The GI Comprehensive Stool Profile can reveal important information about the root cause of many common gastrointestinal symptoms such as gas, bloating, indigestion, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and constipation.
Genova GI Effects: Comprehensive Stool Profile
Comprehensive GI Stool Profile
The GI Comprehensive Stool Profile can reveal important information about the root cause of many common gastrointestinal symptoms such as gas, bloating, indigestion, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and constipation. This stool analysis utilizes biomarkers such as Calprotectin to differentiate between Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). In addition, Comprehensive Stool Profile can be used to evaluate patients with a clinical history that suggests a gastrointestinal infection or imbalance.
Gut microbes are codependent with one another and with their human host, and the health of one affects the other. A sizeable volume of research associates a dysbiotic, or imbalanced gut microbiome with multiple disease states both within and outside of the GI tract. The diverse metabolic activities of the microbiome ultimately impact the human host, and the activities of the human host ultimately affect the health of their microbiome.
The Comprehensive Stool Profile Biomarkers
The biomarkers from the Comprehensive Stool Profile provide key clinical information for three main gastrointestinal functional areas:
- Gut Microbiome:
- Metabolic indicators
- Beneficial Bacteria demonstrate the composition and relative abundance of gut organisms.
- Bacterial and Yeast cultures demonstrate the presence of specific beneficial and pathological organisms.
- Bacterial and Yeast sensitivities are provided for pathogenic or potentially pathogenic organisms that have been cultured. The report includes effective prescriptive and natural agents.
- Parasitology includes comprehensive testing for all parasites on every parasitology exam ordered.
- GI Stool Profile provides microscopic fecal specimen examination for ova and parasites, the gold standard of diagnosis for many parasites.
- Selection of a one-day or three-day sample collection is based on the suspicion for parasitic infection. If there is no/low suspicion, a one-day sample will likely be adequate. For high suspicion, a three-day sample collection is optimal.