The following tests may be recommended to those struggling with reproductive and/or health challenges. Since we know fertility optimization is dependant on the cultivation of whole health, precision medical practices to individualize your treatment plan is necessary.

Click each section below for full information.

By using 23andMe.com raw genetic data we can create a comprehensive report of valuable genetic information that can help guide recommendations for whole health, particularly diet, exercise, and supplementation, according to your specific DNA variants.

Simply follow this link to receive 10% off your kit and start the 23andMe process now. Regular price for Ancestry & Health testing is $249 cdn or $129 cdn for Ancestry only. Note: It is only necessary to do Ancestry to obtain the raw genetic data needed to run more comprehensive genetic health reports.

Once you get these results consult with Dr Pentland about next steps. 

Read this blog post for more information on this important testing.

A comprehensive female hormone panel reveals the overall state of hormonal balance in a patient. Like nutrients, hormones influence all aspects of health and disease – fertility, mood, sleep, metabolism, immunity, heart health and appearance.  An imbalance of one hormone can initiate cascade of events that alters other hormones, so a comprehensive look at hormone status is key.

Testing includes;

  • Estrone
  • Estradiol
  • Estriol, unconjugated
  • FSH
  • IGF-1
  • LH
  • SHBG
  • Prolactin
  • Progesterone
  • Testosterone, total
  • Testosterone, free
  • Androstenedione
  • Cortisol
  • DHEA-S

Step-by-Step process;

  1. Purchase and pick up your test kit and shipping supplies from Yinstill. 
  2. Call Exam One 604.872.3610 to schedule your blood draw (Monday through Thursday only). They then take care of all the shipping and details – easy.
  3. Be sure to follow the instructions inside the package. Freeze and bring the ice pack with you, and fast (water only) before your blood draw. Be sure to get a good nights sleep.
  4. You will need to know the date of your last menstrual period.
  5. When the results are in your Yinstill practitioner will contact you. This usually takes about 2 weeks.

*Note: this process is exactly the same for both the Male & Female hormone, Thyroid, and Cardiometabolic testing (some or all of these tests can be done together).

Cost $215

Low testosterone is a common cause of irritability and grumpiness in men. If too much testosterone is converted to estradiol, decreased sex drive and increased breast size can result. Depression, erectile dysfunction, memory loss, or weight gain that are not relieved by mainstream medical interventions, may benefit from having a saliva hormone test.

Testing includes;

  • Testosterone, total
  • Testosterone, free
  • Androstenedione
  • Cortisol
  • DHEA-S
  • Estrone
  • Estradiol
  • FSH
  • IGF-1
  • LH
  • SHBG
  • Prolactin
  • Progesterone
  • PSA total

Step-by-Step process;

  1. Purchase and pick up your test kit and shipping supplies from Yinstill. 
  2. Call Exam One 604.872.3610 to schedule your blood draw (Monday through Thursday only). They then take care of all the shipping and details – easy.
  3. Be sure to follow the instructions inside the package. Freeze and bring the ice pack with you, and fast (water only) before your blood draw. Be sure to get a good nights sleep.
  4. When the results are in your Yinstill practitioner will contact you. This usually takes about 2 weeks.

*Note: this process is exactly the same for both the Male & Female hormone, Thyroid, and Cardiometabolic testing (some or all of these tests can be done together).

Cost $215

Thyroid hormones directly regulate every cell in our body as most basic functions like reproduction, metabolism, emotions and thinking. This thyroid panel we also tests several proteins that affect thyroid function as well as antibodies to thyroid which can detect autoimmunity (when the immune system attacks healthy tissue) and your levels of cortisol, the stress hormone.

Testing includes;

  • TSH
  • T3 Free
  • T4 Free
  • T4 Total
  • Anti-Thyroglobulin Ab
  • Anti-TPO Ab
  • Thyroxine-Binding Globulin
  • Cortisol (optional)
  • DHEA-S (optional)

Step-by-Step process;

  1. Purchase and pick up your test kit and shipping supplies from Yinstill. 
  2. Call Exam One 604.872.3610 to schedule your blood draw (Monday through Thursday only). They then take care of all the shipping and details – easy.
  3. Be sure to follow the instructions inside the package. Freeze and bring the ice pack with you, and fast (water only) before your blood draw. Be sure to get a good nights sleep.
  4. When the results are in your Yinstill practitioner will contact you. This usually takes about 2 weeks.

