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Naturopaths often use functional pathology tests ...

These give detailed reports on things like microbiome, bacterial and parasite activity including Lyme infections, mitochondrial disorders, toxic chemicals load, pyrroles, homocysteine, vitamin D, hormones and MTHFR (methylation) for example.  They are often available as urine, saliva and stool collection kits which you collect at home. Blood tests can be done at a local pathology centre or a nurse will visit you at home.

Active Elements Mineral Assessment

The Active Elements® System is based upon the belief that many health issues stem from mineral element imbalances.

As mineral element Imbalances in the soil affect the health of plants and animals, so too can Imbalances affect the health of us humans as well. We can also suffer imbalances without realising it, because the first signs of a mineral element Imbalance are vague and very rarely noticed.

These imbalances can occur for a variety of reasons, ranging from modern agricultural practices, to poor diet and stress.

Our Online Active Elements® Assessment System provides a simple way to select the best combination of mineral salts for your health needs.

Food Intolerance

  1. Bloated after eating certain foods?
  2. Tired at certain times of the day?
  3. Suffer headaches for no apparent reason?
These can be symptoms of food intolerance. You may often experience lethargy or ‘fogginess’ and generally feel unwell.

The good news is that you don’t have to wait for weeks to receive your results since we perform the simple food intolerance test for 50 of the most common foods in clinic. Just 40 minutes later and you can be armed with information that can completely change your life!

More comprehensive food, chemical and mold tests can also be ordered looking at IgG and IgE markers.

PH & Biological Terrain

RBTI Baseline Analysis is a tool that we use to measure the residues and components of samples of urine and saliva. This assists us in designing a program to help you achieve a better acid/alkaline balance in your body, while being able to absorb the nutrients from your food and supplements efficiently.


Viewing your blood assists us in reviewing the following factors, some of which may be impacting on your health:

–  Immune system health & activity
–  Oxidative stress and free radical damage
–  Possible nutritional deficiencies
–  Liver stress
–  Inflammation

Viewing a tiny drop of blood helps us investigate the size, shape and ratio of your blood cells. Using a microscope and digital image capturing technology your blood sample will be displayed on a monitor screen and checked for appearance in real time while you are watching. Through viewing of your blood we may be able to develop more effective support plans for your personal health.


A mouth swab for genetic weaknesses such as MTHFR, COMPT etc. can reveal blocks in metabolic pathways and how these may be corrected or modified with the right nutrition.


This health test is often valuable in cases of emotional instability. The test reveals a greater dependence on Zinc and vitamin B6, which consequently may be needed by people with anxiety, mood swings and depression.

Complete Microbiome Testing (GI-Map)

The panel is a comprehensive test for gut health including immune and digestive markers. It screens for the DNA presence of pathogenic bacteria, commensal bacteria, opportunistic pathogens, fungi, viruses, and parasites.

Common Conditions:

  • Abdominal cramps or pain
  • leaky gut symptoms
  • SIBO
  • Allergies
  • Weakness
  • Diarrhoea
  • Bloating
  • Fatigue

Hormone Profiles

Depending on your health assessment we may recommend one of several hormone profiles including:

  • DUTCH test for male and female hormones
  • Adrenal Hormones
  • Comprehensive Thyroid Panel

Immune Assay

These functional tests look for inflammatory markers, response to mould, CIRS and Lyme’s disease.

Gut Microbiome

Its good to know the composition of your gut flora because this community of bacteria not only affects the way your body metabolises food, drugs and  herbs but also influences your weight, inflammation, mental and immune function.

For anyone who wants to know what types of bacteria are living in their gut, we also recommend the Gut Explorer test which can be purchased online from uBiome( Current price is $89 USD for a single test or $199 USD for a set of three. This test doesn’t identify worms or parasites, inflammation markers etc.