Find out What's in Your Gut and Get Relief!
We are offering a GI-MAP test with a 30-minute interpretation as an a la carte service. You can see your results and have them professionally analyzed all for a great price.
What Does the GI-MAP Test Package Include?
- a GI-MAP test kit
- a 30-minute test analysis with one of our coaches
- supplement recommendations based on your test results
- a coupon code toward supplements in our shop
If you want to ship outside of the US, please contact our team here and do NOT purchase through this page. When you reach out, we will be happy to give you the details on shipping to your country.
What Does the GI-MAP Test For?
- Parasite and worm infections
- Candida and H. pylori infections
- Bacterial health of the large intestine
- Markers of pancreatic health (enzymes) and fat digestion
- Marker of beta-glucuronidase (marker of estrogen and phase 2 liver detox)
- Zonulin* (marker of leaky gut and leaky brain) *additional cost: please select this option above
To learn how the GI-MAP compares to other gut testing, visit this blog.
To learn about Bridgit's favorite testing markers in the GI-MAP, visit this blog.
To view a sample report, click here.
Who Is This For?
This test can be run by men or women, and there is no upper age limit to run this test.
This test is a great idea for anyone struggling with:
- Chronic digestive complaints
- Chronic inflammation
- Mood and hormonal issues
What Is the Timeframe?
Once you place your order, we will ship your test kit to you. Once you run your test, expect about a month turn around time before the results are back and you can schedule with your coach.
How Does This Compare to Other Gut Testing?
To learn more about this, view Bridgit's video below on this page, or click on this text to visit the blog.
What Is the Zonulin Optional Addition?
The zonulin marker assesses for hyperpermeability in the gut lining. The lining of the gut is composed of a single layer of cells that are held together by something called tight junctions. These tight junctions are meant to be able to open and close based upon the needs of the system at any particular time. Zonulin regulates the opening of the tight junctions. While this is desirable at times, certain types of infections and gliadin (the oft-problematic protein in gluten) can upregulate zonulin and create chronic intestinal hyperpermeability (aka leaky gut).
While the GI Map does test for the anti-gliadin antibody (associated with non-celiac gluten sensitivity) this part of the test can sometimes return negative even if leaky gut is present. So the zonulin add on is useful to see if grains could be causing a leaky gut.
Zonulin may also be suggestive of a leaky brain beyond just a leaky gut. Bridgit thinks it's a great marker. (Read more on GI-MAP gut health markers here.)
What Are the Preparation Instructions?
Do You Take Insurance?
We are health coaches and cannot bill insurance or provide you with specific documents to submit to your insurance. (We do provide you with a transaction receipt, but these receipts are not recognized by many insurance companies.) However, if you have a Health Savings Account (HSA) credit card, you may be able to purchase this service on that card if coaching and testing are allowed. If you have trouble getting your HSA card to work on our site, we can send a PayPal bill instead.
Can We Review Other Lab Results at the Same Time?
We do not review any past labs unless you have purchased the same lab from Hormone Detox Shop in the past (i.e., it's a retest). If you would like us to review other labs, we are happy to do that. That is included in a Past Labs Review, and you have the choice to review 1-3 or 4-6 labs. Please make that purchase at the link above, and you will receive an email letting you know how to upload those documents and schedule that appointment.
If you are not interested in that option but want to see how these new results compare to results from a past lab with another practitioner, that will be easy to do if it's the same lab testing company. You will easily be able to compare a past GI-MAP with a new GI-MAP, for example, to see what's changed. Your Hormone Detox coach will interpret your current results and give you a plan that fits your current situation. You are welcome to verbally share with your coach, "my zonulin has come way down since my last test," but ultimately it doesn't affect your current plan.