Testing

In Clinic Testing

Naturopathic physical examinations including: blood pressure, pulse, respiration, lymph, hair, skin, eyes, ears, tongue, nails, & abdominal palpation may be conducted

Iridology analysis is also used to determine an individual’s constitution & possible nurture points in specific body systems

In some cases referral to a General Practitioner (GP) will be given to undertake pathology testing &/or for further diagnosis

Functional Pathology Testing

Functional pathology testing may be conducted to gain further insight on the state of an individual’s health. It can be particularly useful in cases where pathology test results from a GP are ‘normal’ but an individual is still experiencing signs & symptoms.

Testing can be conducted for all body functions & systems, including:

General Pathology:

  • Full blood examination
  • Electrolytes
  • Inflammatory markers
  • Lipid studies
  • Liver function
  • Blood glucose/Insulin
  • Vitamins – vitamin D, vitamin B12, folate, iron studies, iodine, tyrosine, selenium, homocysteine, omega (3&6)

Gastrointestinal System/Digestive Testing:

Used to assist with the assessment of infection, &/or parasites, gastrointestinal function, microbiome status, dysbiosis, & conditions such as small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), small intestinal fungal overgrowth (SIFO), & food allergies or intolerances

  • Complete Microbiome Mapping
  • Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis
  • 3-day Parasitology
  • Helicobacter pylori Stool Antigen
  • SIBO breath testing
  • Food allergy testing
  • Coeliac Disease Profile

Hormones:

  • Sex Hormones – estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA-S, SHBG
  • Stress Hormones – salivary cortisol
  • Sleep Hormones – melatonin profile
  • Thyroid Function – TSH, T3, T4

Profile Testing:

A collection of tests conducted together to more thoroughly investigate a specific condition or overall function of a system:

  • Adrenal Profiles
  • Autoimmune Profiles
  • Cardiovascular Profile – cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL/LDL, LP(a), APO A, APO B, High Sensitivity CRP, Urine Catecholamines, Renin/Aldosterone, Homocysteine
  • Coeliac Profile – Gliadin IgA and IgG, Transglutaminase Abs
  • Diabetic Profile – glucose, HbA1c, urine albumin, urine protein
  • General Wellness Profile – FBC, LFT, CRP, Iron Studies
  • Heavy Metal Testing
  • Neurotransmitter Profiles
  • Thyroid Profile – TSH, T3, T4, Reverse T3, Thyroid Tissue Antibodies, Thyroid Receptor Antibodies

Functional Pathology Testing is an additional cost to the consultation process & does not receive Medicare rebates. Relevancy, requirement, & cost will be discussed within the consultation process. Testing is only offered when booking a consultation. A follow-up consultation to discuss test results is also required.