Private Lab tests

Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) is a non-invasive, easy to do, affordable method to look at an accurate report of your tissue levels of 36 key minerals and heavy metals impacting your health.


Micronutrient Panel

This test is important for people who want to know their levels of vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants and whether supplementation is currently needed or if vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants are already being taken, whether they are being absorbed.

Female Hormone testing

This test is important for women entering peri-menopause, menopause or women who are experiencing symptoms of hormone imbalances.

Five hormones make up the Female Panel: Estradiol, Progesterone, Progesterone to Estradiol Ratio, Testosterone and Cortisol. Interactions between these hormones are fundamental to health and, as a consequence, imbalances may negatively impact health. Saliva hormone testing is very accurate for uncovering hormone imbalances. Once a hormone imbalance has been uncovered, nutritional or bio-identical hormone therapy can be instituted.

Male Hormone testing

This test is important for men entering andropause (change of life in men) or men who are experiencing symptoms of hormone imbalances.

Four hormones make up the Male Panel: testosterone, estradiol, DHEA-S and cortisol. Interactions between these hormones are fundamental to health and as a consequence, imbalances may negatively impact health. Progesterone levels are generally not useful in men, although if men are exposed to progesterone cream through skin to skin transfer from a partner, there can be significant accumulation and testosterone deficiency symptoms may ensue. Saliva hormone testing is very accurate for uncovering hormone imbalances. Once a hormone imbalance has been uncovered, nutritional or bio-identical hormone therapy can be instituted.

Food Intolerance IgG and IgE testing

This test is important for people who may be experiencing food intolerances or allergies and want to know which foods are involved and whether these food reactions may be contributing to their various body symptoms or immune system dysfunction.

Common everyday problems like migraines, aching joints, fatigue, gastrointestinal disorders, eczema, hyperactivity, ADD, asthma and even obesity have been linked to food sensitivity and chronic activation of the immune system.

Environmental Allergy testing

This test is important for people who may be experiencing environmental allergies and want to know which allergens are involved and whether these reactions may be contributing to their various body symptoms or immune system dysfunction. These allergens may be in their homes, workplace or the environment.

Common everyday problems like general headaches, migraines, aching joints, fatigue, eczema, runny and itchy eyes, runny nose, sinus congestion, chest congestion, asthma have been linked to environmental sensitivity and chronic activation of the immune system.

This allergy serum test evaluates for immediate or delayed reaction to environmental allergens through IgE and IgG respectively and requires a blood draw. Common inhalant allergies (IgG, IgE) may include: grasses, molds, trees, weeds and airborne indoor particles.

Environmental Chemicals, Solvents, Plastics & PCB testing 

These tests are important for people who want to know whether they have elevated levels of various chemicals from environmental exposure or from contaminated water or food. Some of these chemicals include phthalates, bisphenol-A (BPA) and parabens (from plastics, paints and cosmetics), volatile solvents like benzene, toluene and xylenes, organophosphates, chlorinated pesticides, and PCB’s.

Symptoms of excessive levels of these chemicals include steroid hormone and endocrine system function disruption, early childhood developmental disruption, impaired male reproductive development, increased prostate mass, endometriosis, obesity and oxidative cellular DNA stress. Higher levels of these chemicals can also increase the incidence of heart disease, diabetes, liver degeneration, and even some cancers.

Mold (Mycotoxin) Testing

Fungi are able to grow on almost any surface, especially if the environment is warm and wet. Inner wall materials of buildings, wallpaper, fiber glass insulation, ceiling tiles, and gypsum support are all good surfaces for fungi to colonize. These fungi then release mycotoxins into the environment causing symptoms of many different chronic diseases. Diseases and symptoms linked to mycotoxin exposure include fever, pneumonia-like symptoms, heart disease, rheumatic disease, asthma,sinusitis, cancer, memory loss, vision loss, chronic fatigue, skin rashes, depression, ADHD, anxiety,and liver damage. With the MycoTOX Profile test, mycotoxin exposures can be identified which then allows recommendations for detoxification treatments that have been found to be effective.

