Tests Available

Glow offer numerous diagnostic tools to complete your health picture and course of treatment. Please note there is no Medicare rebate available for these tests. Prices are approximate and do not include any consultation costs.

VLA Bio-impedance

A state of the art scientific tool to determine very important markers of disease and ageing. Muscle mass including its size and quality, fat mass, hydration status, fluid inside and outside your cells, energy within cells and biological age are established and can be monitored.

This test is included as part of the consultation price.

Salivary Hormonal testing

Provides us with valuable information on your hormonal status. Hormonal changes can have a dramatic impact on physical and emotional health. Results obtained from this test make it possible to individualise treatment in order to establish optimal hormonal balance. Hormones that may be tested include:

  • Oestrogen
  • Progesterone
  • Testosterone
  • Cortisol and DHEA for stress levels.
  • Melatonin – sleep hormone

Some of the hormone test combinations and approximate cost for the tests include:

Adrenocortex Stress Profile – Basic DHEAs (6-8am), Cortisol (6-8am, noon, 4pm, 8pm)$110.00
Adrenocortex Stress Profile – Extensive DHEAs (6-8am), Cortisol (6-8am, noon, 4pm, 8pm),
Secretory IgA (sIgA)
$175.00
Cortisol Profile Cortisol (6-8am, noon, 4pm, 8pm)$99.00
Female Cycle (28 Day) Hormone Profile 11x E2; 11x Progesterone day 3, 5, 8, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20,
23, 28; Testo. day 11
$250.00
Female Hormone Profile – Basic DHEAs, E1, E2, E3, Progesterone, Testosterone, ratios$140.00
Female Hormone Profile – Extensive DHEAs, E1, E2, E3, Progesterone, Testosterone,
Androstenedione, ratios
$170.00
Male Hormone Profile – Basic DHEAs, E1, E2, Testosterone$99.00
Male Hormone Profile – Extensive DHEAs, E1, E2, Testosterone, DHT, Androstenedione, ratios$165.00
Sleep Profile Cortisol (12-2am), Melatonin (12-2am)$69.00
Adrenocortex Stress & Female Basic DHEAs (6-8am), Cortisol (6-8am, noon, 4pm, 8pm); E1, E2, E3, Progesterone, Testosterone, ratios$215.00
Adrenocortex Stress & Male Basic DHEAs (6-8am), Cortisol (6-8am, noon, 4pm, 8pm); E1, E2,
Testosterone
$173.00

Advanced Dried Urine Hormone Profile Approx $375

The advanced dried urine test for hormones is your ideal test for complex hormonal issues. This comprehensive assessment is unique for what it can reveal from such a simple collection.

This test will measure and identify: Estrogens (x13), Progestagens (x7), Androgens (x6), Glucocorticoids (x4), free Cortisol (x4), free Cortisone (x4), and Melatonin (x4). The advanced hormone profile is collected off four separate dried urine samples at key time points throughout the same day: 1st morning, 2nd morning, early evening, and bedtime. Urine is collected on filter paper strips either by dipping it in urine collected in a cup, or by urinating directly on the strip.

This test is ideal for a comprehensive overview of your hormonal status or trying to find the underlying cause of a real complex hormone related issue. Reporting provides detailed explanation and comments based on the test results as well as a symptomatology chart indicated by the patient and how these symptoms reflect the test results.

Common conditions include:

  • Anxiety
  • Headaches
  • Poor concentration, ‘brain fog’
  • Energy levels
  • Fatigue, lethargy
  • Salt cravings
  • Mild depression
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Irregular sleeping patterns
  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Blood Pressure
  • Impaired Immune System
  • Hot flushes
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Mood changes
  • Brain fog
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Bone loss
  • Dry skin
  • Fatigue

Complete Digestive Stool Analysis 

Provides an overview of the components of digestion, absorption, intestinal function and microbial flora (good and bad bacteria). Extremely insightful test for anyone with digestive or intestinal problems. A comprehensive report with graphs and recommendations is provided.

Test NameAnalytesPrice
CDSA 4+ Code 2008 and Multiplex DNA PCRMacroscopic & Microscopic Description; Digestive, Absorption and Metabolic markers; Inflammation markers; Tumour/Ulcer markers; Beneficial and other Bacteria; Yeasts; Parasites (visual & chemical EIA detection); Antibiotics/Natural agents sensitivities (bacteria & yeasts) + PCR detection and identification of 10 parasitic & bacterial organisms: Giardia intestinalis, Cryptosporidium, Dientamoeba fragilis, Entamoeba histolytica, Blastocystis hominis; Campylobacter spp, Salmonella spp, Shigella spp, Yersinia enterocolitica, Aeromonas spp.$535.00
Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA) – Level 1 Macroscopic & Microscopic description; Beneficial and other Bacteria; Yeasts; Parasites (visual detection); Antibiotic/Natural agents sensitivities (bacteria & yeasts only) Inc. pH NOTE: Add on Faecal PCR [2002] for more sensitive parasite detection$145.00
Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA) – Level 2 Macroscopic & Microscopic description; Beneficial and other Bacteria; Yeasts; Parasites (visual detection); Antibiotic/Natural agents sensitivities (bacteria & yeasts only); plus Digestive, Absorption and Metabolic markers inc. pH, b-glucuronidase, SCFAs NOTE: Add on Faecal PCR [2002] for more sensitive parasite detection$235.00
Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA) – Level 3Macroscopic & Microscopic description; Beneficial and other Bacteria; Yeasts; Parasites (visual detection); Antibiotic/Natural agents sensitivities (bacteria & yeasts only); Digestive, Absorption and Metabolic markers; plus Pancreatic elastase (PE1) NOTE: Add on Faecal PCR [2002] for more sensitive parasite detection$275.00
Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA) – Level 3+ Macroscopic & Microscopic description; Beneficial and other Bacteria; Yeasts; Parasites (visual detection); Antibiotics/Natural agents sensitivities (bacteria & yeasts only); Digestive, Absorption and Metabolic markers; plus Transglutaminase IgA, Calprotectin, M2PK, H.pylori antigen NOTE: Add on Faecal PCR [2002] for more sensitive parasite detection$385.00
Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA) – Level 4 – (Test Code 2007)Macroscopic & Microscopic description; Digestive, Absorption and Metabolic markers including PE1; Beneficial & other Bacteria; Yeasts; Parasites (visual & chemical EIA detection); Antibiotic/Natural agents sensitivities (bacteria & yeasts only) NOTE: Add on Faecal PCR [2002] for more sensitive parasite detection$355.00
Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA) – Level 4+ Macroscopic & Microscopic description; Digestive, Absorption and Metabolic markers; Inflammation markers; Tumour/Ulcer markers; Beneficial and other Bacteria; Yeasts; Parasites (visual & chemical EIA detection); Antibiotics/Natural agents sensitivities (bacteria & yeasts only) This profile Includes all levels of testing NOTE: Add on Faecal PCR [2002] for more sensitive parasite detection$465.00
Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA) – Level 5Macroscopic & Microscopic description; Beneficial and other Bacteria; Yeasts; Parasites (visual & chemical EIA detection); Antibiotic/Natural agents sensitivities (bacteria & yeasts only) Inc. pH$215.00

