One of the tools that naturopathic physicians can offer patients is specialty and functional testing that is not offered in conventional medical practices. These advanced tests are through reliable labs and often reveal the diagnosis that’s been missing. 

Hormone Testing

We use either blood or saliva to monitor sex and adrenal hormones including estrogen(s), progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, and cortisol levels. Thyroid hormones and antibodies are tested through blood.

Food Sensitivity Testing

We use blood testing to screen for food sensitivities and food allergies. 

Microbiome Stool Testing

Read a brief article by Dr. Haynes about long standing digestive symptoms and other chronic health conditions that associated with a disturbed microbiome here. 

Environmental Exposures to Toxins, Heavy Metals and Mold

Read a brief article by Dr. Haynes about testing for Toxic Chemicals in Your System

Expanded Cardiovascular Testing

The standard cholesterol (lipid) test is only a limited picture of your risk for heart disease and stroke.  Quest Diagnostics has paired with Cleveland Heart Lab to offer expanded testing – inflammatory markers, genetic factors, particle size, oxidation of lipids. 

SIBO – Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

A chronic digestive condition that’s tested for with the breath.  Here’s an article:

Chronic Infection – Lyme & Coinfections

Lyme and co-infections are often underdiagnosed in patients.  This is partly because practitioners are not aware that the bacteria that causes Lyme has been found in all 50 states, but also that the standard labs are not as sensitive in detecting the infections.  For more sensitive testing beyond the abilities of standard labs, we use Igenix and Vibrant Wellness, often seen as the gold standards in tick borne illness detection. 

Cancer

With a single blood test, over 50 types of cancer can be identified.   This can be extremely helpful for those with a personal or family history of cancer.