As a Holistic Nutrition Practitioner I do not use tests to diagnose disease. That is out of my scope of practice. I do, however, sometimes use tests as screening tools to give us insight into the function of the body which can then direct our food choices.

Here are a few tests I commonly use.

URINE TESTING

  • The Organic Acids Test (OAT) is a urine test that offers a comprehensive snapshot of overall health with over 70 markers. It gives us insight into intestinal yeast and bacteria, absorption, hormonal pathways, oxidative stress, neurotransmitter levels.  We use the OAT test as an initial screening test to give us some direction as to the underlying contributors to behavior disorders, hyperactivity, movement disorders, fatigue, poor immune function etc. This helps us create a diet strategy to bring things back into balance.
  • Gluten and Casein Peptides in the urine give us an idea as to how well gluten and dairy are being digested and whether they might be contributing to neurological and physical symptoms

STOOL TESTING FOR FOOD SENSITIVITY

  • Enterolab Panel B1 for gluten sensitivity: Gluten sensitivity stool test + Tissue Transglutaminase + Fat Malabsorption Stool Test.
  • Enterolab Panel A1 stool test: IgA against dairy, egg, soy, gluten.
  • Enterolab Panel A2 stool test: Fecal IgA antibody against gliadin, casein, egg, soy  plus HLA-DQB1 molecular gene analysis
 (for celiac)

BLOOD TESTING FOR FOOD SENSITIVITY

  • IgG Food Sensitivity Panel
  • Zonulin (intestinal permeability)