Functional Testing

Do you think some functional medicine testing could help you understand the cause of your illness?

Would you like to investigate your hormone condition further than just basic tests at your GP?

 A more detailed test of your hormone saliva, hair, blood or stool can give you a much better understanding of your wellness with your Perth Naturopath.

Why Should You Use Functional Testing?

  • To determine the baseline status of you prior to treatment, as part of a holistic approach
  • To eliminate guesswork and save money
  • Quality scientific testing and clearly see the need for treatment path
  • To monitor progress and treatment efficacy – you can see the progress
  • Helpful in trying to establish the cause of disease or imbalances
  • IgG food panel allergy testing and sensitivity test
  • Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis
  • parasite stool test and Microbiome Test
  • Functional Liver Detoxification Profile
  • Fructose Malabsorption breath test
  • Intestinal Permeability test
  • Hair Mineral Analysis
  • Autism Profile
  • Hormone Saliva and blood profile

There are many more pathology test commonly recommended to patients so please ask the clinic if you would like something specific tested. Our clinic uses services fromseveral labs all around the world and seeks out the most effective and up-to-date testing.

Female Hormone Salivary test
The Female Hormone Profile monitors changes in hormone status over the course or part of the menstrual cycle, by measuring the sex hormones.
Saliva specimens are collected on specified days of the month, according to the nature of the investigation, e.g. a full cycle profile for a pre-menopausal woman or the luteal phase only in premenopausal or peri-menopausal women.

Hormone level test
The Baseline Hormone Profile provides valuable information on an individual’s hormonal status and the potential impact this may have on physical and emotional health. Hormonal imbalance may result in a symptom picture which includes weight gain, mood swings, night sweats, disturbed sleep pattern, loss of libido and hot flushes.

Urinary Elements test
The Comprehensive Urine Elements Profile (CUEP) assesses the urinary excretion of 15 nutrient elements and 20 toxic metals, acquired through either chronic or acute exposure. This is an ideal test for patients suspected of toxic metal exposure as well as potential nutrient deficiency.

Urinary Amino Acid profile
Amino Acids play a significant role in the body – and with deficiency comes all types of illnesses. Amino-acids are derived from proteins consumed in the diet.The Amino Acid Analysis measures 38 amino acids to evaluate dietary protein adequacy, digestion, absorption, transport, metabolic impairments and nutritional deficits including essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids.

Essential Fatty acid report
An increasing amount of evidence indicates that Essential Fatty Acids can prevent a wide range of medical problems, including cardiovascular disease, asthma, arthritis, inflammation and even depression.With all the attention being on a ‘low-fat’ diet,  some may wonder why ingesting plenty of ‘fatty acids’ can be a good thing. So are you getting enough of these beneficial fats? Or are you at risk of developing serious deficiency symptoms

CoQ10 level testing
Co-enzyme Q10 is a natural substance produced by the body that is known to enhance stamina, aid weight loss, combat cancer prevent and treat heart disease. This essential element is found in all living creatures, however aging and lifestyle factors can dramatically reduce the level of this crucial antioxidant. Are your CoQ10 levels adequate?

Types of Tests Available

The above are available after a consultation at the clinic to help determine the underlying causes of your health condition. These are only some and not all are listed. If you require a specific test, please contact the clinic.Please note – all charges are paid directly to the laboratories. A consultation is necessary to refer ALL tests and a consultation is necessary for result interpretation.


