Organic Acids Dysbiosis Profile

1 diagnosis kit plus report

£190.00 £190.00

This urinary dysbiosis test looks at various compounds in urine thought to be suggestive of an imbalance of gut bacteria.  Compounds produced by these intestinal bacteria will be transported to the urine for excretion. The test looks at groups of compounds together to see if there is an overall increase / decrease compared with other relevant components.

You will receive your test kit in the post, which will include a full set of instructions.  There is no need to add your credit card details as you have already paid for the test.  When your results are received, our healthcare professional will analyse them and write your report.  This will be emailed to you using the email address you have provided at check out.  We can usually email your report within two working days of your results being received.

The urinary dysbiosis test offered by Analutos looks at various compounds in urine thought to be suggestive of an imbalance of gut bacteria listed below. We are detecting compounds produced by these intestinal bacteria which will be transported to the urine for excretion. High or low levels of individual compounds are not very important as these can be affected by diet, some medications, etc.

The urinary dysbiosis test from Analutos looks at groups of compounds together to see if there is an overall increase / decrease compared with other relevant components.

This includes:

Benzoate & Hippurate
Bacterial deamination of the amino acid phenylalanine forms benzoate, which is conjugated with another amino acid, glycine, to form hippurate.  Elevated levels of benzoate compared to hippurate can indicate low levels of glycine and pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5).  Benzoate can be increased due to dietary intake of certain foods.

Phenylacetate & Phenylpropionate
Formed from bacterial action on phenylalanine.  Should only be present at background levels.

p-Hydroxybenzoate, p-hydroxyphenylacetate, Tricarballyate
For individuals with normal, healthy intestinal function, these compounds should not appear at more than background concentrations in urine due to the efficient metabolic conservation or recycling of phenyl group compounds of which they are composed. They are produced by microbial action on tyrosine and phenylalanine and are markers of bacterial growth in the gut.  Tricarballyate binds to magnesium in the blood which can result in magnesium deficiency.

Dihydroxyphenylpropionate
DHPPA is a by product of the bacterial metabolism of tryptophan, phenylalanine and or tyrosine. Confirmed overgrowth of Clostridium show elevated levels of this compound. Raised levels of this compound indicate overgrowth of Clostridia and /or Pseudomonas.

Tartarate, Citramalate, b-Ketoglutarate, Arabinose and Arabinitol
These compounds are produced by gut yeast and fungi. Tartarate (tartrate), Citramalate, b-Ketoglutarate are closely related to human metabolites and can block human metabolic pathways.

Urinary Indican
Produced by bacteria in the upper bowel.  Normal population of bacteria will only produce low levels of this compound. Most of the indole (of which indican is a type) produced by bacterial action in the gut is eliminated in the faeces.  The remainder is absorbed, metabolised and excreted in the urine.  High levels of indican in the urine suggests overgrowth of poor bacteria producing more indican than can be broken down.

Tryptophan, Phenylalanine, Tyrosine
Precursors of the above compounds.  High or low levels of these amino acids can affect the gut dysbiosis markers.

Creatinine
Used in conjunction with specific gravity to determine the concentration of the urine

pH
The pH or acidity of the urine affects the results obtained from the analysis

Our Healthcare Professional: Despina Giannopoulou MSc, dipCNM, mBANT, IFMCert

Despina Giannopoulou is one of the first Certified Bulletproof – Human Potential Coaches, graduating in September 2016 in Pasadena California.  She also became a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner in April 2016.
As a health coach, clinical nutritionist and functional medicine practitioner, Despina regards genuine partnership as essential in her practice.  She guides her clients in overcoming fears and perceived limitations by making health, vitality and self-development a central priority in their life.  Over the last 5 years, Despina has helped clients improve conditions relating to: chronic fatigue; fertility; digestive disorders; brain fog; mood swings; weight management; and stress management.
Despina holds a Bachelors in Computer Science, an MBA, a Masters in Personalised Nutrition from CNELM, a clinical naturopathic nutrition diploma from CNM, and a Bulletproof Human Potential Coaching Certification.