Comprehensive microbiome, gut testing provides insight into your health concerns, with actionable clinical information for the management of gastrointestinal health. This test offers valuable insight into digestive function, intestinal inflammation, and the intestinal microbiome.
With attention to bacterial, parasitic and viral pathogens that can cause disease, disrupt the normal microbial balance, and contribute to chronic GI illness.
It can reveal important information about the root cause of many common gastrointestinal symptoms such as:
- Abdominal pain or discomfort
- Irregular bowel movements
- Food sensitivities
- Fatigue/Mood disruption
- Autoimmune conditions
- Skin disorders
- Patients suspicion of IBS or IBD
- Autoimmune disease
- Bacterial overgrowth status
- Fungal or Yeast Infections
- Parasitic & Worm Infections
- Intestinal Permeability/Leaky GUT
- Beneficial microbial flora
- Seeking a comprehensive overview of your microbiome
This stool analysis utilises many important GIT health markers. In addition, the test can be used to evaluate patients with a clinical history that suggests a gastrointestinal infection or dysbiosis which can be used to evaluate treatment progression.
Gut microbes are co-dependent with one another and with their human host, and the health of one affects the other. A sizeable volume of research associates a dysbiotic, or imbalanced gut microbiome with multiple disease states both within and outside of the GI tract. The diverse metabolic activities of the microbiome ultimately impact the human host, and the activities of the human host ultimately affect the health of their microbiome.
This comprehensive stool test looks at many factors;
– gut function
– gut health
– leaky gut/inflammation
– bacteria, yeast, fungi, worms, parasites, viruses ie Helicobacter pylori, Blastocystis, Candida
– beneficial bacteria levels (microbial flora)
– GIT function markers
– Short chain fatty acids ie Butyrate
– check for inflammation
– digestive enzyme production
– intestinal permeability/leaky gut
– secretory IgA production and immune barrier level for the GIT
– fat digestion
– anti-Gliadin IgA level
– zonulin levels
– whilst also providing treatment recommendations
As you can see it is very comprehensive. The gut is in the centre of the body and acts like the control system for our health. Inadequate gut function can be involved in a whole range of symptoms including fatigue, headache, immune dysfunction, skin rashes, hormone problems and much more.