Hair Tissue mineral Analysis is a safe and non-invasive pathology test. It checks essential mineral balances and identifies toxic element exposure in the body. HTMA is regarded by many doctors, naturopaths and nutritional therapists as one of the most valuable screening tools available in everyday and preventative health care.
Complete Gastrointestinal Microbiome mapping using a single Stool Sample.
The GI-MAP™ test is the first comprehensive stool analysis to include an FDA-approved DNA/PCR assay for GI pathogens performed on stool.
The pathogen targets include bacteria, parasites and another first – viruses. Using the same molecular technology, for microbe assays that are useful for integrative and function medicine practitioners GI-MAP™ tests for GI pathogens, opportunistic organisms, normal flora, and markers of GI health including:
GI MAP is a very simple non- invasive test that is done in the privacy of your own home from a single stool sample.
Biocompatibility Hair Analysis is a non-invasive test that requires a small sample of hair to identify the compatibility (positive or negative) of more than 500 foods and household products. This test is designed to identify local foods & household products that effect basic cellular function which in turn can cause inflammation & disrupt the natural healing processes of the body.
The test results enable us to determine which foods and products should be avoided and which should be consumed /used. This test is completely individualised, so we are able to guide you as to which foods and products benefit you, the individual.
Using the results as a guide, a 6-month wellness program is developed for the individual, which does not focus on avoiding foods, but instead focuses on repairing the areas of the body that are affected, using foods that are on the list to repair cellular function, allowing the body to heal naturally.
What is the test useful for?
It is absolutely necessary to have a complete thyroid profile done to measure thyroid gland activity, peripheral conversion of thyroid hormone, and thyroid autoantibodies (to assess for Autoimmune thyroid disease)
Thyroid dysfunction is one of the most overlooked conditions in healthcare, which is partly due to the lack of proper testing by conventional medical practitioners. Doctors will normally test for one thyroid hormone marker (TSH) to ‘rule out’ thyroid conditions, although is only one marker of Thyroid function, and early stages of thyroid dysfunction are often missed.
A complete thyroid profile measures thyroid gland activity, peripheral conversion of thyroid hormone, and thyroid autoantibodies (to assess for Autoimmune thyroid disease)
Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) – TSH causes the thyroid gland to make two hormones, T3 and T4, which help control the body’s metabolism. This is the most basic test find out whether the thyroid gland and pituitary gland communication are working properly.
T4, Free – Most of the T4 in the body binds to protein, the T4 that does not is called ‘free T4’ and circulates unbound in blood. This test measures the free T4 level individually also.
T3, Free – Most of the T3 in the body binds to protein, the T3 that does not is called ‘free T3’ and circulates unbound in blood. This test measures the free level individually also.
T3, Reverse – rT3 is converted by the liver from the stored hormone T4, it is how the body removes unneeded T4 every day. Sometimes the body makes too much rT3 from a number of causes including chronic emotional, physical, or biological stress, chronic sickness, after surgery, diabetes, ageing, or an acute injury. This test measures for levels of reverse T3. Large amounts of rT3 can disrupt the action of other thyroid hormones.
Thyroid Peroxidase (TPO) Antibody – Thyroid peroxidase (TPO) is an important enzyme for producing thyroid hormone. TPO converts T4 to T3. High levels of TPO antibodies imply the immune system is mistakenly attacking this enzyme and the thyroid gland.
Thyroglobulin (Tg) Antibody – Thyroglobulin (Tg) is a protein produced and used by the thyroid gland to make the hormones T3 and T4. High levels of antibodies to Tg imply the immune system is mistakenly attacking the thyroid gland.
Identifying a potential genetic susceptibility to producing higher than normal levels of ‘hydroxyhemopyrrolin’ (HPL) which binds to zinc and B6 in the body. This can lead to a range of downstream symptoms due effects of these deficiencies on the nervous system and body as a whole. This test can be valuable for clients experiencing anxiety, depression, poor stress coping abilities or mental illness.
Elevated HPL is typically a sign of oxidative stress and inflammation in the body, which indicates a need for holistic assessment of your entire health within the context of pyrrole testing.
The MTHFR Gene provides instructions for making the enzyme methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, which plays an important role in the metabolism of B vitamins (particularly folate) and amino acids. Having a variation in any of this gene or others associated with ‘methylation’ can be directly associated with conditions such as anxiety, depression, bipolar, migraines, PCOS, thyroid dysfunction, infertility, autoimmunity and neurological conditions.
This test is invaluable for understanding issues that might relate to the actions of this gene and then using appropriate supplementation and diet to overcome any deficiencies caused by gene variations.