Dementia Tests

This guide to recommended nutritional tests by disease, lists those tests that are justified in current medical literature (basic profiles) and newer tests of a more specialist nature (advanced profiles) which may be appropriate for some patients. These are guidelines only and individual requirements will vary.

This page is still under construction. The following tests are those relevant tests performed by Biolab Medical Unit, and is not necessarily a comprehensive list of tests that may be required to assess a patient with this condition.

Click on the following links for further test information:


Aluminium (Al) - blood

Aluminium (Al) - plasma

Aluminium (Al) - urine

Antioxidant Profile

Cadmium (Cd) - urine

Dementia profile

Dementia Profile - additional tests

DMSA Provocation Test

Fatty Acids - Erythrocytes

Folate (red cell)

Hair mineral & toxic elements

Mercury (Hg) - blood

Methylation Profile

MTHFR (homocysteinaemia) - saliva genetic screen

Neurotransmitter Profile (Basic - urine)

Neurotransmitter Profile (Comprehensive - urine)

Plasma Mineral Profile with Red Cell Magnesium

Toxic Elements screen - blood

Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) - transketolase activity

Vitamin B12 ("Active") - Serum

Vitamin B12 and methylmalonic acid profile

Vitamin B3-RBC NAD activation (Niacin)

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) - glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase activity