Vancouver Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Marni Ross, ND

Laboratory Testing


Laboratory Testing Available

Allergy Testing
  • Food Allergy Testing - A food allergy is an abnormal response by the immune system to a food trigger. Development of food allergies is dependent on a number of factors including timing of exposure to the allergenic food, frequency of consuming the allergenic food, and the integrity of the gastrointestinal system. Food allergies are implicated in a wide variety of conditions, some of which include migraine, depression, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic ear infections, eczema, psoriasis, recurrent infections, and weight gain.  We offer testing for both immediate (IgE) and delayed onset (IgG) food allergy testing.
  • Inhalant Allergy Testing - This test includes tree, plant and weed, environmental and mold allergens.
Hair Analysis to Assess for Heavy Metal Toxicity - Toxic elements may be 200-300 times more highly concentrated in hair than in blood or urine. Therefore, hair is the tissue of choice for detection of recent exposure to elements such as arsenic, aluminum, cadmium, lead, antimony, and mercury.

Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis - Evaluates digestion and absorption of meat fibers, plant fibers and fats, gut flora, parasites and the colonic environment, checks for proper enzymes and stomach acid production.

Saliva Hormone Testing - Saliva hormone testing is most useful for uncovering hormone imbalance. For example: discovering a woman has insufficient progesterone to balance high estradiol levels or; that high cortisol levels are interfering with the action of progesterone and testosterone. Specific tests available include:
  • Female panel
  • Male panel
  • Adrenal panel
Intracellular Nutrient Assessment
  • Comprehensive Nutritional Panel - A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, D, E, Biotin, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium, Selenium, Zinc, CoQ10, Cysteine, Glutathione, Total Antioxidant Function, Fructose Intolerance, Glucose/Insulin Metabolism, Choline, Inositol, Lipoic Acid, Oleic Acid, Asparagine, Carnitine, Glutamine, Serine
  • Antioxidant 2000 - Selenium, Lipoic Acid, CoQ10, Glutathione, Vitamin E, Total Antioxidant Function
  • Cardiovascular Comprehensive Profile 1900 - Apolipoprotein A-1, B, Cholesterol (Total), C Reactive Protein, Fibrinogen, HDL Cholesterol, Lipoprotein (a), Triglycerides, B6, B12, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium, Total Antioxidant Function

Contact Dr. Ross if you would like to schedule some lab testing or to discuss any of the above testing options.