This is an important screening if you are suffering from any kind of digestive problems. It involves a stool test which can reveal important information about the root cause of many common gastrointestinal symptoms such as gas, bloating, indigestion, abdominal pain, diarrhea and constipation.
This screen gives you important information on how well you are digesting and absorbing your food, the presence of yeast, bacterial or parasitic infections and the levels of your beneficial bacteria.
Digestive Stool Test analyses:
Pancreatic Elastase-1 is a marker of exocrine pancreatic function.
Products of Protein Breakdown are markers of undigested protein reaching the colon.
Faecal Fat is a marker of fat breakdown and absorption.
Calprotectin is a marker of neutrophil-driven inflammation. Produced in abundance at sites of inflammation, this biomarker has been proven clinically useful in differentiating between Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
Eosinophil Protein X is a marker of eosinophil-driven inflammation and allergic response.
Faecal Secretory IgA is a marker of gut secretory immunity and barrier function.
Faecal Occult Blood Test detects hidden blood
Metabolic indicators, including short-chain fatty acids and beta-glucuronidase, demonstrate specific and vital metabolic functions performed by the microbiota.
Commensal Bacteria demonstrate the composition and relative abundance of gut organisms.
Bacterial and mycology cultures demonstrate the presence of specific beneficial and pathological organisms.
Parasitology includes comprehensive testing for all parasites on every parasitology exam ordered.
Provides mircoscopic faecal specimen examination for ova and parasites, the gold standard of diagnosis for many parasites.
6 Polymerase chain reaction (PCR):
Detect common protozoan parasites including Blastocystis spp. Crytosporidium parvum/ hominis, Cyclospora cayetanensis, Dientamoeba fragilis, Entamoeba histolytica, and Giardi
Consultation: 60 Minutes
Your 60-minute consultation will be with one of our highly trained and experienced nutritionists who will go through the results with you to ensure you understand what they all mean and recommend any changes in your diet and lifestyle indicated necessary by the results to help you to achieve and maintain optimum health.
You will be sent a nutritional questionnaire ahead of the consultation and this will be reviewed by your nutritionist before your appointment to make the most of the consultation time. They will go through this with you in more detail during your consultation.
On confirmation of your order, our clinic team will organise for the lab to send you a kit for the stool sample to be collected along with full, easy-to-follow instructions. Once you have collected the sample in the kit, you post the sample back to the lab in the packaging provided. Our clinic team will arrange your consultation for when the results will arrive back at the clinic.
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