Specialized Urine Tests In Calgary
Specialized urine tests and urinalysis testing conducted at the Integrative Health Centre is different than conventional medical testing. A complete urinalysis test may be used to evaluate nutritional imbalances and stressors within the body, including properties such as acidity, concentration (a measure of how dehydrated an individual may be) and the presence of sugars, blood or protein in the urine that may indicate irregularities and disturbances in the urinary system. Contact Integrative Health Centre to book an appointment for a specialized or routine urinalysis test.
What to Expect from a Urine Test
A urinalysis test is done with a dipstick. In addition to a conventional dipstick, a complete urine analysis can also determine the following:
- Vitamin C Urine Test - Vitamin C is needed for proper immune system functioning, allergy management and antioxidant protection. This urinalysis test assesses your body's stores of vitamin C and determines possible need.
- Adrenal Stress Urine Test - The adrenal gland is the "stress gland". Its job is to respond to stressors and enable the body to adapt easily. Long-term stress results in a decreased ability to respond to stress and subsequently an increase in symptom complaints. Urinalysis testing will assess the state of the adrenals and how much support is needed to return the body to a balanced state.
- Malabsorption Urine Test - Incomplete digestion can result in immune system compromise, allergies, gas and bloating, and overall general fatigue. The integrity of the gut is the body's first line of defence against disease. This urinalysis test will evaluate your digestive effectiveness and give you valuable information about the condition of your digestive tract.
- Calcium Urine Test - Calcium has long been known as the bone mineral, and it is also very important for the nervous and muscular systems. Calcium excretion in the urine is used to assess how much of this mineral is being lost, and whether supplementation is required. A complete urine analysis can assess your calcium excretion.
Schedule A Urinalysis Test
If you’re looking for a routine or complete urinalysis test in Calgary, book an appointment at Integrative Health Centre. Our team provides a variety of specialized testing along with naturopathic medicine, acupuncture in Calgary and traditional Chinese medicine in Calgary. Schedule an appointment online to book a urinalysis test.