The small intestine is required for digestion and for absorption of nutrients from food. It is also responsible for keeping unwanted substances out of the body and is therefore a part of the immune system.
The Leaky gut test involves collection of a urine sample following the ingestion of a testing solution. The solution contains molecules of different sizes and the rate that these molecules pass through the intestine is measured to give an analysis of intestinal permeability and tight junction activity.
Testing Age: Over 10 years
Referral: No referral required
Results: Approx 5 working days
Testing Kit Fee: €195