Functional Health Tests with Norwich Nutrition Expert | The Orange Grove Clinic

Functional Health Tests testing

Functional health tests The Orange Grove ClinicOur Norwich nutrition expert Catherine Jeans can provide a vast range of functional health tests and nutritional evaluation tests.  These tests include allergy testing, nutritional evaluations such as Vitamin D levels, hormone testing and digestive health.

Many functional tests can be done from the comfort of your own home.  They provide a functional look at how well your body is operating, offering valuable information which may help to support a more effective and targeted wellness strategy.  The tests involve a variety of methods including saliva, stool, blood testing and urine, with samples analysed at world leading, reputable laboratories.

Please see below to find out more about the tests we offer, and click here to read testimonials from some of Catherine’s previous clients.

If you are interested in performing one or more of these functional health tests, please contact our Norwich clinic reception today on 01603 631900, email reception@theorangegroveclinic.co.uk, or go to our contact page.  We will organise a free 10 minute phone consultation with you and Catherine, so that she can discuss with you the most appropriate testing for you.  She can also give you full details of the testing prices and packages available.  

Please note the prices below are a guide only, and these tests can only be booked as an add on to a Nutrition Coaching Programme (more details here).   If you wish to discuss your testing needs with Catherine, please speak to our reception team.

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.

The 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.

We have a limited number of places for the package, so please get in touch to book.  Or go to our 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 Catherine – she 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 Catherine, 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 Catherine performs, as she sees 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 Catherine by calling 01603 631900.

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

We 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

We 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. We advise that if you suspect you have a food allergy or intolerance, to have an initial 10 minute consultation with Catherine 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 Catherine 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 reception@theorangegroveclinic.co.uk, or go to our contact page.  

The above is merely a selection of testing options available – and Catherine will choose the most appropriate testing from a broad range of companies and tests available using her experience with functional testing.  Please note, the prices quoted are merely a guide and do not include consultation prices or any supplementation required.