Want to understand the underlying cause?
Glenville Nutrition specialise in functional medicine tests that can be used to identify underlying causes of symptoms and health conditions. We carry out blood tests in our clinic for nutritional deficiencies and advanced immune markers which are useful in chronic inflammation, chronic fatigue, thyroid conditions, autoimmune and fertility issues. We are experts in digestive testing using comprehensive sate of the art stool analysis and breath testing. We also specialise in hormonal tests which can give a deeper understanding of hormonal imbalances, detoxification pathways and stress hormone production.
Appropriate tests can help to more quickly identify underlying causes of symptoms and to determine safe and effective recommendations for you. All the tests below are carried out by accredited scientific laboratories in Ireland, the UK and the USA. Your nutritionist can interpret the findings of these tests for you and will provide tailored recommendations based on your results.
Gastrointestinal health and IBS
The most accurate and comprehensive analysis of the microbes in your gut using the latest DNA sequencing technology...
A comprehensive analysis of your nutrient levels: assesses your levels of crucial vitamins including vitamin D, minerals, antioxidants and essential fats....
Ireland has one of the lowest rates of vitamin D in Europe. Low levels of vitamin D are associated with immune imbalances, autoimmune disease, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, cancer and fertility problems. Vitamin D is usually checked together with other key nutrients, see above, but can also be done as a stand alone test. This can be facilitated at our clinic or with an at-home test kit.
Iodine is a critical mineral for the production of thyroid hormones and if you are deficient in iodine this could be affecting your thyroid health....
These essential fats need to be in balance to address inflammatory disorders such as autoimmune conditions, heart disease and other immune imbalances including those related to fertility and pregnancy. Levels of essential fatty acids including omega 3 and 6 are usually checked together with other key nutrients, see above, but can also be done as a stand alone test. Please contact us for more information.
An amino acid profile can provide a lot of information about your metabolism, how you turn energy into food. This test can be most useful in metabolic or mitochondrial disorders of severe fatigue such as ME/CFS or Long Covid, though you can discuss with your Nutritionist if this test would be useful for you.
This profile is usually checked together with other key nutrients, see above, but can also be done as a stand alone test.
Please contact us for more information.
Homocysteine is often used as a marker of inflammation and as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Elevated homocysteine levels can also be a marker of the folate cycle and B vitamine and amino acids that are involved.
These tests give more in-depth information on how your B vitamins are active in the body, rather than just the levels in the serum. This can include B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and also folate and B12 if needed.
These vitamins are priced singly and are usually checked together with other key nutrients but can also be done as a stand alone test.
Please contact us for more information.
Hormone Health Men & Women
The DUTCH test is a urine test that takes a very comprehensive look at your hormonal balance. This includes detail about many hormones and their pathways, safe detoxification and the impact of long term stress amongst others. Test options also include cycle mapping throughout the full menstrual cycle and the DUTCH test for male hormones.
This is a very useful marker of bone turnover to find out if you are losing bone too quickly and need to support your bone health and strength...
Other relevant tests: Nutritional profiles, hormone tests, thyroid tests, vaginal microbiome
A semen analysis is the first line of testing for male fertility. This measures the quantity and quality of the sperm and their ability to travel to fertilise the egg. A DNA fragmentation test measures the quality of the paternal DNA. This test is highly recommended in addition to regular semen analysis…
Your immune system plays a critical role in tolerating conception, the implantation of an embryo and a healthy pregnancy. This test includes NK cells and Th1/Th2 balance amongst other important markers of immune balance. This is a highly advanced immune panel, the best available…
Similar to the above Functional Nutritional Profile but focuses on the nutrients most relevant to fertility such as critical antioxidants for sperm and egg quality.
Recent research on the vaginal microbiome has proven its importance in fertility and the immune balance of the foetal environment. Eradicating infection and improving microbial imbalance can help to support a healthy conception and pregnancy…
Thyroid conditions, underactive thyroid and Hashimoto’s disease
We can measure all thyroid hormones and auto antibodies including TSH, free T3, free T4, reverse T3 and thyroid antibodies...
Fatigue, energy, other
A comprehensive look at heart and blood vessel health which goes beyond cholesterol to include markers of inflammation and endothelial function, which impact blood flow and are independent markers of cardiovascular health…
Managing your blood sugars is not only important for healthy weight management but also critical to inflammation and energy production.
It is often a cornerstone in managing health conditions. We use continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) to aid in understanding your body’s reaction to foods, which is different for everyone. We can also facilitate blood testing as needed.
These tests may include CRP, inflammatory cytokines, autoimmune markers and other biomarkers. These may make up other profiles or be run as add-on tests. It is best to discuss with your Nutritionist which of these markers might be relevant so that we can tailor a profile of tests for you.
Our microbiome plays an essential role in our immune system, inflammation and autoimmune issues. There is also a major connection with the brain and mood. We use a variety of microbiome analyses depending on symptoms and the condition or health issues of concern. Please discuss these tests with your Nutritionist in order to focus on the root cause for you.
An organic acids test is an at-home urine test which can help to identify major issues with your metabolism and energy production. It is a specialised test which needs careful interpretation and may only be applicable in more complex conditions such as chronic fatigue, ME, Long covid and other severe fatigue disorders or neurological issues. It also includes markers of yeast and bacterial byproducts. It is important to discuss this with your nutritionist.