Tests & assessments

Naturopathy and health support

To create the most effective treatment plan possible for you, we need to know some things about you to start with. We use our clinical experience and judgement. But we don’t guess. We do offer a range of tests and assessments that will help both of us understand we’re you’re at. Tests are done in-house or through an affiliated pathology laboratory.

These tests will save you time and money, as we create a plan based on facts and can then monitor your progress. Please bring a copy of all medical tests you’ve had in the last two years to your first consult so we avoid duplicating tests you’ve done before.

There are many tests and laboratories available. We pride ourselves on being extremely discerning with the testing we use and only suggesting tests with sufficient evidence to back their use. Also, we will only recommend a test when we feel it will change the course of our treatment or provide a missing piece of information.

Digestion Function Tests

  • Personal microbiome assessment
  • Comprehensive stool analysis
  • IgG/IgA food sensitivities
  • 3-day parasitology
  • Coeliac serology and gene test
  • SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) test

Hormone and Adrenal tests

  • Progesterone and oestrogen
  • Oestrogen metabolites
  • Prolactin
  • Complete thyroid function (TSH, T3, T4)
  • Thyroid antibodies
  • Reverse T3
  • Testosterone
  • Sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG)
  • DHEAS
  • Urinary cortisol and metabolites including melatonin
  • DUTCH – Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones

Genetic Tests

  • MTHFR
  • Specific DNA panels from DNA Life – DNA Health/methylation, DNA Oestrogen, DNA Sport, DNA Diet
  • Coeliac gene
  • Hemochromatosis gene

Fertility Tests

  • MTHFR
  • Complete hormone and metabolite profile
  • Ovulation assessments
  • Semen test with DNA fragmentation
  • Nutritional and general screening
  • CA125

Autoimmune and Inflammation Tests

  • CRP/ESR
  • ANA/ENA
  • Thyroid antibodies
  • Specific autoimmune testing

Other Tests

  • Body composition
  • Metabolic assessment
  • Bioelectrical impedance analysis
  • Cellular health analysis
  • Live cell microscopy
  • Full iron studies
  • Liver function tests and detoxification profile
  • Urinary kryptopyrroles
  • Urinary iodine
  • Nutritional tests