This easy to use test kit is sent to your home. The kit contains everything needed for collecting specimens, including shipping materials and pre-paid postage for sending specimens to the lab. Results are emailed 17 days after lab receives specimens. A hard copy is also sent by mail. No lab visit required.
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DESCRIPTION: The GI Effects Profile uses DNA analysis to identify microbiota including anaerobes, a previously immeasurable area of the gut environment. DNA assessment is highly accurate and reports results as specific numbers.
The Microbial Ecology Profile
Over 99% of the bacteria in the gut are anaerobes, but in the cecum, aerobic bacteria reach high densities. Under normal homeostatic conditions, the intestinal microflora are of central importance in preventing colonization by pathogens, termed “colonization resistance.” Microorganisms perform a host of useful functions, such as fermenting unused energy substrates, communicating with the immune system, preventing growth of harmful species, regulating the development of the gut, producing vitamins for the host (such as biotin and vitamin K), and producing hormones.
The Microbial Profile focuses on predominate, opportunistic, and pathogenic bacteria, as well as yeast/fungi, parasites, adiposity index, and microbial and fungi sensitivities. The Microbial Profile is also an easy and cost-effective follow-up testing option to monitor targeted therapy in patients.
Advantages of the GI Effects Stool Profiles
Microbial DNA analysis improves the accuracy of results and includes both aerobes and anaerobes. Anaerobes comprise over 95% of the bacteria in the gut.
Antibiotic resistance genes
DNA analysis detects organisms possessing genes that give rise to antibiotic resistance, offering clinicians a superior tool for effective patient management.
Single Sample Collection
The GI Effects Stool Profile requires only one sample collection leading to improved patient compliance.
GI Effects detects as few as 5 cells per gram.
Turn Around Time: 17 Days