Intestinal Permeability (110)-BioHealth Kit

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

Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Urine, 4-hour collection

Results: 10-14 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.

Specimen Collection Restrictions: Do not perform this test if: you are a diabetic with elevated fasting urine glucose; you have allergic reactions to sugar-free foods, beverages, candies, gum and mints, or dietary supplements; if you have allergic reactions to lactulose or are lactose intolerant.

72 hours prior to testing - Avoid Aspirin; Anti-inflammatory drugs; Antacids containing aluminum or magnesium hydroxide; and any drugs that contain sorbitol and/or mannitol.

The night before testing - Do not eat or drink anything for at least eight hours before beginning this test. Sleep counts towards this fasting period.

The day of testing - Avoid All fruits; fruit juices, jellies, etc.; foods that contain high fructose corn syrup; all dairy products; chocolate; honey; mushrooms; legumes; peanuts; celery and chewing gum and mints.

Description Leaky Gut – also known as intestinal permeability – describes a condition in which the lining of the small intestine becomes damaged,
causing undigested food particles, toxic waste products, and bacteria to penetrate and enter the bloodstream. These foreign substances invading the bloodstream can cause autoimmune responses, including inflammatory and allergic reactions. These agents can cause local and systemic reactions associated with a broad range of diseases. In addition to leaky gut’s role in “letting the bad things in” it also the culprit for keeping out the good; in the form of damaged cells which cannot adequately produce the substances necessary to aid in digestion of nutrients. A failure in the quality of nutrient intake is at the root of a myriad of health problems, including those which impact hormone balance and brain function.