Comprehensive Stool Analysis w/Parasitology x1
Gastrointestinal complaints are very common in the general population. And yet, most people don’t know that any impairment in GI function or the mucosal barrier is serious and may lead to the development of food allergies, systemic illnesses, autoimmune disease, toxic overload and more.
The GI tract is home to over 1000 species of microbial organisms, most of them bacteria. These organisms are collectively known as the microbiome. Biomarkers of this microbiome indicate how well it is performing its shared metabolic functions with the human host.
Utilizing a growth-based culture of live organisms (yeast and bacteria), sensitive biochemical assays and microscopic methods this profile provides a comprehensive assessment of GI health and helps determine the root cause of many gut complaints and systemic conditions.
The key markers of this panel have been grouped into 6 actionable areas:
*Aeromonas, Camplylobacter, Plesiomonas, Salmonella, Shigella, Vibrio, Yersinia, and Edwardsilla tarda are specifically tested for and found absent unless reported.Sample Report
The following document provides a full set of instructions and the contents of the lab kit for completing the test:
The CSA w/ Parasitology is the best choice for chronic issues of 3 months or longer. The GI Pathogen Profile (LC100084) is the best choice for sudden changes in the GI tract, such as recent travel induced GI issues or consumption of questionable food from a new restaurant. For complicated ongoing or recurring issues, both tests can be done simultaneously to provide the maximum amount of information.
Results take 2-3 weeks from the time the laboratory receives your sample. This test is not available in Pennsylvania. The results for this test are not available online.
When working with your health care provider, a positive result on one or more of these fecal biomarkers can guide therapy, by suggesting a diagnosis or by eliminating a diagnosis from further consideration.
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