INITIAL CONSULTATIONS

With Head Nutritionist Amie Richmond- £195

This meeting is up to 2 hours long starting with a health questionnaire and a discussion on your health issues and goals. Please bring a list of all medications and supplements you currently take. During this meeting you will be weighed and given the results of your body fat percentage, water percentage, visceral fat rating (fat around your organs), BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) and muscle mass. Also included in this price is a urology screening looking for diabetes, ketones, kidney & renal function, urinary tract infections, inflammation, PH levels and liver disease. It is advisable to see Amie If you have a complex medical issue. Following the consultation you will be emailed your personalised recommended follow up plan. If you would prefer a mini health consultation then a 1 hour session without notes is £75 or if a Skype call is more convenient then these are 1 hour including follow up notes at a cost of £115.

 

With A Member of The Nutrition Team 

Andrea - £85 Louise - £80

This meeting is up to 1.5 hours long with one of our qualified Nutritional Therapists. Starting with a health questionnaire and a discussion on your health issues and goals. Please bring a list of all medications and supplements you currently take. During this meeting you may be weighed and measured and you will be given the results of your body fat percentage, water percentage, visceral fat rating (fat around your organs), BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate), muscle mass and bone mass. Following the consultation you will be emailed your personalised recommended follow up plan. Please see 'Meet the Team' page for further information on our nutrition team and to select the team member you would prefer to work with.

 

FOLLOW UP CONSULTATIONS

With Head Nutritionist Amie Richmond - £75

With A Member of The Nutrition Team - £45

Some people only require 1 session but if you need a follow up consultation then this will be suggested in your initial plan. This is a 45 minute meeting designed to discuss your current plan and discuss changes required to meet your goals. Depending on your objectives you may be weighed and measured to check your progress. Following the consultation you will be emailed your recommended follow up plan.

 

FOOD INTOLERANCE TESTS

We are specialists in food intolerance testing - to find out more about our range of blood tests for food intolerance igG testing plus exact food lists for what we test for please see our intolerance testing page - click here

46 FOODS - TEST ONLY - £90

46 FOODS - TEST & CONSULTATION - £245

120 FOODS - TEST ONLY - £215

120 FOODS - TEST & CONSULTATION - £365

200 FOODS - TEST ONLY - £295

200 FOODS - TEST & CONSULTATION - £435

VEGETARIAN FOOD TEST 63 FOODS - TEST ONLY - £165

VEGETARIAN FOOD TEST 63 FOODS - TEST & CONSULTATION - £325

VEGAN FOOD TEST 66 FOODS - TEST ONLY - £165

VEGAN FOOD TEST 66 FOODS - TEST & CONSULTATION - £325

 

CANDIDA TESTING - £95

Candida is a yeast-like fungus that is normally present on the skin and in mucous membranes such as the vagina, mouth, or rectum. It is also a normal inhabitant of the human gut. However, when a person becomes dysbiotic, Candida can morph to become a pathogenic (injurious) invasive fungus and give rise to fatigue, weakness, muscle & joint aches, headaches, feeling of being "hung over", gastrointestinal disturbances - diarrhea, constipation, nausea, bloating after eating, psychological disturbances - depression, anxiety, irritability, mood swings, cognitive dysfunction - poor memory, lack of concentration, recurrent vaginitis, menstrual disturbances and infertility, allergies, skin irritations/rashes/acne, recurrent throat/ear infections and hypoglycemia. This blood test is carried out during your 15 minute appointment in the clinic then sent to the laboratory for detailed analysis and your report is emailed to you in 7-10 days. Should you wish to discuss your results after your test please arrange for a follow up consultation. 

 

HISTAMINE TESTING - £95

Under normal circumstances, when histamine-rich / histamine-liberating foods are eaten, excess histamine is broken down by specific enzymes and removed from circulation.  One of the main enzymes involved in the breakdown of histamine is diamine oxidase (DAO). If a person is deficient in the DAO enzyme they will be unable to metabolise histamine efficiently.  As a consequence, when histamine-rich / histamine-liberating foods are consumed, excessive amounts of histamine can accumulate in the lungs, skin and colon, primarily. This build-up of histamine can then trigger the onset of symptoms commonly associated with HIT, which can appear very allergy-like. Utilising proven ELISA-based technology, the DAO Screen test offers a convenient and reliable method to detect circulatory levels of DAO in the bloodstream. This blood test is carried out during your 15 minute appointment in the clinic then sent to the laboratory for detailed analysis and your report is emailed to you in 15 days. Should you wish to discuss your results after your test please arrange for a follow up consultation. 

 

BLOOD GLUCOSE TEST- £40

This is a one off cost for a 20 minute appointment for a finger prick blood test to check blood glucose levels. Your test results will be ready immediately. Please note this price includes a full urine screen so please come ready to use the loo! You will also get a blood pressure check. Should you wish to discuss your results after your test please arrange for a follow up consultation. 

