Specialised Tests Offered
Food Intolerance Testing – Bloodspot IGG 90 – 180 foods
Food allergies and food sensitivities are abnormal responses to a food component triggered by the immune system in the form of immunoglobulins (IgE, IgG, IgA, IgM), representing either an immediate or delayed response.
184 IgG ELISA food panel is arranged in a comprehensive panel of 184 foods.
Stool Analysis with Parasitology assesses many important intestinal health parameters, including microbiology (bacteria and yeasts), parasites, infectious pathogens, absorptive, digestive, inflammatory and immunological markers. Stool analysis is an invaluable non-invasive diagnostic assessment that permits practitioners to objectively evaluate the status of good and imbalanced bacteria, pathogenic bacteria, yeast/fungus and parasites. Precise identification of pathogenic species and susceptibility testing greatly facilitates selection of the most appropriate pharmaceutical or natural treatment agents.
Important information regarding the efficiency of digestion and absorption can be gleaned from the measurement of the fecal levels of elastase (pancreatic exocrine sufficiency), fat, muscle and vegetable fibers, and carbohydrates. Inflammation can significantly increase intestinal permeability and compromise the absorption of nutrients. The extent of inflammation, whether caused by pathogens or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), can be assessed and monitored by examination of the levels of biomarkers such as lysozyme, lactoferrin, white blood cells and mucus. These markers can be used to differentiate between inflammation associated with potentially life-threatening inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which requires lifelong treatment, and less severe inflammation that can be associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) which is frequently due to the presence of enteroinvasive pathogens.
Method:Microbiology, HPLC, EIA
Sample Requirement: 2– 4 x stool samples
Analytes measured: Beneficial flora, (Bifidobacter, E.Coli, Lactobacillus), Imbalanced flora, Dysbiotic flora, Mycology, Ova and Parasites, RBC, WBC, Mucus, pH, Occult blood, Chymotrypsin, Triglycerides, Muscle Fibres, Vegetable Fibres, Acetate, Propionate, Butyrate, Valerate, N-Butyrate Concentration, Cholesterol, Carbohydrates, Steatocrit, Lysozyme, Lactoferrin, Faecal SIgA, EIA Infectious Pathogens: (Giardia Lamblia, Cryptosporidium), EIA Parasitology: (Campylobacter, Enterohaemorrhagic E Coli Cytotoxin), Anti-Microbial Sensitivities: (Prescriptive: Augmentin, Cefpodoxime, Cefuorxime, Ciprofloxacin, Tetracycline, Trimeth-Sulpha), Natural: (Berberine, Black Walnut, Caprylic Acid, Goldenseal, Oregano, Uva Ursi, Mastic Gum)
Amino Acid Profile Testing
The Amino Acid Analysis, Plasma measures levels of key amino acids in blood. Amino acid metabolism may be compromised by common lifestyle and dietary factors, which may result in inadequate levels of amino acids. Plasma amino acid analysis is favored in conditions where the supply of amino acids and precursors is critical, such as in mood and neurobehavioral disorders.
Amino acids are integral to a healthy body. They serve as basic building blocks for all protein structures in the body. Imbalances of amino acids have been related to a wide range of health issues, such as fatigue, increased cardiovascular risk, or impaired mood or cognitive dysfunction.