We are proud to partner with Perth Pathology to provide our patients with general pathology testing. Our practitioners are trained to understand general pathology testing and when to refer back to your medical practitioner.
If your blood results reflect pathology that needs medical treatment you will receive that support via our network of medical practitioners or we will call your own general practitioner to help you gain the care you need faster.
(We can order any general pathology test you may need, this list just gives you an idea of common tests we do. )
At NatMed we understand the results we should expect from our prescriptions. If we do not see this result then we will order further testing to rule out serious illness or refer on. Please see the bottom of the page for a clinic story about our thorough and interdisciplinary approach.
We had an 8 year old child present with recurrent pneumonia. Her mother had taken her to 3 naturopaths and her general practitioner. The child had received recurrent antibiotic therapy for the pneumonia as well as numerous herbs and nutritionals. We ordered a full blood count and her lymphocytes were slightly depressed. We prescribed herbals and nutritionals but saw little improvement in the lymphocytes within one month. We understood that she should have responded with an improved lymphocyte count and immune function on the script she was on. We then ordered an immunoglobulin work up. Her Immunoglobulins were low. We then organised an urgent visit with the GP and requested an urgent referral to a paediatric immunologist.
The child had been born with a genetic problem which meant she could not make all the immunoglobulins she needed. She had to have immunoglobulin injections for life.
It was very fortunate that we insisted that the child see a paediatrician. The reason this was achieved was because we understand the limitations of our approach and see our input within a matrix of professionals who can all add value. It is vital that no one provider appropriate care but that we all work together to facilitate your wellbeing.