Naturopathic Doctors utilize non-conventional laboratory testing techniques to assess an individual's internal body environment. These tests are performed in-office and the results are immediate.
Zinc Tally (Taste) Test
Zinc is an essential trace mineral and cofactor for a many biological functions in the body. Zinc plays an important role in cell division, growth and repair; wound healing; immune health; and even taste and smell. Hence, zinc deficiency is associated with the inability to taste. In this test, the patient takes a small amount of zinc sulfate in their mouth and holds/swishes it for about 10 seconds. Zinc status is determined according to taste sensations: the longer it takes for the patient to taste something, the more zinc deficient he/she is. Surprisingly, a majority of the population is zinc deficient and this test allows for the appropriate amount of zinc to be supplemented.
Some signs and symptoms of zinc deficiency include:
Urinalysis – a urinary dipstick test for pH, blood, glucose, ketones, protein, urobilinogen, bilirubin, nitrate/nitrite, leukocytes, and specific gravity.
Random Blood Glucose Test – a drop of blood is collected on a disposable test strip and read with a glucometer.
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Live cell microscopy offers a way to assess a person's nutritional status in terms of vitamin/mineral imbalances, digestive ability and the function of certain organs. By looking at one's internal environment via the blood, one can potentially assess the current health of an individual and work towards health promotion and prevention.
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The first appointment is usually about 1.5 to 2 hrs long, which includes darkfield microscopy, a thorough history intake, a physical examination, and in-house assessments. Subsequent visits range from 30 min to 1 hour, depending on each individual and the treatment plan. Specialized laboratory tests may be suggested.