Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS) Testing
A major controller of gut permeability ("leakiness") is Zonulin, a protein found in intestinal cells. Zonulin testing is a very useful first line screening test in beginning to paint a portrait of an individual’s gut status.
Zonulin is the only physiological modulator of intercellular tight junctions, described so far, that is involved in the movement of macromolecules and, therefore, in tolerance and immune response balance. It has been implicated in the pathogenesis of Celiac Disease and Diabetes Mellitus type 1.
The gliadin-zonulin leak effect occurs not just in people with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity; it occurs in everybody. The effect is longer and more pronounced (5-fold greater) in the intestinal cells of people with celiac disease, but the effect of increased two-way leakiness affects everyone.
How it Works
Before your appointment, you will be provided with a test kit and required to collect a small sample of your own blood (easy and painless). The test kit is sent to the lab and once the results are received, we will review them during a 60-minute consultation.
Testing Fees* and Options
LEAKY GUT TESTING ONLY
Zonulin Gut Permeability "Leaky Gut" Test - $249 + HST
GUT HEALTH COMBINATION TESTS
Leaky Gut + Intestinal Inflammation Test - $444 + HST
Total IgG 24 Foods Panel + Leaky Gut Test - $353 + HST
Total IgG 24 Foods Panel + Leaky Gut + Inflammation - $639 + HST
Total IgG 88 Foods Panel + Leaky Gut Test - $494 + HST
Total IgG 88 Foods Panel + Leaky Gut + Inflammation - $769 + HST
*test fees include the cost of follow-up consultation to review results
NOT SURE WHAT TEST IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
Complete the form below, or book a complimentary 15-minute consultation to discuss options, ask any questions you may have, and determine which test is most valuable and necessary for your needs.