Laboratory Testing

After a through gathering of your health history, I may recommend functional laboratory tests to help further identify underlying imbalances where they are suspected.

 These help us identify potential imbalances that may be preventing you from reaching optimum health.

 Here’s a brief overview of some common tests 

Stool Analysis

Stool analysis can help identify underlying factors contributing to digestive and immune system symptoms. This includes the identification of bacteria, parasites, yeasts and worms, as well as markers that give us insight into how you are digesting and absorbing your food, and inflammation and immune challenges, that may be at the root of your symptoms.

 

GI-Map – https://www.diagnosticsolutionslab.com/tests/gi-map

Food Sensitivity Testing

I offer blood IgG food sensitivity testing, which identifies foods that may be causing immune and digestive symptoms.  Food Sensitivity testing is not always appropriate, but may be helpful in certain cases. The gold-standard for identifying food sensitivities is a precise and controlled elimination diet, as there are many ways that our bodies can interact and react to foods. By eliminating foods for a certain period and then reintroducing them, we can often gain insight into those foods that are problematic for each individual.

Female Hormones

I offer various hormone panels including blood and DUTCH (dried urine) testing, offering insight and snapshots into how the body is producing and processing hormones including oestrogen, progesterone, testosterone, cortisol and DHEA.

Adrenal Profiles

I offer salivary adrenal (cortisol) hormone testing, measured at 4 or 5 points throughout the day, tracking it’s circadian rhythm.

Thyroid Hormones

I offer comprehensive thyroid testing panels to include: TSH, T4/fT4, T3/fT3, anti-thyroid antibodies, rT3 and thyroid uptake as appropriate.

Nutrition Status

I offer various testing options for nutrition status including vitamin, mineral and fatty acid testing. The type of test will depend on which nutrients are being measured and may include blood or urine testing. 

Toxins

I offer various testing options to establish whether certain toxins may be contributing to health symptoms. This includes hair, blood and stool testing, as may be appropriate for each individual case.

Genetic Testing

The field of Nutrigenomics is expanding. Our unique genetic make-up can affect our health.  Our diet, lifestyle and environment (epigenetics), can also affect the expression of our genes.  The newer genetic tests on the market can give us insight into factors that have been shown in research to respond to diet and lifestyle changes. Genetic testing is not used to diagnose any conditions. It is often appropriate to run genetic testing alongside organic acids to gain further insight into how our unique genetic makeup is affecting biochemical pathways that can be modified by diet and lifestyle.

 

Please note that functional testing is not diagnostic. Only your GP, or medical professional is able to diagnose health conditions, and our current medical system may not accept, or be able to use some of the functional laboratory tests that we have access to privately.