Here are a selection of tests you can order through me. All other tests can be ordered via the new test pages here. Check those pages out for my latest test recommendations and info too. See brief info below, plus links to sample reports, collection instructions etc. Do also read the FAQ for Purehealth Tests. If you get stuck, just live chat or email me (email@example.com) and I'll help.
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I am a fully qualified and experienced medical nutritionist. I have done an awful lot of testing for patients in my time and the lab test facilitation service has evolved to help people taking responsibility for their own health access the test they need.
You place your order, paying me now (+ ones) or sending payment with your samples later (£0.00 ones). I will place the order for your tests and change the shop status to Processing. You get the test kit by post within 4 days or so, usually quicker, and follow all instructions to the letter, (if blood tests, check phlebotomy services in the FAQ here: https://purehealthshop.ecwid.com/FAQ-p237219413), sending your samples (and any payment details) to the lab in the correct time frame. Note there may be extra charges for shipping and return of samples using the lab courier services so bear that in mind. Most labs will ship to Europe, but it will cost more for shipping, obviously.
Your results will come to me as usual (allow 3 weeks, usually quicker, please do not chase the labs) and I will email them to you confidentially with the full lab reports and analysis plus ideas on what to do next.
If you need further help at that point, you can see Support Options here, discuss them with your chosen health practitioner or download one of my plans which contain the protocols I used in-clinic successfully for years. Easy-peasy, lemon-squeezy.
For MCAS, the standard tests are Tryptase, Urinary Methyl Histamine, Prostaglandins D2, DM and F2 alpha, Chromogranin A (CgA) and Leukotriene E4 (LTE4). Quite a few of the MCAS markers need very careful temperature handling so you often get false results. I favour doing CgA, LTE4 and Tryptase as the most effective way of testing. There is some debate about when is the best time to take the tests. In general, I think you should probably do a baseline test (ie. when not in the middle of a reaction) and one at the start of a reaction (within 30 mins to 2 hours). Then compare them - there is a formula for tryptase of >20% over baseline + 2 is positive.
Quite a few MCAS sufferers get negative test results and that doesn't mean you don't have MCAS; it just reflects how difficult MCAS is to 'catch' and that samples may not have been viable. If you do get positives, it answers a lot of questions and is useful for your GP/consultant, who should sit up and take some notice.
Note that CgA can also be raised by liver and heart failure, use of PPIs (proton pump inhibitors), chronic atrophic gastritis and neuroendocrine cancer, and may also be high in IBDs like colitis or Crohn's. So, if those are not an issue in your case, you can reasonably assume mast cell activation if CgA is elevated. If you are on a PPI, test after at least 5 days off it, with permission from your health professional, of course. If you have to choose one test, I'd do CgA - cheaper and reliable as long as you're off the PPIs and don't have any of the conditions mentioned.
Optimal Health Pro Gene Test
Simply the most comprehensive lifestyle genetic report available, in my opinion. Covers Sleep & Stress, Appetite Regulation, Saturated Fats, Cholesterol Insight, Omega 3|6 Balance, Blood Sugar Control, Inflammation, Methylation Cycle Balance, Detoxification, Oestrogen Imbalance, APoE Genotype, Coeliac Risk Score, Haemochromotosis, Oxidative Stress, Caffeine, Lactose, Response to cholesterol lowering foods, Propensity to higher BMI, Vitamin D, Antioxidants, Lifestyle Habits, Exercise and Diet. Phew.
You can see the extensive sample report here. Combine this with the FDX Ultra above and you have a really good health MOT test!
Lifecode Gx Genetic Tests
You can order one report, or several. The first is £399 and includes a test report from me to go over your results. You can add-on other reports and each report added costs £150. You can see the different Lifecode Gx reports here, the test instructions here and sample reports here. There is also an introductory brochure here. Please put in comments which reports you want, thanks.
DNALife Genetic Tests
These new tests include DNA Pain for finding reasons and likely successful approaches to chronic pain instead of having to trial loads and suffering longer, and MedCheck for discovering which meds would most benefit or harm you, genetically-speaking. There are several more. You can see all the LifeDNA tests here and there's a useful leaflet for you here. I will send you a link to pay and order via Nordic Labs. If ordering more than one test, just increase the number ordered on the shop and let me know in Comments which tests you want. Note that the DNA Health and DNA Resilience ones are a bit bigger so cost a little more. If doing MedCheck on its own, it costs more, but if doing as an add-on, it costs the same as a normal test.
Immune Status CytoDx Test
Measures several pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines (T cells/lymphocytes) so you can see your immune function status. You can see a sample report here and collection instructions here. For this one, I will send you a link to order and pay at Nordic Labs.