COVID-19 Testing Now Available!🤗

“Coronavirus Disease 2019” (referred to widely as COVID-19, or coronavirus) is the respiratory disease caused by the “SARS-CoV2” virus. It was recently identified in Wuhan, China, and has spread globally. There has been an increasing number of cases reported in Australia, and it has become a global public health emergency. As of March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified COVID-19 as a pandemic.

How does the ordering process work for COVID-19 Testing?

Testing is able to be provided after short telehealth consultation. The patient’s PREPAID collection kit is then ordered by the practitioner via NutriPATH. Collection can occur at home or you may attend a “Drive Through Collection Centre” (NSW & VIC ONLY).

The sample will be collected and transported back via overnight courier. All samples must come back to NutriPATH for analysis and testing is performed in a laboratory facility. NutriPATH will perform analysis and upload results for the practitioner within 24 hours.

PLEASE NOTE: NutriPATH is offering laboratory testing ONLY. NOT patient ‘self-test kits’. Both test methods have been approved for use by the TGA.

Is the PCR and IgG/IgM Antibody test specific to COVID-19?

Yes, the assays have been designed specifically for COVID-19, not other related viruses.

What is the accuracy of the IgG/IgM test?

IgG : Sensitivity: 96.98% IgM: Specificity: 99.29%

Both test methods of analysis play an important role in the detection and monitoring of the virus for the potential of relapse to occur.

When would you order the PCR COVID-19 test?
For acute and early detection. 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 immune system.

When would you order the IgG/IgM antibody COVID-19 test?

Antibodies to the novel coronavirus (COVID-2019) are produced and secreted after being infected by the virus. Serological assessments through IgG and IgM antibody tests can be used to assist diagnosis of patients with novel coronavirus (COVID-2019) infection through different stages of the infection. This test would be an ideal assessment for those people that may have the virus for more than 7 days or for those who have had the virus and have now recovered (refer to the graph above).

Life is throwing a lot at us at the moment.😩 These are some of my favourite essential STRESS supplements I use to help improve my patients stress levels, moods and to help them keep a healthy mindset.😍

Which ones do you find help support you the most?🤔

If you think you may benefit from a little extra support, please contact me, as I’m here to help.

My personal favourites are Calm X, HPA Essentials, Inflamood and Neurocalm. I especially love Neurocalm Sleep for those nights when I’m struggling to sleep. 😴xo

If the fridge is calling your name all day, you’re not sleeping as well as you were, you’re extremely anxious about what the future holds, your kids are bouncing off the walls OR you’re just not feeling like you, I totally understand!😱😓 😟

One of the most effective ways you can boost your immune system is to improve your stress-coping response, as long term stress can have serious health consequences affecting your cardiovascular system, digestive system, energy, hormonal balances, sleep, mood and mental health.

I talk to patients every day about stress, anxiety and depression, so please don’t be shy to give me a call. I’m here to help you. 💗

After a quick phone consultation, I can tailor a STRESS treatment nutritional protocol (including a range of strategies) to help you manage your stress and your response to stressful situations from my range of high strength quality METAGENICS practitioner only supplements.

You can then conveniently pick up or wait for the postman to come to you. 📦

You’re are only a phone call away from improving and managing the STRESS & ANXIETY in your life, that we are ALL FEELING at the moment, naturally. 😌