Intestinal Permeability-Doctor's Data Kit

Note: This is a home collection test kit that will be mailed to you.


Fasting Required: Yes - 8 Hours

Specimen: Urine

Special Instructions:
Ship to lab Monday-Thursday only.
For 24 hours prior to and during the test collection you MUST avoid consuming all fruit and any foods or drinks that contain fruit sugars(fructose is the most common fruit sugar).

*Lactulose/Mannitol solution not included with kit*

Results: 7-10 Business Days

Description:
This test measures the ability of two sugar molecules, lactulose and mannitol, to permeate (spread throughout) the intestinal epithelial barrier. Ordinarily, mannitol is efficiently absorbed but lactulose, a larger molecule, is not. This test can help to identify malabsorption and "leaky gut" syndrome (abnormal intestinal permeability), which is often associated with inflammation specifically in the gastrointestinal tract. This test requires a baseline urine collection followed by a six-hour timed urine collection after ingesting a lactulose and mannitol solution.

Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.