Standard laboratory testing
Standard lab testing allows Dr. Reilander to establish a diagnosis, monitor treatments, and evaluate a patient’s general health. Standard testing is provided locally through Life Labs, however these tests are not covered through MSP or extended health benefits.
Examples of standard lab testing include thyroid panels, lipid profiles, liver and kidney function, metabolic testing (blood glucose, HgA1C), and autoimmune markers.
Functional laboratory testing
Functional lab testing is unique to naturopathic medicine as it allows us to evaluate the body under a different lens as opposed to traditional testing options. The majority of these tests are offered by private labs across North America and are not covered by MSP or extended health benefits.
Examples of functional lab testing include salivary cortisol curves, hormone testing, allergy and sensitivity testing, genetic testing, and comprehensive stool analysis.
Benefits of Lab Testing
- Objective markers to understanding and tracking health concerns
- Evaluates treatment progress over time
- Some tests ensure the health and safety of patients during some treatment protocols
- May direct or determine the best course of treatment