Functional Pathology Testing
These blood, urine or saliva tests are used to assist your health professional in the diagnosis, treatment and management of your health. Treating the cause of ill health not just the symptoms.
Functional pathology testing is another form of testing that doesn’t look for a disease but biochemical changes and imbalances that may be affecting an organ, tissue or even the nervous system, because these tests are looking at different parameters than the regular blood, urine or stool testing that may have been ordered for you. A lot more information is available:
Endocrinology analysis - looking at stress, sex, thyroid and sleep hormones.
Gastrointestinal analysis - testing for bacterial/ parasite overgrowth, leaky gut and general gut health.
Immunological analysis - comprises food or environmental allergens and the body’s immune response to moulds, Lyme disease and the methylation process by the liver.
Metabolic analysis - These tests may identify metabolic imbalances or inborn errors that may underline many chronic illnesses such as poor dietary protein absorption often found in chronic fatigue and behavioral disorders. It can also look at several markers of cardiovascular disease.
Nutritional analysis - A group of tests that can assess your body’s requirement of essential fatty acids, amino acids, vitamins, minerals.
Routine Pathology analysis - Can be used to look at common conditions eg. fatigue and iron deficiency.