Thanks for your replies...
Actually it was 600 for ONE test... haha...
Most of them varied around 300 dollars, but one was up in the 600 dollar range.
Some of them just sounded strange to me... probably more the tests that the Naturopaths do on you themselves, not the one's sent to a lab.
There was one where they use "Electro Dermal" testing which will source out all your food allergies....
Makes no sense to me how that would work.
Here's one here on this website:http://www.drhalbrown.com/electro-dermal.php
It states the following:
Electro-Dermal Testing is a form of electro-acupuncture testing used in our clinic. We have found the BioMeridian MSAS technology to be the most specific and comprehensive available to date. Electro-Dermal testing is a non-invasive energetic evaluation. It was developed in Germany over the last 35 years by a number of physicians, dentists and scientists, and applies biophysical techniques to Oriental acupuncture. The original technique started in 1953 by Dr. Voll was a complex procedure involving measuring hundreds of acupuncture points. The Electro-Dermal testing method is the culmination of much of this research.
The skin resistance on the acupuncture point is measured by producing a slight potential difference (voltage) between a tip electrode held against the point and a large hand electrode held by the patient.
The procedure measures changes in skin resistance at the acupuncture point in circuit with the patient. The testing is painless, involving no needles, shocks, scratches etc., and allows for specific information regarding the patient's health phase of disease, and which precede the more advanced visible tissue changes phase.
The testing procedures involve several stages :
This test (organ scan) shows energetic imbalance in specific organs and may identify general areas of system stress that may require further investigation. These results are not diagnositic but rather supplement other means in diagnosis and treatment.
Subseqent testing depends on the major findings of the intial tests, physical examination and history. It may involve a search for more specific toxins, infections, food sensitivities, focal stressors, dental foci or other underlying significant health stressors.
Follow up testing may occur on a regular basis to monitor the progress of the recommended treatment programs and to determine if other deeper problems may be of significance.
Although the Electo-Dermal Testing cannot be used for absolute diagnosis, its value as an indicator of underlying dysfunction is of great benefit.