Comprehensive Stool Analysis

 

Comprehensive Stool Analysis incorporating a PCR Test

comprehensive stool Analysis

 

There are a range of CDSA Tests available

This gives flexibility depending on what your health needs are.

 

 

 

There is also the option of ordering individual markers if there is one or more things you are needing clarification on eg Transglutaminase IgA  for gluten sensitivity.  There are 5 single markers tests available

 Why use a CDSA test?

This test shows key enzymes and markers through the whole GI tract. It is invaluable when overall digestion has been a problem including pain, bloating, diarrhoea, reflux and constipation. This test is really useful especially when traditional medical tests are normal but you know your digestion isn’t right.

The full panel gives markers of:

Macroscopy and Microscopy

– Stool colour , form , mucous, red blood cells and white , food remnants, starch, fat.

Digestive

–chymotrysin, SCFA, Pancreatic elastase, meat and vege fibres

Absorption

-Triglycerides, Long chain fatty acids, cholesterol, Phospholipids

Inflammation

-transglutamase IGA, eosinophil protein X, calprotectin, bile acids, lactoferrin.

Metabolic Markers

-Beneficial SCFA, ph ,butyrate,acetate, propionate,b-glucorodinase

Tumour and Ulcer Markers

-M2 pyruvate kinase, h pylori antigen

Bacteriology including yeasts.

-This test includes levels of beneficial bacteria including bifidobacteria and lactobacilli. Yeasts including candida albicans plus other species as well as potential pathogenic bacteria such as yersinia, camphylobacter and klebsiella.

It also includes a panel of what antibiotic or natural supplement would be effective against the Bacteria and Yeasts        

Parasitology

-Infectious organisms such as giardia, cryptosporidium ,blastcystis hominis along with other parasite species are tested.

What is a PCR Test?

PCR testing is using technology that can amplify even trace levels of DNA present. This can give an advantage when testing in a situation where the bacteria or H pylori for example may be missed, but fragments of DNA can be found.

This allows for more accurate assessment of infection present  even in  a 1 day stool sample.