Functional Pathology testing

Functional Pathology Testing

Complete Digestive Stool Analysis

The Complete Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA) is an assessment that provide us with information regarding the health of the digestive tract. This analysis assesses digestion, absorption, and metabolism, as well as indicates the presence of inflammation and tumour ulcer markers; and provides information on the gut microbiome as well as detecting fungi and yeast.

This test is helpful for gastro-intestinal symptoms such as irritable bowel syndrome, dysbiosis, constipation and diarrhoea.

Digestion is important for the absorption of nutrients and the elimination of wastes. Impairments to these functions can contribute to diseases and allergies as well the overload from the accumulation of toxic waste in the body.

Food Biocompatibility Testing

A biocompatibility issue arises from an inappropriate response to a food or substance from the immune system. The body responds with symptoms such as eczema, itching, red eyes, coughing, headaches, or shortness of breath.

Food biocompatibility testing assesses a variety of foods and household products and the affect they have on your body. This determines which foods and household products can be avoided, and which foods are of greater benefit.

Biocompatibility differs from intolerances, where food cannot be digested and processed sufficiently. Biocompatibility is an immune response to certain foods and products.

The test provides greater personalised information which can be supported with naturopathic treatment of herbal and nutritional medicine. This allows for the greatest potential for nutrition, healing, and repair.

If you feel you may be reacting to common foods or products or would like to address your or any concerns on a deeper and more individualised level, please discuss with me how we can incorporate this into your treatment.

Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis

A hair mineral analysis can be taken to investigate the toxic burden in the body and assess any mineral imbalances.  By analysing the hair, stored levels of toxic heavy metals can be detected, as well as information about mineral levels in the body.

This is a very useful test for today, to identify the accumulation of heavy metals, such as lead, mercury, and arsenic. Environmental toxins from pollution, chemicals, and poisons, remaining in the body can be major contributors to neurological and developmental disorders.

 Heavy metal toxicity can result in many serious health conditions and imbalances affecting hormones, fertility, mood and mental health, the immune and nervous systems, and the Musculo-skeletal system.

Hormone Testing

  • Cortisol saliva test

Hormones tests for Adrenal imbalances can assess the circulating stress hormones and the body’s ability to return to its relaxed state.

Long term physical and psychological stress and a hectic lifestyle can be very demanding on the adrenal glands, and once they are depleted, symptoms of ongoing fatigue and exhaustion arise. This may lead to greater conditions of anxiety, depression, insomnia, lowered immunity, and poor concentration.


  • Dutch hormone testing

The DUTCH test is short for Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones. A collection of dried urine can assess sex hormones and adrenal hormones, including free and metabolised cortisol, estrogens, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, and their metabolites.

The test can also detect and analyse neurotransmitters dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine, as well as the presence of vitamins B6, B12 and glutathione.

This test is recommended for those experiencing exhaustion and fatigue or have concerns about hormone imbalances, such as menstrual and fertility concerns, hair loss/excessive growth, insulin resistance.

The Mauve Factor Test (Kryptopyrroles)

The Mauve factor test detects genetic tendency to produce high levels of the neurotoxin Hydroxyhemopyrolin or HPL. HPL binds to circulating Zinc and B6 in the body inhibiting sufficient absorption creating deficiencies and contributes to inflammation and oxidative stress in the body.

High levels of HPL are found in mental health disorders, including anxiety, depression, difficulty coping with stress, as well as conditions such as Autism, ADHD, schizophrenia, alcoholism, and violent behaviours.

May important neurotransmitters including serotonin, GABA, and dopamine rely on Zinc and B6 for their production. Treatment with these nutrients has positive and effective results with the improvement of symptoms.

MTHFR Gene Test

MTHFR is an acronym for the enzyme Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, which has an important role in the body to process amino acids and converting the B vitamin folate to an active form.

A mutation in the MTHFR gene will affect the way nutrients are metabolised and converted causing deficiencies and may produce high levels of homocysteine in the blood.

Health conditions including chronic disease, Anxiety, Insomnia, Fatigue, Autism,

The genetic mutation may affect other body systems and show up in cholesterol levels, brain function, digestion, hormone imbalances, neurological conditions and mood disorders, recurrent miscarriages, as well as chronic disease.

The gene test provides very useful information when treating many conditions.