Stool Test Comparison

We know how important it is for you to choose the right test for your patients!
Many of our partner labs offer comprehensive stool tests that are similar. We put together this resource to help you choose the best option.
Methods Used For Processing
PCR, MALDI-TOF(Mass Spec.), and Microscopy
MALDI-TOF Mass Spec and Culture
PCR, Culture, and Microscopy
Microarray Hybridization Technology Platform
qPCR
Analyte List
Number of Collection Days
1, 2, or 3 days
2 days
1 or 3 days
1 day
1 day
Test Preparation Starts
Up to 2 Week Before Collection
No Test Prep Required
Up to 4 Weeks Before Collection
Up to 30 Days Before Collection
No Test Prep Required
Turnaround Time
1 week
3 weeks
2-3 weeks
1-2 weeks
1 week
Shipping Time
2-4 days
3-7 days
7-10 days
3-7 days
2-5 days
Return Shipping Included
Sample Report
Collection Instructions
Rupa Cheat Sheet
Interpretive Guide Available
Interpretive Advice On Results
Sample Stability (Days Viable After Collection)
6 days
7 days
6 days
6 days
6 days
Report Style
List, Color Coded
Graphs, Color Coded
Lists, Graphs, Color Coded
Lists, Graphs, Color Coded
Lists
Consultations Availability
Available Within a Week
Available Within a Week
Difficult to Schedule; Available Within a Week
Available Within a Week
Average 2 Week Wait
Ease of Collection
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Ease of Report Reading
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Price
Please note each test has additional markers not listed.
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