At Truly You, we offer screenings of nutritional elements and toxic metals through laboratory analysis of hair and blood. Lab testing for hair loss and scalp conditions at our Mississauga clinic can provide valuable insight into your hair loss issue and can help direct treatment. It also provides insights into one’s overall wellness. Learn more about our lab testing for hair loss below.
FOOD INTOLERANCE TESTING
A food intolerance blood test consists of a small blood sample that is collected and tested using the ELISA method for IgG antibodies to more than 220 foods.
Blood sample detection of food-specific IgG antibodies is recognized as a reliable method to identify foods that may be causing symptoms and to guide elimination diets.
HAIR CORTISOL ANALYSIS
For a hair cortisol analysis test, hair is collected at our Toronto clinic and screened to measure the cortisol levels in picograms of cortisol per milligram of provided sample. Long term levels as measured in hair may allow assessments relating to stress levels and causation of chronic diseases based on a continuous activation of the HPA axis.
HAIR MINERAL ANALYSIS
For the hair mineral analysis test, hair samples are collected at our Toronto clinic and screened to measure the levels of up to 60 essential minerals and toxic metals. This information, along with dietary and nutritional evaluations, provides the basis for a nutritional balancing program to establish and maintain optimal levels of wellness.
Hair examination using Polarized Light Microscopy at our Mississauga clinic provides insights into the hair cycle and structure, assisting in the diagnosis of multiple pathological and acquired conditions. Polarized microscopy provides us with the exact percentage of mass loss, allows us to evaluate the true percentage of anagen, catagen and telogen hair, and enables the Trichologist to see and evaluate the damage caused by oxidative stress. See how Polarized Microscopy works HERE.
Booking Your Lab Services
CONTACT US to book your lab test today at our Mississauga clinic! Depending on which lab tests you book, our on-site Trichologist will either perform a hair extraction, cut the specimen (hair sample) or provide a kit and guide you through the tolerance testing.
Unlike other testing programs or centres, at Truly You our lab tests are performed under the guidance and care of a Certified Trichologist. We recommend booking a hair and scalp analysis with our Trichologist to discuss your concerns, decide which test(s) is right for you, and to review your results and possible treatment options. CLICK HERE to learn more about our Trichology program.