If you have any gut health issues, including digestion, or change in bowel habits, the urine indican test is a useful tool in finding the root of the problem. Also known as the Obermeyer Test, the urine indican test measures the degree of intestinal toxins and any excessive bacteria imbalances.
What is an Indican?
Indican is a substance found in the urine of mammals. It’s a by-product of the dietary breakdown of tryptophan, an amino acid. If you’re healthy, your indican levels will be low but in cases of gut dysbiosis or small intestinal overgrowth (SIBO), the urine indican report will show high levels. Typically if you have a yeast infection, your urine indican levels will also be high.