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Comprehensive Stool Analysis

Comprehensive Stool Analysis

Mosaic Diagnostics (formerly Great Plains lab)
Comprehensive Stool Analysis
Mosaic Diagnostics (formerly Great Plains lab)
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About the Test

What is The Comprehensive Stool Analysis Test?

The Comprehensive Stool Analysis assesses gut health, identifying the cause of common GI complaints. Both local GI and systemic health issues may begin as imbalances in GI function. Stool testing helps determine GI imbalances and supports the identification of targeted treatments.

Which Patients is The Comprehensive Stool Analysis Best Used For?

  • IBS
  • IBD
  • Celiac disease
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Immune system imbalances
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Neurological disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Diarrhea, Constipation, Abdominal Distension
  • Malnutrition
  • Leaky Gut

What Does The Comprehensive Stool Analysis Measure?

  • Digestion of nutrients (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.coli cytotoxin, Giardia lamblia, and 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 intestinal health (presence of RBC, WBC, mucus, occult blood, fecal pH, and short-chain fatty acids analysis)

What Type of Sample is Needed to Complete The Comprehensive Stool Analysis?

Stool: The sample must be collected on two separate days (at least 12 hours apart). The specimen must be received within seven days of the first collection.

The patient must discontinue digestive enzymes, antacids, iron supplements, vitamin C over 250 mg, aspirin, anti-inflammatories, and large amounts of meat 48 hours before collecting the specimen.

About the Test

The Comprehensive Stool Analysis detects pathogenic microorganisms and evaluates beneficial bacteria levels, intestinal immune function, overall intestinal health, and inflammation markers. It also provides helpful information about prescription and natural products effective against specific strains detected in the sample.

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Sample Type
Shipping Time
3 - 5 days
Turnaround Time
10 days
Test Preparation Starts
Up to 2 days before collection
Number of Collection Days
2 days
Methods Used For Processing
Colorimetric Assay, Gas Chromatography, Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing, MALDI-TOF MS, Microscopy, Multiplex PCR, ELISA
Lab Certifications
CLIA Certified
CAP Accredited
ISO 15189
COLA Accredited
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