The purchase of this test does not include a consult with Dr. Nathan or Dr. Rebecca. You must add the consult to your purchase if you would like the doctor to review results with you.
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.
Results are typically available about 3-4 weeks after your sample is mailed off, and will be e-mailed to you upon receipt at our office.
If you purchase the consultation, a member of our team will reach out to you within one business day of receiving test results to schedule your consult and provide more information on what information is required prior to the appointment date. Please note that appointments are typically scheduled 2-4 weeks out, and paperwork and any additional lab work or test results that you may have are required prior to the date of the consult. Failure to submit all required documents ahead of time may result in the consult being rescheduled.
Refund policy: Once you receive your requisition form, this purchase cannot be refunded.
Rescheduling policy: We understand that life can be unpredictable. You may reschedule your consult one time without penalty.