Clinical Testing


Corona Virus PCR Testing (COVID-19) NOW AVAILABLE

With the growing need and demand for availability of testing for Corona Virus (COVID-19), Family Matters Nutrition via NutriPATH Laboratory is pleased to release a PCR based assessment to assess your status.

Who should be tested?

Whilst a testing criteria has been put in place by public hospitals, NutriPATH will currently be accepting all types of referrals for this test. Generally symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild illness to pneumonia. Some people will recover easily and some may experience symptoms worse than others. However, you should be tested if:

  • You have returned from overseas in the past 14 days.
  • You have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
  • You have travelled on a cruise ship in the 14 days before developing symptoms.
  • You have flu-like symptoms or an impaired immunity system.

What is PCR testing?

“At the moment the majority of the current Covid-19 tests that all the reports are coming from are using PCR,” says University of Sussex senior lecturer in microbiology Dr Edward Wright. “They detect the genetic information of the virus, the RNA. That’s only possible if the virus is there and someone is actively infected.”

PCR tests are used to directly detect the presence of an antigen, rather than the presence of the body’s immune response, or antibodies. By detecting viral RNA, which will be present in the body before antibodies form or symptoms of the disease are present, the tests can tell whether or not someone has the virus very early on.

“PCR gives us a good indication of who is infected. They can be isolated and get in contact with people they’ve been in touch with so they can be quarantined too, just in case. That’s the true advantage of the current major diagnostic tests, you can break that transmission chain and get a clearer picture of what’s happening,” says Wright. Source: Verdict Medical Devices.

How To Order

  1. Contact Vicki on 0410 659 670 to order your home kit. Your contact details and payment of $150 will be taken over the phone.
  2. Your COVID kit will be delivered to you directly from Nutripath.
  3. Instructions in the kit will show you how to collect your swab sample.
  4. Inside the kit will be instructions for the sample to be collected by a courier (cost included).

The results will be sent to Family Matters Nutrition within 48 hours and contact will be made with you via phone or email.

Hair Mineral Testing

Hair Tests

This procedure is based on advanced electro-acupuncture and bioresonance. It is an energy-based test and will provide information on those elements that are causing an energy disturbance to the body.

Tests available are

  • Food and Environmental Sensitivity Test
  • Comprehensive Nutrition Test
  • Heavy Metal and Environmental Toxin Test
  • Comprehensive Women’s Health test
  • Comprehensive Men’s Health Test
  • Sleep and Mood Test

Call Vicki at Family Matters to best access which test is right for you. All tests are $135 each.

Biomedical testing

Biomedical Tests

Biomedical tests are a helpful tool allowing practitioners a functional insight into the individual they are supporting. Biomedical testing can look at areas of hormonal balance, liver function, inflammatory responses, toxic loads and many other bodily functions.



Zinc is involved in over 200 enzymatic activities in the body, and a small amount is crucial for your body every day. Although required for many activities, zinc is crucial for the breakdown of carbohydrates, hormone production and balance, muscle growth and repair as it improves immunity and acts as an anti-inflammatory agent. Over the years food has been grown in zinc-deficient soil and growing numbers of people with zinc deficiencies are seen across Australia.


Comprehensive Stool Analysis

A comprehensive stool analysis is a non-invasive nutrition test available in Sydney. It is commonly used for assessing the function of the gastrointestinal system. There are a number of CDSA tests, Family Matters Nutrition tends to use Bioscreen as their preferred test.


IgG and IgA Food Sensitivity Testing

Food sensitivities can cause a wide range of symptoms and prolonged problems for people including asthma, eczema, altered behaviour in children and migraines. The IgG & IgA general food panel sensitivity testing is a useful test designed to assess both delayed and damaged mucosal type reactions of 96 general western foods.

Hair Mineral Testing

Hair Mineral Testing

Heavy metal toxicities can lead to numerous health conditions including those affecting the cardiovascular, endocrine, immune, muscle, skeletal, skin and nervous systems. Hair can contain minerals and metals and can accumulate over long periods of time. A wide range of metals and minerals can be tested for in one sample to provide the status of cellular activity and nutrient metabolism for a person.

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 when hair grows. Hair mineral testing accurately tests concentrations of minerals that have accumulated in the hair tissue over the hair growth period, approximately one to three months.

For a range of clinical nutrition tests in Sydney that help open a window into your current health and wellbeing. Call us today on 0410 659 670 or enquire online to book today

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