The GI-MAP® is a comprehensive digestive infections test that detects parasites, bacteria, fungi, and more, by targeting the specific DNA of the organisms tested.
We want to get to the bottom of all the stressors that are sucking up your energy and preventing you from being the best version of yourself. With stool testing designed to investigate the presence of digestive infections we can uncover additional hidden stressors on the inside that as well as sucking up your energy for change are also responsible for chronic symptoms such as:
- And constant struggle to lose weight
Digestive infections often clear on their own in healthy adults but prolonged infection or those with symptoms lasting longer than three days may require a trip to the doctors and medication to clear the infection. There are also issues identified in a stool test that in agreement with your doctor can be supported and improved by focusing on specific, targeted nutrition and lifestyle techniques that are supported by the science.
Includes full results review consultation.
The GI-MAP™ utilises cutting-edge FDA-approved technology to provide a true DNA-based assessment of a your gut microbiome conveniently for something thats not the most pleasant, from just a single stool sample. We will then have actionable information on microbes, bugs in your gut, that are well-researched to cause disease or disrupt normal microbial balance and contribute to many inflammatory, autoimmune, metabolic, cardiovascular, and other chronic diseases.
The use of DNA based assessment helps increase the likelihood of identifying infections in comparison to more common stool tests that use culture techniques that can miss up to 50% of the bacteria present.
The company that produce and analyse the GI-MAP™, Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory, only have this test to offer, this level of specialism and focus has led to the them become leaders in stool testing for digestive infections.
This very clever test brings you results in two ways. First of all it identifies the presence of the pathogens or bugs that can cause stress and damage to your digestive system, leading to symptoms such as parasites, bacteria, viruses, worms and fungi.
Secondly, it also looks at the impact of their presence and the effect of your lifestyle on your digestive system. There is information on the balance of the good guys in your gut, the probiotics, the amount of enzymes you have to help control blood sugar and breakdown and digest your food, ability to breakdown fats and sugars, the presence high or low of certain enzymes can indicate detoxification issues and increase the levels of toxins in your body that lead to chronic disease.
We’ll also gain strong information on the potential for gluten to be causing some of your symptoms. Is it likely that you have something called “Leaky Gut” that effects digestion of foods and increases the likelihood of further infections and food sensitivity’s, and can also be factor in preventing you losing weight.
Is your digestion compromised? Is there inflammation where there is damage? How stressed out is your immune system? Is it efficient enough to repair the damage and eliminate any infections? The GI-MAP™ will help us to answer these questions and more.
How it works
- Once booked, you will receive your lab test kit in the post, or if you prefer we can arrange a time to go through the test together at my clinic in Edinburgh.
- You will receive your results as soon as we get them back from the lab.
- Your Consultation will take place within a week of your results being returned.
Simple home testing
All lab tests are specifically selected for ease of use. We can mail test kits anywhere in the UK, Europe, North America and most countries in the rest of the world. Samples can be completed by you the same week from the comfort of your own home.
Results review consultation
To make sure you get the most out of your test, this package includes a Skype or Phone call to review your results, examine your health history, symptoms and food journal, and help create a customised plan for you.
To book the digestive infections test, or to ask any further questions get in touch.