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Testing Options

Testing can be a useful adjunct to naturopathic case taking (which is incredibly thorough and tells us so much!) and can come in many shapes and sizes.

In some circumstances, testing can acquire additional costs and it's important to understand the options and what is available. 

We do spend time discussing these options and which might be best for you during your consults. 

We thoroughly and skillfully interpret your testing results during your consults so that you have an understanding of what the results mean and how we plan to approach the findings. 

It is important to note that not everyone requires additional testing, and often going over any pathology testing carried out with your GP or using symptoms alone can provide a lot of information. We will also only conduct testing if it is in your budget.

All of the testing options below are simple at-home tests that you can do in the comfort of your own home. 

If there is not a test here that you are wondering about - ask me! I have a lot of experience and training in interpreting many types of testing, including standard pathology testing, pyrroles, methylation and MTHFR, organic acid testing, mould profiles (CIRs), thyroid profiles, liver and detoxification, SIBO breath testing and more. The tests below are just my most commonly used in practice. 

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DUTCH
testing

$405

DUTCH testing (Dried Urine Test Comprehensive Hormones) is the most comprehensive hormone test available.

Assessing both ovarian and adrenal hormones and their metabolites, as well as melatonin,  neurotransmitters and nutrients - it gives a very broad view of the function of your entire hormonal network. 

For more information on who this may be recommened for and to view and sample report click below

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Vaginal Microbiome
testing

$161

Vaginal microbiome testing is new to Australian labs and is fantastic to assess the vaginal microbiome for cases of recurrent infections such as BV and thrush, infertility where infection may be present and endometriosis. 

This test is a simple at-home swab.

For more information on who this may be recommended for and to view and sample report click below

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Serum Blood testing

Standard serum (blood) pathology testing is a fantastic way to look at many areas of health and may be advised by your 
GP to be covered by medicare.

This may include iron studies, thyroid profile, EFTs, full blood count, B12,

Vitamin D and more. 

These tests can also be ordered through your naturopath however will not be Medicare covered.

For more information on pathogy testing that may be useful to bring to your consult click below

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Saliva Hormone testing

$140-214

Saliva hormone testing can look at general ovarian hormone status, with the option of adding adrenal (cortisol) response.
 

It does not go into as much detail as the DUTCH hormone test, however can be a more affordable option and will still provide a lot of information.

 

For more information on who this may be recommended for and to view and sample report click below

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CDSA stool
testing

$150

Complete Digestive Stoll Analysis - CDSA stool testing provides a thorough look at your digestion from the breakdown to absobtion of foods, to the good bacteria (microbiome) numbers, to identifying problematic overgrowths of dysbiotic bacteria, fungals (candida and more) and parasites.

For more information on who this may be recommened for and to view and sample report click below

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Male Fertility testing

$179

Fertility is a 50/50 equation. 

The male fertility testing package includes semen/sperm quality and count, serum (blood) testosterone and zinc all conducted through your local pathology lab.

If you have had any of these carried out previously this package can be split up into individual tests. 

 

For more information click below

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Neurotransmitter
testing

$254

Neurotransmitter testing collects metabolites (breakdown prodcuts) of the main neurotransmittters in a dried urine sample to identify imbalances in Serotonin, GABA, Dopamine, Noradrenaline, Adrenaline, Glutamate and more.

This can be particulalary useful in mood disorders such as PMDD, depression, anxiety, fatigue, prolonged stress and sleep disorders.

For more information on who this may be recommened for and to view and sample report click below