Find the underlying cause of you digestive issues including IBS, diarrhea, constipation, reflux and bloating.
Identify risk profiles for major diseases and chronic conditions.
It’s here! The state of the art GI360 test has recently been launched in Australia, and offers the most comprehensive multi-technology microbiome and parasite testing available.
Uses DNA testing aswell as microscopy and growth-based cultures, this test provides the ‘ultimate combination’ to detect and assess the status of pathogens, viruses, parasites and bacteria that may be contributing to acute or chronic gastrointestinal symptoms and disease. It’s therefor an even more comprehensive test than the GI MAP test.
When purchased from ourselves, the test comes with a one hour online consultation with our qualified Nutritionist, Stephen Ward
The GI 360 test is done by yourself, in the privacy of your home as a stool sample, which is then sent to the lab in the provided post-paid evenvelope.
The GI 360 Panels:
Hi, I’m Stephen Ward (MSc) from Fairfield Nutrition.
Not too long ago, we didn’t have too many choices for stool testing in Australia. Then the GI Map test launched and we had more precise DNA testing for viruses, parasites and bacteria and I was very happy with this test
But the GI 360 tests can be thought of as a even more complete form of the GI Map test. It adds two more methods of testing to DNA analysis of pathogens that you should care about (apologies if this is a bit technical):
Culture and Susceptibility Testing: It’s important to continue testing culture alongside DNA with culture often considered the gold standard for testing for stool pathogens (viruses, bacteria, yeast etc.). This importantly allows susceptibility testing where isolated pathogens are tested against pharmaceutical agents and botanicals so that you know which ones are the most effective for your pathogen. We can directly use the results in your treatment program!
Microscopy: When samples are look at under the microscope, types of pathogenic yeast, bacteria, yeast and protozoa may be found that weren’t tested for by DNA analysis.
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 beneficial bacteria, they may miss the parasites and fungi that are causing your gut issues.
If that wasn’t enough, the full GI360 test also provides some very useful stool chemistries that show
- inflammation in the gut
- digestive enzymes (pancreatic elastase)
- secretory IgA
This test is designed to provide clinically applicable results and stool profile and is highly recommended. For more details see https://rnlabs.com.au/functional-tests/gi360/
If you have any questions about a choice between the three different panels available with this test and the GI Map test, please send me a message and I’ll be happy to discuss..
Prices include a 1 hour 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.