At Vitalia Healthcare in Vancouver, we perform a wide range of laboratory tests as part of a routine medical examination to identify any health problems and to develop the best plan for treatment according to the results. Additionally, lab tests may be used to help evaluate the effectiveness of a treatment and to monitor the course of a disease over time. Numerous laboratory tests may be required before a treatment plan can be made.
Adrenocortex Stress Profile
An adrenocortex stress profile measures the levels of two important stress hormones in the body: Corticol and DHEA. The test is essential to analyze how the body deals with stress and common stress triggers. When the results of the profile test are too high or too low, this could indicate negative health impacts to the body. Chronic fatigue, weight gain, anxiety, frequent illness, and insomnia are common health effects. By using the stress profile, you can find an effective treatment plan by balancing out your hormones.
Female Hormone Panel
Hormone imbalances can result in a number of health issues for women, such as uterine fibroids, infertility, and polycystic ovarian syndrome. An essence profile test measures the levels of hormones in pre-menopausal women and post-menopausal women. Once an analysis has been completed, a treatment plan can be developed to help fix hormonal irregularities that could be causing negative effects on your health.
Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis
Stool samples are commonly used in laboratory testing to help identify a number of health conditions. A comprehensive digestive stool analysis uses this method to find a diagnosis and treatment for various ailments, from constipation to indigestion. An analysis not only adds to a speedy diagnosis, but can also provide general wellness.
Food and Environmental Allergy Testing
Food and various environmental allergies can lead to chronic health problems. Gas, bloating, skin conditions, sinus congestion, mood changes, and migraines can all be a result of certain foods or allergies that aggravate the body. A food and environmental allergy test can determine what foods or environmental allergies you may be allergic to.
Intestinal Permeability Assessment
More than half of your functioning immune system can be found within your digestive tract. The small intestine is vital to preventing the absorption of dangerous bacteria and viruses. An increase in intestinal permeability can result in a breakdown of immune functions, leaving your body susceptible to various illnesses. An intestinal permeability assessment determines how well your small intestine is functioning.
Comprehensive Thyroid Assessment
A comprehensive thyroid assessment is a detailed analysis of thyroid hormone metabolism, including thyroid production and secretion, thyroid gland activity and regulation, and thyroid autoimmunity. Testing also helps pinpoint imbalances that could be causing chronic illness. The assessment can also detect metabolic irregularities that could be arising due to vitamin and mineral deficiencies, stress, or heavy metal toxicity.
Comprehensive Cardiovascular Assessment
Heart disease is the second most common cause of death in North America. While cholesterol testing is important to detect the early signs of cardiovascular problems, more than 50 percent of individuals with normal cholesterol levels are still at risk for heart disease. A comprehensive cardiovascular assessment looks at all the factors that put you at risk for heart disease, including diet and lifestyle choices. Identifying these risks can provide us with a better basis for treatment.
Toxic Element Profiles
Research has shown that more and more individuals have dangerous levels of toxins and chemicals in their systems. To identify harmful elements within the body, a toxic element profile can be performed. Get on the road to better health with this lab testing.
Red Blood Cell Elements
Just a small blood sample can provide a plethora of information regarding the presence of beneficial vitamins and minerals in your body. This analysis of red blood cells helps determine what crucial substances are missing from your body. When confirmed, a treatment plan can begin to ensure that all essential health elements are replenished.
Individual Optimal Nutrition Profile
Get a detailed report of your overall health with an individual optimal nutrition profile. An ION measures various health factors, including levels of amino acids, fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamins. It can also determine what deficiencies you may have that could be negatively impacting your health. Nutritional profiles are the first step to treating a range of ailments and chronic illnesses that could be plaguing your wellbeing.
What Our Patients Say
It was a great session. Dr. Alibhai shared a lot of info with me. I like her philosophy of looking at the root cause rather than just treating the symptoms. I look forward to hearing about the results of the tests and what steps to take next.5.0 , review by Janet Stephens