Functional tests are specialist, in depth tests designed to give a picture of how certain bodily systems are functioning. They range from stool tests to look at the health of the gut to urine tests that identify hormonal imbalances, saliva tests which can identify genetic predispositions to certain diseases and blood tests for nutritional deficiencies.
Functional testing is available to anyone, but I will be able to advise which test is most suitable for you during our consultation. Functional testing is especially suitable for those struggling with long term illness or complex and persistent symptoms . Most tests can be done from the comfort of your own home and kits will be sent out to your address.
Functional tests give a great deal of in depth information on how the body is functioning. They can help to pinpoint the root of why symptoms may be present as well as detecting any underlying imbalances and deficiencies.
These tests help me as a practitioner remove the guesswork so that I can target the support I offer and we can see results more quickly.
For you as a client they provide real data that helps you to understand what is happening in your body and why you are the experiencing your symptoms.
This is the most popular test I run in clinic. It analyses the health of the gut and provides information on the balance of 'good' and 'bad' bacteria, identifies any pathogens and parasites, shows the level of inflammation present in the gut and much more. It is suitable for a wide range of symptoms and conditions but especially those with bloating, constipation, IBS, IBD, fatigue, skin conditions and hormonal issues.
The thyroid gland is the master gland of the metabolism. This means that testing thyroid function is useful for those with fatigue, weight issues, mood disorders, and more. A hormone panel is suited to those with hormonal conditions such as PCOS, PMS, endometriosis or menopause.
*Gut microbiome analysis
*Sex & stress hormone test
* Genetic test
*Food intolerance test
* Organic Acids