Biolab Tests by Medical Category

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

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

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Allergy

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

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Antioxidants

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

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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

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Gut Function

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

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Minerals

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

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Other Tests

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 ... read more

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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

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Toxic Elements

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 ... read more

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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