can create a foundation for weight gain, depression, sleep disturbances, menopausal symptoms including hot flashes, bone loss, breast cancer, menstrual regularities, and fertility issues. Naturopathic clinical approaches for restoring hormone balance are indicated by test results.
Male Panel (Cortisol, DHEAs, Estradiol, Testosterone)
Imbalances of hormones in the male panel may negatively impact health. Conditions associated with male hormone imbalances include bone loss, erectile dysfunction, memory loss, apathy, depression, increased abdominal weight gain, breast enlargement, or benign prostatic hyperplasia. Identification of hormonal imbalance and naturopathic restoration of hormone balance is indicated in the treatment of the above conditions.
Hair Mineral Analysis
Hair tissue mineral analysis can detect deficiencies and excesses of minerals in the body, the presence of toxic elements including aluminum, lead and mercury, and can also reveal the presence of metabolic disturbances.