Functional pathology tests are used to investigate functional, biochemical, nutritional, metabolic and hormonal status.
They help balance alternative approaches and provides a tool for early intervention, management, and monitoring of ongoing treatment efficiency.
In the last few decades, DNA analysis has transformed the field of microbiology and gut health testing. The Human Microbiome Project and research around the globe have characterised the GI microbiome. More than ever before, we are keenly aware of the health benefits and disease risks brought about by the microorganisms that inhabit the GI tract.
Two tests Guided Health often uses:
- The Complete Microbiome Mapping Test was designed to assess a patient’s microbiome from a single stool sample, with particular attention to microbes that cause disease or that disrupt normal microbial balance and contribute to anxiety-related issues in the GI flora and to illness. The panel is a comprehensive collection of microbial targets as well as immune and digestive markers. It screens for pathogenic bacteria, commensal bacteria, opportunistic pathogens, fungi, viruses, and parasites.
- Complete Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA) will provide a list of prescriptive and natural agent sensitivities parasitic (parasites) or bacterial organisms if they are detected for the optimal choice of treatment. This test provides a great insight into digestive function.