Fevers, Stomach Aches, Infections and Missing Schools are not always a result of poor climate, seasonal ﬂu or viral infections. There
could be a far deeper reason behind.
You may be aware of the Good Bacteria and Bad Bacteria in the human body. While the good bacteria helps absorb the nutrients in food and live better; the bad bacteria works against the body by the way of not allowing the body to absorb the nutrients in the food.
You may have heard of worms which grown in child’s stomach. Similarly, there are harmful microorganisms which do grow in the child’s gut (the digestive system). The only difference is that the later is extremely harmful.
The Gut Health Test kit contains urine sample collection filter papers. Once collected, simply post your sample in the pre-addressed envelope provided for expert analysis at the PreventiNe Laboratory.
After testing is completed, your child’s results will be posted to you. It's a comprehensive report, but simplified enough to be understood by you.
You also have an option to discuss the findings with one of Nutritional Therapists in our network.
The Gut Health Test is super-specialized to test the microbial growth in your child’s digestive system. It does not check for any specic allergies or infections. The test results if found positive, will have to be brought to your family doctor who may there after guide you with the course of treatment.
The Gut, also known as the Ggastrointestinal tract, or GI tract, is an organ system responsible for consuming and digesting food, absorbing
nutrients, and expelling waste on the body. The Gut needs to be maintained free of harmful bacteria or else the intestines will become a source of
bacterial exotoxins and other noxious molecules that may enter our blood stream in the amount of billions of molecules per day.
It is vital the digestive be maintained without any “leaks” in the intestinal walls that would allow bacteria and other pollutants to enter the blood stream. These holes are caused by microorganisms - fungus, parasites and harmful bacteria.
Gut ﬂora is the microbe population living in our digestive system. It contains trillions of microorganisms, including at least 1000 diﬀerent species of
known bacteria with more than 3 million genes. It consists of the good bacteria as well as the bad bacteria.
The development of gut microbiota starts right at the time of birth. The newborn's digestive tract is quickly occupied by microorganisms from the time it is out of the mother's womb.
The gut is home to Good Bacteria as well as the Bad Bacteria. The funcons of the Good Bacteria are as under:
Bad bacteria / Germs overgrowth in the gut manifests in poor quality of life. The symptoms are overlapping with several illnesses and can be idenﬁed with one or several of following:
Gastrointesnal function is crical for good health. The digestive tract contains signiﬁcant amounts of bacteria which, when imbalanced, lead to wide variety of common illnesses including, but not limited to:
The test studies a combinaon of about 60 biomarkers which are indicative of the bacterial overgrowth in the gut. The report shall highlight any abnormalies found in the value of these markers and also suggest the root cause behind. There shall be associated suggesons towards managing the condions.
If the report is “Negative”, you may relax at least from the angle that it's not the germs in the digestive tract which are consuming the nutrients instead of the body. And in case the report is “Positive” for any abnormal growth of bad bacteria, you may quickly route a treatment through your family doctor in order to restore the health by reducing the bad bacteria content of the body.
First Morning urine sample absorbed on special ﬁlter papers provided in the Gut Bacteria Test kit.
It is very easy to collect the urine sample in the ﬁlter papers. It is non-invasive and does not need any technical hand in between. You may
collect the sample in the comfort of your home and send to the laboratory for examinaon.
The GBT (Gut Bacteria Test) is comprehensive, yet simple to understand. In addion to technical ﬁndings, there is an explanation in simple words which can be understood by parents.
You need not panic in case the test reveals abnormal values of the markers. They are all manageable by simple treatments, supplements and life alteration. You family doctor can guide you through the treatment. In case you need any further advise, you may book a call with one of our experts by dropping in an email.
Yes, the experts at laboratory shall be happy to answer all your queries towards understanding the report or guiding you about the further course of treatment. You can book a call with the expert by dropping in a mail to us quoting your details.
There is no age restricon for the test. However, given the careless lifestyle of children, the chances of bacterial overgrowth is high, thereby affecting their health and growth potenal. It is therefore advisable to get the test done early in childhood.
Thousands of studies world wide have established the role of gut ﬂora in day to day life. Germs overgrowth in the gut has far reaching health eﬀects. A few research papers highlighting the same are: