GI Map Test: Take Control Of Your Digestive Health

The Stool Test That Helps You Get Results!

  • The GI-MAP Stool test by Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory is an easy, safe, and private way to get a more complete review of your digestive health than tests conventional doctors offer…
  • The GI-MAP Test is the only stool test approved by the FDA
  • Find out the underlying cause of your digestive problems, this includes what is causing your diarrhea, constipation, reflux, bloating, and other IBS symptoms.
  • Find out how your digestive health can cause other chronic health problems, even with minimal digestive symptoms.
  • The GI-MAP test is done by yourself, in the privacy of your own home, and then sent to the lab in the provided express post kit.
  • Then your results, your private one-on-one consultation with Planet Naturopath’s Head Practitioner, and your customized plan in a PDF report, can all be provided remotely from anywhere in the world.

Our in-depth GI-MAP test analysis can help you discover

If you have any pathogenic parasites, bacterial, viral or yeast infections that are the underlying cause behind your health issues

Your levels of beneficial bacteria and whether you have enough of the “good guys” to maintain good health

Whether you have “leaky gut” which is a cause of autoimmune and other chronic health problems, this is done by measuring your Zonulin levels

Exactly what your test results mean through both a detailed PDF report and a 45-minute private one-on-one  consultation.

GI Map test

How to optimize your digestion health with customized recommendations for diet, nutritional supplements, exercise, and lifestyle modifications based on your test results

GI-Map Test Only

If you just want to order the GI-MAP  test this is the option for you.


  • Bacteria, parasite and viral pathogens
  • Candida and yeast infections
  • Helicobacter pylori
  • Intestinal health markers
  • Optional - Zonulin to assess leaky gut, this is a $50 add-on that you can purchase on the order page
(without Zonulin)

This is ideal if you have  already done the GI-Map and you had low zonulin levels and you want to retest


  • Bacteria, parasite and viral pathogens
  • Candida and yeast infections
  • Helicobacter pylori and virulence factors
  • Intestinal health markers
  • A 45-minute private consultation 

If you're outside the U.S. email for a quote

We cannot ship directly to New York - contact us for other options.

If you've already done the GI-MAP test and just need some guidance to understand the results and help you with a treatment plan, don't hesitate to schedule a consultation.

Who The GI-MAP Test Is For

The GI-MAP Test can help provide a more complete and accurate picture of digestive health for anyone:

  • With digestion problems like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Experiencing digestive issues like constipation, diarrhea, bloating, gas and reflux
  • Chronic health problems like cardiovascular disease, thyroid issues, hormone imbalances as gut infections can be the underlying cause
  • Anyone who has an autoimmune condition as the GI-MAP can assess leaky gut which is often the underlying cause

What The GI-MAP Test Covers and How It Can Benefit You

Organisms in the digestive tract, such as bacteria, parasites and viruses can be the underlying cause of many digestive conditions and other chronic illnesses.

The GI-Microbial Assay Plus or GI-MAP test offers a comprehensive analysis using DNA/PCR techniques that assesses the markers most relevant for understanding how your digestive is affecting your health.

GI Map test order online

The GI-MAP Test assesses

  • Bacterial Pathogens (Campylobacter, C difficile Toxin A & B, E coli 0157, Salmonella, Shiga-like Toxins, Shigella, etc.)
  • Parasitic Pathogens (Cryptosporidium, Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia)
  • Viral Pathogens (Adenovirus, Norovirus, Rotavirus)
  • H pylori (H Pylori, cagA, vacA)
  • Zonulin which is a measurement of leaky gut
  • Normal Bacterial Flora (Bifidobacter, Enterococcus, E. coli, Lactobacillus, Akkermansia mucinophila, Clostridia (class*), Faecalibacterium prausnitzii)
  • Opportunistic Bacteria (Citrobacter, Klebsiella, Proteus, Yersinia, Pseudomonas, Staphylococcus, Methanobacteriaceae (family), Fusobacterium spp., etc)
  • Parasites (Blastocystis hominis, Dientamoeba fragilis, Endolimax nana, Entamoeba coli, Chilomastix mesnelli, etc)
  • Fungi/Yeast (Candida albicans, Candida spp., Geotricum spp., Microsporidia spp., Trichosporon spp.)
  • Additional Tests (SIgA, Anti-Gliadin, Elastase, Lactoferrin, Occult Blood) These markers measure how well you're absorbing nutrients, inflammation, immune function and gluten intolerance)

if you're outside the U.S email for a quote

Check out the video below for a comprehensive overview of the updated GI Map Test

Customer Testimonials

The GI-MAP test represents a significant breakthrough in functional medicine assessments for GI pathogens. We are already finding many chronic infections that were undetected with standard lab testing methods and seeing the benefits in terms of better treatment outcomes for complex patients.

Dr Dan Kalish

Hi Michael,
I started your protocol 2 weeks ago and have had very positive results. Energy is up, temperature up slightly, hrv up, mood up. Also, my cycle is typically 25 days long for the past 8 years or so. It was 32 days this time! Today is day 1 and I feel much better than I have in as many years during pms time. I could not be happier with my vitals right now...I've been working on this for so long!

