The Urinary Indican Test is an invaluable screening tool, to identify the putrefaction of protein in the gastrointestinal tract. The gut is we know is the seat of health. A positive Indican test may suggests intestinal bacterial dysbiosis,.
This test detects the presence of indican in urine; also knowns as indoxyl sulphate, produced when there is putrefaction of tryptophan from dietary protein by dysbiotic bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. A positive test result, therefore, may indicate dysbiosis, SIBO, impaired gut motility and/or malabsorption states, with darker shades indicating more severe dysfunctions.
when there is an imbalance of good to bad bacteria, dysbiosis is the result. The breakdown products from the gut bacteria (endotoxins) are involved in immune reactions. High levels of endotoxins are associated with chronic diseases such as psoriasis, pancreatitis, SLE (lupus) and liver disease.
According to research dysbiosis is strongly linked with all chronic gastrointestinal, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. Therefore it is important to screen these tests in cases of fatigue, poor immunity, cancer and allergies.
The more minor symptoms of dysbiosis may include include bloating, flatulence, nausea, bad breath, vomiting and diarrhoea and/or constipation.