GUT HEALTH TESTING

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Imbalances in gut bacteria can lead to a wide range of symptoms, inside and outside of the digestive system.

SIBO Breath Test

It may be appropriate if you’re experiencing;
  • Bloating quickly after eating
  • IBS
  • Maldigestion of fats
  • Histamine intolerance
  • Food allergies
  • Impaired vitamin absorption (B12/iron)
  • Symptoms started after food poisoning
  • Crohn’s disease

Microbiome Analysis

It may be appropriate if you’re experiencing;
  • IBS
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Chronic diarrhoea/constipation
  • Low mood
  • Anxiety
  • Autoimmunity
  • Metabolic conditions

Key Markers

Other key tests include:
  • Calprotectin (intestinal inflammation)
  • Pancreatic elastase
  • Vitamin D
  • Thyroid health
  • Autoimmunity
  • Mould exposure
  • Infections
  • Gluten cross-reactivity

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SIBO breath test

A SIBO breath test may be helpful if you are experiencing any of the following;
  • Bloating quickly after eating
  • IBS
  • Maldigestion of fats
  • Histamine intolerance
  • Food allergies
  • Impaired vitamin absorption (B12/iron)
  • Symptoms started after food poisoning
  • Crohn’s disease

Taking the test

  • The test is performed by drinking a sugar solution which acts as a food source for the bacteria in the digestive system.  When the bacteria come into contact with this sugar solution, fermentation takes place.
  • The gases produced during the fermentation process are then absorbed into general circulation, transferred into the lungs, and then exhaled.
  • Elevated levels of these gases found in breath samples can indicate the presence of SIBO which can then help guide your protocol.
  • These tests can be carried out in your own home with results typically back from the lab within 10 working days.

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Microbiome analysis

As in any eco-system, there are key species that occupy the landscape.
  • A microbiome analysis (also referred to as a stool test) provides a window into the microbial world of the large intestine.
  • The results offer information on which organisms are present, at what levels and ratios to offer actionable information to guide your protocols.
  • In addition to the bacterial, fungal, parasitic, and archea present, functional markers are also measured.
  • These are key markers that indicate levels of inflammation in the digestive tract, digestive enzyme production as well as immune activity along the gut lining.

Who is it for?

A microbiome test may be helpful if you are experiencing any of the following;
  • IBS
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Chronic diarrhoea/constipation
  • Low mood
  • Anxiety
  • Autoimmunity
  • Metabolic conditions

Questions about testing?

Key markers

Digestive symptoms are often influenced by your overall health and well-being.
  • Depending on your specific condition or symptoms, additional tests may offer important information.
  • For example, within the gut, specific tests can be used to ensure adequate levels of key nutrients, monitor levels of intestinal inflammation, and to rule out intestinal autoimmunity.
  • Outside of the gut, thyroid function, environmental toxin exposure, and chronic infections may all contribute to digestive imbalances and resulting symptoms.

Specific tests to guide recommendations are;

The majority of these tests can be carried out via a finger-prick blood test, stool, or a urine sample from your own home.

Some may require a visit to a blood draw clinic which can be arranged for you.

  • Calprotectin (intestinal inflammation)
  • Pancreatic elastase
  • Vitamin D
  • Thyroid health
  • Autoimmunity
  • Mould exposure
  • Infections
  • Gluten cross-reactivity

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