The gastro-intestinal track is full of micro-organisms. Some are healthy, others invasive. With an easy-to-collect stool sample, this leaky gut health test checks for over 100 of them: pathogens, parasites, fungi/yeast, worms, healthy gut bacteria and antibiotic genes.
An imbalanced microbiome may result in bloating, gas, indigestion, allergies, and may affect mental and physical health.
Our Home Gut Health Test is easy, fast, reliable, and requires just a few steps:
Receive The Kit And Collect Sample At Home.
Ship It Back For FREE To Our World-Class CLIA Labs (US only).
Receive Secure, Confidential, & Easy-To-Understand Report Within Days For Your Comprehensive Home Gut Health Test.
The Gut Health Test is a gastro-intestinal test to detect micro-organisms that impact our gut health.
These microbes might hinder normal intestinal health, or contribute to dysbiosis with symptoms of bloating, indigestion, constipation, inflammation, or compromised immune system.
It maps the micro-biome using an innovative real-time PCR technique using a single stool sample.
This test measures the following:
Anyone with the following symptoms should check:
Simply order the test kit, collect the sample at home, ship it for free to our world class CLIA-certified labs, and find out your results within days. The kit will provide easy-to-use sample collection supplies and you will receive a physician reviewed report that you can share with your doctor.
Learn more about Leaky Gut from Harvard Health here.
The National Institute of Health suggests eating plenty of fruits and vegetables to keep gut health in check.
A: Except New York and New Jersey our tests are available in all 46 states. State regulations in NY, NJ do not allow us to ship the test kits to their residents.
A: The kit contains stool collection supplies, instructions on how to collect the samples, and a form requesting basic information including date and time of collection. The directions are straight forward and easy to follow.
A: You will receive the kit within 3-5 business days with a prepaid return envelope. After you ship the sample and it is received by our lab, you get the results within 10-12 business days (due to large number of markers, this test requires longer than our usual turn-around time of 5-7 days).
A: The report with your test results will be easy to understand and will have all the necessary details. It will mark whether you are negative or positive for any of the bacteria, viruses or fungi and what are their levels. It will specify what are the expected low and high ranges. The report will also include several pages explaining the markers in an easy-to-read language.
A: You can use HSA (or FSA/MSA/HRA) accounts to pay for the tests since these are prescription tests (for further confirmation, please check the IRS publication#969). However, please ensure you are not going outside your specified max and min deductible limits. We do not have the capability to process the insurance claim. Since insurance plans vary for individuals we can not guarantee your HSA payment will always be processed by your plan. We suggest talking to your insurance provider if you have any questions.
A: Measuring leaky gut is an emerging field. The test quantifies bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites using qPCR. This is a leap forward from older methodologies that report only positive or negative. Results are reported as colony forming units per gram of stool (CFU/g). One CFU is roughly equivalent to one microorganism (or one cell). Results are expressed in standard scientific notation. A reported result of 3.5e7 is equivalent to 3.5 x 10^7CFU/g, which equals 35,000,000 CFU/g, or 35 million CFU per gram of stool.
Reference ranges for the test are developed using known positive, diseased samples to construct cut off values that distinguish disease-causing amounts of pathogenic and opportunistic microbes. Reference ranges for the pathogens were correlated with an FDA cleared assay for GI pathogens. This GI-MAP test is capable of detecting as low as 0.1 cell per gram of stool.
To minimize any variations in your results, we have partnered with CLIA-certified labs that are regulated by the states, as well as Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Many tests from these labs are FDA approved to ensure they meet the proper regulatory requirements. Additionally, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) requires inter-laboratory tests to ensure the ranges established by each lab do not drift or are not out of acceptable ranges. This is done by regularly testing reference samples between different labs. Finally, the labs test thousands of samples for different age groups and health conditions, and have well established reference data to compare your results against this large pool.
A: Unfortunately, no. As a lab test provider we can only test and report out data from your sample. We are not authorized to provide any medical recommendations. But we strongly encourage you to discuss the results with your doctor for next steps.
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