Purely Health offers the most up to date testing from a variety of laboratories in New Zealand and around the world.
These tests provide valuable diagnostic information that can assist us in helping you.
US Biotek Delayed IgG ELISA Test for Food Intolerances
US Biotek are pioneers in ELISA technology with over 30 years experience. ELISA IgG testing is known to be the gold standard in food intolerance testing in the world. 96 Different foods are tested including the foods from the following groups of Dairy, Seafood, Vegetables, Fruits, Condiments, Meat & Eggs etc. Additional tests can be done for vegetarians and spices etc. A small blood sample is taken by a finger prick in the consultation process and then the sample is sent of to the laboratory. Results take 3-4 weeks. Allergic and other hypersensitivity reactions to foods and aeroallergens are characterized by elevated allergen-specific antibody levels in the affected individual’s blood. Research indicates that these types of reactions are implicated in a number of health problems.
Hair Testing for Food Allergies and Sensitivities
Tests what foods your body is currently reacting to. A sample of hair is taken sent off to laboratory for testing. Tests for foods, additives and environmental irritants. Report comes back with a scoring system to show what substances are affecting you the most. Results take around 4 weeks.
Full Thyroid Blood Panel
Tests all thyroid hormones: TSH, Free T3 and Free T4 and checks for thyroid antibodies to see if any autoimmune response is occurring. Please take our thyroid questionnaire in our articles section to see if you should get your thyroid tested.
Thyrodine Iodine Testing
Iodine deficiency can lead to hypothyroidism with symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, dry skin and in children both physical and mental development can be affected. According to the World Health Organisation, nearly 2 billion individuals had insufficient iodine intake, a third being of school age (WHO, 2008). Non-Invasive Fluid analysis (Urine and Saliva) using FDA Approved Instrumentation – Iodide Quantitative Fluid Analyser. Thyrodine Iodine testing precisely Measures Iodide Concentrations with 99% Accuracy.
Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis
Many health conditions are aggravated by mineral imbalances and toxic metal excesses, including cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, migraines, learning difficulties and hyperactivity in children, to name just a few. HTMA is an analytical test that measures the mineral composition of hair. The comprehensive report provides reliable clinical data on over 35 nutrient and toxic minerals and over 26 significant mineral ratios. This information is often not revealed in standard blood and urine testing. A hair sample is taken and sent off to Laboratory. HTMA measures the levels and comparative ratios of nutrient and toxic minerals found in hair – this can highlight potential health problems. A valuable tool in preventative and everyday healthcare.
Comprehensive Stool Analysis
This is a non-invasive diagnostic assessment that can be used to assess digestive and absorptive functions, as well as the presence of opportunistic pathogens. It will measure the status of beneficial and pathogenic bacteria, yeast, fungi and parasites. Precise identification of pathogenic species and susceptibility testing greatly facilitates selection of the most appropriate treatment plan. The stool samples are sent to a laboratory for analysis. Results take 3-4 weeks.
Comprehensive Saliva Hormone Testing
We offer a variety of comprehensive hormone tests. These include testing for Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone, DHEA, Cortisol, Melatonin. These tests can provide important clues on root causes of hormonal disorders and stress and sleep disorders. There are many different hormone tests available your Practitioner will give you advice on what test is the most appropriate for you. We can also send you for hormone blood tests at the local lab or GP if necessary. Below is an example of one of the hormone tests available – the Female Hormone Profile
The Female Hormone Profile
This salivary hormone profile follows a patients estradiol and progesterone levels over a 28 day period. The test can detect irregularities in ovulation and overall hormone production can provide important clues for disorders such as PMT, infertility, endometriosis, oestrogen dominance, low progesterone, annovulation, perimenopause, and other hormonal irregularities or hormonal imbalance. In addition this test measures testosterone on day 11 which is useful as abnormal production is associated with hormonal related complaints such as polycystic ovarian syndrome, hirsutism and insulin resistance.
Saliva Cortisol Testing
Your adrenal glands are responsible for all of your responses to stress. Levels of the main adrenal hormone, cortisol, rise and fall in a daily pattern that underlies the more erratic fluctuations caused by the stress response. Cortisol output by your adrenal glands is one of the most reliable indicators of your adrenal function and how well your body is dealing with stress. The Cortisol/DHEAS Saliva Test measures the levels of the stress hormones DHEAS and cortisol in your saliva, and provides an evaluation of how cortisol levels differ throughout the day.
The Ion profile
The most comprehensive nutritional and metabolic profile available. Includes urine organic acids, plasma amino acids, essential elements, plasma fatty acids, vitamins A, E and Beta Carotene, Co Q10, serum lipid peroxides and homocysteine.
Over time functional nutritional inadequacies can result in a variety of chronic health conditions. The ION Profile can help determine the basis for these chronic health conditions, can be helpful in conditions such as heart disease, obesity, chronic fatigue, syndrome, cancer, immune disorders, mental and emotional disorders.
Helicobacter Pylori Test
For the rapid detection of H Pylori. The Helicobacter Pylori Test is a fingertip blood test, delivers a result in 5 minutes and offers an excellent accuracy of 96.2%. Approximately 50% of the population is infected with Helicobacter Pylori. H Pylori can cause gastritis in adults and children plus it causes ulcers. Persons infected with H Pylori have a 2 to 6 fold increased risk of developing gastric cancer and lymphoma as compared to uninfected persons.
Amino Acid Testing
Amino acid analyses aid in the diagnosis of: dietary protein adequacy and amino acid balance, gastrointestinal dysfunctions, forms of protein intolerance, nutritional deficiencies (vitamins, minerals), renal and hepatic dysfunction, psychiatric abnormalities, susceptibility to inflammatory response and oxidative stress, reduced detoxification capacity, susceptibility to occlusive arterial disease and many inherent disorders in amino acid metabolism.
Many individuals have “hidden” impairments in amino acid metabolism that are problematic and often go undiagnosed. These impairments may or may not be expressed as specific symptoms. They may silently increase susceptibility to a degenerative disease or they may be associated with, but not causative for, a disease. Because of the wealth of information provided, it is suggested that a complete amino acid analysis be performed whenever a thorough nutritional and metabolic workup is called for.
Health Conditions DNA Insight
This tests for more than 25 health conditions. Recent advances in medical research have identified genetic markers associated with many complex health conditions. Pathway screens for genetic markers to identify a person’s propensity for developing common health conditions. Having these genetic markers does not mean a person will get the disease but does indicate whether he or she may have increased or decreased risk of developing the condition