GI Map Complete Microbiome Testing

  • Find the underlying cause of you digestive issues including IBS, diarrhea, constipation, reflux and bloating.

  • Advanced DNA testing by our accredited labs



  • A Personalised Supplement Plan based on your results and intake questionnaire

  • Extra Resources including our guide to the Fundamentals of Health

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The Nutripath Complete Microbiome (G.I. Map) Test tests for

  • Opportunistic Bacteria
  • Fungal overgrowth e.g. Candida
  • Parasites include protozoa and worms
  • Beneficial Bacteria
  • Viruses
  • Gut Inflammation
  • Pancreatic Digestive Enzymes
  • Secretory IgA
  • Leaky Gut (Zonulin)
  • Gluten Sensitivity

Stephen Ward Headshot ImageHi, I’m Stephen Ward (MSc) from Fairfield Nutrition.

Not too long ago, all stool tests in Australia were assessed by culturing the stool and microscopy. But of course, it can be very hard to find bugs hiding in the stool sample, and often parasites were missed.

Now we have Complete Microbiome (G.I. Map) Testing which finds DNA fragments of different viruses, bacteria, and fungi. It’s a far more precise method and we can pick up a wide range of parasites using this test. These parasites are frequently the cause of digestive discomfort and IBS.

There are a few other DNA gut tests from the States such as Viome, and uBiome, and whilst they may provide a good view of benefial bacteria, they may miss the parasites and fungi that are causing your gut issues.

If that wasn’t enough, the G.I. map test also provides some very useful Functional markers that show inflammation in the gut, digestive enzymes (pancreatic elastase), secretory IgA, leaky gut (zonulin) and gluten sensitivity (Anti-gliadin IgA), and toxin and hormones re-absorption (beta-glucoronidase).

What next after testing ?

Following your GI Map test, we will provide expert guidance on the next steps to address your gut issues. If your gut health requires comprehensive support, you will be invited to join our Gut Freedom Formula program, specifically designed to assist in your gut healing journey.

Our Gut Freedom Formula program includes a thorough assessment of your gut health, a personalised step-by-step plan to restore your gut microbiome, and strategies to reduce inflammation and heal leaky gut.

Additionally, as a GI Map test participant, you will receive a $200 discount when you join the Gut Freedom Formula program.

Order the GI Map Test

Prices include a 45 minute consultation with myself to go over your results and offer nutrition and lifestyle advice.

Once paid, the test kit will be sent through the post to your address. The stool test can be completed at home and returned in the postage paid envelope.

The Advanced version of the test tests the susceptibility of any bacterial or yeast overgrowth found to anti-microbial herbs and medications and so we know which will be best to treat your issues. This version of the test is recommended.

Example Complete Microbiome (GI Map) Test Results

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    Highly recommend, excellent service, holistic and client centered. My overall health and wellness has improved in a short space of time. Thanks, Stephen

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  • Stephen has a wealth of knowledge and experience. He asks lots of questions to help determine your health challenges and goals. He made effective suggestions that I hadn't considered. I... read more

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    Having worked with many health practitioners over the years without much success, I was ready to give up. However, Stephen has helped me to undercover some underlying causes I hadn't... read more

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  • Have worked with Stephen for a number of months now and have found his knowledge and experience has really helped me to improve my overall health and lifestyle. Highly recommend... read more

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    Stephen's nutritional advice and support have greatly improved my quality of life! I had significant chronic abdominal pain, worsened by surgery, where I could no longer function independently and nothing... read more

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