The Importance of Lab Transparency

How to Ensure your Functional Tests are Evidence-Based
Why Care About Transparency? It is important to be informed as to where tests are being conducted as well as the technology used, so that you can be confident that your patients are performing evidence-based tests. This is of significant relevance with the increased scrutiny on practitioners to demonstrate that their clinical practice is based on the most evidence-based and rigorously executed technologies.
Questions to Ask Your Lab
Lab Standards: What to Look For

Australia: The primary recognised body for lab analysis is the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA). NATA offers guidelines to all types of testing laboratories (including industrial) to assist them with maintaining consistent and accurate measurements.

(Note: Other bodies such as the TGA and ISO standards are relevant only to the production of test kits and are not relevant to the actual lab analysis).

USA: The USA has a more established, compulsory and thorough regulatory framework for overseeing the analyses carried out by clinical laboratories, to ensure that they are suitable and valid for clinical use. American labs with both CLIA and CAP certifications are trained and audited to ensure that not only the technology and processes are being executed correctly, but the qualifications and expertise of their staff, and therefore interpretation of results stemming from these tests, is sound.

Australian practitioners sourcing quality clinical testing services carried out in America can be assured of some of the highest standards of validation currently available.
Things to Check Before Choosing Your Lab

What Makes RN Labs Different?

RN Labs has always insisted in choosing laboratories that are of the highest standard globally with evidence-based functional tests, thereby improving patient outcomes and supporting the industry as a whole.

RN Labs believes in maintaining full transparency of who and where your test is being carried out, so that you can make fully informed decisions with your patients.


RN Labs seeks out the most advanced clinical testing services from around the world, and delivers them to Australian practitioners with complete transparency and support, in order to demonstrate their validity and utility by maintaining the ability to trace the laboratory conducting an analysis, and review the scientific premise and processes that underlie their testing.

In health,

The RN Labs team

S QLD / N NSW Area Manager

Jessica Morland

Jess is a qualified Nutritionist with a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutritional Medicine. She believes that there is no one size fits all approach and is passionate about educating, inspiring and supporting clients and practitioners with a customised approach to healthcare. Specialties include preconception, pregnancy, post-natal and infant care. 

Jess is excited to build relationships, educate and share her knowledge with both retail and practitioners in South Queensland and Northern NSW.

Lauren Matich, BHSc (Nat.)

Lauren Matich

BHSc (Nat.)

Lauren is an NHAA accredited Clinical Naturopath with a Bachelor of Health Science. She is incredibly passionate about natural health and educating clients on the foundational importance of nutrition, lifestyle and stress management and believes complimenting these building blocks with nutraceutical support and functional testing often holds the key to optimal health and vitality. Lauren looks forward to supporting practitioners and clients in these key areas.

Specialties include supporting thyroid health, digestive disorders and mental health.