Diagnostic Tests

Sometimes it may be necessary to recommend specialised pathology testing to help further investigate the underlying cause of various health problems. These specialized tests known as functional pathology tests can help provide more information about digestive function, hormone balance, and metabolic needs. They can be used to help develop the most effective treatment plan to improve your health issues. The samples used are from either blood, saliva, or urine.

When you go to a GP in Australia, testing is restricted to medicare funding. Only the basic tests are covered under the Medicare bulk-billing program. Doctors cannot send patients for advanced testing unless there is a very specific reason or a pre-diagnosed condition. Furthermore, functional testing is rarely used because this explains the workings of your body, not pathological changes in disease.

Medicine and health care are undergoing a paradigm shift. We are seeing more and more demand from our patients to look at their complex cases from a holistic rather than a mechanistic or reductionistic perspective. To do this we need to have diagnostic methods that focus on physiological function as a marker of health, rather than merely the presence of pathology or tissue change as a marker of disease. The following lists the differences between a reductionistic, pathological view of the body, and the view of the body as functioning physiology.

In a nutshell- Functional testing looks at functional health and well-being. It seeks to answer the question ‘How is my body functioning?’ Test results do not seek a diagnosis but rather they uncover levels of dysfunction. Often these areas of dysfunction may have not been revealed by conventional pathology tests. Dysfunction can be detected across the board – metabolic, nutritional, digestive, hormonal, etc.

Mr Sandeep Kumar (Naturopathy diploma, Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) has spent many years forming close relationships with some of the best labs in Australia and around the world. Functional testing is paramount in identifying causative factors affecting your health. Many advanced tests are not offered by doctors simply because they are not covered under Medicare. This leaves people unable to find some of the answers they have been looking for.

By doing advanced lab testing we can identify the underlying causes of your health concern, allowing us to treat the root cause rather than focus on symptom reduction. With access to hundreds of different advanced tests, our Naturopaths can effectively treat many conditions relating to weight gain, gut health, fatigue, anxiety, depression, hormone imbalances, skin issues, autoimmune conditions, and many unexplained health concerns.

Points to be noted:

1. Lab Tests are only recommended when it is necessary for a proper treatment plan. Old lab tests done by GP or other health practitioners are checked first, only those tests which are required will be recommended.

2. As these tests are not covered by Medicare, so our doctors will try to get your GP’s referral for these tests so that your hard-earned money can be saved. But keep in mind, in most cases your GP could refuse as not all Advanced Tests are covered under Medicare.

3. You will be requested to pay money directly to the Laboratory to keep transparency in the transaction amount.

4. You can directly get your lab report or we will receive it first, the choice will be yours.

5. At any time you can refuse to go for tests, or seek another Doctor, your decision will be at the top. If you cancel to go for tests after paying for tests, then the decision to return money will depend upon the respective Laboratory. Our doctors will not be able to interfere in this matter.

6. If our Doctors find any critical Lab results, they can refer you to a GP/ Hospital – their decision will be final, and saving your life will be their priority.

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With years of experience and strong partnerships with leading medical laboratories, we go beyond symptom reduction to identify the underlying causes of your health issues. Our approach is rooted in understanding your body’s true condition, enabling us to create a personalised and effective treatment plan tailored to your needs.

By utilising advanced lab testing, we delve deep into the root causes of your health condition, aiming to restore balance and vitality to your life. Our evidence-based treatment plans leverage the latest scientific advancements, combining the art of naturopathy with precision diagnostics.

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Diagnostic Tests

We offer comprehensive diagnostic test services, utilizing advanced technologies to provide accurate results and exceptional care. Trust us for reliable diagnostics that help you make informed healthcare decisions.

Food Sensitivity Profile

Adverse reactions to foods can be a source of considerable discomfort and can contribute to many chronic conditions and diseases. Food sensitivity symptoms are varied and people can react in different ways. Many people live with minor or major symptoms of adverse food reactions for years without ever suspecting the involvement of the immune system and the foods that trigger them. It is important to consider the possibility of food sensitivities if you experience any of these common symptoms: bloating, fluid retention, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, migraine, depression and mood swings, asthma, skin conditions, and behavioral problems in children. The most common food sensitivities occur with cow’s milk, eggs, gluten, beans, nuts, and other cereals. The food sensitivity profile provides essential information to help us formulate an individualized dietary and treatment plan to achieve the best results.

Hormone Testing

Salivary Hormone Profile

The salivary hormone profiles for men or women provide valuable information on your hormonal status and the potential impact this may have on your physical and emotional health. Hormonal imbalance contributes to weight gain, mood swings, night sweats, disturbed sleep patterns, loss of libido, fatigue, and hot flushes. By having an accurate understanding of your hormones we can individualize your treatment to achieve optimal hormone balance.

Hormones Tested

  • Oestrone (E1)
  • Oestrodiol (E2)
  • Oestriol (E3)
  • DHEA-S
  • Cortisol


  • Testosterone (TT)
  • Oestrodiol (E2)
  • DHEA-S
  • Cortisol

Toxic Metals Testing

Toxic Metals – Urine and Blood

Toxic metal analysis can be performed using specimens of urine or blood. Toxic metal accumulation from chronic dietary, environmental and/or industrial exposure is common and the symptoms are similar to many other health conditions, e.g. fatigue, nausea, insomnia, impaired mental function, nervousness, and damage to vital organs. A blood analysis for toxic metals is ideally used in acute situations to determine the level of recent exposure and toxicity. Urine provides the best specimen type for longer-term exposure to toxic metals. This test indicates toxic metal exposure by measuring the excretion of toxic metals from tissue deposits into the urine.
Toxic Metals Analysed
  • Aluminium (Al)
  • Arsenic (As)
  • Cadmium (Cd)
  • Chromium (Cr)
  • Lead (Pb)
  • Mercury (Hg)

Thyroid Function Testing

Thyroid Hormone Profile

Our thyroid hormone profile takes an in-depth look at your thyroid health including TSH, T3, and T4 levels as well as investigating your thyroid antibodies and reverse T3 levels. Reverse T3 is a stereoisomer of normal T3 and in regular testing is counted as T3 (which is an active form). Reverse T3 can’t be used by the body and an investigation into its levels often clarifies why some people with clear symptoms of thyroid dysfunction come up with normal thyroid hormone levels in regular testing.

Gut Mucosa Function Testing

Intestinal Permeability

The intestinal permeability test is a precise and non-invasive method for assessing gastrointestinal mucosal integrity. 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, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, arthritis, autoimmune diseases, coeliac disease, and dermatological conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne. The lining of the gut wall is often subjected to a wide variety of insults from substances such as alcohol, caffeine, spices, medicines, and environmental chemicals. The impact of chronic stress may also affect the permeability of the gut wall over time. Correcting the altered permeability may have an immediate effect on the relief of symptoms and facilitate the gradual improvement in the underlying condition.

Adrenal Function Testing

Adrenal Hormone profile

The Adrenal hormone profile is a non-invasive saliva test that monitors the levels of the stress hormones cortisol and DHEA-S, over a day. This is an important test to determine your adrenal function if you experience symptoms such as fatigue, anxiety, depression, mood swings, insomnia, headaches, low energy, stress, hormonal imbalance, and poor immune function. Altered levels of cortisol and DHEA-S can indicate acute and/or chronic mental and/or physical stress. Prolonged stress causes increased secretion of cortisol and can eventually lead to a decline in adrenal function, exhaustion, and immune suppression.
DHEA-S is an androgen in both men and women and its levels decline with age. Reduced levels of DHEA-S may result in fatigue, poor immune function, weight gain, increased aging, memory loss, and poor concentration.