The Comprehensive Stool Analysis detects the presence of pathogenic microorganisms such as yeast, parasites, and bacteria that contribute to chronic illness and neurological dysfunction. It provides helpful information about prescription and natural products effective against specific strains detected in the sample. The test also evaluates beneficial bacteria levels, intestinal immune function, overall intestinal health, and inflammation markers.
Many chronic disorders come from digestive problems and inadequate nutrient absorption. Proper gastrointestinal function is needed to eliminate toxic substances, pathogenic microbes, and undigested food particles from the body to prevent health problems. Nutrients require a specific internal environment to be properly digested and transported throughout the body.
Abnormal intestinal microorganisms in the GI tract are widely known to cause disease. Research shows a relationship between the GI tract and the neurological, hepatic, and immune systems. For example, excessive yeast produces toxic substances that can pass through the blood-brain barrier and alter neurological functioning causing “brain fog,” behavior problems, and learning difficulties.
THE COMPREHENSIVE STOOL ANALYSIS
- Detects the presence of pathogenic microorganisms such as yeast, parasites, and bacteria that contribute to chronic illness and neurological dysfunction.
- Detects beneficial bacteria levels, intestinal immune function, overall intestinal health (presence of occult blood, short chain fatty acids analysis, pH, mucus, and other criteria), and inflammation markers.
- Parameters for digestion & absorption
- Cultures for bacteria and yeast
- Parasite testing
- Sensitivity panels
- Inflammatory markers
- Stool metabolic markers
- Infectious pathogens
Measures the following:
- Nutrients digestion (chymotrypsin, triglycerides, muscle fibers, vegetable fibers)
- Absorption of nutrients (cholesterol, carbohydrates, steatocrit %)
- Elimination efficiency of undigested food residues and toxins
- Levels of healthy bacterial flora versus potentially pathogenic bacteria species, yeast and parasites
- Culture and sensitivities of pathogenic yeast and bacteria
- Infectious pathogens: ( EIA evaluation for Campylobacter, Enterohemorrhagic E.colicytotoxin, Giardia lamblia, Cryptosporidium)
- Indices and markers of intestinal immune function (fecal sIgA)
- Indices and markers of inflammation (lysozyme and lactoferrin levels)
- Indices and markers of intestinal physiology and of intestinal health (presence of RBC, WBC, mucus, occult blood, fecal pH, and short chain fatty acids analysis)
THE BENEFITS OF COMPREHENSIVE STOOL ANALYSIS:
- The number 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
WHO SHOULD BE TESTED
Individuals who struggles with the following symptoms:
- Unexplained constipation, diarrhea, gas, or other symptoms of IBS
- Unexplained Weight Gain or Weight Loss
- Thyroid Diseases including High levels of TPO Ab (Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody)
- Traveled internationally and remember getting traveler’s diarrhea while abroad
- History of food poisoning and ‘your digestion has not been the same since’
- Trouble falling asleep or wake up multiple times during the night
- Skin irritation or unexplained rash, hives, rosacea, or eczema
- Grinding your teeth in your sleep
- Pain or aching in your muscles or joints
- Fatigue, exhaustion, depression, or frequent feeling of apathy
- Never feeling satisfied or full after your meals
- Diagnosis of iron-deficiency anemia
Stool: Sample must be collected on two separate days (at least 12 hours apart). The specimen must be received within 10 days of the first collection. 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.
How does it work?
Click the button below to order your Functional Comprehensive Stool Analysis through the our secure Paypal shopping cart.
Once payment is received, we will ship your kit(s) via USPS Priority Mail within 24 hours. You will also receive an email with a Health History form and waiver.
Test results are mailed to Board Certified Nutritionist, Chen Ben Asher in’s office 12-15 days after you submit your kit to the lab. Upon receiving your results, we will contact you to schedule an appointment.
During your appointment, Chen Ben Asher will interpret and explain your test results in a way that you can understand!
Each lab kit comes with a requisition form, on which you may provide your contact information.
Kit also comes with a pre-paid FedEx mailer (U.S. only).