Liz M

Hi, my name is Michael Smith, ND BHSC and Head Practitioner at Planet Naturopath.

While I don’t know the exact reason you’re interested in testing your digestion, I do know you’re searching for answers.

Whether that means looking for natural solutions to chronic health problems, eliminating your digestive symptoms, or just wanting to optimize your health.

If you want to find those answers, I can tell you the best way to start is with testing.

Doctors only offer basic digestion tests, if they test at all, which can miss many infections and don’t give an overall analysis of every aspect of your digestion.

Our GI-MAP Stool Test, on the other hand, looks at a wider range pathogens, as well as inflammation markers, gluten sensitivity, leaky gut, and absorption markers to find out how well you’re absorbing your nutrients.

But what makes the GI-MAP Test from Planet Naturopath invaluable, is what happens after you get your results. With our 45-minute in-depth one-on-one consultation, I’ll explain what your results actually mean to you, your health, and your body.

This is the fun part for me, because as Head Practitioner I enjoy doing all the consultations with our clients. My passion is helping people find natural solutions to optimize their health.

I’ll give you the complete details how the consultations work and how they can benefit you, but let’s start with:

How to order the GI-MAP test

Here’s what to do


Click Below on the “ Order Now “ button to order your GI-MAP Test


Fill out the form with your:

  • Postal address
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Date of birth

You will receive a confirmation email from Planet Naturopath that explains exactly what to do next.


Your GI-MAP Test Kit will arrive via priority mail within 2-4 days depending on your location.

The test kit will include:

  • Easy to follow Instructions on how to prepare for the test
  • Everything required to take your urine sample (only one sample is required)
  • Return shipping back to the lab

You will receive your results via email within 10-15 days of the lab receiving your sample. In that same email will be a link to schedule your online consultation with Planet Naturopath.

You can do your consultation by phone, or Skype, but we’d like to suggest our convenient video teleconferencing service that we use to do the majority of our consultations. It’s simple to use, free, and doesn’t require you to sign up or download anything.

After you schedule your online consultation, you’ll also fill out our short questionnaire regarding your health history and health concerns.

This allows me to analyze your most accurate and up-to-date health information and combine it with your GI-MAP Test results to give you the most in-depth personalized consultation possible.

During your 45-minute private one-on-one consultation, I’ll explain your results in an easy-to-understand language, and answer any questions you might have.

You’ll also receive diet, exercise and supplement advice, options and recommendations that you can immediately implement to start optimizing your digestion and overall health.

Your official results and customized PDF report with your step by step Optimal Health Plan will be emailed the next day.

Order your GI-MAP Test kit today for $420 to receive the most complete and accurate analysis of your digestive health without seeing a doctor

GI-MAP Test Kit plus Zonulin, your 45-minute private one-on-one consultation, your customized PDF report with detailed specific recommendations for diet, nutritional supplements, and exercise plan for $550.

The 45-minute consultation means you’ll get in-depth analysis from my 20 years as a Naturopath. And the experience from my 15 years as Head Practitioner of Planet Naturopath, where I’ve done thousands of consultations with clients to help them find natural solutions to their health issues.

You also get the knowledge and expertise I’ve acquired over the years, learning from pioneers in the field of Functional and Integrative Medicine, like genetic expert Dr. Ben Lynch. As well as my continuing education and ongoing studies and certifications with specialists like Dr. Daniel Kalish, Dr. Datis Kharrazian and Chris Kresser.

The core principle that I’ve adapted from my studies for Planet Naturopath is to focus on functional pathology testing to discover the underlying cause of someone’s health issues. And to use a systematic approach that treats each person’s whole body and not just focus on their symptoms like conventional medicine.

Planet Naturopath’s treatment philosophy is proactive prevention. And uses a “real” food approach to diet, stress reduction, improving sleep quality, and improving lifestyle choices so people can take control of their health naturally and not rely on unnecessary medications.

Your digestion is the key to good health how well you are absorbing nutrients, and how well you are eliminating toxins affects all aspects of your health. Your digestive health can be compromised by bacterial, parasite and yeast infections, as well as inflammation and issues with absorption.

That’s why the GI-MAP Test is so important…

Wouldn’t it make sense to start with the most comprehensive digestion testing available? The information that you learn from this test will help me to help you get your digestion and health back on track

Order your GI-MAP Test kit with Zonulin and a private one-on-one consultation, and customized PDF treatment plan today for $550

Let me analyze your results, give you a breakdown of what your ranges mean - whether they’re elevated, normal, or low. And answer any questions you might have - plus give you options and recommendations on how you can optimize your heart health.

At Planet Naturopath, we want you to feel safe, confident, and secure when you purchase any of our tests, knowing that you’re protected by our:

100% Money Back Guarantee

If you’re not satisfied with the service we provide at Planet Naturopath – let us know within 30 days and you’ll receive a full refund, minus the shipping and handling costs.

Now obviously, we can’t guarantee that your results will be good - that’s kinda the whole reason you’re here right? To see where you’re at and what natural solutions are available to improve your health…

But we will guarantee you’ll get the best service and most professional and personalized advice available to help optimize your health with natural solutions.

