LABORATORY TESTS

SomaOmnia offers only the latest, clinically supported laboratory tests to its clients.

Laboratory tests are central to objective understanding of how a body’s intrinsic systems are functioning. Further testing may be recommended as a part of your naturopathic nutritional protocol.

Other than helping to address specific health issues, we also provide testing in a supportive capacity, to optimize your health and better understand the intricacies of navigating your body. Ensuring the integrity of your gut flora or keeping track of your immune responses to certain foods or external triggers are just two examples of ways testing can help you look ‘inwards’ and understand, what may appear as minor or insignificant symptoms, in the context of your own health.

Likewise, laboratory tests are powerful tools in tracking your progress and any changes incurred since beginning a customized dietary protocol or applying changes to your life.

Many of our tests are available to be conducted in the comfort of your own home, although in some instances, further external testing may be required.

Among the most common tests we refer to in our protocols are:

Almost every patient can benefit from a GI-MAP gut health assessment. Some patients are looking to achieve optimal health, while other patients have been chronically ill and frustrated without a diagnosis for years.

Some conditions that warrant testing are:

Autoimmune diseases, IBS/IBD digestive complaints, diarrhea or constipation, brain fog, skin problems – like acne and psoriasis, mood disorders, depression and anxiety, diabetes and weight loss issues.

Can Infants and Children Benefit from the GI-MAP?

Yes. The GI-MAP is commonly used in infants and children, and can provide insight into conditions related to Attentional Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, autism and digestive complaints.

The Organic Acids Test (OAT) offers a comprehensive metabolic snapshot of a patient’s overall health with 76 markers. It provides an accurate evaluation of intestinal yeast and bacteria. Abnormally high levels of these microorganisms can cause or worsen behaviour disorders, hyperactivity, movement disorders, fatigue and immune function.

Many people with chronic illnesses and neurological disorders often excrete several abnormal organic acids in their urine. The cause of these high levels could include oral antibiotic use, high sugar diets, immune deficiencies, acquired infections, as well as genetic factors.

Our Organic Acids Test also includes markers for vitamin and mineral levels, oxidative stress, neurotransmitter levels, and is the only OAT to include markers for oxalates, which are highly correlated with many chronic illnesses.

If abnormalities are detected using the OAT, treatments can include supplements, such as vitamins and antioxidants, or dietary modification.

DUTCH is Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones and is the gold standard for hormone testing. Our revolutionary model takes the advantages of a 24-hour urine test and adds the pattern of free cortisol, which has traditionally been acquired from saliva.

DUTCH Test® sex hormone analysis uses the most accurate method available (LC-MS/MS and GC-MS/MS) and offers basic hormones and extensive sex hormones and their metabolites. Adrenal hormone testing in the DUTCH Test® is the most comprehensive available, including free cortisol and a better marker of total cortisol production by including cortisol and cortisone metabolites, melatonin, oxidative stress (8-OdHG), and organic acids (DUTCH OATs).

DUTCH testing is also built to optimize HRT monitoring. Using special methods which separates free and conjugated hormones and adds metabolites for unparalleled testing, the DUTCH Test® has the most reliable and trusted results both with and without HRT.


DUTCH testing provides the most comprehensive look at hormone metabolism through simple patient collection , advanced testing methods.

DUTCH offers advantages over other traditional hormone tests with simplicity and convenience a top priority.
We deliver world-class reporting which tells the patient’s hormone story, and our in-house hormone experts help DUTCH providers make sense of complex results with clinical consults. DUTCH providers also get exclusive access to educational resources, tools, and published research through our secure, online portal to help with interpretation and patient treatment.”


“25-Hydroxyvitamin D is the major circulating form of vitamin D. It occurs in two forms: vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) and vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol), and is the precursor of the active form (1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D). Measurement of total 25-Hydroxyvitamin D (D2 plus D3) provides the best assessment of patient vitamin D status and includes vitamin D derived from diet, supplements and exposure to UVB light. Vitamin D is best known for its role in calcium/ bone metabolism, but emerging research indicates that low levels of vitamin D may be associated with increased risk of some cancers, type 2 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, Alzheimer’s disease, infections, preeclampsia, cesarean deliveries and neurocognitive dysfunction. Vitamin D insufficiency is common and deficiency can have adverse health effects at any stage of life. Many testing methods do not differentiate between the two forms of vitamin D, and only total concentrations are reported. This LC/MS QQQ method is sensitive and specific for both vitamin D2 and D3, and each form is measured / reported independently./ Doctors Data /”.

A low blood omega-3 level is now recognised to be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease as well as a variety of neurocognitive and developmental disorders.

  • Knowing your own omega-3 level is essential for managing that risk. Like all new prognostic tests, target or “healthy levels” of the Omega-3 Index are evolving, but substantial evidence points to an Index of 8% – 12% as being a reasonable goal.
  • With knowledge of your own Omega-3 Indexes, you will be motivated to make the simple and safe changes in your diet ,supplementation practices, and  will be able to easily monitor the effects of those changes on your omega-3 status.

