GUT TESTING with GENOVA DIAGNOSTICS

GI Effects® Comprehensive Stool Test – £355

The GI Effects Comprehensive Stool Profile can reveal important information about the root cause of many common gastrointestinal symptoms such as gas, bloating, indigestion, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, and constipation. The biomarkers from the GI Effects Comprehensive Profile are providing key clinical information for three main gastrointestinal functional areas: Digestion/Absorption, Inflammation/Immunology, Gut Microbiome. + Additional add-ons include H. Pylori, Stool Zonulin, Campylobacter, Clostridium difficile, Escherichia EIA
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GUT TESTING with CYREX

ESSENTIAL BARRIERS TESTING – ARRAY 2 Serum Antibodies – $233
( Cyrex prices are quoted in USD as Cyrex is a US lab. You will be invoiced based on the current exchange rate upon booking).
This is an Intestinal Antigenic Permeability Screen™ (Leaky Gut).  

What it measures: Actomyosin IgG, Occludin/Zonulin IgG, Occludin/Zonulin IgA, Occludin/Zonulin IgM, Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) IgG, Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) IgA, Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) IgM.

Intestinal permeability can cause systemic inflammation, which can then sustain itself by its ongoing effect on the gut. This array assesses gut barrier damage by measuring antibodies to barrier proteins. It can therefore detect barrier damage long before there is dysregulation in absorptive function. 

FOOD INTOLERANCE TESTING with LORISIAN

Would you like to find out what foods are contributing to your symptoms and making you feel ill?

It is well known that what you eat has a huge influence on your health and wellbeing, however, your diet can also have a negative effect on your health, particularly if you are one of the estimated 45% of people who suffer from food intolerance.
Food intolerance is a condition with a range of symptoms including gut symptoms, bloating, IBS, headaches, migraines, low mood, joint pain, fatigue, weight gain and skin problems. These symptoms must always be checked out by a Medical Professional.

The company that I use for food intolerance testing is Lorisian Laboratories. This is done via a finger prick to access a drop of blood. There are 6 comprehensive tests one can choose depending on the one’s need –  100 foods, 150 foods, 200foods, Modern Living, Asian Diet and Nordic Diet.

Tests available:

Lorisian 100  £199
(Analyses your IgG antibodies reaction to over 100 food ingredients)
Lorisian 150plus  £299
(Analyses your IgG antibodies reaction to over 150 food ingredients)
Lorisian 200plus  £349
(Analyses your IgG antibodies reaction to over 200 food ingredients)
Lorisian Modern Living  £315  – Lorisian Modern Living test
(Analyses your IgG antibody reactions to over 160 modern food and drink ingredients)
Lorisian Asian Diet £315 – Lorisian Asian Diet
(Analyses your IgG antibody reactions to over 162 Asian food and drink ingredients)
Lorisian Nordic Diet £315 – Lorisian Nordic Diet
(Analyses your IgG antibody reactions to over 160 Nordic food and drink ingredients.
Lorisian 150plus with IBS Support £325
(Analyses your IgG antibodies reaction to over 150 food ingredients and provides a personalized list of low FODMAP foods)
Lorisian 150plus with Ideal Weight Programme Support £325
(Analyses your IgG antibodies reaction to over 150 food ingredients, provides a low GI plan and exercise recommendations)
Lorisian 150plus with nutritional consultation £335
(Analyses your IgG antibodies reaction to over 150 food ingredients and provides a personalized nutritional plan)

 

FOOD INTOLERANCE TESTING with BRUNEL HEALTH

Food Intolerance Test by Brunel Health is an easy finger-prick blood collection (3-5 drops only) using an absorbent wand. 134 food and drink reactions shown, with NO food mixtures and a detailed 12-page results document with 10 individual food group sections – both a PDF and a postal copy.  View  Brunel_Health_Client_Brochure

This test looks at 134 foods and drinks.
Brunel Health IgG antibodies  – £220.


FOOD INTOLERANCE TESTING with CYREX


Another company that I use for food intolerance testing is Cyrex Laboratories. Cyrex™ is a Clinical Immunology Laboratory Specializing in Functional Immunology and Autoimmunity.  Cyrex™ offers multi-tissue antibody testing. Their food intolerance testing is  ‘gold standard’  due to its double testing methods, testing each food or food substance twice. If there are any inconsistent results seen, they are retested until a correlation is seen.  Both IgG and IgA antibodies are tested for, reducing the possibility of missing immune reactivity.  Several other food substances such as food colourings, meat glues and gums are tested.

