Bear Creek Naturopathic Clinic offers a variety of standard and non-standard diagnostic services. Since we are a general medicine practice we do refer some patients to specialists for more complex diagnostic testing (i.e. sigmoidoscopy).
STANDARD LABORATORY TESTING
We use a Quest Diagnostics reference laboratory for our standard testing such as: complete blood count, chemistry panels, cholesterol screening, fasting blood sugar, thyroid testing, throat and general bacterial cultures, cervical cellular screening using liquid media, PCR sexually transmitted infection testing, PSA, HIV testing, urine culture, pregnancy testing, etc..
All of the testing done through this laboratory is via blood, urine and tissue samples. The collection of most blood samples is done conveniently at our office. Some pediatric and difficult to draw patients are sent to a near by laboratory for sample collection.
Currently we offer in the clinic: urine analysis, pregnancy testing, vaginal wet prep (for the detection of bacteria or yeast), blood sugar testing (finger stick), and skin scrape KOH slide preparation for the detection of fungal skin infection.
All of our x-ray testing is sent to one of two local radiographic centers. For spinal x-rays (alignment, etc.) we use a neighboring chiropractor’s office. For all other x-ray services (fractures, mammograms, bone density scans, ultrasounds, CAT, MRI) we send people to a nearby medical facility.
In addition to laboratory testing, physical exams are done as appropriate in the clinic. We also provide school, sport and annual physicals. We do not perform DMV or institutional drug screening exams.