MARCoNS Bacteria, Mold & Fungal Culture with Identification. Single swab test to detect mold illness and biofilm production.
MARCoNS Bacteria and Fungal Evaluation with Biofilm + Feedback Report
1 diagnosis kit plus report
You will receive your test kit in the post, which will include a full set of instructions. There is no need to add your credit card details as you have already paid for the test. When your results are received, our healthcare professional will analyse them and write your report. This will be emailed to you using the email address you have provided at check out. We can usually email your report within two working days of your results being received.
MARCoNS Bacteria, Mold & Fungal Culture with Identification:
Many patients suffering from unexplained symptoms from illnesses that cause them to lose their quality of life have found relief from the treatment of researcher Ritchie Shoemaker, M.D. Dr. Shoemaker has found that these symptoms are often caused by “Mold Illness”, which may be a result of exposure to airborne mold present in the environment of water damaged buildings. Mold illness is not an allergy. It is believed to be an inflammation within the body caused by the immune system’s response to these foreign substances. However, it is a vicious cycle causing the immune system to constantly fight back. In turn, this causes increased inflammation in the body that leads to chronic illnesses, which insidiously takes away energy, cognition, easy breathing and leaves behind ailments of pain, fatigue, depression, and often, weight gain.
Microbiology DX performs Nares Cultures for gram positive bacteria such as MARCoNS as well as other gram positive bacteria and gram negative bacteria. This includes identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing when warranted. The same swab can be cultured for fungi including mold and yeast with identification.
Knowing whether or not a positive MARCoNS culture is biofilm positive could be beneficial to the clinician in successfully treating the patient.
Biofilm is defined as a structural community of bacterial cells enclosed in a self-produced polymeric matrix adherent to an inert or living surface. It can also be polymicrobial. Biofilm producing organisms are far more resistant to antimicrobial agents than organisms that do not produce biofilm. In some cases the concentration of antimicrobials required to achieve bactericidal activity could be three to four times higher than the concentration of a non-biofilm producing organism.
Nares Fungal Culture: We identify fungus including mold and yeast from the same swab submitted for bacterial culture.
Our Healthcare Professional: Despina Giannopoulou MSc, dipCNM, mBANT, IFMCert
Despina Giannopoulou is one of the first Certified Bulletproof – Human Potential Coaches, graduating in September 2016 in Pasadena California. She also became a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner in April 2016.
As a health coach, clinical nutritionist and functional medicine practitioner, Despina regards genuine partnership as essential in her practice. She guides her clients in overcoming fears and perceived limitations by making health, vitality and self-development a central priority in their life. Over the last 5 years, Despina has helped clients improve conditions relating to: chronic fatigue; fertility; digestive disorders; brain fog; mood swings; weight management; and stress management.
Despina holds a Bachelors in Computer Science, an MBA, a Masters in Personalised Nutrition from CNELM, a clinical naturopathic nutrition diploma from CNM, and a Bulletproof Human Potential Coaching Certification.