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Complete Microbiome Mapping (Gi-Map)

Complete Microbiome Mapping (Gi-Map)

Microbiome Testing in Melbourne (GI-MAP)

Recent advancements in technology have paved the way for a deeper understanding of the intricate ecosystems within our bodies. Specifically, the field of microbiome testing has emerged as a powerful tool, shedding light on the world of microbes that inhabit our gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The Complete Microbiome Mapping Test, often referred to as GI-MAP, stands at the forefront of this revolutionary diagnostic approach and is one of the most common forms of microbiome testing at Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic.

The GI-MAP test is 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 comprehensive panel not only targets pathogenic bacteria, but also encompasses immune and digestive markers, providing a holistic view of the gut’s health. It screens for pathogenic bacteria, commensal bacteria, opportunistic pathogens, fungi, viruses and parasites.

Common Conditions

The applications of GI-MAP extend to various common conditions that individuals may face, including:

  • IBS/IBD
  • Abdominal cramps or pain
  • leaky gut symptoms
  • SIBO
  • Allergies
  • Weakness
  • Diarrhoea
  • Bloating
  • Fatigue

What the Test Checks For

The GI-MAP test’s comprehensive nature means it can screen for a range of microbial elements to provide a nuanced understanding of the gut environment. Our microbiome testing in Melbourne can check for:

  • Parasites
  • Worms
  • Bacteria
  • Fungal/Yeast
  • Beneficial gut flora
  • Firmicutes:Bacteroidetes Ratio

Faecal Markers

GI-MAP testing goes beyond microbial analysis by incorporating essential faecal markers, such as:

  • Faecal Occult blood
  • Zonulin
  • Pancreatic Elastase
  • Calprotectin
  • B-Glucoronidase

These markers offer valuable insights into the overall health of the gastrointestinal system.

How is the Test Performed?

This form of microbiome testing in Melbourne is performed in the privacy of your own home. Once your MNMC naturopath has decided that it is a beneficial test for you, you will be provided with a test kit. This test kit comes complete with everything you will need to perform the test. Once completed, the sample is sent via Express Post to the lab for analysis.

What Can You Expect from the Results?

Upon receiving your microbiome test results, your naturopath will interpret the data and share any key insights with you. The comprehensive report will outline the composition of your gut microbiome, highlighting any imbalances or specific strains that may be affecting your gastrointestinal health. The implications of these findings will be discussed, and dietary or lifestyle adjustments may be recommended for optimal gut function. A personalised treatment plan can then be tailored to your unique microbiome, empowering you to take proactive steps towards achieving a healthier digestive system.

Make a Booking for Microbiome Testing Today

Book with Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic today and let our naturopaths help bring your gastrointestinal tract back in to balance with our microbiome testing in Melbourne. Our clinic is located at 49 Chetwynd St, North Melbourne. You can make an appointment online, email us or phone us on (03) 9686 2566.

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