• Get help with your gut

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

    Identify risk profiles for major diseases and chronic conditions.

  • Now Available In Australia

    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.

  • Expert Help with Results Interpretation

    When purchased from ourselves, the test comes with a one hour online consultation with our qualified Nutritionist, Stephen Ward

  • From the comfort of your home

    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:

GI 360 Panels: Microbiome, Essentials and GI 360

Stephen Ward Headshot ImageHi, 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
  • beta-glucoronidase

This test is designed to provide clinically applicable results and stool profile and is highly recommended. For more details see https://hub.rnlabs.com.au/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 get in touch and I’ll be happy to discuss..

Want the best, most comprehensive support to fix your gut?

If you are serious about getting your body back on track, I recommend our Functional Medicine program.

Whereas lab testing can tell you what is going on in your gut, as well as lab testing, this program walks you the full way through the process of fixing your gut with complete support about what to eat, what supplements to take and the impact of lifestyle.

My Functional Medicine program includes unlimited consultations with myself for what I think is a reasonable price.

You can either join the program now or order your GI 360 test on this page and then be entitled to a $100 discount if you later decide the Functional Medicine program is right for you.

Order the GI 360 gut 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.