Functional testing investigates how the body is working at a molecular, tissue or organ level, to identify any underlying health causes. A functional test can aid in faster, successful health outcomes due to the individualised and targeted results. When paired with a full health history consultation case (which includes information on an individual’s dietary and lifestyle patterns), the results can be great.
Functional testing generally involves a urine, saliva, breath, blood or stool sample. Most samples can be taken at home, with a few required at a local Pathlab. They are sent to scientific laboratories in the US or Australia, and results returned within 3-4 weeks.
Functional tests can be expensive, however if a specific or complicated health issue is presenting, the correct chosen test can be extremely beneficial in reducing time and finances spent long-term by ascertaining immediately what is occurring.
Please call or email to discuss what could be best for your health. The following is a list of tests available through The Good Health Room.