The Gastrointestinal Microbial Assay Plus (GI–MAP) Stool Test Study
The GI MAP stool test is a powerful tool that can provide valuable insight into the health of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This test is a comprehensive analysis of the microbes, parasites, and pathogens that inhabit the gut. It can detect over 70 different conditions and can be used to diagnose digestive health issues, ranging from bacterial overgrowth to food sensitivities and even more serious diseases.
The GI MAP stool test is a molecular diagnostic test that utilizes advanced DNA sequencing technology to identify and detect the presence of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites in a sample. It can also detect genetic markers associated with certain diseases, such as Celiac Disease, allowing for more accurate diagnoses and tailored treatment strategies.
Here you can see the results of one of my patients with multiple dysbiotic/overgrowth bacteria present, as well as bacteria that are a potential autoimmune trigger.
Potential Autoimmune Triggers
Autoimmune triggers can include environmental factors such as certain foods, stress, or exposure to toxins. Additionally, certain medical conditions, such as viral or bacterial infection, have also been linked to autoimmunity. In some cases, genetic factors can also play a role in the development of an autoimmune disorder. Finally, certain medications, such as antibiotics or corticosteroids, can also trigger autoimmune conditions.
Digestion Markers: Secretory IgA and Anti-gliadin IgA
Secretory IgA (sIgA) is a type of immunoglobulin that is found in the mucosal lining of the digestive system. It is a marker of the body’s immune response to a variety of pathogens, and it can be measured in the GI MAP Test to assess the level of protection of the digestive system. High levels of sIgA may indicate an active infection, while low levels may indicate a weakened immune system or an increased risk of infection.
Anti-gliadin IgA is an antibody that is produced in response to the presence of gluten proteins in the digestive system. This antibody is not normally present in healthy individuals, but it may be present in those who have an intolerance or sensitivity to gluten. Measuring the levels of anti-gliadin IgA in the GI MAP Test can help to identify gluten sensitivity or intolerance. High levels of anti-gliadin IgA may indicate an active gluten intolerance, while low levels may indicate a lack of sensitivity.
We see a number of abnormalities and suboptimal values in this test result. It is important to know how to interpret and address these abnormalities, correlating them with digestive symptoms. In this case, we addressed the abnormalities with gut healing supplements and some anti-microbial supplements to decrease the symptoms of bloating and indigestion as fast as possible.
The GI MAP stool test is a non-invasive and painless procedure that requires only a simple stool sample. This sample is then sent to a laboratory for analysis. The results are then provided to the healthcare professional for review and interpretation.
Take control of your digestive health today and order a GI MAP Stool Test. The GI MAP test is a comprehensive stool analysis that provides a detailed view of the microbiome and markers of gastrointestinal health.