Microbial Organic Acid Tests – For Microbial Toxins
The Microbial Organic Acid Test from Great Plains Laboratory is a smaller version of the larger Organic Acid Test. This test primarily focuses on yeast and bacterial toxins which help to pinpoint areas for intervention.
The Microbial Organic Acid Test evaluates for various fungal toxins, including specific markers for candida. Many people rely on stool testing for candida diagnosis and miss the presence of candida toxins through the Organic Acid Test. Candida can create problems with brain function including goofiness, giddiness, and inappropriate laughter, as well as sensory problems and self-stimulatory behavior.
The Microbial Organic Acid Test evaluates for two specific toxins related to clostridia bacteria – HPHPA and 4-cresol. Both of these toxins can inhibit a dopamine converting enzyme leading to excess dopamine and toxic reactions in the brain and nervous system. Behavior problems such as moodiness, irritability, aggression, self-injurious behavior, sleep problems and more is associated with clostridia bacteria overgrowth.
The information from the Microbial Organic Acid Test helps to prioritize treatment intervention instead of just assuming everything is a candida problem. Treating for candida when clostridia bacteria are present can lead to problems, i.e. worsening behavior.
Overall, the Microbial Organic Acid Test from Great Plains Laboratory is an important tool to help assess bacteria and candida toxins problems. If you are looking for an expanded profile for information related to oxalates, mitochondrial function, etc. than make sure to do the Organic Acid Test.
The Microbial Organic Acid Test can also be used as a follow-up test to the Organic Acid Test to specifically check candida and bacterial toxin levels.