“At Home” Stool Tests Enable You to be Your Own Health Advocate
Have you ever taken an “at home” stool test? Ever wondered what an analysis of your poop can tell you? There’s no need to be intimidated, its actually a very simple way to identify problems within your gut.
What if I told you it’s the best way to learn about your health and to shed some light on the root cause of symptoms you may be experiencing. Everyone should consider testing as the first step in finding out more about the health of your gut and systems.
- Digestive conditions such as Crohn’s and Colitis
- Abdominal, cramping and diarrhea causes
- Reasons for nausea, vomiting and bloating
- Loss of appetite
- Absorption of nutrients
- Infections from bacteria, viruses, or funguses
- Liver problems
- Pancreatic function
How is Dr.’s Data Test Different From Other At Home Stool Tests?
Doctor’s Data labs have been examining stool samples for over 40 years. Doctor’s Data became the first lab in the functional medicine industry to introduce MALDI-TOF (Matrix- Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time of Flight) as a method of identifying bacteria and yeast in stool culture. MALDI-TOF works by measuring the unique “fingerprints” of our microorganisms. This spectra is then compared to a reference database for verification and identification.
What Makes the MALDI-TOF a Superior Measure for Stool Testing?
Doctor’s Data utilizes MALDI-TOF in combination with “high-complexity” culture for rapid, accurate and reliable identification of hundreds of gastrointestinal bacterial and yeast species, and even subspecies. The MALDI-TOF reference database is the most expansive and is growing by about 100 species per month. To date they have identified over 180 yeast species; 65 of these are Candida alone. This ability to differentiate is extremely important since some patients may have up to 6 or 7 different strains.
Why Stool Test?
When you’re considering an at-home stool test ask yourself this question; will knowing the results of this test change my treatment plan? If not, maybe you can skip the collection. If you’re like most people, you know that your poop holds information that could very well be the key to good health. Collecting it and shipping it off could be the easiest way to gather helpful information that will put you on the right path for a treatment plan.
When you are looking for clues for any digestion issues or concerns, start by being your own health detective and try the Doctors Data Comprehensive Stool Analysis with Parasitology test. The results could end up saving you time and money while enabling you to focus on a treatment plan tailored to your specific issues.