Genova GI Effects Comprehensive 

The most comprehensive gut function and microbial ecology stool test currently available. Using molecular PCR technology, it accurately determines:

  • abundance of keystone species 

  • short chain fatty acid production, including butyrate

  • secretory immunoglobulin A production

  • pancreatic enzyme production

  • fat and protein absorption

  • presence of inflammation from IBD or food allergy

  • potentially harmful parasite, bacterial and fungal overgrowth

  • bacterial and fungal sensitivities

  • enzyme abundance influencing hormonal detoxification

Intestinal Permeability Test

The lactulose-mannitol test is an affordable, non-invasive urine test that can be performed at home and has been extensively used in medical research for decades. Diagnoses "leaky gut".

Multiplex PCR Parasites

Highly sensitive and specific polymerase-chain reaction (PCR) testing for intestinal parasites. Traditional techniques can miss potentially problematic protozoans up to 50% of the time. Fast turn around time and only one sample needed. 

Diamine Oxidase Test

Assessment for dietary histamine intolerance. 

Food Sensitivity Tests

Food sensitivity testing for immunoglobulins E, G and A. Thorough testing available of up to 96 different foods. May be helpful for diagnosis of food intolerances in:

  • irritable bowel syndrome

  • children's functional bowel disorders

  • ulcerative colitis

  • migraines

  • eczema

Reference:

Aydinlar et.al. 2013 IgG-based elimination diet in migraine plus irritable bowel syndrome. Headache 53(3):514-25.

Jian L et.al. 2018. Food Exclusion Based on IgG Antibodies Alleviates Symptoms in Ulcerative Colitis: A Prospective Study. Inflamm Bowel Dis. May 16. Epub ahead of print.