Laboratory Testing

Lococo Wellness Clinic performs all conventional laboratory testing as well as specialized laboratory testing.


We test for:

HEAVY METAL TOXICITY

Hair Mineral Analysis is used to determine the levels of metals in the body.  This is a reflection of the past 3 months of metals in the body.  Hair samples are taken from the hair that must be a few inches in length.

FOOD INTOLERANCES/SENSITIVITIES

Many people today have food intolerances/sensitivities.  These sensitivities and intolerances can show up as bloating, constipation, diarrhea, eczema, psoriasis, acne, indigestion, ADHD, ADD, etc.

This test helps to determine exactly what foods our immune system is reacting to.  This test uses the patients blood to determine the food intolerances/sensitivities.




Click here to find a list of signs and symptoms that you may have a food intolerance/sensitivity.
 

FATTY ACID PROFILE

In the average diet we are lacking crucial fatty acid’s that are essential to the way our cells function.  This test helps to determine exactly what types of fatty acids the patient is deficient in so supplementation can be specific.  Fatty acids that we are frequently mentioned to day include omega 3 fatty acid, omega 6 fatty acid and omega 9 fatty acid.  There are several more types that are important to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and premature aging.
 




SALIVARY HORMONES

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Saliva is used to test hormone levels because this is a better indicator of the true state of the hormone level versus the blood.  The blood is collected at one specific time and is not necessarily a true indicator of the average hormone levels present in the body.  Saliva Hormone Testing requires the patient to collect the saliva over a period of days to average out the hormone levels.


BLOOD TYPE TESTING

This test is performed in the lab and the results are immediate.  Knowing your blood type gives the Naturopathic Doctor more insight on what treatments you would benefit from.