We understand how frustrating it can be when you don’t feel right - but yet you’re told by a doctor there’s nothing wrong.

A Planet Naturopath we believe your health is the key to a long and happy life. And want to be there to help when you don’t get the answers you want through conventional medicine.

Yours in good health.

Michael Smith

Head Pract. Planet Naturopath.

P.S. Still not sure if the GI-MAP Test is the right test for you? Don’t worry, Planet Naturopath has got you covered.  

Schedule our Investigation Consultation,  a deep dive into your health history, symptoms, and concerns. We’ll help assess your situation and provide you with expert advice and options on your best course of action and which test is right for you.

If you’re unsure of exactly where to begin, this eliminates the guesswork and gives you a great start to better health.

Please Note: Services in the US cannot be shipped to these states NY and RI. Please call us on 206 886 0633 to discuss alternative solutions and options available.

Frequently Asked Questions About GI Map Test

What is a GI MAP test?

The GI Map test is a stool test that is done at home and sent to the Diagnostic Solutions Lab for analysis, it uses the latest PCR DNA technology to help identify the underlying cause of digestive problems. It can measure bacteria, parasites and yeasts and give you an accurate level of how much is present while other stool tests will often just show if the pathogen is present or not. The test kits can be shipped worldwide.


How long does it take to get GI map results?

The turnaround time for the GI Map results is 7-10 business days, with the current Covid-19 situation results are taking around two weeks on average once the lab receives the sample.

Does GI MAP test for SIBO?

The GI Map does not specifically test for SIBO as this is only done with a breath test, but there are markers on the GI Map test that can help to identify if you have SIBO. I prefer the GI Map test as the first place to start as it can also identify the underlying cause of SIBO like H.pylori and the whether there is also large intestinal bacterial overgrowth.

What does a GI panel test for?

The GI Map panel tests for parasites, worms, pathogenic yeasts, pathogenic and beneficial bacteria levels to identify the cause of digestive symptoms. Plus the GI Map test will also assess digestive enzymes, fat absorption, detoxification, inflammation, leaky gut, and gluten intolerance markers

How accurate is the GI map?

The GI Map test uses PCR DNA technology to accurately identify the types of bacteria and parasites that are present, plus it can tell you the quantity present which is important.

Some stool tests will only show if a parasite is present or not, and you may get a positive result but it maybe at a low level that is not necessary to treat. Also the older culture based stool testing would miss many species of bacteria as they cannot be tested with this method.

The GI Map can accurately detect parasites, bacteria, viruses and candida, including the quantity that is present. It tests for many of the common pathogens and beneficial bacteria, but it does not test for every bacteria species that is present.

Does GI MAP test for H pylori?

Yes the GI Map tests for H.pylori and gives an accurate quantity of H.pylori present.

The GI Map also measures the H.pylori virulence factors, this indicates whether you have the more pathogenic strain of H.pylori which can lead to ulcers or gastric cancer.

Knowing the quantity of H.pylori and whether the virulence factors are present is important when planning a treatment protocol, and whether treatment is necessary or not.

I prefer to use natural treatment options for H.pylori but the GI Map test will also detect whether the H.pylori present have antibiotic resistance to the commonly used antibiotics.

What can a comprehensive stool test show?

There are a number of different comprehensive stool tests available and they are not all created equal, the ones that are still using the old culture based detection methods should be avoided as there are many bacteria that they can’t detect.

A good quality DNA based test like the GI Map can detect parasite, yeast/ candida, bacteria and viruses and the quantity that is present, and this is good to know when treating digestion and health issues.

The GI Map test also measures the following intestinal health markers which can influence digestive health and your overall health

  • Pancreatic elastase - this measures the pancreatic enzymes which help with the digestion of proteins, fats and carbohydrates plus over absorption of nutrients
  • Steatocrit - measures the amount of fat in the stool and how well you are absorbing fats, high levels can indicate bile or gallbladder problems.
  • Blood - gives an accurate measurement of the presence of blood and the exact level. This can be important for the early detection of cancers and inflammatory bowel conditions
  • B-glucuronidase - this is a detox marker and high levels can indicate the reabsorption of toxins back into your body instead of being eliminated in the stool
  • Secretory IgA is the first line of defence against pathogens and an important part of your immune system, it can also protect against food intolerances
  • Anti-gliadin IgA - this is a component of gluten and a high level indicates an immune response against gluten, this will only be elevated if you are eating gluten before the test to trigger the immune response
  • Calprotectin is an inflammation marker and high levels indicate neutrophil damage to the gut mucosa, this is seen in inflammatory bowel disease and also with elevated pathogens.
  • Zonulin is a marker of intestinal permeability which is commonly called “leaky gut”. An elevated zonulin levels indicates the tight junctions between the cells is causing intestinal permeability and it is also possible that there is damage to the cells causing leaky gut.

How much does a GI map test cost?

The GI Map costs $395 and the GI Map with Zonulin costs $445

The best option is to get the consultation included to have the results explained to you and I will help you with a treatment plan. The GI Map and consultation is $475 and the GI Map plus Zonulin with the consultation option is $525