Frequently Asked Questions

All our tests are privately billed and are not covered by Medicare. This means a doctor’s referral is not required.

We have a network of patients and practitioners Australia wide. Simply ordera test with us, we will send you a collection kit and paperwork for your local collection centre to collect some blood from you.

No, We are a private pathology testing facility, and our tests are unique.

Blood collections generally take 10-15 minutes. Once we have your sample results will be ready 1-2 weeks depending on which tests are required.

All Food intolerances, Borrelia and other blood tests are performed in our Sydney Laboratory. The Organic Acids Test, Myco-tox mould as well as a few other Urine tests are sent to the Great Plains Laboratory in America, while the Hair Analysis is performed by Micro-trace in Germany.

All tests performed in our Sydney laboratory are TGA approved. We are enrolled with RCPA’s QAP and so far have a 100% success rate with their quality assurance program.

Files are kept for a 5 year period. We would appreciate being informed if you have ever had tests with us before.

Allergy is a specific response which involves the immune system and generally does not lessen throughout a person’s life. In fact, an allergic response may increase with each exposure. Sensitivity to foods stimulates an undesirable reaction. Sensitivity to foods can be eradicated or lessened by avoiding or reducing contact with suspect foods. Check your results for suspect foods where you have a positive reaction mark. Conversely a person may develop a sensitivity to a particular food through over-exposure to them.

All our results are designed to be easily interpreted. However if you need help or would like to find a practitioner please contact us by email (info@austbio.com.au).

Food Intolerance FAQS

Wheat is the whole grain. Gluten (Gliadin) is the protein found within the wheat, it is also found in rye, barley, triticale and oats. The forms of wheat include: durum, semolina, spelt and kamut which are related grain hybrids. (corn, and rice are also members of the grass family.)

Baker’s Yeast and Brewer’s Yeast are slightly different types of yeast. Brewer’s Yeast is more nutrient dense and contains more B vitamins and minerals such as chromium and selenium which are not found in Baker’s Yeast.

All food sources should be checked ie. read labels. Chinese food, some chocolates and some thick shakes often have pork as an ingredient. Total non-exposure should not give a +ve (positive) reaction.

Salicylates are a family of plant chemicals found in many foods. These include some fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs & spices, jams, beverages such as tea and coffee, juices, beer & wine, flavourings and medications. Many foods are naturally high in salicylates such as apples and strawberries. Foods high in salicylates also consist of many other components. The compound salicylates however are a common source of intolerance or sensitivity.

There is no difference in cost if referred by a Medical Practitioner or a Health Professional.

No. Our tests are not intended to be diagnostic; the tests are designed to assist you with information about your health status and to look for subtle changes that may contribute to ill health.