This profile is used to detect abnormal yeast fermentation in the gut. The patient is given 4g of glucose dissolved in water and 1g of glucose in two capsules following a 3 hour fast and 24 hours without alcohol. A blood sample taken one hour later is analysed for levels of different alcohols that will be present if there is abnormal fermentation in the gut. If any ethanol is found then it suggests that some of the glucose has been fermented by a yeast in the gut.
This test detects the presence of bacteria in the stomach or small intestine. A series of breath samples are taken and are analysed for hydrogen & methane levels. A variation of the test enables the investigation of lactose intolerance.
Antioxidants are important protective substances, which include a number of essential vitamins and minerals. This profile looks at the levels of the important antioxidants (copper, ceruloplasmin, vitamin E, selenium, ß-carotene and others).
We offer three IgE allergy screens covering foods and inhalents, and a universal panel.
Designed to identify biochemical and metabolic abnormalities associated with an increased risk of disease. It should be used in conjunction with, and not instead of, routine haematology and biochemistry screens, and while this profile is based on much research, a "normal" set of results does not provide a total guarantee of freedom from disease.
A series of blood and urine tests for important nutrients of known importance in the development and maintenance of bone.