Our training enables us to identify the root causes of your symptoms. However, in some cases it may be necessary to investigate a particular health issue further via a specific biochemical test. This is arranged via a clinical laboratory and the results will then be interpreted by us and explained to you in full at your next consultation. We can apply the results to your programme, advising you of any amendments or changes.

Tests are available in the following areas:

Allergy and intolerance testing including…

Food allergy and intolerance screening
This is a blood test that detects foods that trigger a type ‘A’ response (classical allergy, when a reaction occurs immediately after eating) and a type ‘B’ response (delayed allergy or intolerance, when a reaction occurs up to 72 hours later).
Inhalant allergy screening
Allergy test for anyone with asthma, eczema and recurrent childhood infections.

 

Antibody profiles including…

Gluten test
Raised levels of gluten-specific antibodies and other markers can indicate coeliac disease or gluten sensitivity, that can present many widespread symptoms.

 

Digestive function testing including…

Candida albicans test
This saliva test can indicate the overgrowth of a yeast that is naturally present in the digestive tract.
Comprehensive stool analysis
This test analyses a stool sample to report fully on digestive function and detect the presence of any parasites, yeasts and harmful bacteria.

 

Hormone testing including...

Adrenal stress test
This is a saliva test used to identify the exact state of an individual’s adrenal hormones (stress hormones) throughout the day.
Female hormone panel 
This test measures levels of progesterone and oestrogen by saliva samples taken throughout the cycle. It can be useful for women suffering from hormonal problems.
Thyroid screening 
This blood test can determine whether the thyroid gland is working properly and identify an under or overactive thyroid. This can help with a wide range of symptoms from depression and fatigue to weight gain and hair loss.

 

Metabolic screening including...

Homocysteine testing
This is a blood test that measures a key risk factor for heart disease.
LiverCheck 
Asseses liver function. Alcohol, obesity, diabetes, hepatitis and drugs can all cause liver disease.
Osteoporosis risk assessment 
A urine test that measures a key marker for bone reabsorption and can thus identify risk categories for developing osteoporosis.

 

Vitamin and mineral testing including…

Hair mineral analysis
A hair sample is used to measure nutrient status as well as identifying toxic metals.
Vitamin profile 
A blood test that measures deficiencies of vitamins A, E, beta carotene and CoQ10.
Toxic metals 
A blood test that measures toxic exposure to aluminium, arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury.