IBS Test – comprehensive digestive / gut health test
The IBS test is an in-depth test that gives you a thorough analysis of your digestive system and intestinal flora. We measure digestive function, digestive residues, bacteria and yeast in the intestinal flora, digestive malabsorption and inflammatory markers. Common imbalances in IBS are, for example, overgrowth of candida, pathogenic bacteria, lack of a healthy bacterial flora, leaky gut or digestive weakness.
Imbalance in the intestinal flora is very common in IBS and impairs the protective function of the intestinal mucosa and our immune system. It is often said that 60-80% of people with IBS also suffer from SIBO, which stands for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, i.e. overgrowth of bacteria. However, SIBO is considered a secondary disease that is primarily due to other weaknesses in the digestive system. Therefore, it is recommended to do a thorough analysis of your gut that can look at the underlying factors, which this test does. However, a SIBO test is still a complementary add-on to get an even more comprehensive overview of your gut health.
Who should take the IBS Test?
The IBS test is suitable for you who have IBS or similar stomach problems and so far have not received the right help. It suits you who either have had problems for a long time or have recently started to experience them. The sooner you find the root cause of your problems, the faster you can take action to treat the imbalances you have. If you suffer from IBS, we can recommend that you also test yourself for food intolerances and SIBO. The first step is to remove things that can disturb your gut and intestines, whether it is food you cannot tolerate, overgrowth of bacteria/fungus/yeast, or toxins.
The IBS Test analyses:
- 13 intestinal flora bacteria
- 4 yeast
- The pH value
- Digestive residues (fat, nitrogen, sugar and water)
- Secretory IgA
- Pancreatic elastase
- Bile acids
- Alpha-1 antitrypsin
The test analyses the following 13 intestinal flora bacteria:
- Escherichia coli
- Escherichia coli Biovare
These intestinal bacteria are what we, based on current research, know are the most common bacteria in the gut, or what should be the most common bacteria for a healthy intestinal flora. In the right amount, all the bacteria can have a beneficial function, while they can be directly harmful in too low or too high amounts.
The IBS test analyses the following 4 yeast:
- Candida albicans
- Yeast (positive or negative)
- Geotrichum candidum
Candida albicans has become very well known in recent years. Candida is found naturally in our gut and is good for us in moderation, but if there is an overgrowth, problems can occur, which can happen after taking antibiotics, in case of incorrect diet, heavy metal poisoning, and/or after taking certain drugs. Since Candida is a completely separate genus, it can also be the case that you have overgrown another fungus. Therefore, we analyse not only Candida albicans but also candida as a species and also if there is a general overgrowth of yeast, as well as Geotrichum candidum.
How does the IBS Test work?
The test is a stool test that is performed at home and then sent to our lab for analysis. After you have placed your order, you will receive a test kit with everything you need to be able to perform the test. You will then receive the answer digitally.
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