Pathology & Testing
Our Naturopaths and Nutritionists are fully accredited, and are able to refer for pathology testing. Wherever possible, we refer to our local network of friendly doctors to request bulk-billed pathology.
Please note, we love to use pathology as it gives us a clear indication of your health status and how your body is functioning. We can use results that you already have (as long as they are no more than 6 months old) and we encourage bulk-billed testing through your preferred GP where applicable. We work alongside GP's to investigate health concerns that remain unresolved, and will sometimes send a referral letter along with you for your GP appt.
We can do testing of our own accord, as listed above, and have access to everything GPs test for, and more. We always discuss what testing we would like carried out before sending off for them, and we always act ethically & sustainably, recommending testing that will provide key information relevant to your case, that can speed up treatment time.
The most common things we find ourselves having to request is occasionally:
Complete digestive stool analysis (to investigate digestive capacity, the health of the gut and quality of stool)
Salivary hormone testing (including testosterone, progesterone, estrogen, androstenedione, DHEA)
Salivary cortisol analysis
Urinary iodine loading
Thyroid studies (Medicare makes it particularly difficult to test anything other than TSH, which is not a reliable indicator of thyroid health) including TSH, free T3, free T4, reverse T3
DNA profiling (to check hormone metabolism, vitamin absorption, liver and methylation)
Genetic polymorphisms (MTHFR gene)
Other available testing includes:
-Ph360 body-typing (to determine what lifestyle/nutrition/exercise/environment will bring out the best for you and your genetic potential)
-Hair tissue mineral analysis to detect heavy metal/nutritional elements
+ many more, all discussed with you depending on how it may assist your treatment.