*Note: this process is exactly the same for both the Male & Female hormone, Thyroid, and Cardiometabolic testing (some or all of these tests can be done together).

Cost $215

What is bad for your heart is bad for your fertility! It is important for overall health and fertility to understand your basic risks for all cause mortality. Cardiovascular and metabolic diseases are the reasons for almost all early death. This extensive cardiometabolic panel is your best insight to how you measure up with your risks for conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. This test could literally save your life.  

Testing includes;

  • Lipoprotein Fractionation
  • Lipoprotein Particle Numbers
  • Total LDL Particles
  • Total HDL Particles
  • Triglycerides
  • Lipoprotein (a)
  • Leptin
  • Apolipoprotein B
  • hs-CRP
  • Homocysteine
  • Insulin
  • Glucose
  • Hemoglobin A1c
  • C-peptide
  • Adiponectin
  • OmegaCheck

Step-by-Step process;

  1. Purchase and pick up your test kit and shipping supplies from Yinstill. 
  2. Call Exam One 604.872.3610 to schedule your blood draw (Monday through Thursday only). They then take care of all the shipping and details – easy.
  3. Be sure to follow the instructions inside the package. Freeze and bring the ice pack with you, and fast (water only) before your blood draw.
  4. When the results are in your Yinstill practitioner will contact you. This usually takes about 2 weeks.

*Note: this process is exactly the same for both the Male & Female hormone, Thyroid, and Cardiometabolic testing (some or all of these tests can be done together).

Cost $220

This food sensitivities test provides information about foods that your body can be reacting to. IgG food reactions are delayed (a reaction can occur hours or days after the food is consumed), therefore it makes it difficult to determine which food is responsible for the reaction without doing the test.  Test kits are available for purchase at Yinstill. 

Step-by-Step process;

  1. In the week prior to testing, ensure you have eaten a wide variety of foods.
  2. Immunosuppressant medications can alter results.
  3. Fill out all highlighted sections on the lab requisition (in kit)
  4. Make appointment at Life Labs or drop in to get the blood draw (don’t forget your kit).
  5. Life Labs takes care of the shipping.
  6. We will be in contact when we receive the results (usually within 2 weeks)

Cost $310

Bacteria, yeast, and parasites could be playing a role in not only your gut health, but your overall health and ultimately sexual function and fertility. Find out if your gastrointestinal tract is harbouring microorganisms that should be addressed.

*Clear detailed collection and shipping instructions (including prepaid FedEx envelope) are included in the test kit.

NOTE: do not ship on Fridays or weekends, specimens need to be processed with a certain time frame and the weekend can disrupt shipping times.

Cost $250

This advanced semen testing is not always recommended to every patient. It provides clinically relevant information for natural conception and artificial reproduction independent of those derived from conventional semen parameters. Talk to your Yinstill practitioner about getting a requisition for this report. Current evidence supports the association between high sperm DNA fragmentation and poor outcomes with regards to natural conception and intrauterine insemination.

Step-by-Step process;

      1. Reception will fill out your patient information on the Reprosource form
      2. They will check off ASR 2.0 test box (advanced semen report) and the home semen collection box
      3. Reception will email your form to Reprosource to get in contact with you
      4. Reprosource will then contact you shortly thereafter to explain the procedure and charge you directly for the test cost and shipping cost ($175 US for testing and about $110 for shipping). Note* The shipping cost is quite a lot due to fast shipping of biological products across international borders that require freezing is relatively expensive
      5. Reprosource will ship you a container to send the sperm sample in and explain the shipping process to you. If you should have any questions about the collection or process please contact Reprocourse directly.
      6. Once you send it off results will be uploaded to an online portal after approximately 10 days
      7. Your practitioner will have access to your results and will contact Yinstill Reproductive Wellness reception to contact you and schedule you an appointment to discuss the results.

*All costs for this test are paid to Reprosource.

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