Just like your family doctor, Naturopathic evaluation normally requires some blood work to help diagnose disease and monitor the progress of treatment.
Lab testing by an ND in Ontario, however, is not covered by OHIP. For this reason, Dr. Frosina suggests that patients bring in a copy of their most recent lab results to their initial appointment to help speed up the process. Blood tests may still be requested for patients who find it more convenient to use this option versus going through a family physician, when further testing is required, or for patients who do not have a GP.
Some of the most common blood tests ordered include:
- Complete Blood Count
- Cholesterol and Triglycerides
- Thyroid panel
- Liver enzymes
- Kidney Function Testing
- Fasting Blood Glucose
- H Pylori Breath Test