 

BLOOD CHOLESTEROL TEST- £40

This is a one off cost for a 20 minute appointment for a finger prick blood test to check blood cholesterol levels. Your test results will be ready immediately. Please note this price includes a full urine screen so please come ready to use the loo! You will also get a blood pressure check. Should you wish to discuss your results after your test please arrange for a follow up consultation. 

 

VITAMIN D TESTING - £75

There is growing evidence that low levels of circulating Vitamin D may contribute to the development of a wide range of chronic diseases. This test is unsuitable for under 18 year olds. This blood test is carried out during your 15 minute consultation in the clinic then sent to the laboratory for detailed analysis and your report is emailed to you in 7-10 days. Should you wish to discuss your results after your test please arrange for a follow up consultation. 

 

VITAMIN B12 TESTING - £85

A vitamin B12 blood test can help with the diagnosis of the cause of nerve damage, nutritional status, anaemia and effectiveness of folate deficiency therapy. This blood test is carried out during your 15 minute clinic appointment then sent to the laboratory for detailed analysis and your personalised report is emailed to you in 7 days. Should you wish to discuss your results after your test please arrange for a follow up consultation. 

 

THYROID ANTIBODY TESTING - £85

Autoimmune disease of the thyroid is detected by testing for antibodies in the blood that attack the thyroid gland. This Autoantibody Thyroid Test uses ELISA technology to measure autoantibodies to human thyroid peroxidase (TPO). Autoantibodies to TPO are associated with both Hashimoto''s thyroiditis and Graves disease. The presence of anti-TPO autoantibodies unequivocally confirms autoimmune thyroiditis and they are frequently the only indication of underlying disease. This blood test is carried out during your 15 minute consultation in the clinic then sent to the laboratory for detailed analysis and your report is emailed to you in 10-15 days. Should you wish to discuss your results after your test please arrange for a follow up consultation. 

LEAKY GUT SYNDROME TEST - £95

The protein molecule zonulin is a suitable marker to measure the permeability of the intestinal mucosa. Zonulin regulates the exchange of fluid, macromolecules and leukocytes between bloodstream and intestinal lumen. This test analyses the values of the protein molecule Zonulin, giving you information about the zonulin concentration in your gut. This value plays an important role in diagnosing "Leaky Gut Syndrome", as it gives an indication of the gut permeability. This stool collection kit is collected from the clinic in your 15 minute appointment time, with instructions for use at home. Results take 3 weeks and reports are sent via email.

LYME DISEASE TEST - £105

Lyme disease is a debilitating, infectious disease transmitted by tick bites. This test is the first step to help confirm whether you are infected with Lyme disease. About the size of a pinhead, these ticks are found in woodland and around heathland. If you have been bitten by a tick and haven't removed it within a couple of days, you may be at risk from Lyme disease. A common early sign of infection is a circular, expanding rash which has the appearance of a bull's eye, but this rash doesn't occur in all cases. If left untreated the infection can spread to your joints, heart and even the nervous system. This Elisa blood test is carried out during your 15 minute consultation in the clinic then sent to the laboratory for detailed analysis and your report is emailed to you in 7-10 days. If a positive test is confirmed then it will be necessary to have the Lyme Disease Western Blot test carried out (£355) which can be arranged in your next consultation.

 

LIVER FUNCTION - £105

Liver Function Tests (LFTs) test for bilirubin and a number of liver enzymes which if raised, can indicate poor liver health. Our Liver Check provides a comprehensive check of liver enzymes such as Gamma GT (GGT), Alanine Transferase (ALT) and Aspartate Transferase (AST) which can be raised if the liver is inflamed or the biliary system is obstructed.  GGT can be raised through bile duct obstruction or, more commonly, through excessive alcohol consumption. ALT is thought to be specific to liver damage whereas AST can also indicate muscle or heart damage. Our Liver Check also includes tests for Kidney Function, Gout and Cholesterol, giving you a comprehensive picture of your organ and metabolic function.This blood test is carried out during your 15 minute consultation in the clinic then sent to the laboratory for detailed analysis and your report is emailed to you in 5 days. Should you wish to discuss your results after your test please arrange for a follow up consultation. 

 

IRON TEST - £95

A detailed iron test to help identify iron deficiency anaemia or iron overload. Iron deficiency is the most prevalent nutritional problem both in the UK and worldwide. In developed countries, between 10-20% of women of child-bearing age are said to be anaemic. This simple blood test evaluates how much iron you have in your blood, in order to diagnose low iron levels or monitor existing iron deficiency. Raised iron in the blood can indicate iron overload syndrome (haemochromatosis) an inherited condition where your body cannot rid itself of excess iron. This blood test is carried out during your 15 minute consultation in the clinic then sent to the laboratory for detailed analysis and your report is emailed to you in 5-7 days.

