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My Gut - Bacteria & Yeast Plus

Find out if bacteria, yeast or parasites are contributing to your issues with focus, gas, bloating, digestion, constipation, diarrhea, IBS and more.

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What's Included

  • Lab processing fees
  • Customized lab report
  • Nutrition and lifestyle recommendations
  • Clinician consultation
  • Standard shipping fees (outbound and return)
  • Pre-labeled sample return box
  • Requisition & Consent Form
  • (5) Stool collection tubes
  • ColonScreen fecal slide w/applicator
  • Absorbant pads for shipping
  • (3) Faeces Collection Devices
  • (2) Plastic bag for sample specimen

How We Identify

Chronic antibiotic use and everyday stress can leave our GI tracts vulnerable to opportunistic disease causing bacteria. In a healthy GI tract, the beneficial flora will keep the harmful bacteria from thriving. However when the beneficial flora are not adequate, a situation called Dysbiosis can occur (meaning there is a poor balance between the good and bad flora in the GI tract).

Overgrowth of harmful yeast and fungi in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract can occur due to frequent antibiotic use, auto-immune conditions, oral-contraceptives, and diets high in sugar and refined carbohydrates just to name a few.

 

Your Data is Used for One Thing...

Understanding your health! It is now time for us to take a stand against those in our industry who trade or sell the data of their customers from at-home tests. We believe the data you give us is for us to do our jobs, and that data is your personal data we do not share, trade, or sell. We are in the business of caring for you, and that means caring about your security as well. Your personal data is not a form of currency for us and never will be.

Lab Results + Plan of Action

What this measures

Important biomarkers for gastrointestinal health

Tests 5 Gut Health Biomarkers

  • Ova & Parasites x 3
  • Antigens of Giardia lamblia & Cryptosporidium parvum
  • Bacterial Culture
  • Yeast Culture
  • Occult Blood

Collection methods

How It Works

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    1. Order

    Choose a test kit based on your wellness goals or by taking our health quiz. We ship everything you need right to your door.

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    2. Test

    Collect test samples from the convenience of your home. Collection tools, instructions, and return label are included.

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    3. Learn

    Receive results and wellness recommendations based on science, not guesswork. Speak with and receive guidance from a clinician at no charge.

The Science

The gastrointestinal (GI) tract is the interface between our body and the outside world. When inflammation extends to the gut, beneficial bacteria populations decline from antibiotic use, digestion ability declines, or any other disorder disrupts gut integrity, there is an increased risk for opportunistic yeast overgrowth and/or an imbalance of pathogenic bacteria. This scenario increases the risk of greater inflammation and the movement of parasites, yeast, and pathogens from the gut into other areas of the body to present as various disorders.

Infectious pathogens can be bacterial, fungal, or parasitic and must be eradicated for the gut to have a chance to heal and function properly. Once the infection is identified and the life-cycle of the pathogen is broken, nutritional support of the gut follows to restore healthy gut function. Wellnicity’s My Gut Bacteria and Yeast Plus test screens for: Ova & parasites x 3 (w/ Trichrome stains) plus antibodies to the antigens of Giardia lamblia, Cryptosporidium parvum, Helicobacter pylori and a single culture for bacteria and yeasts. An occult blood screen is also included. Visual and automated identification of bacteria/yeast includes but is not limited to: Citrobacter, Enterobacter, Enterococcus, Escherichia, Klebsiella, Proteus, Pseudomonas, and Candida.

Microscopic study of the stool looks for parasites and yeast in their various forms within all three of the stool samples. Non-pathogenic protozoa are parasites and may cause GI symptoms. Pathogenic parasites such as protozoa (single cell parasites), platyhelminthes (flat worms), and nemathelminths (round worms).

Antigens are protein fragments of organisms that represent the presence of the parasite(s) to include: Giardia lamblia, Cryptosporidium parvum, Helicobacter pylori. A positive result means the organism is present in the stool and should be treated accordingly.

The stool is cultured for 24-72 hours to determine which bacterial organisms can be studied under microscope and counted. This count relates to the abundance of bacterial and yeast growth. Common bacteria isolated by culture include: Citrobacter species, Enterobacter species, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella species, Proteus species and Pseudomonas species. Other bacteria identified will be indicated on the report. It is important to note that even normal bacteria can cause GI distress, such as gas, bloating, and poor digestion when their levels are imbalanced. Wellnicity’s clinicians consider the test results in addition to your history to develop dietary, lifestyle, and supplement recommendations personalized to your needs.

Ok, But What Does All of That Mean?

Basically, if you're experiencing gastrointestinal issues that have you concerned about your gut health, this may be the gut health test you've been looking for.  What does a gut testing kit entail?  We know it stinks, but there is some stool involved; it's necessary for getting down to the nitty gritty of what exactly is going on in your gut.  Find out if there are any bad actors playing a supporting role in your gut health such including yeast such as candida, opportunistic bacteria, parasites and much more.   

Finding out is easy! It's a simple at home stool and saliva test, your results are delivered securely online (#DataPrivacy) and, if things aren't looking good, our Clinical Nutritionists will create a custom regimen of professional-grade supplements to help heal your gut.  So gut better quicker and remember... our Clinical Nutritionists are here for you every step of the way!

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.