Diagnostiki Athinon’s EnteroScan® is a group of specialized laboratory tests that analyze the intestinal microbiome and its functions. The analysis of the intestinal microbiome (intestinal flora) with EnteroScan® allows the measurement of its deviations, helps in the diagnosis, confirmation, or exclusion of many pathological conditions, and sheds light on the etiology and pathogenesis of chronic diseases and directs their treatment.
The intestine is the largest organ in the human body and the foundation of the body's health. It contains billions of microbes that exert significant metabolic, secretory, regulatory, and immune activity. Many exogenous and endogenous factors can affect the balance of the intestinal flora, leading the body to pathological conditions. Such conditions are gastrointestinal diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome, gastroesophageal reflux, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, colon cancer, celiac disease, obesity as well as pathological conditions outside the gastrointestinal tract such as allergies, food intolerances, autism disorders, headaches and migraines, rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases, fibromyalgia, psoriasis, arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes mellitus, and some liver diseases, may result due to disorders of the intestinal microbiome. Every day, scientists are discovering new correlations between disorders of the intestinal microbiome and many diseases.