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As the level of insurance coverage varies from company to company, lab tests may or may not be covered by your policy. Please check with your insurance provider prior to booking. We do not direct bill for lab tests. 


Available Laboratory Tests


IgG 120 Foods Sensitivity Test - $375

This is our most popular test. This test tests for 120 common foods in your typical North American diet. The test is quick and painless with just a prick of your finger with a lancet needle. You can check with your health insurance provider to see if you're covered for "Blood Tests" or "Lab Tests". You can get more in-depth information on our Food SensitivityTest here.

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IgG 120 Foods Sensitivity Test - $375

IgG 120 Foods Sensitivity Test + Candida Test add-on - $450

IgG160 Vegetarian Foods Sensitivity Test - $475

IgG 160 Vegetarian Foods Sensitivity Test + Candida Test add-on - $550

IgG 200 Foods SensitivityTest - $550

IgG 200 Foods Sensitivity Test + Candida Test add-on - $625


Candida Stand-alone Test - $175

This is a stand-alone Candida (yeast) overgrowth testing. Our doctors will prick your finger for a small amount of blood in-office.


Comprehensive Urine Element Test - $300

The Comprehensive Urine Elements Profile is a toxic exposure test which measures urinary excretion of 15 nutrient elements and 20 toxic metals.


Male Salivary Hormones (4 hormones) - $300

This test measures cortisol, DHEAS, estradiol, and testosterone in your saliva. It provides valuable information on the interaction between these four major hormones. Custom interpretation will be provided to explain for current male symptoms such as low libido, hair loss, fatigue, and low mood. This test only requires you to provide first morning saliva samples.


Female Salivary Hormone Test (5 hormones) - $350

For female patients, this test will evaluate if your estrogen, progesterone, DHEAS, testosterone, and cortisol levels are in adequate normal ranges. Knowing what your hormone levels are will provide a pathway for treating female hormone-related symptoms experienced during PMS, peri-menopause, or during menopause.


Female Salivary Hormone Test (10 hormones) - $525

For female patients requiring more information on estrogen metabolites and cortisol function, this test tests for all 10 female hormones via salivary samples.  DHEAS, Estradiol, Estriol, Estrone, Testosterone, Progesterone, Cortisol 7am – 9am, Cortisol 11am – 1pm, Cortisol 3pm – 5pm, Cortisol 10pm – 12 am will be tested. 


In-office Urine Analysis - $40

This is a quick dip stick test that tests for presence of glucose, protein, bilirubin, ketones, leukocytes and blood in the urine. It also tests for pH levels so you know if you're acidic or alkaline, hence allowing you to make changes to your diet.


APL Alberta Precision Labs (previously known as CLS Calgary Laboratory Service) - prices vary

Depending on your needs and findings in your Initial Lab Test visit or other Naturopathic consultations, our Naturopathic Doctors can prescribe APL requisition tests. Some tests may include CBC, Thyroid Panel, B12, Iron, Female Hormone Panel, Male Hormone Panel, etc. Please inquire for pricing. 


Laboratory Testing

Discovering your body's imbalances can sometimes require the help of laboratory tests. Our clinic only works with accredited laboratories such as Rocky Mountain Analytical.


Tests are done in-office and then sent out for analysis. Please note, you must be a current patient at Essence to receive lab tests. To get started, please book a 60-minute Initial Naturopathic Consultation with one of our Naturopathic Doctors.