Laboratory Testing

Are you wondering what’s going on in your body and trying to decide if lab testing
might give you some answers?

Laboratory testing can help uncover the cause of your symptoms while giving increased insight into disease prevention and how to best treat a specific condition.

  • Fertility Testing:

    It is important to know that the hormonal system is functioning properly when trying to conceive, especially if you been trying for more than 6 months. Fertility blood work may be recommended, which may include the following tests:

    • FSH (day 3 of your cycle)
    • LH
    • Estradiol (day 3 of your cycle)
    • Progesterone (on day 21 or 7 days post ovulation)
    • Prolactin
    • Thyroid profile
    • Total & free testosterone
    • DHEA
    • C-reactive protein (inflammatory marker)
    • Anti-mullerian hormone (AMH)
    • 25-hydroxyvitamin D
  • Thyroid Optimization: 

    The health of your thyroid gland is so important to your overall energy and well being as it is second only to your brain for regulating metabolic and hormonal functions. A full thyroid panel allows for your entire thyroid function to be revealed. The thyroid profile includes:

    • Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)
    • Free thyroxine (T4)
    • Free triiodothyronine (T3)
    • Thyroperoxidase antibodies (anti-TPO)
  • Hormone Balancing:

    A non-invasive diagnostic tool, salivary or urine testing are excellent ways to analyze adrenal function, fertility, perimenopause, menopause, aging, and male hormones. Some advanced hormone tests are listed below:

    • Comprehensive Plus Hormone Panel (Estrone, estradiol, estriol, progesteron, testosterone, DHEA, 4 point cortisol curve)
    • Comprehensive Hormone Panel (Estradiol, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, 4 point cortisol curve)
    • Month Long Hormone Panel (11 samples to analyze your hormone changes within a cycle)
    • Adrenal Plus Function Panel (DHEA, 4 point cortisol curve)
    • Adrenal Function Panel (4 point cortisol curve)
    • DUTCH (dried urine test for comprehensive hormones)
  • Food & Environmental Allergy Testing:

    With a simple skin scratch test or finger prick, the underlying cause of environmental or food allergies and sensitivities can be properly addressed to improve your entire health systems and decrease the severity of symptoms. Some food & immunology panels are listed below:

    • IgG Food Sensitivity Panel (120+ different foods, 200+ different foods, vegetarian panel)
    • Candida Panel
    • IgE Food Allergy Panel
    • IgA Food Reactions
    • Celiac Profile ( gliadin IgG, gliadin IgA, tissue transglutaminase IgA)
  • Micronutrient & Antioxidant Testing:

    Dr Munn is happy to announce that after a long search, she has found the most comprehensive and accurate test for looking at someone’s micronutrient and antioxidant status. This easy collection urine panel tests for 76 different biomarkers to give a complete profile of potential nutrient deficiencies such as vitamin B6, as well dysbiosis & yeast overgrowth, neurotransmitter balance, glutathione and CoQ10 status. This test has multiple areas of use but Dr Munn finds it most helpful for optimizing sperm & egg health in her fertility patients.

  • Urinalysis:

    A simple in-house urine collection can give plenty of insight into many systems of the body such as kidney function, metabolism, and hydration. It is also used to diagnosis urinary tract infections and screen for pre-eclampsia and gestational diabetes.

  • Digestive Analysis:

    Small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) testing, lactose intolerance, H.pylori, and organic acids testing are just some of the many ways digestive health can be examined. Since the health of the digestive system is so pivotal to every system of the body from immune to mental and emotional well-being, optimal health depends on the gastrointestinal tract and digestion.

  • Environmental Toxicity Testing:

    A non-invasive diagnostic tool, urinary testing can be very useful to uncover nutrient deficiencies, heavy metals and toxicities. Depending on your specific condition and/or occupation, testing for heavy metals can contribute greatly to your overall health.

For more information about testing available to you, please contact us directly @ 604 535 3335.
All test results are confidential.

Testing was last modified: November 19th, 2017 by Dr Emily Munn, ND