Diagnostic Testing

Functional pathology tests are used to investigate functional, biochemical, nutritional, metabolic and hormonal status*. The results assist practitioners in the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients seeking a holistic approach to health.

(DUTCH) Hormone Testing

DUTCH (Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones) testing is the most advanced and comprehensive hormone test due to the fact it measures your hormones and hormone metabolites. This gives us insight into hormone production and hormone breakdown.

Not only does this look at sex hormones (oestrogen, progesterone, testosterone) and their metabolites, it identifies any adrenal (stress hormone) dysfunction via cortisol,  cortisone and DHEA testing.

DUTCH test now also looks at markers for neurotransmitters, B12, B6 and glutathione.

This test is a must when identifying underlying hormonal imbalances and how to better manage your symptoms of PMS, weight gain, heavy painful periods, infertility, migraines and headaches and more.

Test type: Urine

Investment: $360 AUD

 

Stool Testing (Complete Digestive Stool Analysis – CDSA)

This test is a thorough look at gut health using DNA PCR technology. It assesses levels of good and bad bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites. In addition, it tests for markers of inflammation, barrier function and malabsorption.

This test is an essential starting point to identify any underlying digestive dysfunction that may also be causing problems in other areas of the body such as hormonal health, skin problems, fatigue and mood disorders, weight gain.

This is useful if you experience:

  • Generalised digestive disturbances such as bloating, diarrhoea, constipation, flatulence, mucous, blood or undigested food in your stool.
  • For someone who travelled overseas and picked up a gut bug and hasn’t felt right since.
  • Chronic fatigue or candida symptoms

Test type: Stool sample

Investment: $390 – $440 AUD

 

Food and Chemical Sensitivity – ALCAT testing

Is your environment or foods you consume making you sick? Intolerances/Sensitivities to foods + food additives + food chemicals + environmental chemicals + herbs/dietary supplements + moulds can cause a wide range of symptoms and disorders. The ALCAT® diagnostic system detects changes in the size and number of leucocytes (i.e. immune cells) in response to exposure to the offending foods, chemicals, additives, herbs, and molds.
A significant advantage of this system is that it uses whole blood which contains all of the immune factors, cells and serum proteins that might be involved in an adverse reaction to food, chemicals, and molds.
The ALCAT test is a simple blood test. The ALCAT Test is NOT an allergy or IgE test. The ALCAT is the most effective and comprehensive sensitivity/intolerance test available.

Test type: ALCAT Panel

Investment: $250 – $475 AUD

 

Neurotransmitter Imbalances and Mental Health Symptoms

Disrupted communication between the brain and the body can have deleterious effects upon one’s physical and mental health. Depression, anxiety and other mood disorders are thought to be directly related to neurotransmitter imbalances.
Neurotransmitter levels can now be determined by a simple and convenient urine test collected at home. Understanding a patients’ neurotransmitter levels can help you correct a problem today or prevent potential problems from occurring in the future. The total picture of the patient’s mental health status can only be achieved with proper consideration of the patient’s medical history, supplements, medications, lifestyle, and diet.
We recommend that patients undertake a 24hr urinary Amino Acids profile in conjunction with the Extensive Neurotransmitter profile.

Test type: Saliva sample

Investment: $240 – $340 AUD

 

Hair Mineral & Toxic Element Analysis

Hair Tissue Analysis is an analytical test that measures the mineral composition of hair, different mineral ratios e.g. copper to zinc as well as heavy metal toxicity. A comprehensive report is supplied with the interpretation of results, graphs, and recommendations.

Test type: Hair sample

Investment: $130 – $195 AUD

 

Hydrogen and Methane Breath Test | SIBO Test

This simple, non–invasive, gastrointestinal test detects bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine, often referred to as BOSI or SIBO. Small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a common gastrointestinal disorder that often underlies chronic gastrointestinal symptoms of maldigestion and malabsorption, including bloating, gas, diarrhea, irregularity, and abdominal pain. Multiple studies show that sugar malabsorption and/or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) are leading causes of IBS symptoms.

Test type: Breath test

Investment: $180 AUD

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