Microbiome Mapping

Screening your gut buddies & fecal foes

In the last few decades, DNA analysis has transformed the field of microbiology and gut health testing. The Human Microbiome Project and research around the globe have characterized the GI microbiome. More than ever before, we are keenly aware of the health benefits and disease risks brought about by the microorganisms that inhabit the GI tract.

The Complete Microbiome Mapping Test was designed to assess a patient’s microbiome from a single stool sample, with particular attention to microbes that cause disease or that disrupt normal microbial balance and contribute to perturbations in the GI flora and contribute to illness.

The panel is a comprehensive collection of microbial targets as well as immune and digestive markers. It screens for pathogenic bacteria, commensal bacteria, opportunistic pathogens, fungi, viruses, and parasites.

Common Conditions associated with microbiome disruption:

  • Abdominal cramps or pain

  • Bloating
  • SIBO - small intestine bacterial overgrowth - fructose malabsorption

  • Allergies, food sensitivities

  • Weakness, fatigue

  • Diarrhea

  • Constipation

  • Brain fog

  • Hormone problems

  • Thyroid disorders

  • Colitis, IBS, inflammatory bowel diesase, diverticulitis

  • Candida

  • Helicobacter - GORD, stomach ulcers

  • Systemic inflammatory conditions

  • Auto-immunity

  • Bowel cancer and other types of malignancies

  • Gut permeability

  • Liver disorders

  • Anxiety, depression

Knowing what microbes are living in your gut helps direct treatment to be more efficient and targetted, It takes the guess work out making it a valuable investment in health and time.

Sample Microbiome Mapping Report

This test costs approximately $400.

SIBO Breath Test

Screening for small intestine bacterial overgrowth.

 

This is a simple, non–invasive, home breath test that detects adverse microbial overgrowth in the small intestine. 

Often referred to as BOSI or SIBO. Small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a common gastrointestinal disorder that often underlies chronic gastrointestinal symptoms of maldigestion and malabsorption, including bloating, wind, diarrhea, irregularity, abdominal pain, and problems digesting foods high in fructose, such as fruit, legumes, and some vegetables.

People with digestive conditions are often put on a low FODMAP diet, to reduce the fermentative fibers they are ingesting, but this is not enough, we want to know what is there so that we can treat it, and you can once more digest these very important foods for health.

Bacterial concentrations in the small intestine are normally kept to a minimum. When excessive, the delicate mucosal lining is disrupted, including the microvilli that facilitate absorption. As a result, bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine (BOSI) can inhibit nutrient absorption and lead to the following serious health problems.

How you can assist once you have a test report for SIBO?
Once bacterial overgrowth has been detected, intervention strategies involving diet, digestive support, probiotics and antimicrobials can be used to treat the condition.
Successful eradication of BOSI has been shown to reduce bloating, gas, diarrhoea, and abdominal pain in patients more effectively than many other treatments for IBS.

Bacterial overgrowth may manifest silently, without overt clinical signs. Patients without clear symptoms of gastrointestinal distress may benefit from testing, especially those with a history of chronic constipation, hypochlorhydria (including use of acid-blocking drugs), or maldigestion.


Common Conditions:

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

  • Unexplained abdominal symptoms

  • Wind and bloating

  • The inability to tolerate sweet or starchy foods, fibre, or friendly flora supplements

  • Abdominal distension

  • Food sensitivities
     

This test costs approximately $220.

The Four Pillars Gut Profile

Microbiome Mapping + SIBO testing + IgG Food Test + Intestinal Permeability Test

When we add in the Intestinal Permeability test, we have the Four Pillars Screening, a complete analysis of the digestive system to direct and educate the best treatment for you.

The 4-Pillar Gut Profile was designed to provide a comprehensive investigation of the gut microbiome using four key functional diagnostic tests. Providing the tools to build a solid foundation of investigation takes much of the guesswork out of systemic imbalances, if the bases are covered then a structured and thorough correction plan can be implemented.

Pillar 1: Complete Microbiome Mapping -Is a quantitative PCR (qPCR) stool based test that screens for a comprehensive range of microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, and worms that provides you with a true quantitative detection value to correct when certain microorganisms become dysbiotic or otherwise causing health issues. In addition to this an extensive range of GIT chemistry tests are provided within the test.

Pillar 2: IgG96 Food Sensitivity Testing -Eliminating the offending foods will create a stronger mucosal immunity. Testing for adverse food reactions is useful for individuals who suspect that a food is responsible for causing their symptoms, but cannot quite identify which food(s). The presence of circulating antibodies may affect each patient differently. Circulating IgG food antibodies are not diagnostic for a specific condition, but indicate an immune response to that food.

Pillar 3. Intestinal Permeability – Assessment for leaky gut provides the support of nutrients that might be compromised as a result of a dysregulated microbiome whether from an overgrowth of a pathogen or a particular food intolerance. Providing both fat soluble and water soluble vitamins for our micro-nutrient support network will benefit so many biological functions.

Pillar 4. SIBO Lactulose Breath Test –The Lactulose Breath Test for SIBO is designed to take a three-hour picture of how the bacteria in your intestinal system are functioning. When bacteria digest food, they produce gas. It’s when some bacteria that normally live in your lower intestine end up living in your small intestine. The small intestine isn’t set up for these bacteria, so they can cause a lot of problems. When bacteria digest food, they give off Hydrogen and Methane gasses. When these gasses are in your small intestine, they can cause a multitude of problems and symptoms.

Common Conditions:

  • IBS/IBD, colitis, Chron's

  • Abdominal cramps or pain

  • Digestive problems, leaky gut syndrome

  • SIBO

  • Allergies

  • Weakness

  • Diarrhoea, Constipation

  • Bloating, abdominal distension

  • Fatigue

  • Skin disorders

  • Autoimmune disease

  • Gatro-intestinal cancers

  • Migraines, Headaches

  • Hormoneal disorders

  • Immune dysfunction, auto-immune conditions

  • Mental health disorders

This test costs approximately $230.

These four tests cost approximately $880.

Contact:

Monica Williams  0409 188 173

monica.healthierbychoice@gmail.com

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