Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis Test

This test is a non-invasive evaluation of gastrointestinal function. The test comprises of various panels looking at:

  • Digestion markers – evaluating digestive function.
  • Absorption markers – looking for elevated levels of particular fatty acids which may suggest maldigestion, malabsorption and small bowel bacterial overgrowth.
  • Metabolic markers – identifying imbalances associated with increased toxic burden and  severe inflammation.
  • Microbiology markers –  measuring the amount of friendly and unfriendly bacteria.
  • Parasitology – which identifies whether any parasites are present.

Digestive Complaints are Among the Most Common Reasons that Individuals Seek Medical Care

Evidence suggests that both local and systemic health issues may begin as imbalances in GI function. This diagnostic gastrointestinal stool analysis provides immediate, actionable clinical information for the estimated 50% of all patients seen by primary care practitioners who have GI complaints including IBS.

What are the consequences of imbalanced gastrointestinal health?

IBS can be the result of maldigestion, malabsorption, dysbiosis, and/or inflammation

Maldigestion can result in GI symptoms such as gas, bloating, abdominal pain, constipation or diarrhea

Chronic maldigestion can lead to bacterial/fungal overgrowth and alterations in gut permeability. Toxins and large molecules that escape the intestinal barrier can enter the general circulation, inflame the liver, burden the body’s detoxification system, and increase the risk for food allergies, joint disease, and imbalances in overall health.

Malabsorption can lead to deficiencies of nutrients, proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. This can result in long term health complications such as anemia, malnutrition, impaired metabolism and other diseases, such as osteoporosis.

Chronic dysbiosis can lower the levels of beneficial short chain fatty acids and alter bacterial metabolic activity, thereby increasing the risk of carcinogenesis, hormonal imbalance, and GI inflammation.

Altered GI immune function and exposure to bacterial pathogens can lead to diarrhea, mucosal inflammation, intestinal permeability, toxin production, and auto-immune disorders.

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