Comprehensive Stool Analysis-Doctor's Data Kit

Note: This is a home collection test kit that will be mailed to you.



Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Stool

Lab: Doctor's Data

Results: 10-14 business days

Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Special Instructions:

2 weeks before collection discontinue the following: Antibiotics, antiparasitics, antifungals, or probiotic supplements, proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and Bismuth.

2 days before collection discontinue the following: Aspirin and other NSAIDs, digestive enzymes, laxatives (particularly mineral oil, castor oil, and glycerin enemas/suppositories), activated charcoal, betaine HCl, antacids or bentonite clay.

Do not collect samples when there is active bleeding from hemorrhoids or menstruation. Wait at least 4 weeks from a colonoscopy or barium enema before collecting.

Do not contaminate the stool with urine or water.

Store specimen in refrigerator prior to shipping. Do not freeze.

Description: Gastrointestinal complaints are among the most common in medical care. The CSA profile helps pinpoint the causes of gastrointestinal symptoms and chronic systemic conditions, and measures key markers of digestion, absorption and inflammation. It contains comprehensive bacteriology and yeast cultures to identify the presence of beneficial flora, imbalanced flora including Clostridium species, and dysbiotic flora, as well as the detection of infectious pathogens by PCR and other gold standard methods. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing to prescriptive and natural agents is also performed for appropriate cultured bacterial and fungal species at no additional charge.

Results Include:
Bacteriology Culture
Expected/Beneficial flora
Commensal (Imbalanced) flora
Dysbiotic flora
Yeast Culture
Normal flora
Dysbiotic flora
Viruses
Adenovirus F40/41
Norovirus GI/GII
Rotavirus A
Pathogenic Bacteria
Campylobacter (C. jejuni, C. Coli and C. lari)
Clostridioides difficile (Toxin A/B)
Escherichia coli O157
Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) lt/st
Salmonella spp.
Shiga-like toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) stx1/stx2
Shigella (S. boydii, S. Flexneri & S. dysenteriae)
Vibrio cholerae
Stool Chemistries
Digestion/Absorption
Elastace
Fat Stain
Carbohydrates
Inflammation
Lactoferrin
Calprotectin
Lysozyme
Immunology
Secretory IgA
Short Chain Fatty Acids
% Acetate
% Proprionate
% Butyrate
% Valerate
Butyrate
Total SCFA's
Intestinal Health Markers
pH
Occult Blood
Macroscopic Appearance
Bacterial Susceptibilities
Yeast Susceptibilities

Additional Biomarkers Available for add-on at additional cost:
Beta-glucuronidase
Comp Clostridium Culture
H. Pylori Antigen
Macroscopic Exam
Zonulin; stool