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THE MUCOSAL BARRIER FUNCTION TEST (Salivary) Test #304
A new generation of testing for intestinal permeability or “leaky gut” is now available. This scientifically advanced assessment takes into consideration the individual patient’s immune system response to proteins and peptides (macromolecules) which, upon entry into the bloodstream, can challenge the immune system resulting in IgG, IgA and IgM antibody production against them. In healthy, normal intestinal immune conditions, antigens are passed through the lumen into circulation, and for many people this common even does not evoke an overreaction in the systemic response. However, for However, for susceptible persons even this passage of antigens can erupt into the beginning of a neuroautoimmune disorder. The patented Intestinal Barrier Function screens not only provide a proper immune response assessment in regards to intestinal permeability, they also include evaluations of factors important to the overall health of the intestinal tract. GI imbalance cannot be understood fully, in its diagnostic and therapeutic implications, without the coordination of the intestinal flora, their toxins (LPS) and dietary proteins. Optimal health is not possible without proper Intestinal Barrier Function. Being on the front lines in defending the body, the mucosal layer, the extrinsic barrier, of the GI tract is exposed to a multitude of stressors, antigens, pathogens, imbalances of neurotransmitters, toxins and medications, and sometimes this barrage can weaken and break down the protective barrier. What follows the loss of mucosal immune tolerance is a cascade beginning with the formation of immune complexes and inflammatory cytokine responses. These abnormal levels of regulatory cytokine production such as in IL-10 and TGF-beta lead to enhanced intestinal permeability in which the tight junctions in the intrinsic barrier open and allow the passage of dietary proteins and peptides into the blood stream. Commonly known as leaky gut, enhanced gut permeability is the precursor to autoimmune disorders such as Type I Diabetes, RA, Lupus, MS and autoimmune hypothyroidism. It is also the pathway to neurologic dysfunction associated with gluten intolerance, Celiac disease, Autism and ADHD.

INTERPRETING YOUR TEST RESULTS
Upon completion of your test kits and analysis by Biohealth Diagnostics, your results will be given to Wendy McPhail, NBCCT, CNC, FDN. She will examine your results along with other health information provided. Your Results and 90 day Protocol will be electronically mailed to you and you will be scheduled for a phone session where your test(s) will be concisely and simply explained. All of your questions will be answered and you will receive personalized recommendations for Diet, Rest, Exercise, Stress Reduction and Supplements.