Toxic Metal & Essential Urine testing

This test is important for people who want to know whether their various body symptoms may be related to increased levels of toxic metals in their system. This test also assesses the levels of essential (good) metals.

Analysis of the levels of toxic metals in urine after the administration of a metal detoxification agent is the “most accurate” objective way to evaluate the accumulation of toxic metals. This test is used to assess chronic, low-level exposure to toxic metals that can result in significant retention in the body that can be associated with a vast array of adverse health effects and chronic disease. It can also be used to assess acute exposure.

Toxic Metal & Essential Hair testing 

This test is important for people who want to know whether their various body symptoms may be related to increased levels of toxic metals in their system. This test also assesses the levels of essential (good) metals.

Toxic elements (such as lead, mercury or arsenic) concentrate in soft tissue rather than blood or urine, so hair analysis is uniquely suited for measuring toxic elements. Elemental analysis also provides information on the absorption and assimilation of nutritionally important elements (e.g. iron, copper), making it useful for assessing nutrient deficiencies and imbalances as well.

Bowel Leaky Gut (Intestinal Permendility) Testing 

This panel is important for people who want to know whether they may have physiological imbalances, causal factors, trigger symptoms or hidden risk factors that may contribute to excessive intestinal permeability, which is often referred to as Leaky Gut Syndrome.

Cardio LPP Panel 

This panel is important for people who want to know whether they may have physiological imbalances, causal factors or hidden risk factors that may contribute to cardiovascular disease.

Neurotransmitter testing

This test is important for people who want to know whether their various body symptoms or mental health are linked to an imbalance of neurotransmitters or hormones.

Many chronic symptoms and diseases share a common cause. They can begin from imbalances in the body’s messengers, the neurotransmitters and hormones. Imbalances in neurotransmitters and hormones can lead to: weight gain, fatigue, anxiety, poor sleep patterns, menopausal symptoms, depression, etc. This new specialized tests measures many of the body’s neurotransmitters and hormones.

Thyroid Comprehensive Testing

We offer a comprehensive {blood} thyroid testing which looks at 8 markers of thyroid health. This includes Thyroid stimulating hormone(TSH), Free T3(FT3), Free T4(FT4), TotaIT4(TT4),Reverse T3(rT3), Antibodies to Thyroglobulin(Anti-TG), Antibodies to Thyroperoxidase(Anti-TPO), Thyroglobulin(Tg) and Thyroid Binding Globulin(TBG).

Thyroid “urine” testing. 

This test measures unconjugated free triiodothyronine(T3), unconjugated free thyroxine(T4) andselenium in a 24 hour urine collection. There are several reasons why a urinary thyroid assessment may be beneficial including cardiovascular disease. weight gain, fatigue, skin/hair/musculoskeletal problems, depression, headaches. constipation, cold intolerance, etc. Note: The Urinary Thyroid Assessment does not replace serum testing in the diagnosis of thyroid illness it is meant to assist clinicians in the evaluation of patients whose clinical presentation is not readily explainable by measurement of serum thyroid parameters alone

Thyroid Iodine Testing

This test is important for people who want to know whether their various body symptoms maybe related to thyroid dysfunction when regular thyroid blood test do not find any discrepancies. Hormones produced by the thyroid gland are involved in regulating heart rate, body temperature.blood pressure. and weight. Thyroid hormones can also increase energy, help food move through the gastrointestinal tract and increase perspiration. Given their broad effects, deficiencies of thyroid hormone can result in a number of health conditions including: depression, fatigue. coldness, arthritis and muscle cramps. headaches. weight gain and poor reflexes. This test measures whether the body has enough iodine available to the thyroid for proper thyroid hormone production

General Lab testing (private laboratory)

These various tests are important for people who want to know whether various blood components are within normal parameters. This helps determine biochemical and physiological states such as disease, mineral content and organ function.

The information obtained from these tests can be of great assistance to the health practitioner in determining further testing and treatment. General lab testing may include: complete blood count (CBC), lipids (cholesterol), blood glucose, iron levels, and so on.

contact us for a customized requisition form for testing! All lab referrals and tests are not covered by Alberta healthcare services these are out of pocket services.