Diagnostic Tests


DIGESTIVE HEALTH


Candida Test

Candida is type of yeast that when levels multiply, can cause a myriad of health symptoms due to it inflammatory and toxic nature.  Candidiasis is an overgrowth of candida in our system and can be the cause of such symptoms as:

Symptoms of Candida overgrowth can be:
  • Vaginal or Oral Thrush or ‘Jock itch’
  • Fungal infections – nails or skin
  • Fatigue
  • ‘Foggy’ head, difficulties concentrating
  • Headaches
  • Bloating, especially after eating
  • Low energy
  • Sugar cravings
  • White or Yellowish coating on the tongue
People at risk of Candida overgrowth are:
  • Recent antibiotic use
  • Previous long term antibiotic use
  • Medication including the oral contraceptive pill & corticosteroids
  • Digestive imbalance e.g food intolerances, IBS, constipation
  • Diet high in sugars and yeasts (such as in beer)
  • Pregnant women – Due hormonal and blood sugar changes
  • Weakened immune system e.g HIV/Aids or Cancer

We offer different options for candida testing but most frequently recommend stool test. Your Naturopath can provide you with a referral for this. It is in an extra change paid directly to the labs and prices range from $130 for more basic testing to $400 for more complee microbiome testing. If you have candida, tried and test natural treatment will be recommended.


Comprehensive Stool Analysis

The Comprehensive digestive stool analysis (CDSA) is an at home stool test that allows your practitioner to better understand your digestive functionality. It measures a range digestion, absorption, and metabolism markers and can also check bacterial, fungal and parasitic infection.

There are different levels of CDSA that range in price $130-$460


Microbiome Testing

Microbiome testing looks into your unique make up of micro-organism balance living in your system. We truly are symbiotic beings, depending on our microbiome for a huge range of functions such as immunity, digestive health, synthesis of neurotransmitters and vitamins!

How healthy is your system? Test range in price but commonly around $200 – $360 depending on which test suits you best


Celiac testing

Celiac is the most problematic form of gluten-intolerance. It is an auto-immune reaction to your digestive lining affecting nutrient absorption and gut health. If you feel you don’t tolerate wheat or gluten, it is wise to rule out Celiac as this disease can create lasting damage.

The only true way of diagnosing Celiac is through biopsy from an endoscopy, however Gene testing, immune testing through the blood can give a very good indication if Celiac disease is likely.


Helicobacter testing

It is estimated that 50% of the population is infected with Helicobacter Pylori. H Pylori can cause gastritis in adults and children is thought to cause ulcers. People infected with H Pylori have a 2 to 6 fold increased risk of developing gastric cancer and lymphoma as compared to uninfected persons.

We utilize either stool antigen testing or refer you to have the breath test depending on your assessment.

If a positive test is revealed, your Naturopath will be able to provide you with specific recommendations to overcome this issue.


Intestinal Permeability

The intestinal permeability testing or ‘Leaky gut’ test is a simple challenge urine test that is a precise, non-invasive way of assessing for gastrointestinal mucosal integrity.  Other markers to understand gut lining health can also be performed through stool testing.

Damage to the lining of the gastrointestinal tract (small and large intestine), is common in people with conditions such as food sensitivity and food allergy, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, arthritis, coeliac disease and dermatological conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and acne.
The integrity or gut lining can be affected by many things such as stress, gut infections, alcohol, environmental toxins, medications such as non-steroidal anti inflammations and antibiotics, and poor diet.

If your test shows an increased intestinal permeability, your Naturopath will be able to offer you specific advice on how to repair and restore your intestinal integrity that will make you feel vital and well and again.


FOOD INTOLERANCE TESTING


People have very different needs with diet, foods testing is one way we can discover more.   Foods testing is ideal for people with:

Digestive issues
Sinus or hayfever
Eczema or acne
Asthma
Low immunity
migraines and more!

We offer different options for reliable and effective food sensitivity testing.  These include simple pin prick tests that deliver your results the same day, through to more comprehensive tests that measure multiple levels of immune reaction to foods for more problematic cases.   Different testing options suit different people’s needs. Your Naturopath will be able to discuss the different options after your health assessment when they better understand your needs.
The most commonly recommend test is $230, more comprehensive testing ranges for $365 – $480


HORMONE AND ADRENAL TEST


Hormonal imbalance including reproductive hormones, thyroid hormone and adrenal hormones can cause all kinds of disruption and illnesses in the body. Ideal for understanding hormonal influences behind irregular periods, skin issues, low libido,  low energy or  fertility issues.

During your initial consultation, if hormonal balance is indicated, you may be recommend to specific hormonal testing of which there are different types.

