Vitawell | Functional and Integrative Therapies

Functional and Integrative Testing

Vitawell Wellness functional and integrative tests are carried out to identify and address  physiological imbalances. In most cases both methods of investigation are essential to investigate the root cause of the disease and re-establish balance using nutritional and lifestyle interventions. Functional tests have the advantage to facilitate the development of targeted therapeutic protocols and monitor health improvement.

DUTCH Hormone Test
15 October 2022
The DUTCH test stands for Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones and involves collection of a small amount of urine on filtered paper four times a day. Measuring Hormones. Why? While hormone blood tests are a useful tool, they are not the same as the DUTCH test. Blood and saliva tests don’t measure cortisol rhythms and estrogen metabolism and do not track hormone replacement as thoroughly, not being sensitive enough to see the different levels of estrogen, which can be an iss...
14 October 2022
Faecal calprotectin is a byproduct of inflammation that is triggered by the immune system in the gut. When the gut’s defence system detects pathogens, it uses inflammation to attract immune cells to the digestive system. This can also happen in autoimmune diseases like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, which are members of the inflammatory bowel disease group. In early stages, gastrointestinal inflammation attracts neutrophils, immune cells that prevent harmful bacteria fro...
Helicobacter Pylori Stool Antigen Test – Now Available!
16 February 2022
Vitawell Wellness is pleased to announce that we now offer the H. pylori stool antigen test to complement our H. pylori salivary IgG test. The H. pylori stool antigen test is a convenient, noninvasive, and highly accurate method for diagnosing active H. pylori infection and for monitoring treatment outcomes. Patients should discontinue proton pump inhibitors for at least two weeks prior to H. pylori stool antigen testing. Follow up stool testing to confirm eradication of H. pylori should be...


  • The Institute for Functional Medicine
  • Society for Integrative Oncology
  • Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia
  • Australian Traditional-Medicine Society
  • British Naturopathic Association