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Functional Pathology Testing

Blood tests and functional pathology tests may be recommended as part of your holistic treatment. The additional information they provide can be invaluable in determining what’s happening in your body and can help me develop a more targeted treatment plan for you.

Functional tests are not always needed and are only recommended if significant benefits can be gained.

What is functional pathology testing?

Functional pathology testing involves the analysis of blood, urine, saliva, stool or DNA. Functional pathology tests are used to investigate functional, biochemical, nutritional, metabolic and hormonal status.

When are functional pathology tests recommended?

Functional tests can be recommended to:

  • provide further information about your general health
  • establish the cause of a symptom, health condition or imbalance
  • verify a diagnosis
  • determine nutritional deficiencies
  • aid in development of a targeted, specific treatment plan
  • establish a baseline before treatment, against which your progress can be monitored and measured
  • monitor your treatment progress.

Types of functional pathology tests

Kaleidoscope Wellbeing can order and interpret a variety of functional tests and blood tests, which can help us understand:

  • your vitamin and mineral status
  • your hormone levels (sex hormones, stress & adrenal hormones, thyroid hormones)
  • neurotransmitters
  • your digestion, absorption, intestinal function and gut flora
  • if you have any food intolerances or allergies
  • if you have small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) or intestinal permeability (leaky gut)
  • if you have any pathogenic bacteria, parasites or yeasts
  • your DNA
  • and a variety of other health markers and biochemical pathways.

How Kaleidoscope Wellbeing works with functional tests

Functional pathology tests are at an additional cost. The cost varies depending on the test.

During your Second Consultation, I will let you know if any blood tests or functional testing is recommended, what’s involved in the testing, the benefits and the cost, and if you agree, I will arrange the testing for you. Many blood tests can be arranged through your GP, but for those that can’t, I can provide a referral.

Your functional test results will be reviewed alongside all the information gathered from your questionnaires, our Initial Consultation and your blood tests, to form a comprehensive picture of your current health, and inform the development of your Treatment Plan.