Integrative Lab Testing

Conventional lab tests can’t always be relied upon to tell what’s really going on in the body. Offering specialized lab testing to provide results that are unique to one’s body and healthcare needs. Here are some examples of the types of tests that can be performed.

120 IGg Food Sensitivity

Food sensitivities are abnormal responses to a food component triggered by the immune system , that give either an immediate or delayed response. Food sensitivity testing helps uncover trigger foods and results are used to create an individualized nutrition plan that is suited for better health and well-being. To learn more, click here.

Adrenal check 

The Adrenal Check Test measures the levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, and DHEA, which is responsible for adrenal gland function. Cortisol is the main hormone that keeps the immune system in check and regulates overall health. These hormones may play a role in fatigue, depression, anxiety, interrupted sleep, and difficulty concentrating. To learn more, click here.

Male Wellness Plus

The Male Wellness Saliva Hormone Panel measures the same hormones as the Adrenal Check test, plus other hormones pertinent to men’s health including testosterone and estradiol. Around age 40, the levels of testosterone begin to decline. While being a normal part of the aging process, decreased production of testosterone can be greater in some men than others. This is often worsened by stress, lack of exercise, excessive weight gain and other factors. To learn more, click here.

Female Wellness Plus 

The Female Wellness Saliva Hormone Panel measures the same hormones as the Adrenal Check test, plus other hormones pertinent to women’s health such as progesterone, testosterone, and estradiol. Women of all ages can be affected by hormone imbalance and those who are still menstruating may experience premenstrual syndrome, mood swings, anxiety, painful periods and infertility. To learn more, click here.

Comprehensive Stool Analysis With Parasitology  

The Comprehensive Stool Analysis with Parasitology test can help pinpoint how well the digestive system absorbs and functions by assessing the status of beneficial and imbalanced commensal bacteria, pathogenic bacteria, yeast/fungus and parasites. To learn more, click here.

Zonulin Blood Spot

Zonulin (pre-Haptoglobin 2) is a protein that modulates the permeability of tight junctions between cells of the digestive tract wall. It is used as a screening test to evaluate for intestinal hyperpermeability (“leaky gut”), which occurs when the gut lining becomes abnormally permeable, allowing bacteria, food and other large molecules to pass through. Intestinal permeability changes due to Zonulin have been implicated in many diseases and dysfunction, notably in Celiac Disease and Type I Diabetes, but also in others including the brain, respiratory system and skin. To learn more about this test, click here.
 

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) Breath Test

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) is a condition in which abnormally large numbers of bacteria – the types that are normally found in the large intestine – are present in the small intestine. Hydrogen and/or Methane gas in the body are produced from intestinal bacteria through the fermentation of carbohydrates. Some of the hydrogen or methane produced from the bacterial fermentation causes bloating, abdominal discomfort, constipation or diarrhea. The gases are absorbed by the intestinal mucosa and enter the vasculature and transported to the lungs. The gases are then exhaled through normal breathing. These are collected in a bag for immediate analysis. Lactulose, when used as the challenge dose, is poorly absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract making it the ideal substrate to test for bacterial overgrowth throughout the length of the small bowel.

 

Contact Dr. James Yoon, ND at Infinity Health Centre to help determine which tests will deliver the diagnoses and relief you need