Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA) - Genova Test Kit
Evaluates digestion and absorption, bacterial balance and metabolism, yeast and immune status for patients with GI-related problems. No Parasitology included in this kit.
The following are interfering substances and should be discontinued unless otherwise directed by your physician: bentonite clay, betaine HCL or digestive enzymes, castor oil, mineral oil, rectal suppositories.
If you are taking a medication that isn’t listed as an interfering substance, ask your healthcare professional before stopping any prescribed substance. 2 weeks before test: If taking antibiotics or antifungals – or taking beneficial flora supplements (acidophilus, etc.) or consuming food products containing beneficial flora(e.g. Activia®) – it is recommended that you wait at least 14 days after your last dose before beginning the test (unless instructed otherwise by your physician).
There may be times when you healthcare provider prefers that you stay on one of these agents (e.g.acidophilus) in order to evaluate its effectiveness. Follow your healthcare provider’s recommendation. Eat your usual diet during the 2-3 days prior to stool collection, ideally including some fatty foods (e.g. butter or salad oils) and protein-rich foods, so that we may assess how your body processes them. Contact your healthcare provider with any questions.
2 days before the test: It is recommended that you discontinue use of over-the-counter suppressants of inflammation like aspirin and/or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs(ibuprofen, Advil®, Motrin®, Nuprin®) unless requested to continue by your physician. This test evaluates digestion, absorption, gut flora, and the colonic environment, and evaluates for parasites using microscopic examination and EIA testing. The profile is indicated for all chronic GI problems, for acute bowel pattern changes, and for many systemic diseases and provides a sensitivity panel for treating pathogenic flora.
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