Hair Mineral & Toxic Element Analysis

Hair Tissue Analysis is an analytical test that measures the mineral composition of hair, different mineral ratios e.g. copper to zinc as well as heavy metal toxicity. A comprehensive report is supplied with interpretation of results, graphs and recommendations.

Hair metal and mineral analysis measures nutrient and toxic metal content of hair. As the constituents of the hair are determined by the entry of substances from external sources and from substances that enter it from the blood stream, hair makes an ideal medium for analysis.

Hair can contain minerals and metals and can accumulate over long periods of time. A wide range of metals and minerals can be measured in one sample to provide status of cellular activity and nutrient metabolism. Every physiological function in the body is catalysed by minerals.

Since the structure of hair remains unchanged, the minerals are fixed in the hair and levels in hair do not significantly change once that portion of hair has grown. The analysis accurately provides concentrations of minerals that have accumulated in the hair tissue over the hair growth period, approximately one to three months.

Heavy metals toxicity can be caused by exposure to pollution, chemicals and poisons. It is a growing threat to the population as metals deposit in body tissues leading significant developmental and neurological damage.  Heavy metal toxicities can also lead to numerous health conditions including those affecting the cardiovascular, endocrine, immune, muscle, skeletal, skin and nervous systems.

Common Conditions:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Immune dysfunction
  • Toxicity
  • Muscular skeletal conditions
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Skin conditions
  • Immune and inflammatory condition
  • Mental health disorders
  • Allergies
Test NameAnalytesPrice
Hair Mineral Analysis – Level 1 Long-term exposure to heavy metals or tissue metals levels. 8 minerals: Ca, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mg, Mn, Se, Zn. 8 toxic metals: Al, As, Cd, Hg, Ni, Pb, Ag, Sn$145.00
Hair Mineral Analysis – Level 2 Long-term exposure to heavy metals or tissue metals levels. 17 minerals: B, Ca, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Ge, I, Li, Mg, Mn, Mo, Se, Sr, V, W, Zn. 18 toxic metals: Al, Sb, As, Ba, Be, Bi, Cd, Hg, Ni, Pb, Pd, Pt, Ag, Tl, Sn, Ti, U, Zr$210.00

Full Thyroid Profile

Ever been frustrated by being told your thyroid is normal yet you have every symptom of a sluggish thyroid such as slow metabolism, fatigue, low libido, feeling the cold. Doctors only check one element called TSH and only if this is out of the range will  they check T4, T3 and thyroid antibodies. At Glow we have seen many a “normal” TSH and plenty of very low T3 levels. T3 is the most important measure of your thyroid as it is the thyroid hormone which affects metabolism, energy etc. We want a high T3 to feel our best! We have also seen elevated thyroid antibodies and a normal TSH, indicating the auto-immune disease Hashimotos. Wouldn’t it be great to pick this up early and start working towards a healthier diet and reducing stress levels? Note that any blood tests are NOT Medicare rebate-able through a naturopath.  For a Full Thyroid Profile it will cost around $170. Glow uses Clinical Labs as their primary pathology company.

Food Intolerance Tests

We can provide you with a referral to either Clinical Labs or Nutripath to have food intolerance tests. Costs vary as to whether you want 40 foods tested or 200 foods tested. You can also select vegetarian or vegan food testing so you dont waste money being tested for foods you dont eat!

Food Sensitivity Symptoms Conditions Associated with Food Sensitivity

  • Abdominal pain
  • Anxiety
  • Bloating
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Constipation and diarrhoea
  • Depression
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue & lethargy
  • Fluid retention
  • Headache
  • Gastric ulcers
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Migraine
  • Nausea
  • Rashes
  • Acne
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Autism
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Coeliac’s Disease
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Eczema
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Psoriasis

Approximate Costs for Testing:

120 Foods Price: $465

120 Foods Vegetarian Price: $465

160 Foods Vegetarian Price: $515

200 Foods Price: $565

40 Foods Price: $245

60 Foods Price: $305

60 Foods Vegetarian Price: $305

Herbs And Spices Foods Price: $245

Vegan Foods Price: $465