 

CORTISOL TEST - £95

Cortisol blood tests are used to assess stress levels and help diagnose Cushing's syndrome and Addison's disease which are both adrenal disorders. Cortisol is a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal glands. It is vital for survival given its role in various functions such as immunity, regulating blood pressure and releasing insulin for blood sugar maintenance. Cortisol has been termed 'the stress hormone' because it is secreted in higher quantities during the body's 'fight or flight' response and is responsible for several stress-related changes in the body. This blood test is carried out during your 15 minute consultation in the clinic then sent to the laboratory for detailed analysis and your report is emailed to you in 3-5 days.

 

PSA TEST - £105

This blood test measures the level of PSA (prostate specific antigen) in the blood. PSA can be elevated in cases of prostate cancer. Prostate Specific Antigen or PSA test is a recognised screening test for men over the age of 50 or men over the age of 45 if they havea family history or have a raised risk of prostate cancer. PSA can be elevated in cases of prostate cancer but can also be raised in benign prostate conditions. This blood test is carried out during your 15 minute consultation in the clinic then sent to the laboratory for detailed analysis and your report is emailed to you in 3-5 days.

 

OVARIAN RESERVE TEST - £165

Worried that you are leaving it too late to have a baby? This test is for ovarian reserve which estimates your future fertility. Anti-mullerian hormone, or AMH, is a substance that is produced by granulosa cells in ovarian follicles. Since AMH is produced only in small ovarian follicles, blood levels of this substance have been used to attempt to measure the size of the pool of growing follicles in women. This blood test is carried out during your 15 minute consultation in the clinic then sent to the laboratory for detailed analysis and your report is emailed to you in 3-5 days. Should you wish to discuss your results after your test please arrange for a follow up consultation. 

 

ALLERGY IGE - £115

This allergy test uses the latest diagnostic technology to analyse your blood sample against 25 of the most common allergens including; Tomato - Carrot - Celery - Mustard - Orange - Strawberry - Apple - Peach - Kiwi fruit - Egg white - Milk - Cod - Salmon - Crab - Shrimp - Meat - Wheat - Rice - Soy - Potato - Peanut - Hazelnut - Almond

This test is exclusively for ingestible allergens which could be causing you reactions like: Sneezing, coughing, Itchy mouth/ throat, watering eyes, wheezing or chest tightness, rashes, hives or swelling, nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea, or in extreme cases: anaphylaxis. This blood test is carried out during your 15 minute consultation in the clinic then sent to the laboratory for detailed analysis and your report is emailed to you in 7-10 days. Should you wish to discuss your results after your test please arrange for a follow up consultation. 

INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE (IBD), CROHN’S COLITIS CALPROTECTIN TEST - £45

Faecal calprotectin is a substance that is released into the intestines in excess when there is any inflammation there. Its presence can mean a person has an inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. Inflammatory bowel diseases are considered autoimmune diseases, in which the body’s own immune system attacks elements of the digestive system. Both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are chronic (long-term) diseases that involve inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract (gut). Many people with irritable bowel syndrome have unnecessary invasive hospital investigations before their condition is diagnosed. Using faecal calprotectin testing will mean most people with irritable bowel syndrome will be diagnosed without the need for these investigations. You will be asked to bring in a stool sample into clinic and results are provided immediately in your 15 minute appointment time.

ADRENAL TESTING - £125

Optimally functioning adrenal glands are vital to the fundamental survival mechanism process of energy delivery, as they enable the body to balance energy expenditure with demand. In response to physiological or psychological stress, the adrenal glands should release appropriate levels of the necessary hormones to cope, however poor adrenal function can inhibit an individual’s ability to do so effectively. In the case of adrenal insufficiency/fatigue, it has also been shown that disruption to the HPA axis can lead to lower thyroid function, as well as inhibition of androgen synthesis including DHEA and testosterone. If a person experiences several of the symptoms highlighted above, then this test may be extremely beneficial to help to identify whether this is due to adrenal insufficiency. This saliva collection kit is collected from the clinic with instructions during your 15 minute appointment. When you have collected the required saliva samples, you just post them back to the laboratory in the free mail-safe container. Your report is emailed to you in 15 days. Should you wish to discuss your results after your test please arrange for a follow up consultation. 

 

PARASITE TEST - £140

Symptoms of intestinal parasites

  • Diarrhoea

  • Nausea, vomiting

  • Gas, bloating

  • Dysentery (loose stools containing blood and mucus)

  • Rash, itching around the anus or vulva

  • Stomach pain, tenderness

  • Feeling tired

  • Weight loss

  • Passing a worm or section of a worm, in your stool

This stool collection kit is collected from the clinic in your 15 minute appointment time, with instructions for use. Samples need to be taken on 3 different days, and put into the pots provided containing a preservative. On the final day a sample is also placed into a pot without preservative, to enable us to examine the live gut fauna. When you have collected the required samples, you just post them back to the laboratory in the free mail-safe container. Your report is emailed to you in 10 days. Should you wish to discuss your results after your test please arrange for a follow up consultation. 

Notes

* please note patients must be over the age of 2 for any blood tests. 

* to make an appointment please email amie@mybodyfabulous.co.uk to check availability.