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Functional Laboratory Testing is facilitated under Caroline's 90 Day Gut Restore Programme only.
These are private tests, not available in the Irish medical system and are recommended only where relevant to the client. The tests are done through licensed, accredited laboratories and help to give an indication of your cellular status and deficiencies. Laboratories used include Biological Testing Service Ireland, Eurofins Biomnis Ireland, Biolab Medical Unit, Genova Diagnostics, Regenerus Laboratories and Nordic Laboratories. They help to provide a more complete picture of the health of a person and help identify problems before chronic conditions and disease develop. Examples of the most common tests are outlined below. Further tests are also available and will only be recommended where relevant.
**This is an additional cost and depends on the type of test requested.
Digestive Health Tests (bloating, reflux, food sensitivities, stomach cramps, constipation, diarrhoea)
- Comprehensive Stool Analysis – to check for maldigestion, inflammation, dysbiosis (imbalance good and bad bacteria), infection (parasite, yeast overgrowth, pathogenic bacteria) that may be triggering your health symptoms. The test can also report on the type of antibiotics and natural agents that will have a higher chance of inhibiting the growth of the organism. Click here for full details of the test.
- Small intestinal bowel overgrowth (SIBO) test
Did you know that SIBO is a common cause of IBS - it is involved in over half the cases of IBS and as high as 84% in one study using breath testing as the diagnostic marker (ref: townsendletter.com/febmarch2013/ibs0213).
- Candida test – to check for candida yeast infections in the mouth and gut.
- IgG Food Panel testing
Analyses your IgG antibody reactions for sensitivities to 208 food and drink ingredients.
- Organix acids - Organic acids are metabolic byproducts of cellular metabolism and they can be measured from a urine sample. The test will help to identify for example how efficiently your body is detoxifying and producing energy, test markers for yeast and fungal overgrowth etc. For more information click here.
Hormonal Health Tests (for anyone feeling tired all the time, menstrual issues)
- Adrenal stress profile – to check cortisol and DHEA levels (all important for energy and hormone function).
- Dutch complete with cycle mapping. Provides a comprehensive assessment of sex hormones, adrenal function and the entire menstrual cycle. For more information click here.
- Full thyroid function - measures serum levels of TSH, total T4, free T4, free T3, anti-TG antibodies, anti-TPO antibodies, Reverse T3 to give the full picture of thyroid health issues.
- Essential fatty acid test - check your Omega 6 to Omega 3 ratio plus more. Important for hormonal health. Simple pin prick blood test that you can do at home. For more information take a look at this short video click here.
Click here to find out more about what's included in the 90 Day Gut Restore Programme
This is a highly personalised programme that will be guided by your needs and goals. No two programmes will be the same. Over the 90 days you'll have a custom made plan that will work for you to upgrade your health and help you feel vibrant from the inside out. Functional testing will be discussed during this programme.