When you go to a GP in Australia, testing is restricted to medicare funding. Only the basic tests are covered under the medicare bulk-billing program. Doctors cannot send patients for advanced testing unless there is a very specific reason or a pre-diagnosed condition. Furthermore, functional testing is rarely used because this explains the workings of your body, not pathological changed disease.
Since integrative medicine largely focuses on prevention, detecting disease early is better than waiting for disease to already establish.
Thankfully you can access thousands of functional pathology blood tests during a consultation. Testing can range from detailed stool testing, mould mycotoxins, pyrrole disorder testing, hormone panels and almost any functional medicine test you can think of.
Once we establish in more detail what would help explain and identify your health issues, we can refer you for a huge range of detailed blood tests to help you get the optimal health you deserve.