FUNCTIONAL LAB TESTING
Functional DIAGNOSTIC Nutrition looks beyond the symptoms to address the root cause of your health challenges.
Welcome to Total Reformation's HEALTH BUILDING PROGRAM. This initial three month program is designed to use functional lab tests with holistic lifestyle protocols to help rebuild your health from the inside out. We don’t guess, WE TEST & we definitely don't medicate, WE EDUCATE. You will be empowered to take responsibility & control of your own health. Throughout the three months, Darren Cox (Director of TR & FDN-P Certified) will use your lab results as part of your own unique health building protocol & break down the information for you in clear terms to which you can relate. He takes the time to educate you on the healing opportunities & will guide you through the process of restoring health and balance in the body. Program includes our Health Building booklet and consultations with Darren.
How to begin your health building program
Step one: Download and complete our Compendium Intake Form. This excel document is a very thorough form that will be used to gather and store relevant information about your past and present health challenges. The foundation of this approach is to fully understand & address the needs of your metabolic individuality.
Step two: Email your completed form back to email@example.com Darren will then contact you to arrange your first Initial consultation where he will introduce you to your new Health Building Program. This program will include some of the functional lab tests outlined below.
AVAILABLE LAB TESTS
DUTCH: HPA AXIS FUNCTION & HORMONE PROFILE
This test provide you with detailed information on how adrenal and sex hormones are being produced AND metabolized in the body. DUTCH stands for Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones. Precision Analytical offers 3 different DUTCH test panels:
- DUTCH Adrenals (daily free cortisol and cortisone pattern, DHEA-S, cortisol and cortisone metabolites)
- DUTCH Sex Hormone Metabolites (androgens and metabolites – testosterone, DHT, DHEA; progesterone metabolites; estrogens and metabolites)
- DUTCH Complete (DUTCH Adrenals + DUTCH Hormone Metabolites Profiles + Melatonin)
This test examines small intestinal absorption and barrier function in the bowel.
To assess intestinal permeability, the lab measures the ability of two non-metabolized sugar molecules to permeate the intestinal mucosa. The client drinks a pre-measured amount of lactulose and mannitol. The degree of intestinal permeability or malabsorption is reflected in the levels of the two sugars recovered in a urine sample collected over the next 6 hours.
Cost: $90 + $20 Postage
LIVER DETOXIFICATION PROFILE
The NutriPATH Liver Detoxification Profile is a functional test to assess the ability of an individual to process caffeine, aspirin, and paracetamol by assessing certain metabolites in saliva and urine specimens measuring the different phases of liver
MARKERS INCLUDED ON THIS TEST:
- Phase I Oxidation – Caffeine Clearance
- Phase II Conjugation – Glutathionation, Glycination, Sulphation, Glucuronidation
Cost: $230 + $20 Postage
SMALL INTESTINAL BACTERIAL OVERGROWTH (SIBO)
To test for SIBO, both hydrogen and methane gas production is measured after the consumption of a lactulose solution. Excessive gas production of either or both gases indicates the presence of SIBO. This test uses a lactulose solution to detect SIBO. Lactulose is preferable to glucose because it can detect SIBO throughout the entire small intestine, whereas glucose only can detect SIBO in the very upper part of the small intestine. Glucose testing does not look for SIBO in the middle or lower small intestine – where the overgrowth is more likely to be.
Sample: Breath (a total of 10 samples are collected every 20 minutes for 3 hours)
Cost: $300 + Postage
GI PATHOGEN SCREEN (Stool)
The NutriPATH GI Pathogen Screen looks for the presence of pathogens, including H Pylori, in the gastrointestinal tract.
MARKERS INCLUDED ON THIS TEST:
- CDSA I – via microscopy – includes several markers, please see sample report below for details.
- Faecal Multiplex – Parasitic Pathogens and Bacterial Pathogens -To detect pathogens, the lab uses PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) technology to detect the DNA of microorganisms. – please see sample report below for details.
- H Pylori Antigen
Cost: $340 + $20 Postage