Functional testing involves understanding biochemical pathways in the body and exploring the changes that occur in someone who is chronically unwell. We use the most accurate ways of measuring your body's physiology, whether that be via blood test, urine sample or stool sample. We provide a phlebotomy service (taking blood for samples) at our clinic in Warwickshire or can advise you how to arrange yourself if you are further afield.
The functional testing approach is fully backed by scientific research and test markers are adjusted according to new insight discovered in the scientific community so we can be confident of the accuracy and validity of the information we get from testing. The tests are very forward thinking in medicine and offer an investigative approach far beyond the diagnosis that you may receive through an orthodox healthcare system.
Functional tests allow us to discover underlying causes and looking at the 'why' of your diagnosis rather than just 'treat the symptoms' approach.
We use several labs for our tests, each of which have slightly different specialities. This means we can offer the most appropriate tests for your needs. Some of our common tests include:
Energy metabolism and mitochondrial efficiency
Accurate stress hormone testing including cortisol and DHEA
Oxidative stress and DNA damage assessment
Digestion and absorption capacity
Sex hormone comprehensive analysis to identify how a person is detoxifying and processing their hormones
PLEASE NOTE - You will need an initial consultation prior to ordering tests as we need to make a thorough assessment of your health history and medication before making the best recommendations for you.