GI MAP – GI Microbial Assay Plus

Understand your microbiome for optimal digestive wellness

Precision therapy in digestive conditions

Functional (IBS, leaky gut, etc), structural, autoimmune (crohn’s, ulcerative colitis) and malignant conditions of the bowels can be related to microbial imbalance, infection and/or chronic inflammation, each of which can be evaluated by a test called GI MAP. Noble uses GI MAP for comprehensive digestive tract assessments to determine which line of theraputics can provide the most value to each digestive condition.

GI MAP is a stool sample DNA test and it able to detect parasites, bacteria, fungi, and more, by targeting the specific DNA of the organisms tested. Its accuracy and reliability allow practitioners to create personalized treatment protocols to address gut dysfunction based on which infections are urgent, which areas of the gut are already optimized, and which areas should be addressed after an infection has been resolved.

What is the GI MAP?

The GI MAP is an incredible test that gives Noble Naturopathic Doctors the abilty to evalute your microbiome. This innovative clinical tool measures gastrointestinal microbiota DNA from a single stool sample.

GI MAP was designed to help patients recover from functional and pathological digestive conditions. It does this by detecting microbes that may be disturbing normal microbial balance or contributing to illness as well as indicators of digestion, absorption, inflammation, and immune function.

Other markers include:

  • Pathogens
  • H. Pylori
  • Opportunistic / Overgrowth Microbes
  • Parasites
  • Antibiotic Resistance Genes

Who should test GI MAP? 

Almost every patient can benefit from a GI MAP gut health assessment but it is mostly reserved for evaluating complex digestive issues that have not been resolved by other means, are causing significant burden to the patient’s quality of life or could have possible lead to another health issue (ie. the holistic approach in autoimmune disease).

Some patients are looking to achieve optimal health via GI MAP results, while other patients have been chronically ill and frustrated without a diagnosis for years.

Some conditions that warrant testing are:

  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Digestive complaints, diarrhea or constipation
  • Brain fog
  • Skin problems, like acne and psoriasis
  • Mood disorders, depression, and anxiety
  • Diabetes and weight loss issues
  • When testing infants, GI-Map can provide insight into conditions related to ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), Autism, anxiety and digestive complaints.

SAMPLE GI MAP REPORT (click to view)

What to Expect

The GI MAP test is an at-home stool sample test that is provided, if warranted, following a Naturopathic initial consultation at Noble Naturopathic.

You are able to take the test home, review instructions and complete the test on your terms. The test needs to be done at least 14 days away from antibiotics and 7 days away from probiotics.

Following the stool collection the sample is shipped by Noble overnight to the lab. 

Test results take approximately 10 business days and are reviewed in a 15 minute follow up session with your Naturopathic Doctor.