COMPREHENSIVE STOOL ANALYSIS

This test will help pinpoint the causes of gastrointestinal symptoms and other chronic conditions by measuring key markers of digestion, absorption and inflammation.

Using a growth-based culture, the standard of practice in clinical microbiology, as well as sensitive biochemical assays and microscopy, this thorough stool test evaluates the status of beneficial and pathogenic microorganisms including aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, yeast and parasites. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing to prescriptive and natural agents is also performed to look for appropriate bacterial and fungal species.

This comprehensive at-home lab test can provide the answers at the root cause level that can help bring your body back into balance and health.

THE COMPREHENSIVE STOOL ANALYSIS INCLUDES:

  • Parameters for digestion & absorption

  • Cultures for bacteria and yeast

  • Parasite testing

  • Sensitivity panels

  • Inflammatory markers

  • Stool metabolic markers

  • Infectious pathogens

THE BENEFITS OF COMPREHENSIVE STOOL ANALYSIS:

  • The amount of beneficial bacteria in the GI tract is determined

  • The digestive parameters aid in the diagnosis of intestinal dysfunction without invasive procedures

  • Inflammation and immune markers will aid in appropriate treatments

  • Many different pathogens have the potential to be isolated and identified

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS:

Stool: Sample must be collected on two separate days (at least 12 hours apart). The specimen must be received within 7 days of the first collection. The patient must discontinue digestive enzymes, antacids, iron supplements, vitamin C over 250 mg, aspirin, anti-inflammatories, and large amounts of meat 48 hours prior to the collection of the specimen.