Complete GI Map Stool Test

$499.00$650.00

All tests from Nutrition with Judy include a detailed analysis (notes) that include Nutrition with Judy explanations, dietary and supplement recommendations, as well as customized next steps based on your test results.

Complete GI Map Stool Test / Complete Microbiome Mapping (DNA)

The GI-MAP (GI-Microbial Assay Plus) quantitatively assesses a person’s microbiome with attention to bacterial, parasitic, and viral pathogens that can cause disease, disrupt the normal microbial balance and contribute to chronic GI illness.

The stool test detects the presence of pathogenic yeast, parasites, and bacteria, which could be contributing to chronic illness and neurological dysfunction. It provides information about prescription and natural products that may be effective against specific microorganism strains detected in the sample. The test also evaluates beneficial bacteria levels, intestinal immune function, overall intestinal health (presence of occult blood, pH, mucus, and other criteria), and markers for inflammation.

THE COMPREHENSIVE STOOL ANALYSIS INCLUDES:

  • Bacterial Pathogens
  • Viral Pathogens
  • Parasitic Pathogens
  • Parasitic Protozoa
  • Parasitic Worms
  • Normal Bacterial Flora
  • Opportunistic Bacteria
  • H. pylori with Virulence Factors
  • Fungi and Yeast
  • Digestion
  • Immune Response
  • Inflammation
  • Antibiotic Resistance Genes
  • Zonulin (Leaky Gut marker)

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS TEST

If you are eating a clean, meat-based diet and still struggling with these following symptoms, it’s time to take a stool test:

  • Acne, eczema or psoriasis
  • ADHD / Autism
  • Autoimmunity
  • Bacterial and parasitic infection
  • Bad breath
  • Brain fog
  • Chronic and acute gastroenteritis
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Digestive cramping
  • Fungal infection
  • Gas and bloating
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Suspected H.pylori overgrowth
  • IBD / IBS
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Intestinal permeability
  • Low energy
  • SIBO
  • Skin rashes
  • Strong body odor
  • Viral pathogens
  • Weight loss resistance
  • Yeast infection

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All tests from Nutrition with Judy include a detailed analysis (notes) that include Nutrition with Judy explanations, dietary and supplement recommendations, as well as customized next steps based on your test results.

Complete GI Map Stool Test / Complete Microbiome Mapping (DNA)

WHAT ARE WE TESTING FOR?

The GI Map by Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory is the latest comprehensive DNA stool testing, using PCR technology.

There are a whole range of markers on a stool test that help us get a really clear idea about what is going on inside your large intestine that may be contributing to gut imbalances. But a stool test also gives us clues about other parts of the digestive system, like the stomach, small intestine, liver, gallbladder and pancreas.

Most importantly, a stool test gives us information about whether you have a dysbiosis – imbalance of good, bad and commensal bacteria in the large intestine, and/or a gut infection such as those caused by parasites, bacteria, viruses, worms and yeast/fungus.

The GI-MAP (Microbial Assay Plus) is unique in the field of comprehensive stool testing. 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.

WHAT ARE THE KEY MARKERS AND WHAT DO THEY MEAN?

There are three broad categories of markers that we look at on a GI Map to identify healing opportunities. These are pathogenic species, beneficial gut flora and intestinal health markers.

  • Pathogenic species: whether these are identified in ‘high’ numbers or are simply ‘detectable’, pathogenic species are almost always something we need to address. These include parasites, worms, H. pylori, viruses, pathogenic and opportunistic bacteria, yeast/fungus.
  • Beneficial gut flora: this section gives us clues about the overall abundance and diversity of your ‘good’ gut bacteria (microbiome).
  • Intestinal health markers: these provide information about inflammation, your immune function and a leaky gut marker (zonulin).

