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Campylobacter Stool Test Add-On - Genova Test Kit

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The Campylobacter Stool Test Add-On—Genova Test Kit detects the presence of Campylobacter bacteria in stool samples, aiding in prompt diagnosis and targeted treatment of Campylobacter infections.


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Ship test kits to the lab Monday-Thursday only. No fasting is required for collection. However, before collecting a sample for fat absorption assessment, patients should consume their normal dietary fat intake. It is recommended to wait at least two weeks after completing medications such as PPIs, bismuth, antifungals, antibiotics, probiotics, and anti-parasitics. Patients should avoid taking digestive enzymes, laxatives (particularly mineral or castor oil), antacids, aspirin, and substances containing barium or bismuth for at least 48 hours before and during specimen collection. Consult with your physician before stopping any medications.

Test Results:

17 business days once the lab receives the specimen. May take longer based on weather, holiday, or lab delays.

What is the purpose of this test?

The Campylobacter Stool Add-On - Genova Test Kit is a crucial diagnostic tool for detecting the presence of Campylobacter bacteria in a patient's stool sample. Campylobacter is a leading cause of bacterial gastroenteritis worldwide, often transmitted through contaminated food or water. It can cause watery or bloody diarrhea, fever, nausea, and abdominal pain. It is also associated with IBD, Barrett’s esophagus, colorectal cancer, and reactive arthritis. This test helps healthcare providers identify individuals who may be infected with Campylobacter, aiding in timely treatment and preventing further spread of the bacteria.

The test works by analyzing the stool sample for the presence of Campylobacter antigens or genetic material. By detecting these markers, healthcare professionals can confirm the presence of the bacteria even if they are not culturable through traditional methods. Early identification of Campylobacter infection is essential for implementing appropriate treatment strategies, which may include antibiotics or supportive care to manage symptoms. Additionally, accurate diagnosis through this test helps in differentiating Campylobacter infection from other causes of gastroenteritis, guiding clinicians towards tailored and effective treatment plans for their patients.

Benefits of the Campylobacter Stool Test Add-On - Genova Test Kit:

  1. Enhanced diagnostic accuracy: The Campylobacter Stool Test Add-On from Genova Diagnostics provides targeted detection of Campylobacter bacteria, ensuring comprehensive assessment and accurate diagnosis of Campylobacter infections.
  2. Convenient sample collection: The Genova Test Kit allows for non-invasive stool sampling, which can be easily performed at home. This convenience promotes patient compliance and facilitates timely testing.
  3. High sensitivity and specificity: The test kit employs advanced laboratory techniques to detect Campylobacter antigens or genetic material, ensuring high sensitivity and specificity in identifying the presence of the bacteria. This ensures reliable results even in cases where traditional culturing methods may fail.
  4. Prompt treatment initiation: By facilitating accurate and timely diagnosis of Campylobacter infections, the test kit enables healthcare providers to initiate appropriate treatment promptly, thereby reducing the duration and severity of symptoms and preventing potential complications.
  5. Improved patient outcomes: Overall, the Campylobacter Stool Test Add-On from Genova Diagnostics contributes to improved patient outcomes by enabling precise diagnosis, timely treatment initiation, and effective management of Campylobacter infections.

Individuals should note that although this test is only offered as an add-on test for the following Genova Diagnostics test kits:

  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Effects Comprehensive Stool Profile 1-Day Test Kit (GD2200)
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Effects Comprehensive Stool Profile 3-Day Test Kit (GD2201)
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Effects Microbial Ecology Stool Profile (GD2205)
  • Gut Pathogen Profile (GD2207)
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Effects Fundamentals Stool Profile (GD2209)

If you are interested in this add-on test, don't hesitate to contact Walk-In Lab's Customer Service at 1-800-539-6119. Additional charges will be applied.

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