Which foods are tested?
ENVIRONMENTAL TRIGGERS TESTING – ARRAY 10


CYREX Array 10 – $626.
( Cyrex prices are quoted in USD as Cyrex is a US lab. You will be invoiced based on the current exchange rate upon booking).

CYREX Array 10-90 – $385 ( Cyrex prices are quoted in USD as Cyrex is a US lab. You will be invoiced based on the current exchange rate upon booking).
Please note there may be extra phlebotomy fee added.

Multiple Food Immune Reactivity Screen.
DAIRY and EGGS, Modified, GRAINS, Raw and Modified, Beans + Modified, NUTS and SEEDS, Raw and Modified, VEGETABLES, Raw and Modified, FRUIT, Raw and Modified, FISH and SEAFOOD, Raw and Modified, MEAT, Modified, HERBS, Raw, SPICES, Raw, GUMS, BREWED BEVERAGES and ADDITIVES.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL TRIGGERS TESTING – ARRAY 3X Serum Antibodies

Wheat/Gluten Proteome Reactivity & Autoimmunity™ Antigens Tested (IgG and IgA tested separately for each antigen).

CYREX Array 3X – $319 ( Cyrex prices are quoted in USD as Cyrex is a US lab. You will be invoiced based on the current exchange rate upon booking).
Please note there may be extra phlebotomy fee added.

Download Cyrex Catalog of Services – UK

 

FOOD INTOLERANCE TESTING with GENOVA DIAGNOSTICS

 

IgG / IgE Food Panel Antobodies £265

I use for food intolerance testing from Genova Diagnostics. This immunological food sensitivity test measures IgG antibody levels to 87 foods, and total IgE.  Additional sensitivity tests are also available for regional inhalants, moulds, vegetables, and spices. This antibody food sensitivity test is ideal for patients who may suffer from delayed reactions/sensitivities to specific foods. This helpful for identifying both true allergies and food sensitivities. See IgG-IgE Food Panel Sample Report 

 

NUTRITIONAL ASSESSMENTS with GENOVA DIAGNOSTICS

 

 NutrEval® Plasma – £605

A Comprehensive Test for Identifying Nutritional Deficiencies.  The NutrEval FMV evaluates overall nutritional status to determine personalized supplementation needs for antioxidants, B-vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, amino acids, digestive support, and other select nutrients. Available SNPs – MTHFR, COMT, TNF-α, and APOE.  More information about this test in here 
Research suggests that nutritional deficiencies may be at the root of many chronic conditions. The NutrEval can help identify specific, personalized recommendations for even the most difficult-to-treat patient cases.  Effective for patient concerns such as: Mood Disorders (Anxiety and Depression), Fatigue, Digestive Complaints, Chronic Pain/Inflammatory Conditions (Musculoskeletal and Migraine), Cardiovascular Risk, Weight Issues/Dietary Guidance, General Health and Sports Fitness Optimization. See NutrEval® Plasma Sample Report

 

ONE (Optimal Nutritional Evaluation) FMV – £335

The ONE FMV is a unique combination of nutritional tests that provides an analysis of key nutritional biomarkers in one convenient urine collection.  It is a convenient patient-friendly way to assess the functional need for antioxidants, B-vitamins, minerals, digestive support, and amino acids.  Studies suggest that even a balanced diet may not provide all essential nutrients. The ONE FMV is designed to assist in the identification and management of nutritional deficiencies that may be the root cause of complex chronic conditions.  Common clinical indications for testing include: Mood Disorders, Fatigue, Digestive Complaints, Weight Issues/Dietary Guidance, General Health and Sports Fitness Optimization. I have been using this test in conjunction with GI Effect Stool Test.  Get more informations on ONE FMV test in here.

HOMOCYSTEINE TESTING with Lorisian

 

 

Lorisian Homocysteine £149

 You should not take the test if:
  • Suffering from blood borne diseases such as Hepatitis or HIV
  • Under the age of 2
  • Pregnant or breast-feeding
  • Taking steroids or immunosuppressants