I work with private laboratories who offer a huge variety of tests. Some highlight biochemical imbalances or nutritional deficiencies, others give an overview of body systems such as cardiovascular health, digestive function and hormone health.
There are also genetic tests which can highlight gene mutations that affect certain biochemical pathways in the body and which could put you at more risk of disease.This information is incredibly helpful and means I can create a bespoke plan for you that really works. These tests are only available via a practitioner as they require analysis and understanding of biochemistry and nutrition science to address the results.
Below are some of the tests I frequently use with my clients, there are lots more we can use depending on your unique health issues. These tests are only available to people who I am working with as part of a consultation programme. For more information on which tests would be appropriate for you, get in touch for a free 15 minute discovery call, hit the ‘book a consultation’ button bottom right to email me now.
This is a stool test which highlights any bacterial/yeast overgrowth, parasites and ova, infection, inflammation, and insufficient digestive enzymes. The test comes as a kit and involves taking 3 stool samples over 3 days.
Sibo test: Breath Hydrogen and Methane
This test can help to establish if someone is suffering from SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth). Normally the human small intestine contains fewer bacteria than the colon. Structural or functional disorders of the gastrointestinal tract can lead to bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine, causing bloating, diarrhoea, constipation and reduced capacity to absorb nutrients and fats, which could lead to further disease. The syndrome is difficult to diagnose with accuracy using blood tests.
The test can be done using a kit at home. It involves taking lactulose syrup with 200 ml of water, then collecting alveolar air samples every 20 minutes for 3 hours (a total of 10 samples). It can also be done in the Biolab clinic in central London.
Comprehensive Adrenal Stress Profile
This test evaluates the body’s level of stress hormone, Cortisol and DHEA (raw material for your sex hormones). Excess cortisol can adversely affect many aspects of health, including fertility, digestion, and inflammation. The kit is sent you at home and requires a collection of your spit at certain times in the day, over a 24 hour period. It also measures the ‘Cortisol Awakening Response’ which is the peak of cortisol on waking and gives a greater understanding of the brains response to stress.
This test is a metabolic analysis which highlights deficiencies in water soluble vitamins and minerals and gives an overview of detoxification, gut health and oxidative stress. By measuring metabolites in urine it helps to understand further about your cellular energy production and neurotransmitter processing.
Dutch Plus Hormone Test
This test is extremely helpful for anyone with hormone issues, whether you are struggling with your fertility or polycystic ovaries or you are in the menopause this is the test for you. A detailed hormone profile which enables us to understand more about the levels and metabolism of hormones in your body. It requires 4 dried urine samples and 5 saliva samples. These samples are collected over the course of one day, from waking to bed time. The test can be done at home using a kit that the laboratory sends to you.