Quick Description: One of the most highly regarded GI stool tests to assess for gut microbes, digestion, absorption, inflammation, and immune function.
More than ever before, we are keenly aware of the health benefits or disease risks brought about by the microorganisms that inhabit the human body. 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 was designed to detect microbes that may be disturbing normal microbial balance or contributing to illness as well as indicators of digestion, absorption, inflammation, and immune function.
What does the GI-MAP™include?
The biomarkers from the GI-MAP™ provide key clinical information for three main gastrointestinal functional areas: