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Why use Diagnostic Testing?
On occasion we may suggest that the use of diagnostic testing be appropriate. Laboratory testing allows us to efficently identify underlying factors to gain a thorough understanding of the root cause. This allows us to specifically address the areas of concern which improves treatment results and success rates.
We may write to your GP requesting that some tests be completed on the NHS, we only recommend diagnostic tests if we feel it is absolutely necessary and are showing symptoms that need further investigation.
Diagnostic Testing Testimonial
It surprised me when it was suggested to test my thyroid as this had only been checked by the NHS with in the last month and it came back clear. Heidi explained that as I was still showing many symptoms of a low thyroid that we should investigate deeper. To my astonishment my thyroid was only working at a ¼ of capacity and further treatment needed to be taken. After taking the supplements that Heidi recommended I lost 10 pounds after only 3 weeks and felt a whole lot better.
Claire O'Rourke, Northwood
These are some of the most popular tests that can be carried out:
Food Intolerance Testing
This test is different to an allergy test, it is estimated 1 in 5 people suffer from food intolerances, which can be the underlying cause of many symptoms. This simple finger prick test can identify IgG reactions and will highlight problematic foods. Working together we can then provide a treatment plan which in many cases can reverse the food intolerence allowing clients ito go back and eat the foods they were previously intolerant to. This test is particularly good idea if you are suffering from Eczema, Digestive Disorders, IBS, Asthma, Aching Joints
contact us to arrange a food Intollerance test or discuss the options available.
Gluten is found in wheat, rye, oats and barley. This test will identify if Celiac Disease or if you are gluten sensitive.
Please contact us to arrange a Celiac Disease Test or for for more information.
This stubborn yeast infection can cause many health problems. A simple saliva test can identify if one has Candida. Once established we will endeavour to work together using a Candida dietary programme supported with supplements to eliminate the Candida.
Please contact us to arrange a Candida test or for more information.
Adrenal Stress Index
The adrenals are the glands that produce your stress hormones. A simple saliva test collected throughout the day using four different samples measuring your cortisol and DHEA levels. It is particularly useful for those who are suffering from consistent tiredness or for someone who has trouble losing weight. It is also a test recommended if you have any thyroid problems which can be linked to adrenal function. Once identified we will look at diet to balance blood sugar levels combined with herbal or supplemental support to bring the adrenal glands back to normal function.
Please contact us to arrange a Adrenal Stress Test or for more information.
Secretory IGA test
Secretory IGA are our first line of defence in are mucosa membranes, therefore they protect our gut, lungs and urinary tract. Measuring SIgA can provide the link to gut disorder and systemic illness SIgA are influenced by antibiotics, intestinal infections, chronic alcohol intake, maldigestion, malabsorbtion, NSAID'S and chronic stress levels. Conditions associated with SIgA include Autism, Asthma, Candida, Chronic Infections, Celiac Disease, Food Intolerances/Allergies and Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Please contact us to arrange a Secetory IGA test or for more information
Helicobacter Pylori is a nasty bacterial which is linked to stomach ulcers and upper digestive issues; it can live within the gastrointestinal tract causing symptoms such as pain and irritation. A simple finger prick blood test can identify the presence of these harmful bacteria.
Digestive Stool Analysis
Having digestive problems? This stool test identifies and assesses your digestive capability on carbohydrates, fats and proteins. It also evaluates your level of gut bacteria, yeast and parasites and much more. Once we have identified the trigger we can implement a protocol to bring you back to normal digestive capability. This test is amazing as people generally respond very quickly once we target the real issue. Ideal for patients suffering from: IBS, Crohn's, Colitis, Digestive Disorders, Chronic Fatigue, Arthritis and Autoimmune Diseases.
Please contact us to arrange a Digestive Stool Test or for more information
Hair Mineral Test
This test is great for identifying the presence of toxic metal's whilst also evaluating your mineral levels. This test should not be performed on hair that is permed, dyed or has been bleached in the past 2 months.
Please contact us to arrange a Hair Mineral Test or for more information
Gut Permeability Test
If you are suffering from multiple food intolerances then you may have a leaky gut syndrome. Holes in your digestive tract allows food particles to enter the bloodstream causing a food intolerance reaction and inflammation. This test involves you swallowing a solution and then collecting a urine sample. It is recommended to patients who suffer from IBD, Dermatological Disorders, Arthritis Sufferers and Multiple Sclerosis as research suggests many suffer from leaky gut syndrome. A simple protocol can rectify this problem which helps heal the gut wall.
Please contact us to arrange a Gut Permeability Test or for more information
Female or Male Hormone Panels Tests
A simple saliva test can measure your hormone levels at different times of the month. This test is particularly good for couples with fertility problems, those suffering from PCOS, Endometriosis, Menopausal women or most other female health conditions. It is also good for men who are have impotence problems as it is a strong indicator of prostate health. These tests will then enable us to provide you with specific nutritional support as required to correct these imbalances.
