BIOFILM (MARCONS) TEST + Biofilms
Price: $595 (Testing + Consult)
Nasal Culture Collection Procedure
No- This test is done at home and comes with prepaid shipping materials and everything you need to ensure proper delivery to the lab.
Web results are posted within 7-14 business days. Our office will notify you when test results have been reported.
Yes. The kit comes with easy to follow instructions.
Yes. Dr Hagmeyer will review the test result with you. Each test comes with a 30-45 minute post-test review/explanation.
One we have placed the order for the test we are unable to issue a refund.
Symptoms of MARCoNS may be similar to various chronic health issues, including fibromyalgia and autoimmune problems. Symptoms of MARCoNS may include:
- Difficulty focusing and concentrating
- Memory issues
- Brain fog
- Headaches or migraines
- Joint pain
- Stiffness in the morning
- Facial and/or sinus pain
- Sinus congestion
- Tearing of the eyes
- Red eyes
- Sensitivity to eyes
- Shortness of breath
- Night sweats
- Temperature dysregulation
Order Your Personalized MARCONS Biofilm Test Profile which includes:
- Comprehensive MARCONS + Fungal Biofilm Test.
- One on one consult with Dr. Hagmeyer to discuss Test Results
- Recommendations for a Treatment plan and cost of treatment if necessary.
MARCoNS and Mold Culture with Identification:
MARCoNS stand for multiple antibiotic resistant coagulase negative staph. It is a newly discovered and understood bacteria, an antibiotic-resistant form of staph MARCoNS can be found in your nasal cavity. MARCoNS itself is not an infection. However, colonization may lead to an infection, causing inflammation and health issues.
Pathogenic coagulase-negative Staphylococci bacteria may affect a variety of bodily functions. It releases bacterial toxins (exotoxins A and B) into your bloodstream that can negatively affect healthy cellular function. These toxins are made by harmful bacteria hiding in your nasal cavity that may increase inflammatory response and lead to health issues (1, 2).
The problem is when this bacteria can become antibiotic-resistant to several different antibiotics. This is where the term MARCoNS comes from. MARCoNS survives within biofilms and makes exotoxins that may harm your body.
Because it is protected by biofilms, MARCoNS is very difficult to treat. MARCoNS may play a role in the development and symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia, multiple chemical sensitivity, chronic Lyme disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus, and other autoimmune conditions. MARCoNS may also play a role in Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS).
Nares Bacterial Culture (includes MARCoNS & other pathogens):
We identify organisms and provide susceptibility profiles.
Nares Fungal Culture:
We identify fungus including mold and yeast from the same swab submitted for bacterial culture.
MARCoNs often presents as sinus symptoms. This is often the case in those exposed to mold.
As a result, you may have symptoms that include headaches, facial pain, sinus pressure, tooth pain, and others.
Additional Info on MARCONS
MARCoNS (Multiple Antibiotic Resistant Coagulase Negative Staphylococci) is an antibiotic resistant staph that resides deep in the nasal passage of 80% of people with low MSH (Melanocyte-Stimulating Hormone), those suffering from Biotoxin Illness and other chronic inflammatory illnesses CIRS (Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome) and CFIDS (Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome).
This percentage increases when the person has also been treated with antibiotics for a month or more. Once they have taken up residence, MARCoNS will further lower MSH (MARCoNS make hemolysin that cleave MSH rendering it inactive), increases cytokines, and lower T-reg cells resulting in Chronic Fatigue symptoms of body aches and debilitating exhaustion.
MARCoNS is not an infection but a commensal colonization that can become an infection.
These bacteria send chemicals into the blood (exotoxins A and B) that increase inflammation and by cleaving MSH causes a further decrease of MSH levels, which in turn creates more inflammation.
MARCoNS live in the deep nasal passages and is common in all biotoxin illness.
MARCoNS is not commonly found in the deep sinuses of normal individuals with intact immune systems. MARCoNS is found in many patients with mold exposure, chronic lyme disease and biotoxin illnesses.
As MSH is further lowered by MARCoNS, fatigue and chronic pain due to reduced endorphins and increased cytokines.
In addition, hormone imbalances, mood swings, leaky gut, alternating constipation and diarrhea, lower melatonin (poor sleep), and low ADH (Antidiuretic Hormone) are all the result of low MSH.