G.I. Stool Testing

Functional medicine tests for the prevention of disease

Genova’s line of stool testing provides immediate actionable clinical information for gastrointestinal health management. This testing offers valuable insight into digestive function,
intestinal inflammation, as well as the gastrointestinal microbiota.

Our tests are designed to identify potential root causes of symptoms. They assist clinicians by providing targeted therapeutics that improve symptoms and overall gut health.

Tests Available

GI Effects® Comprehensive Profile  (starting at $700)
The Most Comprehensive Stool Test for Optimal Clinical Utility
– can reveal important information about the root cause of many common gastrointestinal symptoms such as gas, bloating, indigestion, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and constipation, differentiate between Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). In addition, this test can be used to evaluate patients with a clinical history that suggests a gastrointestinal infection or dysbiosis.

GI Effects® Microbial Ecology Profile (starting at $500)
– assesses the diverse gut microbiome. Results provide immediate, actionable clinical information for the management of detectable parasites, bacteria, and yeast .

GI Effects® Gut Pathogen Profile ( starting at $400)
ideal for patients with sudden changes in bowel habits, especially for those who have recently traveled abroad, have been camping, had exposure to untreated water, had close contact with animals, or consumed under cooked meat or seafood. Symptoms such as gas, bloating, nausea, abdominal pain, anal itching, and diarrhea may be a result of a parasitic, bacterial, or fungal infection.

 

 

Who should take this test?

Anyone suffering from

Gas
Bloating
Abdominal Pain
Diarrhea
Constipation
Fatigue
Chronic Skin Conditions

 

 

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Medical prescription is not required for testing

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Instructions on how to collect stool sample(s) will be included in the testing kit

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DO NOT collect samples when there is active bleeding from hemorrhoids or menstruation

Wait at least 4 Weeks from colonoscopy or barium enema before starting the test.

Test not recommended for patients under 2 years of age.

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2 to 4 Weeks Before the Test:
Discontinue antibiotics, antiparasitics, antifungals, probiotic supplements (acidophilus, etc.).

2 Days Before the Test:
Discontinue aspirin and other NSAIDs (i.e. ibuprofen), rectal suppositories, enemas, activated charcoal, bismuth, betaine HCL, digestive enzymes, antacids, laxatives, mineral oil, castor oil, and/or bentonite clay..

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Generally speaking test results will come back within 18 to 20 days.

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Test results are sent back to your practitioner who will then schedule a follow-up visit with you to go over the results and prescribe a protocol based on results.

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Many health care providers will cover testing, although it is best to confirm with them prior to testing.