About FunctionalDX

FunctionalDX was founded in 2015 when founder-director Jonathan Cohen had a powerful vision, to provide UK healthcare professionals with the most advanced tools to uncover clients’ hidden health dysfunctions. In conjunction with Dr. Dicken Weatherby, they established Functional Diagnostix and introduced FDX blood reporting analysis, a cutting-edge blood reporting and analysis tool to reduce time inefficiencies and increase client satisfaction.


At FDX, we believe that the first clinical testing assessment should begin with an FDX comprehensive assessment of a client’s health. We have established the maxim that “blood does not lie” as a truth that our professional users have found to be true time and time again.

This establishes the groundwork for programs for their patients, and when their patient is presented with a report that has the power, meaning, and visual impact presented by an FDX report, they have the tool to establish patient compliance and a roadmap back to health.


As far back as 2008, founder Jonathan Cohen identified the paucity of intelligent health reporting in the UK marketplace. The range of blood testing biomarkers offered by providers as panels to make effective clinical assessments in the mainstream NHS and private health care facilities was not only lacking in range and diversity, but the costs were also prohibitively expensive.

Inspired by Dr Weatherby’s work on the concept and practice of Functional Blood Chemistry analysis, and with the evolution of Dr Weatherby’s algorithms from hand calculated data to computer-driven algorithms, meant that the vision of offering detailed health reporting became a reality. Once he was able to provide the most cost-effective range of biomarker panels available to be used to create the reports, FunctionalDX was able to provide the best and most affordable blood test panels and health reports available anywhere in Europe.  Whilst client symptoms do not always reveal the full story, FunctionalDX testing can.


Our Founder

With over 30 years of clinical experience, founder Jonathan Cohen brings his expertise and vision to revolutionise the blood testing, reporting, and chemistry analysis arena in the UK. Through introducing FunctionalDX health reporting, the previously hidden health trends lost in conventional parameters of clinical healthy ranges are now visible. Identifying these health trends, gave Jonathan and other professionals the opportunity to stop patients from sliding into the abyss of the conventional pharmacological based treatment approach and presented opportunities to turn patients around back towards a state of optimal health.

"Together, we’re using technology to lay the cornerstone for a healthier world"

FDX Medical Advisors

Dr. Elaine McQuade

Dr. Elaine McQuade studied medicine at Queens University Belfast and specialised in palliative care before completing her GP training. She has worked as a GP in Hertfordshire since 2008 and has become an associate trainer, training new GPs. She has also worked at a local hospice, using her expertise in palliative care. Now, in addition to her work at the Marion Gluck Clinic, she does some of her own private work and has ran a few retreats on holistic health. 

Dr. McQuade practices functional medicine – a holistic approach to healthcare – as a complement to her speciality of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. She approaches health from the perspective of diet, nutrition and lifestyle. Promoting health and wellbeing as well as self-care is very important to her. 

Dr. McQuade adopts a personalised approach to each individual, valuing the importance of communication and relationship development with each patient and looking at all aspects of their health- emotional, physical and psychological health. She is keen to develop teaching and training in more holistic health care for doctors and healers and to help them look after themselves. 

Dr Indra Barathan

Dr Indra Barathan graduated from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in 1997 and worked as an NHS GP until 2015 when she opened her specialist functional medical practice to provide personalised functional medicine consultations. Indra now has practices in Leeds and Manchester and a multi-disciplinary team comprising doctors, health coaches and a nutritional therapist.

Indra’s passion is helping her patients learn how they have got to where they have got to and what they can do to help themselves shift towards vitality. She loves supporting patients with complex medical needs, hormonal problems and gut issues.  


We promise to support the work of our healthcare professionals through our vision, services, and health reports. We continuously endeavour to establish new biomarkers for the reports to add weight and meaning, maintain a cost-effective approach, and involve the healthcare professional as part of the reporting style and structure.

We continuously endeavour to ensure our reports are the finest that Functional Medicine can offer, and the blood biomarker panels offered are substantial. We report on all aspects of body system health. We have created a look and style that has been evolved with the professional in mind so your identity, your picture or clinic logo, can be a part of the report.

We have evolved our reports from a standard medical style to a contemporary interactive pdf format which is user friendly for both practitioner and client. This allows for easy navigation of the report information, seamlessly moving from section or item to item with no scrolling or fuss, saving time and effort. Each FDX report consists of 12 individual reports and is up to 100 pages long providing you and your clients with the most comprehensive health reporting on the market today.