GI MAP (GI Microbial Assay Plus)-Diagnostic Solutions Kit

Note: This is a home collection test kit that will be mailed to you.


Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Stool

Results: 7-10 Business Days
Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Special Instructions: Ship to lab Monday-Friday only. Specimen MUST be received by the lab within 6 days of collection. If you cannot ship the specimen on the day of collection, please refrigerate the sample. Avoid taking aspirin for 2 days prior to collection. DO NOT discontinue any medications unless directed by your physician.

Description: The GI-MAP stool test utilizes cutting edge, Quantitative PCR technology to provide a true DNA/PCR based stool test. This technology has high sensitivity, specificity and a rapid turnaround. The GI pathogens include bacteria, parasites and viruses.

Continuing with this platform, the GI-MAP measures opportunistic organisms, normal flora, fungi, parasites and antibiotic resistance genes. And the Plus refers to immunologic markers for GI health and function including SIgA, Elastase, Calprotectin and Anti-gliadin testing.

The GI-MAP can be used in the detection and identification of gastrointestinal microbial nucleic acids and has been clinically validated for the detection of gastrointestinal pathogens that cause infectious colitis or gastroenteritis. It measures a substantial list of opportunistic pathogens as well as a list of FDA-cleared pathogens, including novel targets such as viruses, Microsporidia, and pathogenic virulence factors.

Includes:
Bacterial Pathogens
Viral Pathogens
Parasitic Pathogens
Parasitic Protozoa
Parasitic Worms
Normal Bacterial Flora
Opportunistic Bacteria
H. pylori with virulence factors
Fungi/Yeast
Digestion

Additional Biomarkers Available for add-on at additional cost:
Zonulin