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Functional Testing

Food Intolerance and Allergy Test – IGA, IGE, IGG, are useful testing in assessing both immediate and delayed sensitivity reactions. Certain foods have been linked to allergic conditions, autoimmune disease, skin conditions, inflammation and nervous system disorders.

Microbiome GIT Mapping
- assesses a patient’s microbiome from a stool sample with particular attention to microbes that disrupt normal microbial balance and contribute to perturbations in GI flora and cause illness. The panel is a comprehensive collection of microbial targets as well as immune and digestive markers. It screens for pathogenic bacteria, commensal bacteria, opportunistic pathogens, fungi, viruses, and parasites that cause persistent GIT issues often confused as IBS.

Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) - Hair mineral analysis measures nutrient and toxic metal content of hair. As hair significantly binds elements from the body and blood stream as it grows over time, hair makes an ideal medium for analysis.
A wide range of metals and minerals can be measured in one sample to provide status of cellular activity and nutrient metabolism. Every physiological function in the body is catalysed by minerals.
Heavy metals toxicity can be caused by exposure to pollution, chemicals and poisons. It is a growing threat to the population as metals deposit in body tissue, leading to developmental and neurological damage.  Heavy metal toxicities can also lead to numerous health conditions including those affecting the cardiovascular, endocrine, immune, muscle, skeletal, skin and nervous systems.

Oligoscan Mineral Analysis – Like HTMA the Oligoscan measures tissue levels of essential mineral and toxic metals that have biological influence in the body. The Oligoscan is differentiated by its ability to use fluorescent photo-spectrometry to provide accurate real-time analysis in
identifying current stored levels of minerals in tissue rather than excretion in hair.

Organic Acids Testing (OATs) - The Organix Comprehensive Profile is a nutritional test providing insights into organic acids and a view into the body’s cellular metabolic processes. Additionally, children’s reference ranges are designed to provide more accurate paediatric nutritional evaluations.
The Organix Comprehensive nutritional test profile provides vital patient information from a single urine specimen. It is valuable for determining:
•    Functional vitamin and mineral status
•    Amino acid insufficiencies like carnitine and NAC
•    Oxidative damage and antioxidant need
•    Phase I & Phase II detoxification capacity
•    Functional B-complex vitamin need
•    Neurotransmitter metabolites
•    Mitochondrial energy production
•    Methylation sufficiency
•    Lipoic acid and CoQ10 status
•    Markers for bacterial and yeast overgrowth

Comprehensive Thyroid Testing - Thyroid abnormalities are one of the most common endocrine disorders affecting millions worldwide. Thyroid hormones are well known for their role in basal metabolic rate, cellular energy, development, reproduction and growth.
The thyroid profile extensive is a hormone test designed to provide a comprehensive analysis of thyroid hormone metabolism. It includes central thyroid gland regulation and activity, thyroid production and secretion, peripheral thyroid conversion, and thyroid autoimmunity. The Extensive thyroid panel allows the practitioner to pinpoint common imbalances that may be causing chronic illnesses.

Male and Female Hormone Testing - Hormonal balance is the key to optimal health. Research has long shown that fluctuating levels of estradiol, progesterone, and testosterone play a major role in overall health affecting a variety of conditions and aging. Saliva hormone testing provides a thorough analysis and is preferred in most instances.
A unique female 28 day cycle panel can help ascertain whether a deficiency or excess of hormones are present in the three phases of the menstrual cycle (follicular, ovulatory and luteal phases). Hormone imbalances reveal the rhythm of hormones and their fluctuations which can help identify the key causes of disorders such as premenstrual syndrome (PMS), infertility, and menstrual disorders.

Stress and Sleep Hormone Testing - The Adrenocortex hormone profile is a non-invasive saliva test that serves as a reliable marker of stress response and a critical tool for revealing adrenal imbalances.
It evaluates bioactive levels of the body’s important stress hormones, cortisol, melatonin and DHEA. It is a useful tool for uncovering biochemical imbalances underlying anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, obesity, dysglycemia, low immunity and a host of other clinical conditions that may affect our day to day lives.

Mould Testing – Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites of mould that have severe adverse effects on health. These toxins are produced by some species of mould. These mycotoxins are some of the most toxic substances in existence and cause a wide range of health conditions. When people are around toxic mould they are usually exposed to airborne mycotoxins by breathing them in. These mycotoxins end up in the lungs and nasal passage and cause breathing problems and other severe symptoms.

Lyme Disease Testing - Lyme disease is caused by bacteria transmitted in a tick bite. If it’s not treated properly Lyme disease can develop and spread to other parts of the body, causing complex multi-organ disorders. This can include chronic fatigue, neuromuscular pain, infection in the brain or the membranes around the brain and spinal cord (meningo-encephalitis) or around the heart (endocarditis, myocarditis or pericarditis).
Lyme testing involves highly sophisticated and accurate laboratory technology to detect tick-borne diseases such as Borreliosis.

SIBO Testing - 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, constipation, irregularity, and abdominal pain

Genetic Testing – Genetic testing involves examining your DNA, the chemical database that carries instructions for your body's functions. Genetic testing can reveal changes (mutations) in your genes that may cause illness or disease.
Genetic testing is useful in many areas of medicine and can change the medical care you or your family member receives. There are many different kinds of genetic tests available. The most appropriate test can be determined on discussion with your practitioner.

Methylation testing (MTHFR) - The MethylDetox Profile gives more actionable information than MTHFR testing alone, giving you a more complete picture of your body’s methylation and detoxification. The MethylDetox profile includes Smart commentaries, detailing recommended nutrients based on your genetics.
Standard MTHFR genotyping only evaluates folic acid metabolism. Scientific research reveals that a variety of genes are involved in maintaining methionine/homocysteine balance. Genetic variations (SNPs) in these important genes influence your methylation potential. Individual methylation is monitored using homocysteine levels. Important SNPs are included to evaluate your ability to methylate neurotransmitters, DNA and toxins.