Diagnostic Testing Services
The Nutrition Clinic offers an array of functional laboratory tests. Many of our clients opt to have screening tests which can provide further insight into nutritional status and/or biochemical imbalances. Deciding which test may be most appropriate for you will depend on your individual needs and requirements.
Laboratory investigations are done through recognised UK and Irish medical laboratories, including Biolab Medical Unit, www.biolab.co.uk, Genova Diagnostics, www.gdx.net/uk/, BTS (Biological Testing Services), www.btsireland.com, Dr. Data in the US, www.doctorsdata.com , Biomnis Ireland, www.biomnis.ie and Lorisian, www.lorisian.ie.
Functional testing helps to gain a more comprehensive understanding of how your body functions, enabling a more targeted and individualised therapeutic protocol.
Some tests to support your individual programme may include:
- Nutrition Status Assessment
- Adrenal Stress Profile
- Full Thyroid Profile
- Female Hormone Profile
- Comprehensive Stool Analysis and parasitology
- Food Allergy and Intolerance
- Hair Mineral Analysis
For more information on the right tests for you please contact our clinic for further details.
FOOD ALLERGY OR FOOD INTOLERANCE?
Food reactions are common and can be difficult to identify as symptoms are often similar so it is easy to confuse the two. Food intolerances are much more common.
A true food allergy causes an immune system reaction that affects numerous organs in the body. Even a tiny amount of the offending food can cause an immediate, severe reaction. If you have a food allergy, you’ll need to avoid the offending food entirely!
Food intolerance symptoms are usually delayed, may even take several days to appear and don’t involve an immune system reaction. Frequently several foods combine to cause reactions. Sufferers of food intolerance may complain of lethargy, brain fog, migraines, fatigue, bloating, diarrhoea and a general feeling of unwellness.
Knowing how to prevent and control food intolerances is key to improving your feeling of wellbeing. At The Nutrition Clinic we offer Lorisian testing services –
Our nutritional therapists will provide you with your tailored food plan outlining the foods to avoid as well as the foods you CAN eat with meal plans and recipes so you can enjoy your meals again.
To order your Lorisian testkit contact our clinic today at 059 9164991.