Unparalleled DNA-Based Stool Testing
The Gastrointestinal Microbial Assay Plus (GI-MAP™) is an innovative clinical tool that measures gastrointestinal microbiota DNA from a single stool sample with state of the art, quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR or real-time PCR) technology.
The GI-MAP™ takes a snapshot of your gut microbiome to identify what normal species are present and in what amounts. The test quantitatively assesses the gut microbiome with attention to bacterial, parasitic and viral pathogens that can cause disease, disrupt the normal microbial balance and contribute to chronic GI illness. It also evaluates markers for pathogens, inflammation, digestion capacity and toxicity.
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.
The GI-MAP is incorporated with the nutritional programming to treat pathogens and imbalances in the gut microbiota and restore gut health in those experiencing GI symptoms.
For individuals with symptoms of:
Suspected H. pylori Infection
Fungal or Yeast Infections
Bacterial & Parasitic Infections
Chronic and Acute Gastroenteritis
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
H. pylori with Virulence Factors
Antibiotic Resistance Genes
Normal Bacterial Flora
Collection: stool sample
Test Results: 7-10 business days
Follow Up Testing: as necessary