Functional Testing -
It is possible to run your car on three cylinders but the performance just isn't there. The same can be said for the body.
Regular pathology tests from the doctor test for presence or absence of disease, these are useful but do not tell the whole story.
It is very common for the body to be underfunctioning in some way leading to feeling unwell or not right when the blood tests show that there is "nothing wrong". This is a very common scenario in our clinic.
Functional testing is more sensitive and tests for how well or not an organ or body system is performing. For example, an underfunctioning liver will make you feel unwell long before it shows up in a basic Liver Function Test (which is actually testing for liver damage). By discovering these problems before they develop, you can avoid the trauma and treat disease before it develops.
Tests available include -
Cortisol Profile - cortisol 6-8am, noon, 4pm, 8pm
Sleep Profile - cortisol 12-2am, melatonin 12-2am
Female Hormone Profile - DHEAs, E1, E2, E3, progesterone, testosterone, ratios
Male Hormone Profile - DHEAs, E1, E2, Testosterone, DHT, androstenedione, ratios
Custom/Personalised Profile - combination of any above mentioned hormones, up to 10
Thyroid Hormone Profile - T4, T3, T4/T3 ratios, tyrosine, iodine, selenium
or - TSH, free T4, free T3, reverse T3, ratios, thyroid antibodies x 3
Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis - digestive, absorption and metabolic markers, beneficial and other bacteria, yeasts, parasites and sensitivities
Intestinal Permeability - Lactulose % recovery, Mannitol % recovery, Lactulose/Mannitol ratio
Liver Detoxification Profile - Phase 1 detoxification, Phase 2 detoxification - glucuronidation, glycination, glutathionation and sulphation
Kryptopyrroles - presence of pyrroles in urine
Neurotransmitters - serotonin, GABA, dopamine, noradrenalin, adrenalin, glutamate, ratios
Omega 3 Index - total saturated fats, total monounsaturated fats, total omega 3/6/9, EPA, DHA
Hair Mineral Analysis - 8 minerals Ca, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mg, Mn, Se, Zn, ratios
- 8 toxic metals Al, As, Cd, Hg, Ni, Pb, Ag, Sn
Heavy Metal Analysis - 12 toxic metals (urine) - Al, As, Be, Bi, Cd, Hg, Ni, Pb, Pt, Sb, Sn, Tl