The vulvo-vaginal area has its own distinct commensal microbiome which differs from the other microbiomes in the body. The composition of the microbiome and its dialogue with host immune responses in the vagina plays a role in vaginal, reproductive and maternal health. Dysbiosis of the vaginal flora can play a large role in infertility, frequent miscarriage, endometriosis, pre-term birth, frequent urinary tract infections, bacterial vaginosis, vaginismus and vagino-vulval itching and discomfort.

Test Indications

  • Female health optimisation
  • Vaginal bacterial and fungal infections
  • Endometriosis
  • Conception care
  • Fertility & IVF
  • Chronic pelvic pain

The oral cavity is a complex ecosystem, comprising several habitats including the teeth, gums, tongue and tonsils,
all colonised by bacteria.

The oral microbiota is comprised of approximately 600 taxa at the species level, with different groups
and subsets inhabiting different niches.

The microbiota of the oral cavity exists as a complex biofilm that remains stable despite environmental changes. However, dysbiosis, in form of infection, injury, dietary changes and risk-associated factors (e.g. smoking) may disrupt the biofilm community, favouring colonisation and invasion of pathogens. Disruption of the biofilm community to a pathogenic profile, induces host immune responses, chronic inflammation and ultimately development of local and systemic diseases. However, much of this damage is reversible if pathogenic communities are removed, and homeostasis is restored.

To this end, Phylobioscience have developed the Oral EcologiXTM oral health and microbiome profile, a ground breaking tool for analysis of oral microbiota composition and host immune responses. Using innovative microbial culture-independent technologies, including quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), the profile provides an accurate, reliable and quantifiable measurement of microbiota abundance and host inflammatory markers.

Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis can be defined as the process by which complex and comprehensive blood biomarkers are organised, analyzed and interpreted to provide a comprehensive assessment of the state and trend of the main body systems, along with the status of nutrients and trends towards and away from clinical dysfunction.

Specific testing concerning ageing issues:

GlycanAge looks at ageing on a systemic level, through functional effectors that play a key role in our immune system (to promote or suppress inflammation) which contribute to inflammageing (ageing of our immune system).

GlycanAge is the first biological age test that has proven responsiveness to interventions that beneficially affect the biology of ageing. Using this test in conjunction with FunctionalDX to maximise your therapeutic interventions; personalise, prioritise and progress your health to the next level, reverse the aging process, reduce the affects of dis-function and heal the body for optimal health.

Specific testing concerning pre/post-natal, conception and fertility issues:

Research shows that the nutritional status of both women and men can impact fertility. We also know that specific variations in our genes can explain why some of us respond differently from others to the same foods, beverages and supplements we consume.

DHA (or docosahexaenoic acid) is an omega-3 fatty acid found in fish, fish oil, and prenatal supplements that is an important nutrient for a healthy pregnancy.
The Prenatal DHA Test, which is a measure of DHA in blood, lets mom know if she is getting enough of this key nutrient for both her and her baby.

Early preterm birth happens before 34 weeks gestation.
DHA can significantly reduce the risk of early preterm birth by 42%

Research shows that women who have low blood DHA levels are at 10-fold increased risk of early preterm birth..A scientific article showed that pregnant women should strive for a DHA level of 5% or above to reduce their preterm birth risk.

The recommended amount of DHA for pregnant women is 200 mg daily but most only get ~60mg from their diet & only 10% use a supplement

Omega-3 DHA is an important component of a baby’s developing brain.

  • Baby’s best source for nutrition, including DHA, is breast milk.
  • Mums can increase the amount of DHA in their breast milk through diet and/or supplements.
  • The amount of DHA in the blood is related to the amount in breast milk, and mums can begin to increase their DHA levels during pregnancy.

The only way to know how much DHA your baby is getting through breast milk is by measuring it – with the Mother’s Milk DHA Test.

OmegaQuant’s Mothers Milk DHA Test

  • Uses novel “dried milk spot” technology
  • Simple and safe: Only need 1 drop of breast milk.
  • Hassel-free: Your test kit will have everything you need
  • Get your results from your practitioner  in 5-7 working days.

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How do we conduct our tests?

The majority of our test kits can be completed at home and are suitable for adults as well as children. The test price is charged separately to the consultation.

As a holistic health practice we offer you a full support, not only in conducting the test for you, but also helping you understand your test results in the context of your health profile to ensure you receive a detailed interpretation of your results and can grasp a strong understanding of issues or changes in your body which may need to be addressed.

If certain tests are not available with SomaOmnia, we endeavor to find and deliver the test you require. In case this will not be possible, you will be redirected to one of our trusted partners or externally to ensure you receive the support you require.


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