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Nutritional, Biochemical and Hormonal Tests

Laboratory testing can be helpful in several ways:
  • As an aid to diagnosis
  • A way of measuring the progress of therapy
  • An indicator of predisposition to both genetic and acquired disorders.
Accurate results can save valuable time and money by targeting only the most significant areas.

 

Which tests are available?

The most commonly used laboratory tests are:

  • Inhalant allergies
    Hayfever, asthma, sinusitis
  • Food intolerance
    IBS, weight problems, allergic tendencies
  • Gastrointestinal diagnostics
    Coeliac disease, 'leaky gut', IBS, parasites, enzyme action, infections
  • Cardiovascular screen
    Includes multiple risk markers not tested in standard NHS screening
  • Breast cancer predisposition
    Important markers of genetic hormone-processing abnormalities
  • Hair mineral analysis
    Invaluable guide to heavy metal and other toxin levels. Particularly relevent preconceptually
  • Female hormone testing
    Helps in diagnosis of PMS, perimenopause, infertility, PCOS, preconceptual care etc.
  • Adrenal function
    Chronic fatigue, 'tired all the time', stress, cardiovascular problems
  • Bone turnover
    Measures the rate of bone breakdown a valuable tool in preventing and managing osteoporosis
  • Liver detoxification
    Valuable information which may help prevent permanent liver damage in the future. Useful also in hormonal and digestive problems
  • Candida testing
    Allows accurate diagnosis of this difficult condition and avoids unnecessary treatment
  • Anaemia screen
    Includes not only haemoglobin, but several other markers of iron storage deficiency, and less common types of anaemia

Further information on these and other tests is available on request.

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Can I get these tests on the NHS?

Most of these tests are 'cutting edge' diagnostics, and not generally available on the NHS at present.

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