The following pathology tests are available to you depending upon:

  • your current digestive symptoms
  • whether the condition is acute or chronic
  • what previous pathology tests have been performed.


Tests to Assess Digestive Function

Pathology testingComplete Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA)

The CDSA test is a non invasive functional pathology test which provides valuable information to the practitioner about your digestive health. CDSA testing screens for pathogens such as bacteria, parasites and yeasts and as well as assessing other components of digestion such as absorption, intestinal function and microbial flora.

Secretory Immunoglobulin A

Secretory Immunoglobulin A (sIgA) is found in saliva, gastric fluids, plasma and the mucous membranes of the body. It provides the main immunological defence of mucosal surfaces against pathogenic invasion.

Secretory Immunoglobulin A testing may be indicated for those suffering from food sensitivity or food allergies, irritable bowel syndrome, lowered immunity and other conditions that may be characterised by hypersensitive reactions to allergens such as eczema or asthma.

Functional Liver Detoxification Profile

The liver is responsible for the majority of detoxification reactions in our body. By challenging the liver with low doses of caffeine, Aspirin and Paracetamol, the Functional liver detoxification profile can assess how efficiently the phase 1 and phase 2 liver detoxification pathways are working.

This test may be valuable for people who are have multiple chemical sensitivities, chronic fatigue sufferers and those with hormonal or digestive issues .

Intestinal Permeability

The lining of the gastrointestinal tract (small and large intestines) is composed of mucous membranes which form the selective barrier between the external environment (lumen) and the body.

Damage to the mucous membranes may result in intestinal permeability or ‘leaky gut’ which is often an underlying factor in many disease conditions such as Coeliac disease, Crohns disease, inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome and food sensitivities and allergies.

The Intestinal Permeability test is an accurate, non invasive way to test for gastrointestinal permeability of the mucous membranes.

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Food intoleranceFood Intolerance Testing

Food intolerances can cause many unwanted symptoms in the body such as pain, bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, headaches, skin problems, mental sluggishness, asthma, eczema, fatigue, insomnia and headaches to name but a few.

Unlike a food allergy which produces immediate symptoms, the symptoms of food intolerance are wide and varied and may present hours or even days after the consumption of the problem food.

Food intolerance testing is done by screening a blood sample for immunoglobulin type G (IgG) antibodies to a panel of foods. Immunoglobulins are produced by the immune system in response to foreign bodies such as food antigens. The most common food sensitivities occur with cow’s milk, eggs, beans, nuts and cereals.

This is an efficient and reliable method for diagnosing individuals with adverse reactions to foods. Testing is very sensitive and will detect even minor sensitivities.

After testing, the patient will receive a comprehensive report that outlines all the foods tested, which foods the patient is intolerant to, the levels of intolerance and the period of avoidance for each food. A recipe suggestion booklet is also given based upon the results.


DNA Testing

DNA testing Gold CoastAffordable, comprehensive , scientifically up to date DNA testing which provides the patient with personalised interventions on how to best look after their health according to their genetic profile. Learn how to ‘up regulate’’ the genes that positively influence our health and well being and ‘’down regulate’’ those genes that create inflammation and disease in our body.

What DNA testing can do for you;

  • Healthier stress response and mood control
  • Learn how to achieve better weight and enhanced nutritional status
  • Achieve long term health and help prevent disease
  • Enhanced detoxification and better ageing
  • Education on what dietary and lifestyle choices are most appropriate for your genes


Pyrrole Disorder

Pyrrole disorder affects approximately 10% of the population and results from the abnormal synthesis and metabolism of haemoglobin, the oxygen carrying molecule in our blood.

Symptoms include poor tolerance of physical and emotional stress, mood swings, depression, severe inner tension, ongoing anxiety, fearfulness, concentration issues, episodic anger and digestive issues. Later symptoms can range from severe depression to chronic schizophrenia, criminal behaviour and a myriad of other undesirable traits.

Pyrrole disorder can be treated with nutrient therapy targeted to suit individual requirements.


Adrenal Function Testing

Renal function testingAdrenal glands are instrumental to our survival and play an important role in all disease processes. Good adrenal function is vital to achieve good health.

Many doctors don’t recognise adrenal dysfunction as a problem but it is as common as digestive disorders and this is because these two conditions often go hand in hand with each other.

Anxiety, depression, fatigue, low motivation, low energy, low stress tolerance, gut dysfunction and insomnia are just some of the symptoms that may indicate poor adrenal health.

The only way to measure adrenal function accurately is by a saliva test that measures the amount of cortisol horrnone that is secreted by the adrenals throughout the day as well as another adrenal hormone called DHEA.


Hair Mineral Analysis

Laboratory testing  for heavy metals require only a small hair sample. Mineral imbalances and a build up of toxic heavy metals are responsible for many health problems including autoimmune disease, infertility, cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, migraines, learning difficulties and hyperactivity in children.