If test is prohibitively expensive then I would also be suspicious, but if it is in some normal range, like other blood tests, then why not add it to your usual range of blood tests?
From what I understood, and please correct me, this test gives a range of "leakiness" so you can track progress over time.
It could be used as useful metric if gut lining is healing or not, and to see if whatever treatment you are on is working or not.
I haven't used it but I'm looking into it, so I'm more interested to see if there are people who have tracked their leaky gut over the time during different treatments to see if this test can be used as a useful metric or not to track improvement of UC.
Becaues there are lot of different theories of what causes UC and what heals it, we need some kind of tests that could be used to measure validity of these claims.
If you restore balance to your gut (by any means at your disposal) then this test (or some other) would be useful to confirm that your current treatment is working.
Colonoscopy is best way to see the state of the intestine, but because it is not without risks and prep procedure is disturbing already problematic balance of microbiome, I would like to use it less rather than more.
Post Edited (supergut) : 11/12/2019 4:55:27 AM (GMT-7)