Functional Testing

Kate offers functional testing to give you answers to what is causing your health problems. She will discuss functional testing if relevant during the initial consultation.

Functional Testing for Chronic Fatigue

In chronic fatigue (ME/CFS) there is often gut dysbiosis, so testing for the presence of pathogens including Candida, bad bacteria, viruses and parasites often yields positive results. If this is the case, then I can recommend specific dietary and supplemental advice to help your body to get rid of the pathogens.

*Please note all tests must be ordered with a package of consultations so I can explain your results, the next steps to take and support you in making changes.

GI MAP Microbial Assay


Turn around time: 2.5 weeks

The GI MAP is a comprehensive stool test that tests for using cutting edge DNA testing technology:

    • Pathogenic bacteria, toxins, parasites and viruses
    • Good bacteria (including lactobacillus and bifidobacterium)
    • Bacterial autoimmune triggers
    • Dysbiotic bacteria
    • Phyla microbiota ratios
    • Opportunistic parasites
    • Worms
    • Yeast, fungi and moulds
    • Secretory IgA (sIgA)
    • Anti-gliadin sIgA
    • Pancreatic elastase 1
    • Steaotocrit
    • Beta-glucuronidase
    • Calprotectin
    • Faecal Occult blood
    • Antibiotic resistance genes

Undertaking this test can give us an overall picture of the imbalances in the gut, which can then be rectified.

Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA)


Turn around time: 3 weeks

The Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA) is a stool profile providing an informative and flexible screening of gastrointestinal function. This stool analysis evaluates:

  • Digestion/Absorption:
    • Chymotrypsin
    • Putrefactive Short–Chain Fatty Acids
    • Meat and Vegetable Fibers
    • Fecal Fats
  • Gut Metabolic Markers
    • Beneficial Short–Chain Fatty Acids (SCFA) with n–Butyrate
    • n–Butyrate
    • Beta-Glucuronidase
    • pH
    • SCFA distribution
    • Fecal Lactoferrin
    • Macroscopic (color, mucus)
    • Occult Blood
  • Gut Microbiology Markers
    • Beneficial Bacteria
    • Additional Bacteria
    • Mycology

This CDSA also has optional add-ons that are charged additionally including:

  • Macroscopic examination for parasitic worms £35.
  • Calprotectin – a marker for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis £65
  • Pancreatic elastase – a marker for protein digestion via pancreatic enzymes £105
  • Bile acids – a marker for fat digestion £86
  • Eosinophil protein X £40
  • Helicobacter pylori EIA a bacteria that can cause stomach pain £90
  • Clostridium difficile EIA £55

Also a stool test for Zonulin, which is a marker for leaky gut, can be ordered for £90.

Candida Test


Turn around time: 3 weeks

This stool test can confirm if you have a Candida overgrowth. Also it tests for the effectiveness of various antifungal supplements to get rid of the yeast infection.

Lyme Disease Elispot Test


Turn around time: 2 weeks

Tests for Borrelia IgG and IgM antibodies for Lyme disease.

Food Intolerance Test


Turn around time: 1.5 weeks

By doing this IgG blood test you can learn what food intolerances you have and what next steps to take. It tests for over 87 commonly consumed foods including wheat, gluten, and cow’s milk and also tests for overall IgE allergy antibodies.

It’s also a useful to test to determine if you have leaky gut.

How It Works

  • After you have made the payment online for the test, Kate would order the test kit and have it delivered to your house.
  • Then you would need to go to a local phlebotomist to have a sample of your blood taken and post the sample to the laboratory immediately on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.
  • When Kate has received your results, she would contact you to arrange an appointment to explain the results and the next steps to take.

Comprehensive Thyroid Test


Turn around time: 2-3 days

Symptoms of underactive thyroid include:

  • Tiredness
  • Weight gain
  • Feeling too cold or too hot
  • Depression

You can get your GP to test for thyroid hormone levels for free. They normally test for TSH and sometimes also inactive prohormone T4.

However if you want more comprehensive thyroid hormone testing to determine your level of active thyroid hormone T3 and thyroid antibodies, I can provide private testing. This test determines your levels of TSH, T4, T3, TPOAb (anti-thyroid peroxidase antibodies) and TGAb (anti-thyroglobulin antibodies), vitamin D, vitamin B12, folate and ferritin.

Hair Mineral Analysis


Turn around time: 3 weeks

This tests for your cell levels of 18 different mineral and toxic heavy metals including Ca, Mg, P, K, Na, Fe, Cu, Zn, Cr, Mn, Se, Ni, Co, Pb, Hg, Cd, As & Al. After this test you can follow a mineral balancing and heavy metal detoxification protocol.


Furthermore if you would like to order a test or get more information on available tests, send a message in the form below and I will get back to you as soon as possible.