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Intestinal Permeability (IP) Test


The Intestinal Permeability (IP) test, also referred to as a“leaky gut” test, is a precise and non-invasive method for assessing gastrointestinal mucosal integrity.

This test is available for Adults and Children aged 4-12 years.

Product Description

The Intestinal Permeability (IP) test, also referred to as a¶?leaky gut¶?¶ test, is a precise and non-invasive method for assessing gastrointestinal mucosal integrity.

Damage to the lining of the gastrointestinal tract (small and large intestine) is common in people with conditions such as food sensitivity and food allergy, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, arthritis, coeliac disease and dermatological conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and acne.

The lining of the gut wall is often subjected to a wide variety of insults from substances such as alcohol, caffeine, spices, medicines and environmental chemicals.

The impact of chronic stress may also affect the permeability of the gut wall over time. Correcting the altered permeability may have an immediate effect on the relief of symptoms and facilitate the gradual improvement in the underlying condition.

The IP is a challenge test using Lactulose and Mannitol. Neither of these sugars contain lactose.


How is the Test Done?

Purchase test as you would any other product on Emed by adding it to your shopping cart.

Once the transaction is completed Emed will post a test kit and instructions to you.

Using the appropriate envelope you send the specimen to a Health scope pathology centre.

Analysis of your sample is performed, raw test data is sent to Emed and further evaluated along with your clinical profile.

An individual, comprehensive and in depth report is generated based on your case history outlining your test results and how to implement the changes to improve your health.

Emed will of course provide continuing online support to help you implement your specific plan.



The test is also suitable for children between the ages of 4-12 years of age.

Please select the child’s option if required.


Specimen Requirements

One urine specimen taken from a six hour urine collection.

The test kit provided contains everything required to complete the test.


Turnaround Time

The standard turnaround time for this test is 7 – 10 working days from the date the patient’s specimen/s are received at the laboratory.


What does the cost cover?

The Emed website cost covers the processing of all information, samples and the interpretation and collation of final results into your personalised comprehensive report.


Like to Know More?

If you would like to know more about Emed Intestinal Permeability (IP) Test please contact your Emed practitioner today.