URINARY INDICAN TESTS

 Performed during consultation $10.00 

URINARY INDICAN TEST

What is a Urinary Indican Test?

SOME CAUSES OF A POSITIVE INDICAN TEST
* Intestinal overgrowth of anaerobic bacteria (Dysbiosis)
* Intestinal mucosal permeability (due to damage from infection, toxic or reactive exposure, or nutritional deficiency). Our digestive systems may not be absorbing the nutrients required.
* Protein maldigestion or too much protein.
* Consumption of foods (proteins) contraindicated by the patients ABO blood type.
* Constipation.
* Bile duct obstruction or intra-hepatic biliary obstruction such as gall stones.

COMMON MICRO-ORGANISMS FOUND TO CONTRIBUTE TO POSITIVE INDICAN TESTS INCLUDE:.

Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter jejuni,yersinia enterocolitica, Citrobacter freundi, Citrobacter diversus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, some strains of Escherichia coli, Staphyloccocus aureus, some strains of bacteriodes, Clostridium difficile, candida albicans, other candida species etc

REQUIREMENTS FOR A URINARY INDICAN TEST.
* No alcohol the night before
* A high protein meal the night before
* No iodine or bile supplements taken in high doses 3 - 4 days prior to testing (these create a false positive test)
* Second urination of the day.
* Specimen does not need to be any more than 20 ml urine