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Candida and Yeast Testing

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Urine Organix Dysbiosis Test

Microbial organic acid test – this is a urine test and can be done in the comfort of your own home. It measures a number of markers associated with yeast, but to me the most useful one is called arabinose – this is a waste product of Candida that shows up in the urine.

I like this test because it is easy for parents and children to collect the sample at home – just a single morning urine test is all that is needed. There are pediatric collection bags available for kids who are not potty trained, that go inside their diaper.

 

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I also like it because it really quantifies the problem. If the level is supposed to be less than 29, and it comes back at 35, then we know we have a more advanced problem. If the level comes back at 20, we know we know that we catching a problem in advance. It’s also a great marker to check throughout treatment to make sure it’s going down in response to anti-fungal therapy.

The Organic Acids Test (OAT) offers a comprehensive metabolic snapshot of a patient’s overall health with over 70 markers.  It provides an accurate evaluation of intestinal yeast and bacteria.  Abnormally high levels of these microorganisms can cause or worsen behavior disorders, hyperactivity, movement disorders, fatigue and immune function. Many people with chronic illnesses and neurological disorders often excrete several abnormal organic acids in their urine. The cause of these high levels could include oral antibiotic use, high sugar diets, immune deficiencies, acquired infections, as well as genetic factors.

Our Organic Acids Test also includes markers for vitamin and mineral levels, oxidative stress, neurotransmitter levels, and is the only OAT to include markers for oxalates, which are highly correlated with many chronic illnesses.

If abnormalities are detected using the OAT, treatments can include supplements, such as vitamins and antioxidants, or dietary modification. Upon treatment, patients and practitioners have reported significant improvement such as decreased fatigue, regular bowel function, increased energy and alertness, increased concentration, improved verbal skills, less hyperactivity, and decreased abdominal pain. The OAT is strongly recommended as the initial screening test.

FAQ

Does Insurance Cover this test?
No.

I have a Flex Spending account- Can I use This?

Yes.

Do I have to go to a doctor’s office to have this test done?

No- This test is done at home and comes with prepaid shipping materials and everything you need to ensure proper delivery to the lab.

How long will it take to receive my GI MAP Test Results?

Web results are posted within 7-14 business days. Our office will notify you when test results have been reported.

Are There instructions that come with this test on how to collect my specimen?

Yes- The kit comes with instructions and if you have any additional instructions we can help you.

Will Dr Hagmeyer discuss the test results with me?

Yes. Dr Hagmeyer will review the test result with you. Each test comes with a 30-45 minute post test review/explanation.  

Can I cancel my test If I change my mind?

One we have placed the order for the test- We are unable to issue a refund.

 

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