Metabolic Advice

Metabolic Screening

The parameters we assess are key to identifying potential energy disorders, but may not be routinely screened by your health professional. Our metabolic pathology screen may help improve monitoring, management and outcomes.

We look at your family history, medical history and current physical measurements along with the results of the following:


  • Full Blood Count
  • Fasting Cholesterol and Blood Lipid Profile
  • Biochemistry including Liver Function Tests
  • Inflammatory Markers
  • Fasting BSL, HbA1c and Insulin
  • Thyroid function
  • Vitamin D level
  • Iron studies
  • Other tests if relevant


Metabolic Function

ECAL, Indirect Calorimetry, this assesses expired air at rest to measure:

  • Energy Expenditure
  • Substrate Utilisation, fat or carbohydrate
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Effectiveness & progress of dietary or other interventions (eg. exercise)

Body Composition Scan

A very low dose X ray, to measure:

  • Body Fat, including a separate value for visceral fat
  • Muscle Mass
  • Bone Mass

This provides a good baseline before changes are made and, when repeated, a measure of improvement.


 Low Carb Clinic

4 Suez Street, Gordon Park, QLD 4031

(20 minutes North of Brisbane City)