Functional Testing

Nutritional and Hormonal Testing

Not too sure where to go next? Still not satisfied with your progress?

Then further testing may be what you need to take your health to the next step. The first thing you need to ask yourself when looking into further testing is what question am I asking and will it change the way we progress? If the information gained with testing will help to direct your treatment then it might just be the right thing for you.

Along with requesting some basic testing via your GP I also offer the following tests via a private laboratory so please get in touch if you wish to discuss anything further.

Smart DNA Test - Genetic Testing

Your genetic makeup is individual to you and nutrigenomics is the process of using genetic information to give you the best information on what you should be doing to take care of your health. You can’t change your genes but you can alter how your genes are expressed through targeted diet, lifestyle and exercise choices.

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Nutritional Testing

  • Iodine loading test – Requires a 24 hour urine collection after taking a high dose of iodine. This test is the most comprehensive way to assess iodine status. Cost $215 View Sample Report
  • Iodine spot test - This test requires one urine sample as is easier but not as comprehensive as the iodine loading test. Cost $165 View Sample Report
  • Vitamin D - A blood spot (finger pin prick) to test vitamin D status. Cost $150 View Sample Report

Allergy Testing

  • IgG general foods - IgG (Immunoglobulin G) is a food intolerance reaction that often occurs hours or days after eating the food so it can often be hard to detect. There is also often an accumulative reaction when high amounts of a problematic food has been consumed. This test is best performed after you have eaten a wide variety of the foods that are tested. Cost $366 Click here to request a Sample Report
  • IgA and IgG general foods - IgG and IgA (Immunoglobulin A) is a more comprehensive test as it is looking at both forms of food intolerance reactions. IgA is a type of reaction where the body produces IgA antibodies in response to a food intolerance reaction. These antibodies are produced when the gastrointestinal track mucous membranes become inflamed and irritated. Therefore adding the IgA test is essential for those that are suffering from gastrointestinal discomfort that may be associated to a food intolerance. Cost $466 Click here to request a Sample Report

Thyroid Testing

  • Comprehensive thyroid profile – Requires a serum sample that needs to be collect via a nurse at your local medical centre. This test looks at all thyroid markers and thyroid antibodies and is used to assess thyroid function. Cost $207 + the fee for blood collection. View Sample Report
  • Thyroid cofactors profile - This test requires a 24 hour urine sample to be collected and looks at the thyroid hormone levels (T3 and T4 only) as well as the major cofactors - selenium, iodine and tyrosine. Cost $299 View Sample Report

Hormonal Testing

DUTCH hormone testing

DUTCH stands for Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones and is a reliable way to asses adrenal and sex hormonal balance.

Nutripath Hormonal Testing
  • Female 28 day cycle profile – Requires 11 saliva samples to be collected through out the month to thoroughly assess levels of estradiol, progesterone and testosterone. This test can assess for hormonal imbalance and is a good option if you suffer from PMT, PCOS, Endometriosis or fertility issues. Cost $405 View Sample Report
  • Female hormone profile – Requires one saliva sample to be collected at a chosen time of the menstrual cycle and tests for levels of estrogen, DHEAs, progesterone and testosterone. Cost $312. View Sample Report
  • Stress Profile extensive - This test requires 4 saliva samples to be collected over 12 hours and can tell you how your body is responding to stress and the production of the stress hormones cortisol and DHEA. The extensive test also includes secretory IgA levels, this is relevant to those experiencing fatigue and digestive symptoms. Cost $342 View Sample Report
  • Stress Profile Basic - This test is the same as the extensive but did doesn't include the secretory IgA levels. Cost $179 View Sample Report

Cardiovascular Testing

  • Cardiovascular lipid profile – This test requires a blood spot (finger pin prick) to assess cholesterol profile including total cholesterol, HDL, LDL and VLDL as well as triglycerides, high sensitive CRP, HbA1c and insulin. A very thorough test for assessing cardiovascular health. Cost $ View Sample Report

Hemaview – Live Blood Analysis

Hemaview live blood analysis is a powerful tool that enables us to get an instant snap shot of your current health and wellbeing.
What is involved?
We just need two drops of blood from a tiny prick on your finger. The sample is viewed under a microscope and is displayed on a monitor for you to see.
How is it analysed?
We’ll make instant observations of your blood and investigate the size, shape, associations, ratios and fine structure of the red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. We can assess factors that may be influencing your health such as possible nutritional requirements, immune system health, oxidative stress and free radical damage. Please note this test is only available when working with Naturopath, Nikki Potts.