The gut lining acts as a barrier to prevent entry of larger damaging molecules, foreign particles and bacteria. When the intestinal lining is damaged, it can allow larger particles, such as undigested or partially digested foods and bacteria, to enter the bloodstream. This leads to malabsorption of nutrients as they pass through into the blood stream in a way that is not good for the body. This can lead to excessive absorption of bacteria and other molecules that the intestines usually prevent from entering the blood stream.
Results are normally available in 10 working days after receipt of the sample at our lab. You will receive an email and SMS once your test results are ready to be downloaded from your secure account area, where you can also simply track and manage all your health test results at any time.
We can test for a range of different allergies and health markers, using one of our home-testing kits. In this kit, you'll be able to test:
Indication of health of gut lining
Once you've got your kit, make sure to read all of the enclosed instructions - they'll make sure you easily and safely get the best sample possible.
Take your sample using the collection pots provided in the comfort of your own home.
Put your sample in the prepaid envelope provided and pop it in the post. No you can sit back and relax - we'll let you know when your results are ready.
This gut flora test includes comprehensive analysis of bacteriology and yeast cultures to identify the presence of beneficial flora, imbalanced flora including Clostridium species, and dysbiotic flora, as well as detection of infectious pathogens and evaluation for the presence of parasites. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing to prescriptive and natural agents is also performed for appropriate bacterial and fungal species.
SIBO small intestinal bacterial overgrowth breath test can confirm if this is adding to your bloating, loose stools, constipation, burping and indigestion amongst other digestive health issues. This test measures levels of hydrogen and methane in the breath after ingestion of lactulose. Breath samples are collected 10 times over 3 hours from the comfort of your home.