Testing

At Vingyana, we provide and use the following tests for diagnostics and monitoring purposes.
ALCAT
ALCAT Test is used to identify immune reactions to various foods, food additives, environmental chemicals, medicinal herbs, moulds, antibiotics and other anti-inflammatory agents.

A whole blood sample collected in sodium citrate is used for this test. It measures the patient’s response to each of the substances tested and classifies the response as reactive, borderline or non-reactive. A customised diet plan or substances to avoid can be recommended based on the findings. This improves the immune system balance.

Cancer Markers
Cancer Markers are mostly made by normal cells as well as CA cells. They are produced in higher levels by CA cells and are used as a diagnostic method to identify Cancerous conditions.

CA 15-3
CA 15-3 is a blood test that is used to monitor the response to treatment in breast Cancer patients. It measures the level of CA 15-3 antigen in blood.

CA 19-9
CA 19-9 is a blood test that measures the level of the tumour marker CA 19-9, especially in Pancreatic Cancer patients.

CA 125
CA 125 test measures the level of the tumour marker CA 125 or Cancer Antigen 125 in blood. CA 125 is abundant in tumour cells than in normal cells. Typically, CA 125 is mostly secreted by Ovarian Cancer cells compared to other types of cells. A blood sample used to measure the level of CA-125.

CDSA Test
CDSA is a non-invasive stool test used for assessing the gastrointestinal function. It gives important information regarding the gut function such as digestion/absorption markers, gut metabolic markers and gut microbiology markers.

Chest X-ray
Chest X-ray is a type of an imaging test which uses minute doses of ionizing radiation to produce an image of the chest region. Information regarding the functioning of the lungs, air way, and the heart can be obtained looking at an x ray.

Circulating Tumour Cells (CTC)
CTCs are Cancer cells that deattch from the primary tumour and travel to other parts of the body. They can potentially proliferate and give rise to distant metastasis. A CTC test is a blood test that is used to distinguish CTC from the rest of the blood cells. It will be used to decide the prognosis of the Cancers.

Computerized Tomography (CT) Scan
A Computerized Tomography (CT Scan) or CAT scan is an imaging test that combines several x-rays taken from different angles and produces three dimensional cross section images of the bones, blood vessels and soft tissues using a computer.

Full Blood Count (FBC)
A Full Blood Count (FBC) is a common test done to check the values of red blood cells, white blood cells and the platelets in the blood. It is used to monitor various conditions such as anaemia, fatigue, weakness, infection or inflammation.

Genetic Testing
A genetic test is conducted to create a personalised treatment plan depending on the unique individual genetic makeup of a person. A cheek cell swab is used for this test. The genetic profile obtained gives a thorough understanding of genes that control aspects such as metabolism, nutrition and response to exercise and so on. By knowing the genetic profile of an individual, the expression levels of the genes can be controlled by changing lifestyle factors and the body’s overall health can be improved.

Lipid Profile
A Lipid Profile is a blood test which includes the levels of total cholesterol, high density lipoprotein (HDL), low density lipoprotein (LDL) and tri glycerides to determine the risk of heart disease.

Liver Profile
Liver Profile, also known as Liver Function Tests (LFTs) consists of series of blood tests used to determine any irregularities or dysfunctioning of the liver. LFTs usually measure the levels of liver enzymes (E.g.: ALT, ALP, AST), bilirubin and total protein.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is another type of imaging that uses radio and magnetic waves to obtain detailed images of organs and tissues inside the body. It is a non-invasive procedure and does not use any type of radiation.

Neurotransmitter Tests
A Neurotransmitter Test is a non-invasive urine test that measures the levels of ‘neurotransmitters’’. Neurotransmitters are a type of chemicals that communicate information throughout the brain and the body by transmitting signals from one neurone to another. The levels of neurotransmitters (example: serotonin, GABA, noradrenaline, adrenaline, and glutamate) provide detailed information about a patient’s mood, sleep, concentration, memory, and anxiety.

Oligo Scan
Oligo Scan is a device that is used to detect trace elements and toxic metals in the tissues.
A portable spectrometer device is used to collect the data from a blood, urine, faecal or hair sample of a patient and sent to the secure central Oilgo Scan server. The results can be obtained in about 20 seconds.
Oligo Scan is beneficial when prescribing supplementation that would enhance the natural individualised meal planning. If the patient suffers from metal toxicity, chelating techniques, supplements or lifestyle changes can be recommended.

Oncostat Plus
This is a test which is being used to measure the chemo-sensitivity/chemo-resistance of cytotoxic drugs, monoclonal antibodies, small molecules that inhibit specific targets (example: TKI) and the assessment of natural substances and extracts for anti-Cancer potency.

PSA
The PSA Test measures the level of Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) in blood. PSA is secreted by the cells of the prostate gland and usually elevated in Prostate Cancer patients. A blood sample is used to measure the level of PSA in Prostate Cancer patients.

Renal Profile
A Renal Profile is a blood test conducted to check the functioning of the kidneys. Levels of electrolytes (example: sodium, potassium, chloride, and bicarbonate), glucose, minerals (example: phosphorous, calcium), and waste products (example: urea) are measured.

Salivary Hormones Test
A Salivary Hormones Test is a non-invasive method to check the levels of various hormones in the body especially in hormone driven Cancers. The advantage of a Hormone Salivary Test compared to a serum test is that the saliva test will indicate the active levels of hormones delivered to the receptors. A special kit is used to collect a saliva sample for this test.

Ultra Sound Scans (Abdomen and Pelvis)
An Ultra Sound Scan is a type of imaging test that uses sound waves to get a detailed look at the organs inside the body. It is a painless and a non-invasive procedure. A gel will be applied to the area of interest (example: abdomen or pelvis) and a small transducer is placed on top of the skin. The transducer will transmit sound waves which will then penetrate the gel and the skin. The sound waves which bounce back are collected by the transducer to create an image on the computer. A radiologist will interpret the image and create a report.

Veda Pulse
Veda Pulse is a tool to perform pulse analysis. It uses an algorithm based on the Heart Rate Variability (HRV) method for the pulse analysis.
The practitioners can see the functional state for the patients and make recommendations and individual rehabilitation programs on diet, select food supplements, herbs, and oils for aromatherapy to correct psycho-emotional disorders.

Blood Tests – Bio Chemistry, Haematology and Urine Chemistry