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.
The GI-MAP stool test utilizes cutting edge, Quantitative PCR technology to provide a true DNA/PCR-based stool test. This technology has high sensitivity, specificity and a rapid turnaround. The GI pathogens include bacteria, parasites and viruses.
Continuing with this platform, the GI-MAP measures opportunistic organisms, normal flora, fungi, parasites and antibiotic resistance genes. And the Plus refers to immunologic markers for GI health and function including SIgA, Elastase, Calprotectin and Anti-gliadin testing.
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Upon purchase, we will drop-ship the test kit to your address. Please provide a complete list of supplements and medications you are on prior to test collection in case we need to discuss with you how to collect baseline results.
Results are typically available about 4 weeks after your sample is mailed off, and will be e-mailed to you upon receipt at our office.
The purchase of this test does not include a functional wellness consultation with Dr. Nathan or Dr. Rebecca. To learn more about an initial consultation with Dr. Nathan, please visit his page here. To learn more about an initial consultation with Dr. Rebecca, please visit her page here.
You are welcome to order this test without a consultation. If you choose this option, we will e-mail you the test results when we receive them. The purchase of the test itself does not include the doctor's interpretation of results. If you would like to receive the doctor’s written interpretation and supplement recommendations, without a consultation, you can add this to your purchase for $150.
Refund policy: Once we have shipped your test kit, this purchase cannot be refunded.