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS TEST

If you are eating a clean, meat-based diet and still struggling with these following symptoms, it’s time to take a stool test:

  • Acne, eczema or psoriasis
  • ADHD / Autism
  • Autoimmunity
  • Bacterial and parasitic infection
  • Bad breath
  • Brain fog
  • Chronic and acute gastroenteritis
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Digestive cramping
  • Fungal infection
  • Gas and bloating
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Suspected H.pylori overgrowth
  • IBD / IBS
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Intestinal permeability
  • Low energy
  • SIBO
  • Skin rashes
  • Strong body odor
  • Viral pathogens
  • Weight loss resistance
  • Yeast infection

ABOUT THE TEST

The stool test detects the presence of pathogenic yeast, parasites, and bacteria, which could be contributing to chronic illness and neurological dysfunction. It provides information about prescription and natural products that may be effective against specific microorganism strains detected in the sample. The test also evaluates beneficial bacteria levels, intestinal immune function, overall intestinal health (presence of occult blood, short chain fatty acids analysis, pH, mucus, and other criteria), and markers for inflammation.

PATHOGENS

The GI-MAP® includes pathogens (bacterial, parasitic, and viral) commonly known to cause intestinal gastroenteritis. It’s important to note that not all individuals with positive findings for pathogens will present with symptoms. Many factors, including the health of the individual, the transient nature of some pathogens, and the presence and expression of virulence factors all contribute to an individual’s symptoms.

Toxins are a type of virulence factor produced by certain pathogens. Since GI-MAP is a DNA-based test, results reflect the levels of pathogenic strains carrying the toxin genes, not the levels of any toxins that may be produced.

BACTERIAL PATHOGENS

  • Campylobacter
  • C. difficile Toxin A
  • C. difficile Toxin B
  • Enterohemorrhagic E. coli
  • E. coli O157
  • Enteroinvasive E. coli/Shigella
  • Enterotoxigenic E. coli LT/ST
  • Shiga-like Toxin E. coli stx1
  • Shiga-like Toxin E. coli stx2
  • Salmonella
  • Vibro cholerae
  • Yersinia enterocolitica

PARASITIC PATHOGENS

  • Cryptosporidium
  • Entamoeba histolytica
  • Giardia

VIRAL PATHOGENS

  • Adrenovirus 40/41
  • Norovirus GI

H.PYLORI

Recent studies have shown that nearly 50% of the world’s population may harbor H. pylori. And, although many carriers are asymptomatic, H. pylori is known to have a causative role in ulcers, chronic gastritis, and stomach cancer.

Additionally, in early phases of colonization, patients may experience hypochlorhydria followed by a change to hyper aciduria. Over time, additional H. pylori strains may colonize, including those with Virulence Factors and increased disease potential.

  • H. pylori
  • Virulence Factor, babA
  • Virulence Factor, cabA
  • Virulence Factor, cabPAI
  • Virulence Factor, dupA
  • Virulence Factor, iceA
  • Virulence Factor, opiA
  • Virulence Factor, vacA

NORMAL/COMMENSAL BACTERIA

Trillions of microorganisms inhabit the human intestine to make up a complex ecosystem that plays an important role in human health. Commensal bacteria extract nutrients and energy from our diets, maintain gut barrier function, produce vitamins (biotin and vitamin K), and protect against colonization by potential pathogens.

COMMENSAL BACTERIA

  • Akkermansia Mucinophilia
  • Bacteroides fragilis
  • Bifidobacterium spp.
  • Clostridia (class)
  • Enterobacter spp.
  • Enterococcus spp.
  • Escherichia spp.
  • Faecalbacterium prausnitzii
  • Lactobacillus spp.

BACTERIAL PHYLA

  • Bacteroidetes
  • Firmicutes
  • Firmicutes/Bacteroidetes Ratio

OPPORTUNISTIC/OVERGROWTH MICROBES

Many bacteria measured on the GI-MAP are considered opportunistic pathogens, as they only cause disease and illness in some individuals, particularly the immune-compromised. Many individuals come into contact with opportunistic bacteria and experience no symptoms. Most sources consider these microbes to be normal in the stool. However, they can cause gastroenteritis and inflammation at high levels in vulnerable patients. Symptoms may include diarrhea, loose stools, abdominal pain, or even constipation.

