Functional Lab Testing
As we work together, I’ll explain the different types of functional lab testing, which may also help us to uncover hidden stressors in your body that are contributing to your symptoms. Those symptoms you’ve been living with like bloating, cramping, gas, constipation, diarrhea, eczema, psoriasis, acne, headaches, sleep issues, anxiety, dizziness and fatigue are not normal. They are imbalances in your body that have been holding you back from living your best life.
With the information we discover through the lab testing, as well as learning about your emotional and environmental stress, we will create a personalised self-care lifestyle protocol just for you. Over time on this program, we aim to see your symptoms diminish and eventually disappear.
Some of the Tests Offered:
GI Map Test
The GI-map test includes markers for gluten sensitivity (anti-gliadin IgA), inflammation in the gut (calprotectin), immunity in the gut (SIgA), pancreatic enzyme sufficiency (elastase), and occult blood. It also looks for the presence of pathogens – including H Pylori and other bacteria, parasites, worms and viruses – in the gastrointestinal tract.
Hormone Balance Test
This test provides you with detailed information on how adrenal and sex hormones are being produced AND metabolised in the body.
OAT (Organic Acid Test)
This urine test provides insight into the body’s cellular metabolic processes. Organic acids are metabolic intermediates that are produced in pathways of central energy production, detoxification, neurotransmitter breakdown, or intestinal microbial activity. Marked accumulation of specific organic acids detected in urine often signals a metabolic inhibition or block. The metabolic block may be due to a nutrient deficiency, an inherited enzyme deficit, toxic build-up or drug effect. Several of the biomarkers are markers of intestinal bacterial or yeast overgrowth.