Organix® Dysbiosis Profile (Organic Acids)-Genova Kit

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

Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Urine

Lab: Genova Diagnostics

Results: 14-21 business days
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.

Special Instructions: It is not necessary to discontinue nutritional supplements prior to this specimen collection. Abnormalities that may be found will reveal special needs that have not been met by recent dietary and supplemental intake.

Decrease fluid intake to avoid excessive dilution of the urine:
- For adults, restrict intake to three 8 oz. glasses or less for 24 hours
- Make sure that no more than 8 oz. of this is consumed after 8:00 PM the evening prior to urine collection

Do not collect urine during menstruation.

This test is appropriate for ages 2 years and above.

Description: The Russian scientist Elie Metchnikoff (1845 - 1916) popularized the idea of "Dys-symbiosis" or "Dysbiosis," describing an imbalance in the micro-ecology of the digestive tract. When the microbial balance of the gut is disturbed, opportunistic, or "bad", bacteria can overgrow and mitigate the effects of the "good", predominant bacteria needed for a healthy gut.

The Organix® Dysbiosis Profile is a urine organic acid test measuring the by-products of microbial metabolism, and is particularly useful in detecting the presence of pathogenic microbial overgrowth. As a stand-alone test, the Organix® Dysbiosis Profile is a great follow-up option to the Organix® Comprehensive Profile, allowing the clinician to assess microbial overgrowth and guide and monitor targeted therapy in patients.

Urine contains unique products of microbial metabolism which are used to measure small bowel yeast and bacterial overgrowth. With the exception of hippurate, the compounds measured in the Organix® Dysbiosis Profile, such as D-arabinitol, are not normally produced by human cells. Unfriendly intestinal microorganisms, however, can manufacture them in relatively high quantities. These compounds are absorbed into the blood from the intestines and eventually appear in a urine organic acid test.

Analytes Reported:
3,4 Dihydroxyphenylpropionate