Dr Charles Forsyth

General Medical Practitioner

 
 

Osteoporosis Profile (Biolab)

This profile comprises a blood test and a 24 hour urine collection in which a variety of measurements of factors of known importance to the development and maintenance of bone.  It assesses the functional aspects of bone metabolism and complements rather than replaces bone mineral density measurement.  Total and bone alkaline phosphatase and acid phosphatases are measured to assess the balance between bone formation and bone resorption. Calcium, phosphorus, zinc and hydroxyproline are measured in both urine. A range of nutrients essential to bone metabolism are measured in blood: zinc, magnesium, manganese, vitamin C.



Platelet Aggregation

An increase in platelet stickiness is a risk factor for migraine, coronary thrombosis and stroke. The test measures the percentage of platelets that aggregate in response to increasing levels of ADP (adenosine diphosphate). 


Platelet Aggregation Studies (Acumen)

Further studies can be done to assess some factors that are known to:

  1. Reduce platelet aggregation: vitamins C & B6, and ginger

  2. Increase platelet aggregation: gliadin (wheat protein), casein (milk protein), and tyramine

 

Other Investigations

   INVESTIGATIONS:    Nutritional     Gastrointestinal     Toxins     Others      New Tests