“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.
Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis – Clinical Laboratories
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.
Comprehensive Stool Analysis With Parasitology x 3 – Doctors Data
This test provides invaluable information about the health and function of the digestive system. It identifies and quantifies levels of beneficial and pathogenic bacteria, yeast and intestinal parasites. It also provides important information about microbial metabolism, digestion and absorption, inflammation and immune function.
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, Elastase, Calprotectin and Anti-gliadin testing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.