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Standard Digestive Stool Test – Optional Parasitology (CDSA & CDSA1P)

Standard Digestive Stool Test – Optional Parasitology (CDSA & CDSA1P)

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THE GI EFFECTS COMPREHENSIVE STOOL TEST  IS THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE TEST WE OFFER. YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT IT HERE.

However should you still be interested in the CDSA & CDSA1P  test it will cover your ability to digest, and absorb nutrients as well as checking gut flora, both good e.g lactobacillus and bifidobacterium and bad bacteria in addition to yeasts. If you also want to check for parasites you need a CDSA1P.

Could you benefit from this test?

These profiles are recommended for people with non-specific GI-related symptoms, such as indigestion, dysbiosis, constipation, and diarrhoea. This test helps pinpoint imbalances and provide clues about current symptoms and warns of potential problems should the imbalances progress.

If you are worried about Inflammatory bowel disease or colon cancer you would be better suited to opt for the ‘GI Effects comprehensive stool test.. 

Symptoms that you may be experiencing that may benefit from investigation

  • Indigestion
  • Infection
  • Constipation
  • Dysbiosis
  • Diarrhoea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Gas and Bloating
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Recent evidence shows that digestive abnormalities may be associated with many conditions not generally thought of to be associated with digestion.

  • Arthritis
  • Antibiotic use
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Skin problems
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Osteoporosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Diabetes

What is being measured

Digestion Markers: providing insight into adequate digestive enzyme production and maldigestion. Markers include; Chymotrypsin, Putrefactive Short Chain Fatty Acids (SCFAs), Meat Fibres and Vegetable Fibres.

Absorption Markers: Elevated levels of the listed fatty acids may indicate maldigestion, malabsorption, altered transit time, and small bowel bacterial overgrowth. Markers include; Long Chain Fatty Acids, Phospholipids, Cholesterol, Triglycerides and Total Faecal Fat.

Metabolic Markers: These markers identify imbalances that are associated with increased toxic burden, small bowel bacterial overgrowth or severe inflammation. Abnormal levels are associated primarily with intestinal conditions, including potential risk for colorectal cancer. Markers include: Beneficial SCFAs, n-Butyrate, Beta- Glucuronidase, pH, Fecal Lactoferrin, Macroscopic exam, and Occult blood.

Microbiology Markers: Beneficial flora Lactobacillis and bifidobacterium as well as additional aerobic flora as they present in culture. These include strict pathogenic bacteria and potentially pathogenic bacteria and yeast.

 

Additional Markers – The following markers below can be added on for an additional fee. Please add these at check out should you like to include them in your test.

Stool Zonulin Family Peptide – Research by Fassano concluded that zonulin acted like a shoe lace to pull the cells of the intestines together. If it was found outside of the reference range it was concluded that it was associated with a leaky gut or intestinal permeability. A recent research paper published in Frontiers in Endocrinology suggested that the zonulin kits from Immundiagnostik (IDK) ( who supply All the labs that we know that run zonulin) did not detect zonulin (a precursor of Haptoglobin 2). This issue was further confirmed by the kit manufacturer, Immundiagnostik. Because some researchers are conducting studies and have received data from the current zonulin kits, Genova are still offering zonulin but have renamed it Zonulin family peptide.

The Scheffler paper suggests that the kits may detect properdin, a protein involved in the alternative complement pathway and inflammation. Preliminary study results from an external investigator suggest that properdin may be structurally and functionally similar to zonulin. When analysing data Genova found a high correlation with raised zonulin and other markers associated with gut mucosal health.

Eosinophil Protein X (EPX). EPX can be raised in response to immune-mediated food hypersensitivity, atopic dermatitis, and food allergies, IBD and certain parasitic infections.

Calprotectin. The gold standard measure for inflammation in the gut helping to differentiate between IBS and IBD.

Age range this test is suitable for 

Adults 18 years +

 

Before Taking this Test

CDSAP

In addition to the above the CDSAP also checks for the presence of parasites and eggs.

Specimen Requirements

CDSA – 1 stool sample

CDSAP – 5 stool samples taken from 3 bowel movements in 3 days

Before Taking this Test

If taking antibiotics or antifungals wait at least 3 days after completing the course before beginning the test.

Discontinue use of the following for 4 days before starting the test

Barium enemas, bentonite clay, castor oil, mieral oil, betaine Hcl, digestive enzymes, rectal suppositories, vitamin C supplements, beneficial bacteria supplements also known as probiotics e.g. lactobacillus etc

Discontinue use of aspirin, NSAID’s steroids 2 days prior to the test.

Do not stop taking any prescription medication without your doctors supervision

Consumption of some fatty foods (e.g. butter or salad dressings and some protein rich food e.g. meat, eggs, poultry, cheese if possible is advised 2-3 days prior to testing.

Turn-Around Time

18 Days

 

All sample reports are for representational and educational purposes only. Biomarkers, references ranges, results, and all other data may differ from actual reports. All data included in no way represents an actual patient. Any comparisons of results to actual patients, is completely incidental. 

Smart Nutrition Digestive Stool Analysis Test Sample Report

Please note :

This sample report contains the Shiga-like Toxin E.coli and Campylobacter specific antigen reports which are not included in the test fee above. They are available as an add on to the above test. If you require these tests then please contact us.

All sample reports are for representational and educational purposes only. Biomarkers, references ranges, results, and all other data may differ from actual reports. All data included in no way represents an actual patient. Any comparisons of results to actual patients, is completely incidental. 

Smart Nutrition Digestive Stool Analysis & Parasitology Test Sample Report

Please note :

This sample report contains the Shiga-like Toxin E.coli and Campylobacter specific antigen reports which are not included in the test fee above. They are available as an add on to the above test. If you require these tests then please contact us.