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Health Optimizer Package #1

A La Carte Lab TestingHealth Optimizer Packages:

Are you just curious about what is “under your hood” to optimize your health? 

Here are three different packages of well-chosen functional lab test(s) plus a consultation to review your results. 

If you are interested in the FULL investigation to identify your external and HIDDEN internal stressors, including Nutritional Therapy Assessment, clinical correlation and an individualized “D.R.E.S.S. for Health Success” protocol -then head to this page for the HEALTH DETECTIVE Coaching Program (3-6 months)

Package 1: GI Map Lab Test + Review

Optimal Health — It All Starts with the GI-MAP®

“Overwhelmingly, research indicates that gut health impacts overall health. The gut microbiome, in particular, plays a critical role in mediating the effects of diet and other factors on health, including digestive, immune, metabolic and neuroendocrine functions.

Assessing GI health with the proper tools can help us investigate your root cause(s) of chronic illness.  The GI-MAP (Microbial Assay Plus) is unique in the field of comprehensive stool testing. It relies exclusively on quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) technology to detect parasites, bacteria, fungi, and more, by targeting the specific DNA of the organisms tested.”

What does the package include?

  1. GI Map $359 plus $75 MDP Fee plus shipping extra for NY
  2. Total Cost with 30-minute consultation review:

GI Map options:

  • Do you want to know how strong your immune system is? 
  • Let’s start by testing your gut function!
  • What does the GI Map test?  Read more here

The Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory GI Microbial Assay Plus (“GI-MAP”) includes markers for ….

  • gluten sensitivity (anti-gliadin IgA)
  • inflammation in the gut (calprotectin)
  • immunity in the gut (SIgA)
  • pancreatic enzyme sufficiency (elastase)
  • occult blood
  • presence of pathogens – including H Pylori and other bacteria, parasites, worms and viruses – in the gastrointestinal tract.
  • In addition to looking for pathogens, this test panel contains several additional markers which can provide invaluable insight into gut immunity (SIgA), gut inflammation (lactoferrin),

DIAGNOSTIC SOLUTIONS LABORATORY – GI-MAP

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The Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory GI Microbial Assay Plus (“GI-MAP”) includes markers for:

  • Gluten sensitivity (anti-gliadin)
  • Inflammation in the gut (calprotectin)
  • Immunity in the gut (SIgA)
  • Pancreatic enzyme sufficiency (elastase)
  • Occult blood
  • Any presence of pathogens – including H Pylori and other bacteria, parasites, worms and viruses – in the gastrointestinal tract.

Who Should Have the GI-MAP Comprehensive Stool Analysis Done?

Almost every individual can benefit from a GI-MAP gut health assessment.

If you are just looking to achieve optimal health, or if you have specific unexplained health concerns, chronic illness or frustrations being stuck in the “cycle of trial and error” for years then let’s order the GI Map to start your assessment.

Some conditions that warrant testing are:

  • Autoimmune diseases
  • IBS/IBD
  • Digestive complaints, diarrhea or constipation
  • Brain fog
  • Skin problems, like acne and psoriasis
  • Mood disorders, depression, and anxiety
  • Diabetes and weight loss issues

MARKERS INCLUDED ON THIS TEST:

  • Bacterial Pathogens (Campylobacter, C difficile Toxin A & B, EHEC, E coli 0157, EIEC/Shigella, ETEC LT/ST, Salmonella, Shiga-like Toxins, Shigella, etc.)
  • Parasitic Pathogens (Cryptosporidium, Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia)
  • Viral Pathogens (Adenovirus, Norovirus, Rotavirus)
  • H. pylori (H Pylori, with 7 virulence factors)
  • Normal Bacterial Flora (Bacteroides Fragilis, Bifidobacter, Enterococcus, E. coli, Lactobacillus, Clostridium Spp., Enterobacter Spp.)
  • Phyla Microbiota (Bacteroidetes, Firmicutes, Bateroidetes/Firmicutes ratio)
  • Opportunistic Bacteria (Bacillus, Enterococcus, Morganella,  Pseudomonas, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, etc)
  • Autoimmune Triggers (Citrobacter, Klebsiella, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Prevotella Copri, Proteus Spp etc)
  • Parasites (Blastocystis hominis, Dientamoeba fragilis, Endolimax nana, Entamoeba coli, Chilomastix mesnelli, Cyclospora, Pentatrichomonas)
  • Fungi/Yeast (Candida albicans, Candida spp., Geotricum spp., Microsporidia spp., Rodotorula spp.)
  • Viruses (Cytomegalovirus, Epstein Barr Virus)
  • Worms (Ancylostoma duodenale, Ascaris lumbricoides, Necator americanus, Trichuris trichiura, Taenia spp)
  • Additional Tests (Elastase, Steatocrit, SIgA, Anti-Gliadin, Calprotectin, b-Glucuronidase, Occult Blood)
  • Antibiotic Resistance Genes
  • To detect pathogens, the lab uses Real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), or quantitative PCR (qPCR), which combines amplification and detection into one step. qPCR “is one of the most powerful and sensitive gene analysis techniques available to detect the DNA of microorganisms.

TEST DETAILS:

  • Test Type: Stool (1-day single specimen collection)
  • Shipping:  Within the U.S. or Canada, use the FedEx shipping bag enclosed in the test kit and drop the package off at a FedEx office or call FedEx for a free pick-up.

Lab Test Cost plus Medical Director Program (MDP) Fee $75:

  • $359 for U.S. clients 
  • $423 for GI-MAP w/zonulin add on for U.S. clients
  • $109 for H.Pylori only – MDP fee is $40 USD
  • $389 USD for GI-MAP for Canadian clients
  • $453 USD for GI-MAP w/zonulin add on for Canadian clients
  • For clients outside of U.S./Canada/AUS/NZ  is € 389.00 plus shipping. – Via Nordic Labs
  • Australia, New Zealand clients – Nutripath

Additional info:

  • Clients must complete all highlighted sections of the Test Requisition Form and include a copy of the front and back of the insurance card.
  • Do not add diagnostic codes to the form.
  • The lab recommends refrigerating the specimen if it will not be shipped the same or next day.
  • The lab must receive the sample within 6 days of collection (for the SIgA result to be valid). The DNA for the pathogens part of the panel however, is stable for up to 2 weeks.
  • The client does NOT need to be off antimicrobials (antibiotics or herbal supplements) prior to collecting the stool sample
  • Orally taken steroids can interfere with the inflammatory markers and if possible the patient should wait 3-4 weeks after the completed regiment to do the GI-MAP. Also, after a colonoscopy, the patient should wait about a week to do the test.
  • The turn-around time to receive the results back is 7-10 business days from when the lab receives the sample

Learn more here on SIgA and the GI Map lab test

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