There are 3 ways we are able to test hormone are:

 

Blood test: Represents total levels of bound hormone currently circulating in the body.

Saliva test: Shows unbound or ‘free’ hormones that are bio-available to the body.

Urine testing: shows hormone metabolism/excretion as compared to normal levels.

You will be advised by your Naturopath what test/s are ideal for you after your initial assessment.  A treatment plan targeting any hormonal imbalance shown can then be undertaken.

Hormone testing can range from $50-$550 depending on how extensive the testing is required to be.


IRIDOLOGY


Your eyes are the window into your body’s health! Iridology is used to give insight into your individual health traits, genetic predispositions as well as current issues both acute and chronic.

It has origins dating back as far as 3000 years and has evolved over the centuries in to the science it is today whereby we can see in the iris as reflection of the state of health of body organs and systems.

Iridology doesn’t name conditions or illnesses but shows the ‘state’ of the body such as inflammation, toxicity, congestions, nervous condition and degeneration of an organ. Emotional states and character traits can also be perceived.

Your Naturopath will use iridology in your initial consultation as part of your health assessment.


HEAVY METAL TESTING


The heavy metal testing offered at CBD Natural health is a comprehensive way of assessing mineral and toxic mineral imbalance that can contribute to a myriad of health issues.

There are 3 different tests available depending on your needs:

 

Hair mineral analysis
– The most comprehensive analysis available of mineral balance, mineral metabolism and heavy metal screening and the test we most commonly use. Ideal for preconception, osteoporosis, and children’s health analysis. This test is approximately $120

Comprehensive urine elements profile
– A detail urine toxic mineral analysis of nutritional elements, heavy metals and minor elements such as gadolinium (MRI dyes) and rare minerals found in technologies. This shows what the body is currently excreting and doesn’t tend to reveal stored heavy metals.

Stool testing
– This is simple stool test to reveal heavy metal loading via dietary intake/excretion


NEUROLOGICAL HEALTH TESTING


Pyrrole Testing (Mauve Factor)

A test recommended for people with anxiety, depression, poor stress coping abilities or mental illness. This test identifies what is believed to be a genetic, metabolic condition that is treatable with simple, vitamin supplementation, and can impact symptoms of mental health imbalance.

  • Poor stress tolerance
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Poor dream recall
  • Stretch marks
  • Abdominal pains or ‘stitches’
  • White spots on the nails
  • Pale skin/difficulty tanning
  • Tendency to anxiety
  • Mid-morning nausea or difficulty eating breakfast
  • Constipation
  • Explosive anger
  • Depression/anxiety
  • Light/sound/odour intolerance

Children are often easier to diagnose with  the most common symptoms being anxiety, always being the first to react to stress, many or peculiar fears, delayed puberty, learning difficulties or spectrum disorders.

Your Naturopath will be able to test and monitor your health and symptoms with this urine test.


OAT – Organic Acid Testing

Organic Acids testing is a urine test that measures metabolites of the body for better understanding into biochemical functionality.

This test is ideal in chronic, complex or confusing health scenarios to shed light onto how best to heal the body.

There are option around metabolites tested and most commonly cost around $330

Markers can indicate or test for:

 

Bacterial Infection
Energy Metabolism Issues
Detoxification Imbalance
Neurotransmitter Balance
Nutrients and more!


Methylation Testing

Methylation is a complex and integral part of our biochemistry and describes the cycles that are part of hormonal, neurology and detoxification pathways. Commonly people can be deficient in parts of their methylation processes which can be due to genetics, external stressor or toxins or nutrient deficiencies.

Correction methylation balance can be key to overcoming many issues and is ideal for people with chronic health, fertility or mental health issues.

There are many different options and way to test methylation issues that your Naturopath can recommend after your initial health assessment.


FERTILITY TESTING


CBD Natural Health’s Naturopaths offer a comprehensive array of tests for preconception and fertility.

If you have undergone testing previously with your Doctor or fertility specialist, your Naturopath can review these tests and provide you with a different perspective, and then will utilise these tests to ensure body health and good nutritional status for optimal fertility. We work alongside your current Medical care to ensure the best outcomes.

  • Body toxicity, mineral and heavy metal testing
  • Thyroid function testing
  • Genetic nutritional testing e.g MTHFR, homocysteine and Pyrroles (Mauve factor)
  • Functional Liver Detoxification Profile (FLDP)
  • Digestive health testing
  • Anti Mullerian Hormone and Antral follicle screening for assessment of ovarian reserve.
  • Nutrient status
  • Digestive health testing
  • Hormone testing
  • MTHFR gene testing
  • Toxicity testing