Indicans (Dysbiosis) Test

Dysbiosis is the term given to the imbalance between the “good” and “bad” (dysbiotic) bacteria that line the digestive, urinary and genital tracts. When the dysbiotic organisms, such as Candida Albicans, overgrow in numbers greater than the “good bacteria” such as Lactobacillus, Bifido bacteria, E.coli and Enterococci, the “bad bacteria” can cause a number of symptoms. These include thrush, tinea, flatulence and bloating, recurrent urinary tract infections, allergy symptoms and general symptoms such as fatigue and lowered resistance to infections.

Why should you have this test?

It is believed that optimal wellbeing is achieved by addressing the gut health first.

What does the test involve?

The Indicans Test involves taking a simple urinary sample, which you practitioner will then add specific chemicals to, to determine the level of Dysbiosis in your gut. Subsequent tests are taken to ensure that your treatment is decreasing the level of Dysbiosis and that your gut function is improving.