During your consultation, we may decide to explore your health in more detail and use various tests. The labs used are TDL, Bio-lab, Cyrex, Genova, Lorisian and DNAFit.
Listed below are the most commonly used tests and individually tailored tests are available.
Adrenal Stress profile – Saliva hormone testing measures the amount of various hormones in your saliva. It is the best single lab test available for detecting adrenal fatigue, exhaustion and reasons behind depression like symptoms. It is cost effective and is done at home and results come within a few days
Comprehensive cardiovascular test– these tests measure the blood for independent risk factors for cardiovascular disease, revealing the biochemical environment associated with inflammation, lipid deposits, endothelial dysfunction and clotting factors underlying cardiovascular disease
CardioGenomic Plus Profile
The CardioGenomic Plus Profile uses genomic testing to identify the risk of genetic susceptibility to cardiac related diseases and conditions. Specifically, the CardioGenomic Plus profile evaluates genetic variations, called single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in genes that modulate blood pressure regulation, lipid balance, nutrient metabolism, inflammation, and oxidative stress.
This test uncovers potential genetic susceptibility to:
- Myocardial infarction
- Endothelial dysfunction
Chronic Fatigue Screen-This test combines the Adrenal Stress Profile and Metabolic Analysis tests to provide a comprehensive analysis of various factors that may be implicated in chronic fatigue and other related conditions.
This test evaluates SNPs associated with increased risk of impaired detoxification capacity especially when exposed to environmental toxins. It also identifies individuals potentially susceptible to adverse drug reactions.
DNAFit- this unique test looks at how our genes influence both the best type of exercise and diet for us, allowing a tailored programme to be structured for your training programme. The diet element looks at the gene response to carbohydrate, saturated fat, caffeine, salt, antioxidant requirements, lactose intolerance, vitamin D gene expression and much more.
The EstroGenomic® Profile uses genomic testing to identify susceptibility to diseases and conditions such as breast cancer, osteoporosis, and heart disease. More specifically, the EstroGenomic® Profile evaluates genetic variations, called single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in genes that modulate estrogen metabolism, coagulation, cardiovascular function, bone health, and inflammation.
The EstroGenomic® test uncovers potential genetic susceptibility to diseases and conditions such as:
- Breast cancer
- Heart Disease
Essential fatty acids – This test measures the levels of red cell membrane fatty acids, imbalances of which greatly affect inflammatory and other conditions. By understanding the fatty acid levels, we can re-establish an equilibrium using nutritional intervention
Female Hormones – Hormone imbalances revealed in this hormone test profile can help illuminate root causes of disorders such as premenstrual syndrome (PMS), infertility, and menstrual irregularities. This hormonal test analyses 11 saliva samples of a 28-day period. Hormonal balance is the key. Research has long shown that fluctuating levels of estradiol, progesterone, and testosterone play a major role in a woman’s overall health affecting: menstrual cycle, mood swings, sleep patterns, appetite level, sex drive, anovulation, polycystic ovary disease to name but a few
Food allergy panels – these can be useful when patients have true allergies to foods.
Food Intolerance testing– this looks at a variety of foods that may cause a wide range symptoms, but not cause the classic allergy as seen in peanut allergy for example.
This test evaluates genetic variations in genes that modulate immune and inflammatory activity. These variations can affect balance between cell (Th-1) and humoral (Th-2) immunity, trigger potential defects in immune system defense, and stimulate mechanisms underlying chronic, overactive inflammatory responses.
Insulin resistance profile – this test measures pre diabetes states and progression towards type II diabetes
Helicobacter Pylori Breath test– test used to establish if a client has helicobacter. This can also be added on separately to a stool test if required.
Male hormonal Health-this test which provides a focused overview of hormonal balance in men. Using a single serum sample, the Male Hormonal Health test evaluates dynamics of sex steroid metabolism that can profoundly affect a man’s health throughout his lifetime. It focuses specifically on DHEA, Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG), Estradiol, Testosterone, Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1), and Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA).
Metabolic Analysis Profile-this test assesses urine metabolites in order to evaluate four critical areas of metabolism: gastrointestinal function, cellular and mitochondrial energy production, neurotransmitter processing, and amino acid/organic acid balance as influenced by vitamin/mineral cofactors. Results can be used to address chronic systemic complaints ranging from chronic fatigue and mood disorders to headache, muscular/joint pain, and digestive problems.
– this test helps to give an understanding of individual diet and supplementation needs, and offers a personalized functional nutrition assessment covering Antioxidants, B Vitamins, Digestive Support, and Minerals.
Nutritional deficiencies can be a factor of many complex chronic conditions, and ONE FMV® utilizes an easy first-morning urine collection (called a first morning void) to provide nutritional recommendations based on a patient’s individual nutritional test results. This is commonly used s to determine the nutritional deficiencies that are at the root of chronic conditions.
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth – this test looks at the small intestine rather than the large intestine as in stool testing. This test is used to measure unwanted bacteria in the small intestine and is carried out using a breath test.
Stool testing We employ a number of different stool tests to accurately measure gut dysfunction including inflammation, parasites, unwanted bacteria and candida. One of the many benefits of these tests compared to NHS stool testing is that they measure your bugs in your gut against nutritional, herbal and conventional products and then advise by means of a graph what was the most successful in eradication
Thyroid screen– different tests available that examine much more than the standard NHS check of TSH and T4.
Vitamin D – (blood) this will accurately measure the Vitamin D levels in your blood.
Gluten-Associated Cross-Reactive Foods and Foods Sensitivity – this test measures foods that the body is reacting to as if they were gluten. This test is useful for people who are not improving on a gluten free diet or have gut symptoms that do not improve with standard nutritional therapy