  • DUTCH hormone testing
  • Adrenocortex Stress profile Extensive
  • Female cycle (28 day hormone profile)
  • Female hormones – basic
  • Male hormones – basic
  • Male hormone profile – extensive
  • Sleep (melatonin) profile
  • many more


  • Coeliac profile – Transglut IgA ; IgG, Gliadin IgA u0026amp; IgG, total IgA)
  • Candida antibodies/antigen (serum IgG, IgA, IgM and antigen)
  • Iron Studies
  • Vitamin D serum
  • Cortisol profile
  • PSA and free PSA
  • Thyroid – extensive (TSH, T3, T4, reverse-T3, TPO Ab, ATG Ab, TSH rec Abs)
  • Insulin Resistance Index
  • Homocysteine
  • many more


  • Adrenal Hormone profile – Level 1
  • Adrenal Hormone profile – Level 2
  • Adrenal Hormone Profile – Level 3
  • Adrogen profile
  • Oestrogen metabolites – Level 1
  • Oestrogen metabolites – Level 2
  • Oestrogen metabolites – Level 3
  • Female hormone profile – extensive
  • Male hormone profile – extensive
  • Oesteoporosis markers (N-Telepeptides)
  • Thryoid profile (T3, T4, T4/T4 ratios, Tyrosine, Iodine, Selenium)
  • Mauve factor – kryptopyrroles
  • Environmental pollutant panel
  • Iodine – loading test (Urinary)
  • many more


  • Calprotectin – inflammation markers (IBD vs IBS)
  • Helicobacter pylori Antigen (Fecal)
  • intestinal permeability (lactulose mannitol - Intestinal Hyperpermeability)
  • Candida antibodies
  • many more


  • 96-400+ Asian foods IgA, IgG
  • 96 - 400+ inhalants (16 allergens)
  • 95- 400+  Vegetarian foods IgA, IgG
  • IgE General foods 96-400 foods
  • IgG General foods 96-400 foods
  • Combined testing (eg IgG general or Asian and 15 vegetables)
  • Allergy profile (IgG general or Asian 96 foods and Coeliac profile)
  • Many other Allergy Testing Perth options are available

 Please note – all charges are paid directly to the laboratories. A consultation is necessary to refer ALL tests and a consultation is necessary for result interpretation. The tests are available after a consultation at the clinic to help determine the underlying causes of your health condition.  If you require a specific test, please contact the clinic. If you’re looking for the most effective nutrition and functional medicine testing in Perth, you’ve come to the right place. Led by Shannon Burford, Cura Clinic offers patients the opportunity to get natural health help with all kinds of health conditions, including difficult to treat cases.In order to pinpoint what the underlying causes of these health issues are, we carry out nutrition and functional medicine testing that’s effective in getting to the root cause of problems.

When it comes to hormone testing in Perth, blood testing in Perth and the most effective stool testing Perth has to offer, Cura Clinic is always the number one choice.

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Digestive Issues – The digestive system helps us absorb nutrition and expel waste. When we are poorly absorbing food nutrition, disease can occur. Learn more

Blood Testing – Hundreds of blood testing are available such as hormone testing. Many tests are not available with a general doctor and cannot be claimed under medicare. Learn more

Hormone Issues – Hormones can be tested via blood sample or Saliva tests in Perth. If you are not ovulating, have painful periods or have acne, it may be helpful to test your current levels. Learn more

Mental Health and Mood – Hormones and neurotransmitters such as serotonin, GABA and melatonin, can be tested to help explain depression, stress and anxiety. Learn more

Metabolism and Thyroid – An underactive thyroid with an increased level of cortisol can lead to weight gain and mood disorders. Autoimmunity markers can also be tested. Learn more

Heavy Metal Toxicity – Heavy metals such as lead, cadmium and mercury are becoming more common as the world due to environmental contamination. Learn more

Nutrigenomics – Gene testing can be completed for coeliac disease (HLA DQ 2-8), MTHFR mutations (folate), nutrigenomics and many more. Learn more

The Cura clinic uses a variety of functional pathology tests to investigate biochemical, nutritional, metabolic and hormone status. The results provide essential information to assist with diagnosis, treatment and management of you. Testing provides a tool for early intervention, management and monitoring of ongoing treatment efficacy and cuts out guesswork.

Please note – all charges are paid directly to the laboratories. A consultation is necessary to refer ALL tests and a consultation is necessary for result interpretation.

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