Lab Testing

“Test, don’t guess!”

Functional Lab Testing

A cornerstone of our Functional Medicine approach is “test, don’t guess”.  Functional lab testing allowing us to dig deep into your physiology, helping us to uncover the underlying imbalances and deficiencies at the root of your health complaints. We use some of the worlds most cutting-edge testing technology sourced from highly reputable companies, ensuring you get accurate and actionable data that will help move you towards your health and wellness goals.  

Testing Options

Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis 

Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis (FBCA) is one of the most valuable, efficient and cost-effective screening tools for evaluating the status of your health. Unlike conventional blood testing which uses ‘pathological’ reference ranges to diagnose disease, FBCA uses ‘optimal’ ranges in order to evaluate disease risk and identify sub-clinical health problems before they manifest as full-blown disease. With early detection, many health problems may be reversed or prevented.

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Omega 3 Index Plus 

Omega-3, omega-6 and trans fats all play a role in your health and are related to risk for heart disease. Tracking these numbers can help you optimise them for your health. The Omega-3 Index, Trans Fat Index, Omega-6/Omega-3 ratio and AA/EPA ratio all respond to what you eat. You can change your health and your numbers by changing what you eat. Everyone responds differently diet changes so the only way to know is to test. We recommend testing every 4-6 months to confirm you are getting the right mix of fats in your diet.

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GI-MAP  – NutriPath

The GI-MAP stool test utilises cutting edge quantitative PCR technology to provide a true DNA/PCR based stool test. This technology has high sensitivity, specificity and a rapid turnaround. The GI pathogens include bacteria, parasites and viruses. The GI-MAP measures opportunistic organisms, normal flora, fungi, parasites and antibiotic resistance genes, along with immunologic markers for GI health and function including SIgA, Pancreatic Elastase, Calprotectin, Fecal Zonulin, Anti-gliadin Antibodies and Short Chain Fatty Acids.

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Lactulose Breath Test – SIBO Test

The Lactulose Breath Test evaluates for small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) by detecting both hydrogen and methane gas in the breath following the ingestion of lactulose (fermentable sugar). Lactulose breath testing for the diagnosis of SIBO is widely used by medical practitioners worldwide. A double-blind randomized study revealed that 84% of IBS patients exhibited bacterial overgrowth based on lactulose breath testing.

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DUTCH Complete – Precision Analytical

DUTCH testing stands for ‘Dried Urine Testing for Comprehensive Hormones’ and offers the most extensive profile of sex and adrenal (stress) hormones, along with their all-important metabolites. This test also evaluates the daily (diurnal) pattern of free cortisol and cortisone across the day, plus measures melatonin. In addition, it provides several organic acid markers for key nutrients (B12, B6, glutathione) and neurotransmitter metabolism. 

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Organic Acids Test (OAT) – Great Plains

The OAT is a nutritional test providing a view into the body’s cellular metabolic processes and the efficiency of metabolic function. Organic acids are metabolic intermediates that are produced in pathways of central energy production, detoxification, neurotransmitter breakdown, or intestinal microbial activity. Accumulation of specific organic acids detected in urine signals a metabolic inhibition or block. This can result from a nutrient deficiency, an inherited enzyme deficit, toxic build-up, or drug effect. 

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IgG Food Sensitivity Panel – US Biotek

Food sensitivities can cause a wide range of symptoms and disorders. The foods that cause these delayed reactions are often hard to diagnose because of the time between consumption and the physical reaction. The IgG food allergy test offers a useful tool for detecting the foods causing this response. The results are patient specific and provide an easy, precise and effective starting point for dietary modification.

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Gluten Sensitivity Panel – Doctors Data

The Gluten Sensitivity panel from Doctor’s Data helps differentiate between Coeliac disease, gluten sensitivity and wheat allergy by evaluating the serum titers of IgA and IgG antibodies for tissue transglutaminase, deamidated gliadin peptide, and gliadin. Wheat allergy is assessed by titers of IgE antibodies for wheat.

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Hair Toxic & Essential Element Analysis

Doctors Data

Hair tissue analysis provides information regarding recent and ongoing exposure to potentially toxic metals, especially methylmercury and arsenic. It also provides the time-averaged status of specific nutrient elements, such as magnesium, zinc, copper and iodine.

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More testing options are available on request

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