Digestive health lab tests
Identifying what’s going on inside your gut.
Digestive issues are a common concern, yet all too often people suffer in silence. Bloating, flatulence, constipation, diarrhoea, acid reflux, heartburn and indigestion – these are all obvious signs of an unhealthy gut. But scientific research and our two decades of clinical experience also prove that gut issues can cause or aggravate hayfever, anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue, weight gain, skin problems and even Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease.
About 100 trillion bacteria, both “good” and “bad”, live inside your gut. Collectively, they’re known as the gut microbiota. Digestive disorders occur when the delicate balance of good and bad bacteria is compromised by factors like allergies, antibiotics, environmental toxins, stress and insomnia.
Our industry-leading tests can pinpoint imbalances in your gut that are causing or aggravating discomfort, pain or chronic health conditions. By identifying what’s going on inside your gut, our naturopaths can design a personalised treatment plan to rebalance bacteria and improve your overall health.
This highly recommended urine test provides a comprehensive snapshot of your metabolism. It tests for certain acids that bacteria and yeast can produce, as well as organic acid wastes from your metabolism and from neurotransmitters. Abnormal acid levels indicate metabolic and gut imbalances, which can contribute to health challenges like behaviour disorders, hyperactivity, anxiety, depression, fatigue and immune disfunction. The test also reports some vitamin and mineral levels, oxidative stress, neurotransmitter levels and oxalates, which are linked to multiple chronic illnesses.
Add Phospholipase A2 (PLA2) – OAT test fee plus $400. PLA2 gives an indication of toxin damage that can cause cellular distress and inflammation. Excess PLA2 can be linked to chronic diseases, fatigue, mental decline and depression.
Ideal as a follow-up to the Great Plains Lab Organic Acids Test, your practitioner may recommend this urine test to help pinpoint specific abnormalities, monitor certain microbial balances, and assess the effectiveness of treatment.
The test reports 21 metabolites in your body produced by yeast and bacteria. It identifies levels of beneficial and harmful bacteria, Clostridia, Candida, yeast and fungal metabolites, and general markers of dysbiosis. It also measures the level of creatinine in your body to determine kidney function.
Identify imbalances in your intestinal microflora (the bacteria and organisms that live inside your gut) with this comprehensive bacteriology and yeast cultures test. This stool test can pinpoint imbalances like Candida yeast or bacteria such as Klebsiella, or Proteus causing SIBO (Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth). It can also detect a host of parasites and worms including Blastocystis, Giardia and other dysbiotic flora.
One-day / Two-day / Three-day collection - $2850
Evaluate the good and bad bacteria in your gut, particularly if you are experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms, autoimmune disease, IBD/IBS, SIBO, inflammation, food sensitivities, nutritional deficiencies or joint pain. This comprehensive test can identify multiple microorganisms including probiotic and pathogenic bacteria, yeast and parasites, and measure key markers of digestion, absorption and inflammation. This test gives more detail about your digestive enzymes, which can increase your understanding of the causes of digestive issues.
Two-day / Three-day collection - $4200
Add Zonulin Family Protein (Stool) - $395
Add H. Pylori Antigen - $560 - Can only add w CSAPx2
This highly accurate stool test is designed to detect microbes (the most common types being bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi) that may be disturbing your normal microbial balance or contributing to illness. Using quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) technology, which detects the DNA of these microbes, this test accurately pinpoints microbial imbalances linked to autoimmune diseases, IBS/IBD, SIBO, digestive complaints, brain fog, skin problems, mental health challenges, and obesity. This test also detects ‘leaky gut’ via a zonulin test. It detects gluten sensitivity by IgA testing, measures your enzyme levels, and tests for inflammation by measuring Calprotectin. While this test may seem expensive at first glance, it is in fact excellent value for money owing to the number of comprehensive items tested.
The GI 360™ is a comprehensive stool test that uses cutting-edge technology to test DNA and accurately detect levels of pathogens, viruses, parasites and bacteria linked to gastrointestinal symptoms and disease. These include inflammation, mucosal barrier dysfunction (leaky gut), autoimmune disease, food sensitivities, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, IBD/IBS, nutritional deficiencies, bloody stool, fever and vomiting.
The GI360™ Essentials Microbiome Profile stool test takes a deep dive into the gut microbiota to identify the presence of pathogenic viruses, bacteria, parasites and yeasts. It analyses the levels of the bacteria in a way that gives an overall score of the Dysbiosis Index (developed by a group of microbiologists in Europe after extensive studies). While infection may be one aspect of gut problems, imbalance is another - the Dysbiosis Index records the degree of this problem.
Both the GI360™ and the GI360™ Essentials Microbiome Profile tests use the Nobel Prize winning polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology – the ‘gold standard’ in infection detection. The benchmark in many aspects of diagnostic testing, PCR technology is both specific and sensitive in testing DNA, giving you the confidence of a correct and detailed diagnosis of the amounts of pathogenic microbes.
Test for the potential causes of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), flatulence, bloating, food allergies or abdominal discomfort. Causes may include reduced absorption capacity, increased gastrointestinal permeability, inflammation, and lactose and sucrose intolerance - all of which can be identified by this comprehensive urine test.
Test for small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), a health condition that occurs when bacteria that normally grow in other parts of the gut begins to grow in your small intestine. This can cause bloating and a feeling of fullness, cramps, diarrhoea, indigestion, flatulence and weight loss. This non-invasive breath test can diagnose SIBO by identifying the presence of hydrogen or methane released when bacteria overgrows in the small intestine.
