GIMAP | USA

Description

The GI-Map stool test by Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory uses advanced DNA probing technology to help give you the most accurate results. Traditional stool testing methods allow viruses and bacteria to die before being tested resulting in poor accuracy.

Knowing the health of your gut microbiome (good bacteria) is critical since imbalances can cause many long-term gut issues. The GI Map is perfect for understanding normal gut flora.

One of the most useful features of the GI-Map stool tests is the ability to test pathogenic (disease-causing) bacteria in your gut and test their genes to determine if they are resistant to certain antibiotics. Knowing this can help you and your doctor chooses the right antibiotic if necessary.


What’s Being Tested in the GIMAP Stool Test:

 

  • GI Map | Bacterial Pathogens (potentially disease-causing)
    • Campylobacter
    • Clostridium difficile, Toxin A
    • Clostridium difficile, Toxin B
    • E. coli
    • Enterotoxigenic E. coli LT
    • Enterotoxigenic E. coli ST
    • Shiga-like Toxin E. Coli stx1
    • Shiga-like Toxin E. Coli stx2
    • Shigella
    • Salmonella
    • Vibrio cholerae
    • Yersinia enterococlitica
  • GI Map | Viral Pathogens
    • Adenovirus 40/41
    • Norovirus GI
    • Norovirus GII
    • Rotavirus A
  • GI Map | Parasitic Pathogens
    • Cryptosporidium
    • E. histolytica
    • Giardia
  • GI Map | H. Pylori
    • Helicobacter pylori
    • Virulence Factor, cagA
    • Virulence Factor, vacA

GI Map | Normal Gut Bacteria

  • Bacteroides fragilis
  • Bifidobacterium spp.
  • Enterococcus spp.
  • Escherichia spp.
  • Lactobacillus spp.
  • Akkermansia mucinophila
  • Clostridia (class*)
  • Faecalibacterium prausnitzii
  • Roseburia spp.

GI Map | Opportunistic Bacteria (takes advantage of poor gut health)

  • Potential Autoimmune Triggers
  • Citrobacter freundii
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Proteus spp.
  • Proteus mirabilis
  • Methanobacteriaceae (family)
  • Fusobacterium spp.
  • Desulfovibrio spp.

GI Map | Additional Dysbiotic Bacteria

  • Morganella spp.
  • Pseudomonas spp.
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Staphylococcus spp.
  • Streptococcus spp.

GI Map | Parasites

  • Blastocystis hominis
  • Dientamoeba fragilis
  • Endolimax nana
  • Entamoeba coli
  • Chilomastix mesnelli
  • Pentatrichomonas hominis

GI Map | Fungus / Yeast 

  • Candida albicans
  • Candida spp
  • Geotrichum spp
  • Microsporidium spp.
  • Trichosporon spp.

GI Map | Additional Tests

  • Secretory IgA
  • Anti-gliadin SIgA
  • Eosinophil Activation Protein (EPX/EDN)
  • Elastase-1
  • Calprotectin
  • b-Glucuronidase
  • Steatocrit
  • Fecal Occult Blood

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GIMAP | USA

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