Laboratory Testing helps Integrated Health Clinic Doctors establish a foundation of understanding upon which therapeutic recommendations can be made. In order to effectively treat root cause we must understand all factors that may be contributing to or resulting from a patients condition and symptoms. Laboratory testing provides a precise window into your inner physiology…providing a critical perspective.
Integrated Health Clinic has accounts with over 40 labs from around Canada, USA, Germany, and internationally. Our doctors have access to Lifelabs, Quest Diagnostics, Kasper Dynacare and other full service laboratories, as well as very specialized labs offering the best in testing today.
What are lab tests? Laboratory tests are medical procedures that involve testing samples of blood, urine, or other tissues or substances in the body.
Why does your doctor use lab tests? Your doctor uses laboratory tests to help:
- identify changes in your health condition before any symptoms occur,
- diagnose a disease or condition before you have symptoms,
- plan your treatment for a disease or condition,
- evaluate your response to a treatment, or
- monitor the course of a disease over time.
What do lab tests show? Lab tests show whether or not your results fall within normal ranges. Normal test values are usually given as a range, rather than as a specific number, because normal values vary from person to person. What is normal for one person may not be normal for another person.
Some laboratory tests are precise, reliable indicators of specific health problems, while others provide more general information that gives doctors clues to your possible health problems. Information obtained from laboratory tests may help doctors decide whether other tests or procedures are needed to make a diagnosis or to develop or revise a previous treatment plan. All laboratory test results must be interpreted within the context of your overall health and should be used along with other exams or tests.
At Integrated Health Clinic we offer a broad spectrum of laboratory testing onsite, through LifeLabs and through other third party labs, that you and your Doctor can utilize to gain the required understanding and insight.