Candida albicans is a yeast that forms part of the natural flora in the gut. If the gut flora is imbalanced, an overgrowth of yeast can occur and may cause an array of unpleasant symptoms. This test will analyse fungal colonisations, including all Candida species in the intestines.
People with this condition lack the enzyme lactase, which digests the lactose (milk sugar) in dairy products. If the lactose is not broken down, it will remain in the intestine and ferment; hence, many of the symptoms of lactose intolerance include wind and bloating.
Also referred to as Intestinal Permeability. Leaky gut is where the intestinal lining becomes inflamed and porous, allowing foreign particles to leak into the bloodstream, causing all manner of health conditions. The leaky gut test looks for a specific enzyme that can be detected in the stool.
Intestinal parasites are micro-organisms that live within the digestive tract and survive by eating your food. Their presence doesn’t always provoke symptoms, but this means they can often go undetected for years. This test is a microscopic investigation for worm eggs and protozoa cysts.