Functional Testing

Modern functional health testing can tell you so much about what’s going on in your body. The variety of tests we can choose from will give specific information for different body functions including gut function, hormone interactions, toxicity, neurotransmitter levels, and nutritional status. There are also wonderful tests that will give you insight into the world of your microbiome. Understanding your microbiome is quite possibly the key to sustainable health.

When chronic, persistent symptoms are getting you down or hindering your life, functional testing can put a spot light on the underlying causes, and give you a strategic way forward.

Consultations online or in person at Mount Maunganui or Tauranga.

Any Functional Health Testing, Treatments and Supplementation incur separate costs.

Great Plains Organic Acid Test offers a comprehensive metabolic snapshot of a patient’s overall health with over 70 markers. It includes markers for vitamin and mineral levels, oxidative stress, neurotransmitter levels and oxalates, plus intestinal yeasts. $385
Accurate urine and saliva test for hormones and their metabolites providing information on their production and clearance. Looks at the overall day/night patterns. The results include analysis of 35 hormones and metabolytes, with graphs of your results for ease of understanding. This test also adds in 6 Organic Acids for information on inflammation and neurotransmitter balance. Test Cost: $431.50
This test adds the Cortisol Awakening Response (CAR) to the DUTCH test giving helpful insight into the functioning of your stress response; HPA axis and adrenal function. Test Cost: $477.55
This Microba Insights metagenomic test will tell you so much about your micro organism populations; your diversity and which strains are inhabiting your gut, how they function and what we currently know about their role in contributing to your health. The report will guide you in what to eat to encourage healthy gut flora populations. Looking after your inner eco system is key to sustainable health. Test Cost: $NZ399.00
This is a non-invasive breath test that can tell you if you have an overgrowth of bacteria in your upper gastrointestinal tract (GI). SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)is when large numbers of bacteria migrate to the upper GI disrupting digestion and absorption of nutrients, and causing symptoms such as bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation, irregularity, and abdominal pain. Test Cost: $227.55
Hair contains minerals and metals in a composition that reflects those deposited in your body tissues during the same growth period. Because of this, a hair sample can give insight into your need for mineral support and balancing of your minerals. The test also shows if you would benefit from detoxification of any specific heavy metals. Test Cost: $207.00
Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis
This is a stool sample test for digestion, absorption and metabolic markers. It cultures beneficial and pathogenic bacteria, yeasts and parasites Options include DNA of 10 major pathogenic parasites and bacteria. Price range $510-$648

Rose Riley

Registered Clinical Nutritionist

Holistic Health Practitioner


+64 7 262 2051