Measure your oral microbiome (the bacteria that lives in your oral cavity) and host inflammatory markers with this simple, non-invasive saliva test. The oral microbiome is proven to play a role in both local disease like periodontitis and systemic diseases like cardiovascular disease, autoimmune conditions and neurodegenerative disorders. This oral health and microbiome test uses quantitative real-time PCR (the ‘gold standard’ in diagnostic testing) and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) to provide accurate and reliable diagnosis.
Test your vaginal health and microbiome profile to detect imbalance of the vaginal microbiome. This can be linked to multiple health conditions including bacterial vaginosis (BV), miscarriages, preterm delivery, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and increased risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). This vaginal swab test identifies inflammation, and the abundance of lactobacillus bacteria, strictly anaerobic bacteria, enteric bacteria, and BV-associated bacteria.
Invivo Female EcologiX uses quantitative real-time PCR (the benchmark in diagnostic testing) and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) to provide an accurate and reliable diagnosis.
Add STI $350
Test for leaky gut syndrome – a digestive condition in which the lining of the small intestine becomes damaged, allowing toxins and bacteria to leak through the intestines into your blood stream. This can cause inflammatory and allergic reactions like IBS, migraines, skin issues, chronic fatigue, food allergies, rheumatoid arthritis and more. This stool test measures diamine oxidase (DAO) that breaks down histamine; histamine, and the DAO: histamine ratio. It measures zonulin, a protein that plays a significant role in the opening of small intestine tight junctions and it also measures LPS (lipopolysaccharide) levels. Increased levels of LPS will need to be corrected to restore gut and overall health.
通過這項全面的細菌學和酵母菌培養測試，確定腸道菌群（生活在腸道內的細菌和生物體）的不平衡。 這種糞便測試可以查明如念珠菌酵母或細菌（如克雷伯氏菌）或引起 SIBO（小腸細菌過度生長）的變形桿菌等不平衡。 它還可以檢測到許多寄生蟲和蠕蟲，包括芽生菌、賈第鞭毛蟲和其他菌群失調。
準確度極高的糞便測試能檢測微生物平衡或導致疾病的微生物（最常見的類型是細菌、病毒、寄生蟲和真菌）。使用聚合酶鏈鎖反應 (qPCR) 技術檢測這些微生物的 DNA，準確地查明與自身免疫性疾病、IBS/IBD、SIBO、消化系統疾病、腦霧、皮膚問題、心理健康和肥胖相關的微生物失衡。還測試解連蛋白來檢驗腸漏症。通過 IgA 測試檢測麩質敏感性，測量您的酶水平，並通過測量鈣衛蛋白來測試炎症。 此測試項目數量眾多，能深入詳細了解您的身體狀況。
GI 360™ 是一項全面的糞便測試，使用尖端技術測試 DNA 並準確檢測與胃腸道症狀和疾病相關的病原體、病毒、寄生蟲和細菌的水平。 這些包括炎症、粘膜屏障功能障礙（腸漏症）、自身免疫性疾病、食物敏感性、腹瀉、腹痛、IBD/IBS、營養缺乏、血便、發燒和嘔吐等。
GI360™ Essentials 糞便測試深入研究腸道微生物群，以確定致病病毒、細菌、寄生蟲和酵母菌的存在。 它以生態失調指數（由歐洲的一組微生物學家經過廣泛研究後開發）的總體評分方式分析細菌的水平。
GI360™ 和 GI360™ Essentials 測試均使用獲得諾貝爾獎的聚合酶鏈鎖反應 (PCR) 技術。 作為診斷檢測許多方面的基準，PCR技術在檢測 DNA 時十分靈敏，能為您準確分析並詳細診斷病原微生物的數量。
綜合測試 Comprehensive $4950
基本測試 Essential $3960
全面的尿液測試：檢視腸易激綜合症 (IBS)、小腸細菌過度生長 (SIBO)、脹氣、腹脹、食物過敏或腹部不適的潛在原因。 可能包括吸收能力降低、胃腸道通透性增加、炎症以及乳糖和蔗糖不耐受等。
檢測小腸細菌過度生長 (SIBO)，即是小腸中的細菌過量而令人產生不適的症狀。 這會導致腹脹和飽腹感、痙攣、腹瀉、消化不良、脹氣和體重減輕等。 這種非侵入性呼氣測試可以通過識別小腸中細菌過度生長時釋放的氫氣或甲烷的存在來診斷 SIBO。
使用這種簡單的非侵入性唾液測試來檢查您的口腔微生物組(生活在口腔中的細菌)和炎症。 口腔微生物組已被證明在牙周炎等局部疾病和心血管疾病、自身免疫性疾病和神經退行性疾病等全身性疾病中發揮作用。 這種口腔健康和微生物組測試使用定量實時 PCR(和酶聯免疫吸附測定 (ELISA) 來提供準確可靠的診斷。
測試您的陰道健康狀況以檢測陰道微生物組是否平衡。 這可能與多種健康狀況有關，包括細菌性陰道病 (BV)、流產、早產、盆腔炎 (PID) 和性傳播感染 (STI) 風險增加。 這種陰道拭子測試可識別炎症，以及大量的乳酸菌、嚴格厭氧菌、腸道細菌和 BV 相關細菌。使用定量實時 PCR（診斷測試的基準）和酶聯免疫吸附測定 (ELISA) 來提供準確可靠的診斷。
陰道健康檢查 Ecologi： $3550
性傳播感染檢查Add STI: $350