Complete Microbiome Mapping

In contrast to the old adage, we are not only what we are eat, but how we digest our food, absorb nutrients and eliminate wastes. Healthy digestive and gastrointestinal function, which includes the stomach, small intestine, large intestine, liver, gall bladder and pancreatic function, is the true pillar of good health.

The best way to test for overall gastrointestinal function is with a specialised stool test known as a Complete Microbiome Mapping.

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, yeast, viruses, and parasites.

You should consider having a Microbiome Mapping stool test if you suffer from:

  • IBS
  • cramping and gastrointestinal pain
  • wind
  • bloating
  • flatulence
  • constipation
  • diarrhoea
  • heartburn
  • reflux
  • ulcers
  • recurrent gut infections
  • generalised poor health symptoms of fatigue, inflammatory problems, hormonal issues, mood disturbance and skin problems may all be caused by gastrointestinal system dysfunction, as a result of an imbalance of “good bacteria”, infection with parasites, pathogenic bacteria or yeast/fungi or poor enzyme production and other issues.

What Does A Complete Microbiome Mapping Test For

A Microbiome Mapping stool test is the most accurate way to assess for overall gastrointestinal function, including:

  • Healthy bacteria levels
  • Presence of infections such as parasites, worms, pathogenic bacteria, yeast/fungi, viruses, H.pylori
  • Gastrointestinal inflammatory issues
  • pH
  • Blood
  • Infections
  • Mucous
  • White blood cells
  • Gut-immune issues

The Complete Microbiome Mapping test is DNA-based technology, which by-passes the need to “grow” organisms from your stool in the lab, which has limitations in often missing the diagnosis of major gut infection. This testing offers you the most thorough assessment of your digestive system function, than compared to standard stool pathology testing.

How is the Test Done

The test involves a simple stool collection, and then small amounts of the sample are added the fixative vials, which is sent to a specialised Australian laboratory. The patient is provided with an-easy-to-follow collection kit and the collection of the sample is done in the privacy of your own home.

The results are expected approximately 21 days after collection, and the results and subsequent treatment is often life-changing for patients who have lived with chronic digestive system problems.

Meet Our Practitioners Who Specialise in Complete Microbiome Mapping Testing

  • Jo Coates
  • Chevonne Clasen
  • Jan Purser
  • Dr Catherine Collins
  • Lauren Reid
  • Chloe Dennison
  • Julia Chazan
  • Dr Ruth Cullity

 

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