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This at-home test was developed to provide a diagnostic tool that offers unmatched insight into a patient’s unique microbiome.
Full Gut Testing Kit
Test your stool and see what’s living in your gut
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Why Stool Testing
DNA Stool Analysis
More than ever before, we are keenly aware of the health benefits or disease risks brought about by the microorganisms that inhabit the human body. Culture techniques, previously the standard, left up to 50% of bacterial species virtually invisible. Because most of the bacteria of the GI tract are anaerobes, culture based methods cannot cultivate them which leaves a large blind spot for clinicians when trying to diagnose the source of infection.
Our commitment to laboratory medicine is to utilize proven methodologies that are accurate and reliable. DNA PCR Stool testing We believe it’s the best comprehensive stool test available providing results you can rely on.
The GI-MAP comprehensive stool test was developed to provide a diagnostic tool that offers unmatched insight into a patient’s unique microbiome. The GI-MAP stool analysis evaluates the DNA of the organisms living within the gut using the most advanced qPCR technology for results you can rely on.
For Individuals with Symptoms of:
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inflammatory Skin Conditions
Mood Issues and Autism
Here is What’s Included in Your Test Kit:
Wonder if you have gut inflammation? This is the overall marker you need to know. Calprotectin is a substance that is released into the intestines in excess when there is any inflammation there. Its presence can mean a person has an inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.
Key pancreas marker that helps pinpoint if digestive issues are from the pancreas or another area of the body. elastase along with other enzymes are transported to the small intestine to break down fats, proteins, and carbohydrates as part of food digestion.
Is a key enzyme used by the liver and gut to detox the liver and process toxins. Blood tests often do not dig deep enough to catch liver issues, this test digs deaper to pin point liver issue and liver pathway blockages.
A vicious stomach bacteria that is a hidden issue in up to 20% of people. Standard h pylori and other stool test are often times not sensitive enough to pick up on this highly problematic bacteria. It can cause a cascade of gut issues, autoimmune issues, chronic fatigue, ibs and the list goes on
Parasitic, Viral, & Bacterial Infections
It is estimated that there are over 200 million cases of Gastrointestinal disease each year in the United States. Acute or chronic diarrhea caused by a bacterial, viral, or parasitic pathogen present in the GI tract, accounts for a significant proportion of the cases. Many of these cases often go undiagnosed or untreated.
Healthy Bacteria Strains
There is thousands of bacteria strains in the gut. There are also 2 main families of good bacteria that should have very specific range. Just taking probiotics can often make things worse unless you balance the good species. This test helps pinpoint strains that should be increased and good strains that are too high. Too much of a good thing can be a bad thing!
- Methanobacteriaceae (family) – Family of bacteria-like microbes that produce methane. High levels have been linked to chronic constipation, as well as some types of SIBO and IBS.
- Fusobacterium spp. – Commonly found in the oral cavity, and may also be found in the intestine. Some are considered opportunistic pathogens, and may promote inflammatory processes and or advanced disease states.
- Plus dozens of other common bacteria species
- Akkermansia muciniphila – Plays a significant role in the gut ecosystem by breaking down mucus polysaccharides. Low levels are associated with obesity and metabolic dysfunction, while high levels are linked to multiple sclerosis.
- Clostridia (class) – Important producers of short-chain fatty acids, and have many well-documented roles in promoting a healthy intestinal barrier, immune balance, and protection against pathogens.
- Faecalibacterium prausnitzii – Well-known keystone species and a major butyrate producer. Many chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases have been associated with low levels of F. prausnitzii.