Great news! Readers continuously ask me where/how they can get tested for mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis (MAP) infection. This is a bacterial/fungal hybrid that hides inside your cells, so is only detectable if you test for the DNA or RNA of the organism. However, over 90% of Crohn’s patients carry MAP when tested in clinical trials.

And yes, Jini’s Wild Oregano Oil Protocol can eradicate MAP – when combined with holistic healing protocols (diet, emotional healing, bodywork, high dose probiotics, immune strengtheners and so on) – but for those who want solid proof that they either have it, or have eradicated it, they need the DNA/RNA lab test.

There used to be a couple of labs (over the decades) that could do the test, but after a few years, they stopped or switched services. BUT, I’m very pleased to hear from Dr. J.E. Williams that there is a fantastic lab (that he recommends to all his patients) that can not only do the MAP test, but other tricky viral tests as well.

The lab is called Aperiomics and they have full instructions on their website for both patients and doctors. After going through their site, I’m relieved to say that I suspect they will be around for a long time!

“Aperiomics provides state of the art DNA testing for over 30,000 microbes of the viral, bacterial, parasitic and fungal variety. This is a powerful silver bullet in testing for any savvy physician to diagnose the underlying root causes of most medical illness from chronic fatigue to headaches to IBS and a variety of pain syndromes, just to name a few. The staff are friendly, approachable and responsive. It has made a significant difference in the care of my patients and has saved many lives.” – LH Zackrison MD

Another lab – recommended by a reader – that also looks fantastic is Karius. They have a comprehensive list of all the pathogens they test for, with lots of data, research papers, etc.

Aside from Inflammatory Bowel Disease, if you, or someone you love is suffering from fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, lupus, lyme, etc I suspect this kind of testing would also be invaluable.

New Lab Test for MAP (mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis) DNA

9 thoughts on “New Lab Test for MAP (mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis) DNA

  • Jini,

    How does Aperiomics compare to Karius Dx? Do they have the technology to detect intracellular pathogens? What about dormant and latent infection? I don’t see anywhere on their website where they mention MAP.

    Also, are there any peer reviewed studies published in scientific journals about Aperiomics which you can recommend?

    I believe the only plausible test for MAP is the one being developed by Prof. John Hermon-taylor at King’s College in London which uses flow cytometry and specific reagents.


    1. GREAT questions Kevin! I had not heard of Karius Dx and I like how they detail their entire list of identifiable pathogens here:

      I have submitted your questions to Aperiomics and it will be interesting to hear what they say. I’ve asked them to either post here, or send to me and I will post.

      In the meantime, I will add Karius to the post above as another lab option – thanks!

    1. I have not heard or thought of this! Does the smell come through your pores at all? Has anyone close to you noticed? Rather ingenious my friend… 🙂

  • This company needs a tissue sample plus $1k. They are testing via IS900 and maybe another genomic sequence or two, but molecular won’t tell you much about this bug (MAP). Firstly, controls have it, so unless you are culturing, like Biologist John Aitken, you won’t know if you have the benign form or the pathogenic one. Unless you’re already sick – then you probably have the pathogen. Also, intracellular bacteria like this are really hard to work with. You need to know exactly what you’re doing, and these people don’t know MAP. They seem to know about tons of other, easier to identify pathogens though, so that may be helpful. MAP and atypical mycobacteria are a world of their own though. For a quarter of the price, people can get a full out culture from John Aitken from Otakaro Pathways:

    This is the ONLY lab that really knows what they are doing with MAP. The company mentioned in Jini’s article will give you extremely unreliable results, and should never have been recommended. I love Jini, but this is not a good resource. I am NOT affiliated with anything or anyone….I have UC, was CORRECTLY diagnosed with MAP, and want to share the right way to do it. Otakaro is in New Zealand- thats the tricky part, but they help walk you through getting a blood sample to them. Don’t waste your time or money anywhere else.

    1. Hi Karen,

      Thanks for all the great info! I started looking into this more deeply – with both a Medical Geneticist and a PhD Immunologist I’m friends with to get their opinions – after Kevin’s comment above.

      I’m in the process of compiling all the info – along with pricing – and will post soon!

      I’ve been on Dr. J.E. Williams list for a long time, really like a number of his videos, so he was on my ‘trusted sources’ list for information – but obviously, I should have gotten more insider info before publishing this. I’ll shoot your recommendation over to them now too, so I can add that to mix.

      Thanks again 🙂

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