Simple guide to Functional Medicine testing

Functional medicine is an approach that looks at treating the cause not just the symptom. It looks at the whole picture and individualises every aspect of your plan. Over the 10 years that I have worked in elite sport, I used this approach to ensure optimal health and performance of the athletes under my care.  The exciting thing is that functional medicine is for everyone. 

If you are not assessing you are guessing

I use a company called Genova Diagnostics and their diagnostic tests provide the most complete picture of health that can help identify problems before chronic conditions and diseases develop. They offer a huge range of tests that can be used to support your goals and targets.

Here is some more info on the tests that we use regularly.

+ Sport and training performance

Support your training performance by identifying areas of your physiology that need support. This simple urine test provides in depth analysis on the core nutrients in 5 key areas: Antioxidants, B Vitamins, Digestive Support, Essential Fatty Acids and Minerals.

Want to go to the next level? Read more here and then get in contact with us to discuss your test.

+ Digestive health

Gut health is such a crucial area for optimal health and performance. Comprimised functioning of the gut can lead to lowered immune function, impaired energy production and nutritional deficiencies.

Read more about the test here

+ Vitamin D

One of the most essential vitamins in the body. Has a huge effect on immune function, bone health, exercise performance and energy production.

Read more about the test here

+ Decision making and focus

Hit the wall at 10.30am? Have to struggle through the afternoon slump? Then testing your adrenal function may provide some answers. Simple saliva testing can help identfy ypur energy patterns over the day. Coupled with some nutrition advice you could be on your way to all day energy.

Read more about the test here.

+ Food intolerance

Feel that some foods just don't agree with you? Then a simple blood test may be able to direct your nutrition to remove any problem foods.

Read more about the test here. Then get in contact to order your test.

+ Hormonal health

Hormonal balance in both pre- and post-menopausal women, using a single serum sample to evaluate dynamics of sex steroid metabolism that can profoundly affect a woman's health throughout her lifetime.

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Digestive health - Tests range from £202 - £344. The different levels of testing will provide certain information with the £344 test encompassing everything. If you have had any ongoing gut issues then performing some level of testing can provide some amazing information and help guide your nutrition and diet.

Adrenal stress profile - £107 - 4 saliva tests over the day. For anyone that struggles with energy slumps through the day.

Nutritional deficiencies/ Energy production/sports performance - These test for all levels of vitamins, minerals, gut health, energy production and antioxidant status. If you are looking to optimise your health and performance then this type of testing is for you. Range from £209-£600. Urine or blood.

There is a huge range of other more specific tests such as hormonal testing, specific vitamin testing or genetics. We use a company called DNAFit and they provide a really in depth test. Contact us for discounted prices. 

If you are interested in performing any testing then please feel free to send through what areas you want to test with a brief outline of why and we can direct you to which test is most appropriate. And if you do need more info then click to genova diagnostics and read the patient information brochures on each test which are on the right hand side of the page.


The information that you receive on these tests is truly incredible. If you are serious about your health and performance then performing some testing is highly recommended. 

Genova Diagnostics laboratory tests are available only through licensed healthcare professionals. You can get most of the tests through insurance with Bupa and Cigna. Get in contact with us to discuss any testing. 

Digestive health - Tests range from £202 - £344. The different levels of testing will provide certain information with the £344 test encompassing everything. If you have had any ongoing gut issues then performing some level of testing can provide some amazing information and help guide your nutrition and diet.

 

Adrenal stress profile - £150 - 4 saliva tests over the day. For anyone that struggles with energy slumps through the day.

 

Nutritional deficiencies/ Energy production/sports performance - These test for all levels of vitamins, minerals, gut health, energy production and antioxidant status. If you are looking to optimise your health and performance then this type of testing is for you. Range from £295-£795. Urine or blood.

 

There are hundreds of other more specific tests such as hormonal testing, specific vitamin testing or genetics. I use a company called DNAFit for any genetic testing and they provide a really in depth test. I offer 10% discount on their testing - £249 - 10% = £224. 

 

If you are interested in performing any testing then please feel free to send through what areas you want to test with a brief outline of why and we can direct you to which test is most appropriate. And if you do need more info then click to genova diagnostics and read the patient information brochures on each test which are on the right hand side of the page.