Well Necessities Additional Diagnostic Tests
The following screening tests can be offered to help further identify what the cause of any digestive disturbance may be. These tests are medically recognised and conducted in a clinical lab. We will discuss the options of these tests at your consultation and if we feel it necessary to proceed I will arrange for the kit to be sent out to you. You will receive instructions on how to collect the sample at home and then you will be required to send off your sample directly as per instructions. We will fully discuss the results of the tests at a follow up appointment.
1- Intestinal Candida and Other Fungi
Indicated when you are suffering from the following symptoms:
This is a full screen for candida, and all other yeasts and moulds from a stool sample and a mouth swab. Your stool will also be tested for its pH(measures the acidity of your stool which gives information about your friendly bacteria).
- Unpleasant bloating and wind, especially after eating carbs
- Diarrhoea or constipation which might alternate
- Nausea and/or acid regurgitation
- Unexplained tiredness or lethargy
- Sweet craving
- IBS – Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Depressive moods like ‘winter blues’
- Recurrent colds and/or a low immune system
- Recurrent vaginal thrush
- Recurrent cystitis and alike
2 – Full Fungal Screen PLUS Intestinal Parasites
Indicated if suffering from the above symptoms plus one or more of the following:
This comprises Test Kit 1 PLUS intestinal parasites like worms and single-celled organisms such as blastocystis hominis, amoeba etc
- Persistent diarrhoea or alternating diarrhoea and constipation
- Attacks of sweating or feeling cold
- Colic like pains
- Hunger attacks which alternate with times of no appetite
- Persistent cough
- Weight loss
- Anal itching
- Symptoms following foreign travel
3 – Fungal Screen and Immune Parameters
Indicated in suffering from conditions from test one, plus one or more of the following:
Includes Full fungal screen (Test 1), plus sIgA = state of your gut immune system (low immunity or intestinal inflammation), and test for leaky gut (permits allergies, for example food allergies).
- Abdominal pains
- Fluid retention
- Skin problems
- IBS – Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Weight which does not shift
- Tired all the time
4 – Fungal Screen and Immune Parameters PLUS test for Intestinal Parasites
Includes Full fungal screen (Test 1), plus sIgA = state of your gut immune system (low immunity or intestinal inflammation), plus test for leaky gut (permits allergies, for example food allergies) and test for intestinal parasites.
5 – Peace of Mind Screen
Full fungal screen (like Test Kit 1) PLUS state of your gut immune system – sIgA, PLUS the M2-PK tumour marker, indicating the presence of all colo-rectal tumours, even at an early stage. PLUS investigation for human blood in the stool. This will detect even invisible traces.
6 – Tummy Ache Screen
Full fungal screen (Test Kit 1) PLUS test for intestinal parasites PLUS Helicobacter pylori (bacterium which causes stomach ulcers) PLUSintestinal inflammation marker (Calprotectin).
7 - Saliva Test for Lactose/Fructose Intolerance.
8 - Heavy Metal and Deficiency Screening through Hair testing.
9. IgE Blood Test for common Allergens including wheat, soya, dairy and egg.