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.
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.
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.