GI-MAP Stool Testing | Royal Oak

Prosperity Health in Royal Oak, MI now offers GI-MAP stool testing for pathogens, to detect the presence of parasites, fungi, and bad bacteria that may be compromising your health. GI-MAP stool testing also identifies the good bacteria in your digestive system, to help restore health and balance to your body.

GI-MAP stands for “GastroIntestinal Microbial Assay Plus.” This is a unique and comprehensive method of stool testing that targets the specific DNA of the organisms in the gastrointestinal tract (“gut”), to detect and identify parasites, good and bad bacteria, fungus, and more.

The GI-MAP stool test is the first and only in the world to offer comprehensive assessment of multiple GI targets, including: pathogenic and opportunistic bacteria, worms, yeasts, parasites, and antibiotic resistant genes, alongside intestinal health, digestive, and immune markers.

Royal Oak functional medicine doctor Nishath Hakim, MD understands that “gut health” affects almost every aspect of overall health and well being. The “microbiome” – environment of microbes within the GI tract –  plays a critical role in everything from digestion, to immune function, to energy level, as well as metabolic, nerve and endocrine functions.

Assessing what is in the gut can help Dr. Hakim get to the root cause of chronic illness, fatigue and many other health problems. GI-MAP provides a detailed, personalized report of the organisms in your gut, so that Dr. Hakim can create a customized treatment plan to address your GI dysfunction, to restore your health and improve your quality of life!