HEALTH OPTIMISATION THROUGH A NEW LENSE
Your journey to health may start with specific laboratory-based investigations.
This allows us to attain the crucial information required to develop an evidenced-informed, personalised approach to achieve your health goals.
GI-MAP™ TEST – THE VALIDATED TOOL USING MOLECULAR TECHNOLOGY TO ASSESS VITAL MARKERS OF GI HEALTH
Using this test, we can analyse GI pathogens, opportunistic organisms, normal flora, and markers of GI health including:
- Immune Function
- Pancreatic Function
- Occult Blood
- Antibiotic Resistance Genes
- Virulence Factors
Conventional stool testing using culture and microscopy for stool analysis has many limitations. With the major advancements in DNA/PCR technology over the last 10 years, this approved methodology is used by major hospitals for assessment of the GI environment.
Now we can utilise it in private practice for better patient outcomes.
DETAILED INFORMATION TO DEVELOP A TAILORED PLAN
Nutrition Melbourne’s GI Health approach incorporates the GI-Map test to take the guesswork out of diagnosis.
With a comprehensive analysis of the gastrointestinal (GI) environment we can formulate an effective treatment plan for you to deal with underlying issues and progress towards optimal health.
Pathogenic organisms can cause chronic health issues.
HOW AND WHAT IS MEASURED?
This test can one done in the comfort of your own home.
It requires a simple stool sample that is analysed at the lab for GI pathogens, opportunistic organisms, normal flora, and markers of GI health.
AN IMPORTANT PIECE OF A COMPREHENSIVE WELLNESS PLAN
Due to the profound impact that this test can have on informing the short- and long-term treatment protocols, it forms an important piece of your larger health optimisation program.
Our goal is to:
DETECT: reveal hidden imbalances
CORRECT: with targeted nutrition and lifestyle interventions
OPTIMISE: with practical, systematic, personalised treatment plan based on your comprehensive health picture
With validated testing tools and using an evidenced-informed, personalised approach to your care, a strategic health optimisation program can be developed for you.
HOW IS IT DONE?
A single stool sample. The test kit is delivered straight to your home, so no need to come in to the clinic. Just take the sample following the instructions provided with the kit and post back to the lab.
WHAT HAPPENS FROM THERE?
Your test results will be sent to us within 2-3 weeks of you returning the sample. We will notify you once received. At that time it is recommended that you book in a time for a nutrition consultation. This consultation can be in person at our North Melbourne clinic or via either phone / Skype / Zoom.
During the nutrition consultation we will explain your results and recommend an individualised course of action for you including dietary, supplementation (if required), exercise and other lifestyle considerations. You will also be provided with access to our membership portal where exclusive members-only offers are available on resources and products.