I offer the GI Map via Invivo Healthcare as I have found this test to be invaluable to my clients with gastrointestinal imbalances.
The GI-MAP is the first and only gut test in the world to be running full quantitative PCR (qPCR) on multiple GI targets, including pathogens, bacteria, worms, yeasts, parasites and comprehensive antibiotic-resistant genes, alongside intestinal health and immune markers.
The GI-MAP was designed to assess a patient’s microbiome from a single stool sample, with particular attention to microbes that cause disease or that disrupt normal microbial balance and contribute to perturbations in the GI flora and contribute to illness. With full quantification, we can now see the level of infection thus, the GI-MAP arms the clinician with accurate, actionable clinical information.
- Pathogenic bacteria, toxins, parasites and viruses
- Commensal bacteria (inc. B.fragilis)
- Bacterial autoimmune triggers
- Dysbiotic bacteria
- Phyla microbiota ratios
- Opportunistic parasites
- Yeast, fungi and moulds
- Secretory IgA (sIgA)
- Anti-gliadin sIgA
- Pancreatic elastase 1
- Faecal Occult blood
- Antibiotic resistance genes