Intestinal Permeability (Leaky Gut)-Genova Kit

Note: This is a home collection test kit that will be mailed to you.

Fasting Required: Yes – 8 hours

Specimen: Urine

Special Instructions: Ship to lab Monday-Thursday only.
Specimens must be received in the laboratory within 24 hrs of collection.
•Tell your healthcare professional if you have an abnormally high glucose level as this will interfere with testing. We CANNOT perform this test on diabetics with >105mg/dl fasting urine glucose concentration.
•If you have had allergic reactions to foods (including sugarfree foods, beverages, candies, gum, and mints) dietary supplements, dental products, or medicines (prescription and over-the-counter) containing sugar alcohols like sorbitol or xylitol, you should NOT take this test.
•This test is also NOT recommended for individuals who have had allergic reactions to lactulose or are on lactose-restricted diet.
•Certain medications – such as aspirin, other anti-inflammatory drugs, antacids containing aluminum or magnesium hydroxide (eg, Maalox liquid, Equate, Milk of Magnesia, Rolaids, Mylanta) as well as drugs that contain sorbitol and/or mannitol – may affect your test results…
Please let your healthcare professional know about any medications or supplements you are using before taking this test. It is recommended that you avoid the use of these medicines for at least 72 hours before taking this test.
•Gel Freezer Pack must be frozen a minimum of 4 hours before shipping.
•The night before the test: Do not eat or drink anything for at least eight hours before beginning this test.
•The day of the test: Do not eat or drink for two hours after taking the test drink. At two hours, drink a glass of water. Drink at least a cup of water every hour until you finish your test. You may eat and drink as usual two hours after taking the test drink; however, you MUST avoid certain foods or beverages, especially those containing fructose (fruit sugar), during the test. Please read all labels to double-check.
These include:
• Fruits, fruit juices, jams, jellies, etc.
• Soft drinks and foods sweetened with high fructose corn syrup
• Any dairy products
• Dietetic chocolate
• Honey
• Mushrooms, beans (legumes including peanuts), celery
• Chewing gum

Results: 7-10 Business Days

The Intestinal Permeability Assessment is an effective and non-invasive assessment of small intestinal absorption and barrier function in the bowel. This test analyzes urine for the clearance of two non-metabolized sugars, lactulose and mannitol, identifying intestinal permeability (“leaky gut”) and poor absorption. Both poor absorption and increased leaky gut are associated with chronic gastrointestinal imbalances, as well as many general disorders.

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