What Do These Stool Tests Check?
Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis and Parasitology (CDSA/P)
Evaluates digestion and absorption of meat fibers, plant fibers and fats, gut flora, parasites, and your colonic environment, checks for proper enzymes and stomach acid production.
This analysis tests stool for levels of good bacteria, imbalanced bacterial growth, yeast, and disease-causing bacteria. The lab also performs sensitivity testing to evaluate the effectiveness of natural products for the treatment of your specific strains of bacteria and yeast.
This test looks for parasites, as well as good bacteria, bad bacteria, and yeast. Sensitivity of the bad organisms to natural products is also tested.
Signs You Need a Stool Test
The following are signs and symptoms that you may benefit from a stool test:
- Gastrointestinal Symptoms like constipation, diarrhea, bloating, gas, loose stools, nausea, vomiting, GERD
- Autoimmune Disease
- IBD like Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis
- IBS/Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Food Sensitivities
- Nutritional Deficiencies like iron or B12 deficiencies
- Joint Pain
- Traveller’s diarrhea
What it Tells Us:
The information obtained depends on which of these specific tests is ordered. We can learn about whether you are digesting meat, vegetables, and fats properly, whether there is inflammation in your gut if there is a yeast overgrowth or a bacteria overgrowth, parasites and more.