The Gastrointestinal Microbial Assay Plus
Is one of the most comprehensive stool analysis tests available and it is the most thorough stool test that gives actionable biomarkers. It detects the presence of pathogenic microorganisms such as yeast, parasites and bacteria that contribute to chronic illness and neurological dysfunction.
This kind of testing is important, as when the digestive system is damaged it leads to improper nutrient absorption and an increase of toxic substances in the body, which is one of the leading causes of chronic disease.
The GI-MAP (GI-Microbial Assay Plus) is unique in the field of comprehensive stool testing. This is because it relies exclusively on quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) technology to detect parasites, bacteria, fungi, and more, by targeting the specific DNA of the organisms tested.
Research indicates that gut health impacts overall health.
The gut microbiome, that is the colony of good bacteria that lives within the gut, plays a critical role in mediating the effects of diet and other factors on health, including digestive, immune, metabolic and neuroendocrine functions. Assessing GI health with the proper tools can help practitioners get to the root cause of chronic illness.
Conditions where GI-MAP testing can support clinical diagnosis and protocol development include:
- Autoimmune diseases
- Digestive complaints, diarrhoea or constipation
- Brain fog
- Inflammatory conditions
- Skin problems like acne and psoriasis
- Mood disorders, depression, and anxiety
- Diabetes and weight loss issues
GI-MAP™ tests for GI pathogens, opportunistic organisms, normal flora, and markers of GI health including:
- Immune function
- Pancreatic function
This test can be done from the comfort of home and all directions are include with the test.