GI Map (Stool Analysis) in Dubai and Al Ain
Digestion disorders can cause many symptoms, from skin disorders to autoimmune diseases to joint discomfort, malnutrition, bloating, and gas. At Novomed, you can get a comprehensive idea of what’s going on in your stomach and how to balance it with a detailed stool study.
The GI-Map stool test helps detect the cause of your digestive disorders, including bloating, constipation, diarrhea, flatulence, IBS symptoms, and acid reflux. This FDA-approved stool test evaluates whether you have a leaky gut, an autoimmune and other chronic health disorders, by measuring your Zonulin levels.
What is the GI-Map test and how does it work?
The GI-MAP stool test employs cutting-edge, quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology to provide an accurate DNA/PCR-based stool test results. This technology works quickly and has a high sensitivity and precision levels to detect bacteria, parasites, and viruses.
The GI map looks for the presence or absence of bacterial, viral, and parasite infections and the presence of H. Pylori and healthy gut flora. It can also discover bacterial species that may serve as autoimmune mediators, as well as yeast and fungi. This one test can help you better understand your gut flora, which gives your doctor a lot of information to work with when it comes to managing your gut health.
The GI Map test also evaluates the function of your digestive system is working; This includes signs that indicate your digestive and nutrient absorption abilities, gut inflammation levels, and gut immune response.
When should I get the GI-Map test done?
This test helps determine the underlying cause of digestive problems such as constipation, diarrhea, bloating, acid reflux, stomach ache, or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). In addition, a GI Map test is recommended for patients experiencing the following symptoms:
- Hormonal Imbalances.
- Mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression.
- Rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto’s disease, MS, Fibromyalgia, and other inflammatory disorders.
- Eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and other skin conditions.
How to prepare for a GI-Map test?
You can take this test at any time with no preparatory measures required. You can also continue taking your medications unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
What to expect during a GI-Map test?
The doctor or nursing staff will provide you with detailed instructions on how to collect a sample for your GI Map Test; these might include the following:
- Urinate before collecting stool if possible.
- Put on your gloves and place the stool in the collection tray provided.
- Open the vial to put the specimen. The pink liquid in the specimen vial should not be discarded.
- Transfer stool from several sample locations into the vial with the spoon attached to the vial’s cap.
- Go from left to right and collect your sample from at least four different areas.
- Fill the specimen vial to the red “fill line” on the label; If your sample is insufficient, it may not be processed.
- Using the spoon sticking to the cap, carefully mix the feces and the pink fluid in the specimen vial.
- Close the lid securely and thoroughly shake the vial for 30 seconds.
- Submit your sample to our laboratory staff when you are ready, and your results will be sent to you and your doctor.
Schedule your appointment at Novomed today!
The GI-MAP Stool test is one of the most reliable stool examinations available; It provides qualitative and quantitative analysis of many elements and markers to help you receive evidence-based, precise, and transparent results. For more information about our services or to book an appointment, call us toll-free at 800 (NOVO) 6686 or click the live chat icon at the bottom of the screen.