Comprehensive Stool Analysis with Parasitology (2 day samples) (Biolab)
The Comprehensive Stool Analysis with Parasitology may be used to assess digestive and absorptive functions, the presence of opportunistic pathogens and to monitor the efficacy of therapeutic remediation of GI disorders. The status of beneficial and imbalanced commensal bacteria including Clostridium species, pathogenic bacteria, yeast/fungus and parasites can be assessed. Precise identification of pathogenic species and susceptibility testing (both natural and pharmaceutical) is provided.
The efficiency of digestion and absorption is provided by the measurement of the faecal levels of elastase (pancreatic exocrine sufficiency), muscle and vegetable fibers, carbohydrates, and steatocrit (% total fat). Markers of inflammation (lysozyme, calprotectin and lactoferrin, WBC & mucus) are provided along with secretory IgA as an indicator of immune status in the gastrointestinal tract. This test will be performed in 2 day samples.