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

Lab: Diagnostic Solutions

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.

Bacterial Pathogens
C. difficile, Toxin A
C. difficile, Toxin B
Enterohemorrhagic E. coli
E. coli O 157
Enteroinvasive E. coli/Shigella
Enterotoxigenic E. coli LT/ST
Shiga-like Toxin E. coli stx1
Shiga-like Toxin E. coli stx2
Vibrio cholerae
Yersinia enterococlitica
Parasitic Pathogens
Entamoeba histolytica
Viral Pathogens
Adenovirus 40/41
Norovirus GI/II
H. pylori with virulence factors
Normal Bacterial Flora
Bacteroides fragilis
Bifidobacterium spp.
Enterococcus spp.
Lactobacillus spp.
Clostridium spp.
Enterobacter spp.
Firmicutes: Bacteroidetes Ratio
Opportunistic Bacteria
Bacillus spp.
Enterococcus faecalis
Enterococcus faecium
Morganella spp.
Pseudomonas spp.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Staphylococcous spp.
Staphylococcous aureus
Streptococcus spp.
Citrobacter spp.
Citrobacter freundii
Klelbsiella spp.
Klebsiella pneumoniae
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (avium)
Prevotella copri
Proteus spp.
Proteus mirabilis
Candida spp.
Candida albicans
Geotrichum spp.
Microsporidium spp.
Rodotorula spp.
Epstein Barr Virus
Parasitic Protozoa
Blastocystis hominis
Chilomastix mesnelli
Cyclospora spp.
Dientamoeba fragilis
Endolimax nana
Entamoeba coli
Pentatrichomonas hominis
Parasitic Worms
Ancylostoma dueodenale
Ascaris lumbricoides
Necator americanus
Trichuris trichiura
Taenia spp.
Intestinal Health/Digestion
GI Markers
Fecal Occult Blood
Immune Response
Secretory IgA
Anti-Gliadin IgA

Additional Biomarkers Available for add-on at additional cost: