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Food reactions, allergies and digestive health

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This is a simple in-office blood test that assesses delayed sensitivity reactions to specific foods. While this test will not diagnose or confirm a food allergy, it is a helpful test to help you discover if any foods you are eating may be leading to inflammation in the body.

Some pediatric patients may be referred to a Calgary Lab Services site for a blood sample to be taken (additional collection fee applies)

Why we may consider this test for you


Understanding any potential food sensitivities may help you and your naturopathic doctor determine if there are any foods in your diet that might be contributing to your symptoms. These symptoms include: bloating, IBS, joint pain, eczema, acne, migraine headaches and weight gain.



All too often, people are living the majority of their lives completely unaware that their reaction to a food or airborne allergen is what’s causing the chronic symptoms troubling them. While a runny nose or itchy eyes may signal obvious allergies, getting to the bottom of food/airborne allergies and how else they may be impacting health is less apparent.

Why we may consider this test for you


Fatigue, chronic pain, sleep disorders, anxiety or depression, autoimmune conditions, digestive disorders, brain fog or cognitive issues can all be symptoms of allergies. Allergy testing is important to understanding which next steps to take to improve your health and benefit your overall lifestyle.



The G.I. MAP stool test is a comprehensive stool analysis that gives us information about your microbome. Your microbiome is a community of bacteria (good and bad), yeast, viruses and sometimes parasites that lives in your large intestine. It is very important to ensure great digestive health as 70 to 80 percent of your immune system lives in your colon!

Why we may consider this test for you


If you’ve been suffering with unexplained constipation or diarrhea, mood concerns, autoimmune conditions such as Crohn’s or colitis, weight gain/loss, it may be valuable to determine if there is an
imbalance or overgrowth in your colon. The stool test provides useful information that helps guide our treatment plan more efficiently to help resolve your concerns.



This at-home test uses a Lactulose-challenged, three-hour hydrogen/methane breath test to determine the presence of an overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine. It can indicate the presence of hydrogenic or methanogenic SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth). There is a 24-hour preparation protocol for this test, including a 12-hour restricted diet followed by a 12-hour fast.

Why we may consider this test for you


If you have been suffering with IBS-like symptoms, including bloating, constipation, diarrhea, gas and heartburn, your naturopathic doctor may want to assess you for SIBO.

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