In-Depth Investigations

Dr. Hartman has a multitude of labs available to her both through Valley Medical Lab as well as numerous private laboratories throughout Canada and the USA. She uses these labs to help establish a proper diagnosis when necessary, to aid in the formulation of an effective treatment plan, as well as to gauge treatment success.

SIBO Lactulose Breath Test

The Lactulose Breath Test is the gold-standard for non-invasive testing to diagnose Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), the leading cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

Food Sensitivity and Allergy Testing

Determine if you have any food allergies (IgE reactions) or food sensitivities (IgG reactions) for up to 208 common foods.

Environmental Allergy Testing

This test investigates allergies to various aeroallergens including grasses, trees, weeds, mold, dust, and animals. This is often a starting point when choosing to undergo allergy desensitization through SLIT (sublingual immunotherapy).

Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA)

This in-depth test looks into all aspects of digestive function including the presence of bacteria, yeast, and parasites, as well as your ability to digest fats, protein, and carbohydrates. Inflammation markers are also reported to assess for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Serum Candida Profile

This blood test checks for three different antibodies for the yeast Candida Albicans: IgG, IgA and IgM. It also checks for the presence of candida antigen, evidence that mucosal and immunological barriers have been overwhelmed.

Celiac Antibody Panel

Blood testing is the first step to confirm the diagnosis of celiac disease. This assay measures serum concentrations of IgA and IgG antibodies for Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG) and Deamidated Gliadin Peptide (DGP).

Thyroid Panel

The aim of this panel is to investigate the functioning of the entire thyroid system. In addition to standard TSH levels, free T4 and free T3 levels are assessed as well as thyroperoxidase antibodies (TPO). In some patients, thyroglobulin and reverse T3 levels are investigated as well.

Adrenal Hormone Profile

This profile provides a focused evaluation of adrenal health, reporting DHEA, cortisol, cortisone, and clinically important glucocorticoid and mineralocorticoid metabolites. This panel includes 4-point cortisol and cortisone measurements and graphing.

Environmental Pollutants Profile

Environmental pollutants and chemicals are commonplace in our air, water, and food and are found in many products we use. This panel measures metabolites that will define an individual’s toxic burden and provides valuable information for a targeted nutritional and detoxification intervention.

Comprehensive Hormone Insights (CHI)

Do you need to dive deep into your hormonal health? This test is for you! It provides a broad and in-depth evaluation of hormone balance, function, and circadian cortisol pattern. This panel measures it all – sex hormones, adrenal hormones, melatonin, and oxidative damage!

Ovarian Reserve Testing

Serum Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) levels can be useful as part of a fertility assessment as it provides a guide to ovarian reserve and is also used as a marker for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) as well as candidacy for in-vitro fertilization (IVF).

Pap Tests and Breast Exams

Pap tests are recommended every 3 years for all women with a cervix between 21 and 69 years old for the prevention of cervical cancer. You do not need to be a patient of Dr. Hartman’s in order to receive a pap test and/or breast exam.