Digestive Testing

The digestive system

The digestive system is the foundation of long-term health and well-being. This is where we digest and absorb nutrients required for every bodily function, and provide the building blocks to continuously repair and create each cell of the human body.

Don’t see the test you’re looking for below? There are simply so many we couldn’t include them all!

Digestive testing

Coeliac Disease Testing
Coeliac disease testing, often termed “coeliac disease screen” is a specific blood test for autoimmune markers against gluten and gliadin.

This test is recommended for people suspected of gluten allergy whom are still consuming gluten within their daily diet.

“Coeliac Gene” Testing: HLA DR DQ
This genetic blood or buccal cell test displays whether a person has a genetically predisposed allergy or sensitivity to gluten. This can be particularly helpful if a person does not wish to consume gluten prior to the standard coeliac disease screen or has already eliminated gluten from their diet.

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More About Digestive Testing

Gluten Sensitivity
Gluten and wheat can cause many subtle and serious health effects, often unbeknown to the person consuming it. This test can help determine if it is in your best interest to avoid gluten for long-term health and well-being.

Digestive Stool Analysis (CSDA)
CSDA tests are a highly comprehensive analysis of stool matter when a parasite or digestive disturbance is suspected. There are many levels of CDSA available, from basic digestive health information to many pages of information regarding your digestive health.

CSDA may include testing of bacterias (both beneficial and dysbiotic); yeasts/fungi (including candida albicans and many others); as well as many parasites.

There are also inflammation markers, immune markers, SCFA (short chain fatty acids), and digestive capacity markers such as undigested muscle and vegetable fibres; fat/lipid absorption; and pancreatic enzyme elastase.

PCR Mulitplex – DNA Stool Analysis
PCR (polymerase chain reaction) is an advanced stool analysis technique that identifies digestive parasites and bacterias by their DNA, rather than by the older method of culture and microscopy identification which may miss parasites and bacterias depending on their shedding cycle and ability to be cultured.

Bioscreen Stool Analysis
Bioscreen provides a specialist stool test involving specific culturing to count bacteria numbers that should normally be in the gut, as well as those that are imbalanced.

Microbiome Testing
There are multiple options for testing your microbiome, including culture and PCR stool tests.

Candida Testing
Candida overgrowth is common, and may be associated with symptoms such as fatigue, brain fog and a wide range of digestive issues.

We offer a blood test and saliva test which both measure actual Candida antibodies, providing information regarding past and/or present Candida infection.

We also offer stool Candida testing which is specific for digestive candida presence.

Intestinal Permeability Testing
Intestinal permeability, commonly known as ‘leaky gut’ of the digestive system, may be associated with many conditions, including fatigue, autoimmune disorders, food sensitivities, chronic illnesses and inflammatory states.

Zonulin Testing
Elevated zonulin is associated with intestinal permeability, aka “leaky gut syndrome”, as well as other inflammatory, autoimmunity and digestive disorders.

Intestinal Dysbiosis Markers
Intestinal dysbiosis is the overgrowth of certain intestinal bacteria or yeast, sometimes referred to as small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).

Dysbiosis can produce symptoms such as bloating, fatigue, headaches, food sensitivities, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) as well as many others.

SIBO Testing (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)

Bacteria are found in the trillions in the large intestine, however if bacteria overgrowth occurs in the small intestine symptoms such as bloating, constipation, diarrhoea and digestive discomfort may occur.

Helicobacter Pylori Testing
Helicobacter Pylori (also known as H. Pylori) may be measured via a blood test for antibody levels, or a C14 urea breathe test for current levels of H Pylori infection.

Pylori infection is commonly associated with stomach ulcers, dyspepsia, indigestion, and heart burn as well as other digestive symptoms.

Calprotectin Test
Calprotectin is a stool test that is used to detect inflammation in the intestines. This may determine between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in patients suffering from digestive issues.

Bowel Cancer Markers
A simple and non-invasive stool test screening for colorectal cancer or cell proliferation.

Digestive Inflammation Markers
There are multiple options for digestive inflammation testing, such as lactoferrin, lysozyme and calprotectin stool tests.

Food Testing
We have multiple options for food sensitivity testing, such as immunoglobulin A and G food panels, and ALCAT testing… read more here.

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