The GI–Basic Profile is US BioTek’s entry-level GI Microbiome Profile measuring 78 markers from 8 GI testing categories. The profile uses state-of-the-art technology to offer results based on cellular DNA, providing sensitive, accurate, and reproducible results.
Key Phyla % Commensal Abundance
Parasites & Worms
Pot. AutoImmune Triggers
Fungi & Yeast
Real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) is a molecular biology technique that amplifies and detects DNA and RNA sequences. The RT-PCR platform is FDA-authorized and requires specialized equipment and personnel to operate. PCR testing can be used to detect nucleic acid from various parasites, bacteria, and viruses. It is a precise and reliable method for detecting even the smallest amounts of markers within the stool.
Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) is a well-established immunological technique that uses the intensity of a signal to quantify the presence of specific antibodies or antigens in a patient's blood. The assay involves immobilizing the antigen or antibody of interest on a solid surface, such as a plastic plate. The patient's serum or plasma is then added to the plate, and any antibodies or antigens that are present will bind to the immobilized antigen or antibody. A second antibody, which is linked to an enzyme, is then added to the plate. The enzyme catalyzes a reaction that produces a measurable signal, such as a color change or fluorescence. The intensity of the signal is proportional to the amount of antibody or antigen that is present in the serum or plasma.