Overgrowth and excessive colonization by opportunistic bacteria may occur when the commensal bacteria are impaired by poor diet, antibiotic use, parasitic infection, or a weakened immune system. When intestinal permeability is present (see zonulin), these microbes could escape the lumen of the gut and infect extraintestinal sites.

ADDITIONAL DYSBIOTIC/OVERGROWTH BACTERIA

  • Enterococcus faecalis
  • Enterococcus faecium
  • Methanobacteriaceae (family)
  • Morganella morganii
  • Pseudomonas spp.
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Staphylococcus spp.
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Streptococcus spp.

POTENTIAL AUTOIMMUNE TRIGGERS

  • Citrobacter spp.
  • Citrobacter freundii
  • Fusobacterium spp.
  • Klebsiella spp.
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Mycobacterium avium
  • Prevotella copri
  • Proteus spp.
  • Proteus mirabilis

FUNGI/YEAST

Fungal organisms are commonly found in the human digestive tract, but fungal overgrowth can cause illness in susceptible individuals. Fungal growth may be localized in the body. For instance, Candida spp. may be high in the large intestine but normal in the small intestine, and vice versa. In a patient with suspected fungal overgrowth, additional tests may be necessary to understand the complete picture of fungal overgrowth. Urinary D-arabinitol or antibodies to Candida are sometimes used.

FUNGI/YEAST

  • Candida albicans
  • Candida spp.
  • Geotricum spp.
  • Microsporidia spp.
  • Rhodoturula spp.

VIRUSES

OPPORTUNISTIC VIRUSES

  • CMV- Cytomegalovirus
  • EBV- Epstein Bar Virus

PARASITES

A parasite is an organism that lives and feeds on a host organism at the expense of the host. The GI-MAP tests for pathogenic parasites and protozoa (some of which are non-pathogenic) most commonly occurring in the GI tract. Sources of exposure should be identified and eliminated to prevent reinfection.

PROTOZOA

  • Blastocystis hominis
  • Chilomastix mesnelli
  • Cyclospora cayetanenensis
  • Dientamoeba fragilis
  • Endolimax nana
  • Entamoeba coli
  • Pentatrichomonas hominis

WORMS

  • Ancyclostroma duodenale
  • Ascaris lumbricoides
  • Necator americanis
  • Trichuris trichiura
  • Taenia solium/saginada

INTESTINAL HEALTH MARKERS

DIGESTION

  • Elastase-1
  • Steatocrit

IMMUNE RESPONSE

  • SIgA
  • Anti-gliadin SIgA

INFLAMMATION

  • Calprotectin

GI MARKERS

  • β-Glucuronidase
  • Occult Blood – FIT

LEAKY GUT MARKER

  • Zonulin

ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE GENES

The GI-MAP includes results for detection of antibiotic resistance genes in the microbiome. If an antibiotic resistance gene is present, then that class of antibiotics is designated POSITIVE for antibiotic resistance. A positive result for the presence of resistance genes for a given antibiotic indicates that the antibiotic is not an ideal choice for an antibiotic protocol.

Antibiotic resistance genes apply to all of the microorganisms found in the fecal sample. Since microbes can rapidly share DNA under stress, the presence of antibiotic resistance in any organism is reason enough to avoid that drug class.

Phenotypes | HELOBACTER

  • Amoxicillen
  • Clarithromycin
  • Fluroquinolines
  • Tetracycline

Genotypes | UNIVERSAL MICROBIOTA RESISTANCE GENES

  • β-lactamase
  • Fluoroquinolones
  • Macrolides
  • Vancomycin

SAMPLE REPORT

STOOL TEST COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Stool sample must be received within 6 days of collection. If you cannot ship the specimen on the day of collection, please refrigerate and ship as soon as possible, preferably within 3 days.

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