Taking Blood Specimens in Office


Under the regulations made under the LSCCLA, naturopaths are permitted to take blood from his or her own patient in his or her own office for the purposes of performing only the following seven tests in his or her own office on that blood:
  1. Blood Group – ABO and RhD.
  2. BTA Bioterrain Assessment.
  3. Fatty acids, free.
  4. Glucose.
  5. Hemoglobin – A1C.
  6. Live blood cell analysis.
  7. Mononuclear Heterophile Antibodies (monospot).
A naturopath is prohibited from taking blood from his or her own patient for testing in-office for any other purposes that performing these seven tests.

(Reference:  R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 683 (Specimen Collection Centres), section 8, paragraph 1)