Clinical Health TestsHealth Tests Norfolk

I am a specialist in providing and analysing clinical functional health tests. Many of these tests can be done from the comfort of your own home and provide a functional look at how well your body is operating, offering valuable information which may help to support a more effective and targeted nutritional strategy.  The tests involve a variety of methods including saliva, stool, blood testing, DNA cheek swab and urine, with samples analysed at world leading, reputable laboratories.

How to book a Clinical Health Test:

If you would like to have some testing done, you will also need to book a series of consultations with me, to help you understand the results and work on the recommendations to correct any underlying imbalance.  Any of these tests can be added onto my nutritional coaching packages.

I usually recommend that we decide on which tests are appropriate for you at your first nutrition consultation.  If you have any queries about testing, we can discuss these then.

Tests available include:

Optimal Wellness DNA and Nutrition Coaching Package

Testing your DNA is like checking the foundations of your house.  We can see where there might be potential weaknesses, and by understanding your genes and these potential weaknesses (called Genetic SNPs) we can then work on supporting your health and making sure we strengthen in the areas needed.

My Optimum Wellness DNA package is suitable for anyone wishing to support optimal health and wellbeing, as well as weight management and those with low energy levels.  The comprehensive DNA test shows us how your body may process toxins, how you are genetically programmed to lose weight (and whether you may be more likely to store fat from certain foods), how you process excess hormones and which nutrients you may be deficient in.

I have a limited number of places for the package, so please get in touch with me to book.  Or go to my shop here.  This 3 month package includes:

  • DNA Testing Norfolk NorwichMyDNATest Comprehensive DNA test kit:  you’ll be provided with the test kit swab which you can do at home and send back to the laboratory.  You will also be required to fill in a series of health questionnaires to enable the laboratory to compare your genetic material with your current lifestyle and how your genes are being expressed.
  • An initial 90 minutes appointment with me – I will review your health goals, health history and current lifestyle and diet, before going through your genetic report and recommended genotype DNA diet and nutritional programme.
  • You’ll have 6 further coaching sessions with me, at various times across the 3 months, depending on your specific needs.

If you’re looking to get yourself in the best possible shape you can, achieve optimal wellbeing and really find work out the best diet to suit you, then this package is ideal.

Package Price: Optimal Wellness DNA and Nutrition Coaching Package (3 Months): £725

(Includes 7 consultations (1 x 90 mins, 3 x 30 mins, 3 x 15 mins) and 1 x Comprehensive myDNAHealth Test).

Purchase here. 

Female and Male Hormone Imbalances

If you’re planning to start a family, having problems with fertility, low sex drive, skin problems, menstrual problems, PMS or experiencing uncomfortable menopause symptoms, it can be helpful to understand your hormone levels and for women, how they fluctuate throughout the month. These tests are done using saliva, which can provide a reliable indicator of how well your hormones are functioning at the cellular level, rather than how much of the hormone is being carried in the blood.

Functional sex hormone testing begins at £95 for Saliva Testosterone Test, and £220 for a Comprehensive Female Hormone Profile (testosterone, oestrogen, progesterone, FSH, LH).

If you are concerned about your body’s ability to deal with excess oestrogen, you may wish to consider an Oestrogen Metabolism Test.  Prices begin at £175, for a urinary test.

Adrenal Fatigue Testing Norfolk Thyroid Testing

Blood or urine thyroid testing is available, to test not only your TSH and T4 levels, but also T3, reverse T3 and thyroid auto-antibodies.

Total Thyroid Screen (blood):  £150

Urinary Thyroid Screen (T4/T3):  £130

Adrenal Fatigue Testing

This is one of the most common tests I perform, as I see so many people who are experiencing the negative side effects of stress.  Common symptoms of adrenal fatigue include tiredness, poor immune system, low sex drive and fertility problems.  Find out how well your body is adapting to stress with this simple saliva test you can carry out at home.  Test Price:  £115.

Blood Testing for Nutrient Deficiencies

There are a number of different tests that can analyse your nutritional status and which nutrients you may be deficient in – including B Vitamins, essential fatty acids, amino acids and various minerals.  Test prices vary, so please discuss  your specific needs with me.

Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis

This is a stool test that takes several samples over several days, helping to evaluate your digestive health, digestive secretions, inflammation, the presence of parasites or yeast such as candida, as well as any imbalances in gut microflora.  Prices begin at £165.

Food Allergy and IntoleranceFood Allergy and Intolerance Testing Norfolk

I offer a range of allergy testing, to find out which foods you may be reacting to. There are many symptoms you may be experiencing if you have a food allergy or intolerance.  These may include:

  • Headaches
  • Stomach cramps, wind, bloating, diarrhoea, constipation
  • Eczema or asthma
  • Runny nose, sinus problems
  • Low energy, sluggishness

I work with reputable world-leading laboratories in the USA, including Genova Diagnostics and Cyrex Laboratories, to provide reliable and comprehensive food allergy testing using a full blood draw into the test kits provided.   All samples for allergy testing undergo stringent and highly controlled laboratory analysis.

There are a number of different options available to you in terms of testing, ranging from a single allergen to the most comprehensive food allergy and intolerance test. I advise that if you suspect you have a food allergy or intolerance, to have an initial 10 minute consultation with me by phone first (free of charge), to make sure we book the most appropriate testing option for you.  This can be arranged by calling 01603 631900.

How much does a food allergy test cost?

The Comprehensive Food Allergy and Intolerance test starts from £330, plus you will need to book a coaching package with me (prices start from £270).

Homocysteine Testing

This is a finger prick blood test which you can do at home to test your levels of homocysteine.  Raised homocysteine levels have been linked to cardiovascular disease, increased risk of miscarriage and cognitive decline in the elderly, especially Alzheimers.   In fact, a recent review of the research on homocysteine suggested that each 3 µmol/L point decrease in homocysteine levels might, on average reduce the risk of  heart attacks by 16%, strokes by 24% and DVT (deep vein thrombosis) by 25%.

If your homocysteine levels are raised, these can be effectively brought down using therapeutic levels of various B vitamins, which I can advise on.

Test Price:  £145.

Hair Mineral Analysis Testing

Using a hair sample, this clinically proven laboratory test offers a simple way of checking your mineral levels and toxic metal status, such as mercury, lead or aluminium.

Price:  £60.

Gluten Sensitivity and Coeliac Testing

I use ground-breaking gluten sensitivity testing from Cyrex Laboratories in the USA, for a comprehensive and accurate approach to measuring your response to gluten.  More details here.

Vitamin D Testing

We know that over 85% of the population of Vitamin D Testing Norfolk the UK are low or deficient in Vitamin D.  That’s because we simply do not get enough sunlight, especially during the winter months, yet Vitamin D is so vital for overall health.  In fact, low Vitamin D levels have been linked in research to increased risk of heart disease, fertility problems, obesity, increased risk of auto-immune conditions such as multiple sclerosis and diabetes.  The list goes on.

Finger prick Vitamin D testing is available from £30.

If you are interested in performing one or more of these functional health tests, please contact the team on 01603 631900 or email me on info@catherinejeans.com

 

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