Biolab – a medical referral laboratory specialising in nutritional and environmental medicine located in London.
We are a nutritional biochemistry laboratory measuring vitamin and mineral levels, toxic metals, other biochemical levels related to the availability of micronutrients, and we provide an extensive range of profiles for assessing the effects of twenty-first century lifestyles on our bodies.
An increasing number of individuals are becoming allergic, intolerant or sensitive to components in food, inhalants (pollens etc), dietary and environmental chemicals, and even metals. Testing for immune responses to ... read more
Antioxidants are an essential part of our diet and are primarily utilised to repair damage from ‘free radicals’ produced during normal metabolic activity which result in increased oxidative stress. Lifestyle ... read more
Essential Fatty Acids
Fatty acids are important nutrients derived from fats in our diet, but obtaining an optimal balance of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ fats isn’t easy with current dietary choices. Fatty acids are ... read more
The gut is a large and important interface with the environment through which all dietary intakes passes. Optimal utilisation of ingested food (digestion of micronutrients, utilisation of fibre etc.) is ... read more
Minerals, mainly metals, are individual atoms from the periodic table (e.g. calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, chromium etc.), they are basic building blocks of everything in the living world, and are ... read more
Profiles and Screens
Many Biolab tests are grouped into associated profiles and panels to provide better value for money (e.g. mineral screens and vitamin profiles), but we also offer bespoke profiles combining a ... read more
Metals that have no biological use and which humans did not evolve to metabolise, such as lead, mercury and cadmium etc., tend to be present at low levels in the environment and food chain, but over a lifetime, or following an acute exposure, can accumulate ... read more
Vitamins and Function Tests
Vitamins are the spark that fires the body’s biochemical activity as enzyme cofactors and coenzymes. Biochemical activity may be reduced with inadequate levels due to nutritional deficiencies and/or increased physiological ... read more
For the convenience of patients and clinicians we aim to provide access to most routine pathology tests and therefore offer a very wide range of tests, some are performed at Biolab, others are referred to external highly reputable laboratories in the UK, Europe and America. ... read more