Please contact us to arrange a Female or Male Hormone Panel Test or for more information
Thyroid Hormone Panel
Even though this is a test that can be carried out by your GP, we often discover concerns that a GP may not identify as we test the thyroid on many different levels. This means we can discover thyriod problems which may remain undetected by the orthodox medical world. Either a blood or urine sample is collected which evaluates TSH , T4, T3, and thyroid antibodies. If you are suffering from weight problems, feeling tired, constipated or depressed you could have an underlying thyroid problem. Once identified, we will measure your symptoms and design an appropriate treatment plan.
Please contact us to arrange a Thyriod Test or for more information
Liver Detoxification Profile
Is your liver detoxifying as well as it should be? Do you suffer from headaches, hangovers, feeling sluggish, skin problems? With 2 saliva samples and a urine sample we can evaluate the different pathways and stages of liver detoxification enabling specific nutritional support as required.
Please contact us to arrange a Liver Detoxification Profile Test or for more information
Oxidative Stress Analysis Test
This test is particularly good for Chronic Fatigue, Anti-Ageing regime and Chronic Illness. It looks at free radical damage by measuring oxidative stress status and antioxidant reserve. Antioxidants are the compounds that protect our bodies; by identifying oxidative stress we can set a specific supplement regime to rebalance your antioxidant status.
Please contact us to arrange an Oxidative Stress Analysis Test or for more information
Metabolic Syndrome Profile Test
This disease is thought to affect between 20% - 30% of the western population, making you more prone to chronic disease such as Diabetes and Heart Disease. Once identified we set a treatment plan to help you reduce weight, lower cholesterol & triglycerides, help limit inflammation and control your blood sugar levels.
Please contact us to arrange a Metabolic Syndrome Profile Test or for more information
Osteoporosis Risk Assessment Test
Osteoporosis affects nearly half of women over 40, this test allows us to identify those who are more likely to develop osteoporosis by measuring bone re-absorbtion rate. This simple urine test has the advantage over a bone scan as it measures the rate of bone lost, a bone scan only measures the amount of bone that has been lost. Once identifying if you are more prone to Osteoporosis we can then set up a supplement regime to help prevention and early treatment of this painful disease.
Please contact us to arrange for a Osteoporosis Risk Assesment Test or for more information
Essential & Metabolic Fatty Acid Analysis
You most probably have heard about the importance of Omega 3 and Omega 6 rations, this imbalance has been linked to inflammatory disorders, hormonal imbalances, mental & behavioural disorders including Depression, Cardiovascular Disorder and much more. We then can supply the highest graded fish oils on the market to rectify and correct this balance.
Please contact us to arrange for an EFA test or for more information
Nutrition Evaluation test
This complete test evaluates overall nutritional status of a patient, it analysing essential vitamin, mineral, amino acids and anti-oxidant status. It gives an insight to gastrointestinal function, cellular energy function, neurotransmitter function with a urine sample.
Please contact us to arrange a Nutrition Evaluation Test for more information
Nutritional Evaluation Plus Test
This test is the same as an optimal nutritional evaluation test however it also includes an essential fatty acid test as well as test for other toxins. This is collected both by blood and urine samples.
Please contact us to arrange a Nutritional Evaluation Plus Test or for more information
Comprehensive Cardiovascular Profile Test
This complete test uses state of the art techniques to gain a complete profile of a patients cardiovascular health. Nearly half of all premature coronary diseases are mis-diagnosed with current orthodox testing. This test also gives a good insight to Insulin Resistance, and Metabolic Syndrome. A blood sample will be collected at a testing centre for analysis.
Please contact us to arrange a Comprehensive Cardiovascular Profile Test or for more information
Homocysteine levels have been linked to more than 100 serious medical conditions such as Heart Disease, Strokes, Diabetes, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Arthritis, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Depression and can cause problems with pregnancies to name a few. Tested by a simple pin prick to identify if Homocysteine levels are within normal range and a simple supplement regime can help bring levels back to normal if required.
Please contact us to arrange a Homocysteine Test or for more information
Chronic Fatigue Screen Test
This test is fantastic for chronic fatigue patients; it measures adrenal function which directly influences in energy levels and emotion as well as cellular energy production. It also looks at digestive capability, intestinal microbial activity including yeast and fungal activity. Other tests included are neurotransmitter capability and an amino acid and nutritional status profile along with your oxidative stress markers. This test requires a collection of 4 urine samples throughout the course of a day.
Please contact us to arrange a Chronic Fatigue Screen Test or for more information
Metabolic Analysis Profile Test
A unique way of assessing various cellular processes and the efficiency of metabolic function. This test measures four areas of metabolism: gastrointestinal function and dysbiosis markers, cellular and mitochondrial energy metabolites, neurotransmitter metabolites and functionally important organic acid metabolites of amino acids. It gives an overall picture on how the body is functioning
Please contact us to arrange a Metabolic Analysis Profile Test or for more information
Please call our centre if you are looking for any particular test as we can offer a full diagnostic testing programme at our centre .
We work with the following Diagnostic Testing Centres: Genova, Metametrix, Doctor Data, Body Bio and Cambridge Science. Primarily based in the USA, these diagnostic testing centres are global leaders in the provision of cutting edge fucntional diagnostic testing and anaylsis.
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