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Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis/Parasitology (CDSA/P) - Genova Test Kit - NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

A Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis/Parasitology evaluates digestion and absorption, bacterial balance and metabolism, yeast and immune status for patients with GI-related problems. Additionally, the parasitology component of the CDSA test evaluates for parasites using microscopic examination and EIA testing.


Test Code: GD2001

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Specimen Type: Stool


Ship to lab Monday-Thursday only. Please read all of the directions and the collection procedures prior to starting test. Please wait two weeks after completion of PPIs, bismuth, antifungal, antibiotic, probiotic, and antiparasitic medications before starting this collection. Please refrain from taking digestive enzymes, laxatives (particularly mineral or castor oil), antacids, aspirin, and substances containing barium and/or bismuth for two days prior to and during the specimen collection.. To properly assess fat absorption, be sure to consume normal amounts of dietary fat. Never discontinue prescription medications without first consulting your physician.

Test Results:

14 business days once lab receives kit. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.


What is the Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis/Parasitology (CDSA/P)™?

The Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA)™ is Genova's historic stool profile providing an informative and flexible screening of gastrointestinal function.

This stool anslysis evaluates:

    • Digestion/Absorption:
      • Chymotrypsin
      • Putrefactive Short–Chain Fatty Acids
      • Meat and Vegetable Fibers
      • Fecal Fats


    • Gut Metabolic Markers
      • Beneficial Short–Chain Fatty Acids (SCFA) with n–Butyrate
      • n–Butyrate
      • Beta-Glucuronidase
      • pH
      • SCFA distribution
      • Fecal Lactoferrin
      • Macroscopic (color, mucus)
      • Occult Blood


  • Gut Microbiology Markers
    • Beneficial Bacteria
    • Additional Bacteria
    • Mycology
    • Parasitology Microscopic
    • Parasitology EIA
      • Cryptosporidium
      • Giardia lamblia
      • Entamoeba histolytica


When should the CDSA/P be considered?

CDSA/P can reveal important clinical information about many common symptoms such as gas, bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and constipation. Fecal Lactoferrin and Occult Blood provide insight into potential gut inflammation. In addition, patients with risk factors for parasite acquisition can be evaluated with the CDSA/P.

What advantage does CDSA/P offer compared to other diagnostics?

Traditional GI testing has required advanced imaging and inconvenient testing procedures that can be costly. The CDSA/P stool analysis offers a user-friendly way to provide clinicians with valuable insight into GI imbalances.

What can clinicians and patients expect from the CDSA/P offer compared to other diagnostics?

Evidence suggests that both local and systemic health issues may begin as imbalances in Gastrointestinal function. The CDSA/P stool test provides immediate, actionable clinical information for patients presenting with GI complaints. It aids clinicians in the identification of root cause(s) of digestive discomfort and supports identification of targeted treatments.

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