Available leaky gut and malabsorption tests
Leaky gut diagnostic markers
- Increase in PEG excretion (hyperpermeability) in urine above upper limit (diagnostic marker)
- Presence of alpha 1 antitrypsin in stool (diagnostic marker)
Malabsorption diagnostic marker
- Decrease in PEG excretion in urine below lower limit (diagnostic marker)
Please note: This is not a diagnostic test for malabsorption syndromes such as celiac disease, crohn's disease, tropical sprue, whipple's disease, lactase deficiency or lactose deficiency, chronic pancreatitis, cystic fibrosis, short bowel syndrome and parasitic disease.
Main diagnostic test/s
- Gut permeability test
- Alpha 1 antitrypsin stool test
Please note: Either test is sufficient to diagnose leaky gut syndrome but the gut permeability test is a detailed insight of the changes in the permeability of the small intestine and is also an indicator of malabsorption.
Optional secondary test/s
If you test positive for leaky gut syndrome then you will receive a treatment programme at no extra cost. You will also receive any support you need if you have any questions and queries.
Please note: There is no treatment programme provided if you test positive for malabsorption as it could be due to different malabsorption syndromes which mindovermetal do not provide testing for. You will need to discuss your results with your doctor for further investigation.