Genova Lab CDSA Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis No ParasitologyGSD1000
Genova Lab CDSA Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis No Parasitology
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Genova Lab CDSA Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis
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Evaluates digestion and absorption, bacterial balance and metabolism, yeast and immune status. For patients with irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion, malabsorption, and other GI-related problems.
Genova Lab CDSA Includes:
Digestive Function Analysis, Microbiology Analysis, Bacteriology Culture, Fecal Fat Analysis, Yeast Culture
Sound nutrition and digestive processes are fundamental for long-term optimal health. With changes in the modern diet, however, gastrointestinal disorders have become increasingly prevalent. One recent study reported that, over a period of three months, gastrointestinal symptoms were experienced in over 70 percent of American households. Maldigestion, malabsorption and abnormal gut flora and ecology, as well as many complex chronic illnesses and symptoms, lie at the root of most common GI complaints.
The Genova Lab Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA) provides diagnostic tools for analysis of digestion, colonic environment and absorption. Some CDSA markers:
DigestionCommon potential pathogens
- Bacillus cereus
- Staphylococcus aureus
- Triglycerides: Triglycerides are the major dietary fat component. Elevated fecal amounts reflect incomplete fat hydrolysis and suggest pancreatic insufficiency.
- Chymotrypsin: Fecal chymotrypsin is a sensitive, specific measure of proteolytic enzyme activity.
Decreased values suggest diminished pancreatic output (pancreatic insufficiency), hypoacidity of the stomach or cystic fibrosis. Elevated chymotrypsin values suggest rapid transit time, or less likely, a large output of chymotrypsin from the pancreas.
- Iso-butyrate, iso-valerate and n-valerate: New research suggests that these short chain fatty acids can be produced through bacterial fermentation of protein, thus reflecting the presence of undigested protein in the bowel.
In a healthy colon, these SCFAs constitute less than 10percent of the total concentrations of SCFAs due to the sparse amounts of polypeptides present in the large intestine compared to indigestible carbohydrates. However, an increase in the load of protein in the colon will alter these concentrations. Causes may include pancreatic insufficiency (insufficient proteases), malabsorption or gastrointestinal disease, leading to mucosal desquamation.
- Long Chain Fatty Acids: These free fatty acids are readily absorbed by healthy mucosa. In cases of malabsorption, however,they accumulate and reach substantially elevated levels in the feces. They can also indicate pancreatic insufficiency.
- Cholesterol: Fecal cholesterol comes from both dietary sources and mucosal epithelial cell breakdown. Some of this cholesterol is absorbed, stored and used by the body, but some is excreted. The fecal cholesterol level remains surprisingly constant during fluctuating exogenous intake. An elevated cholesterol level in feces is abnormal and may reflect mucosal malabsorption.
- Common imbalanced flora
- Beta hemolytic strep
- Hafnia alvei
- Hemolytic E. coli
- Mucoid E. coli
- Total Fecal Fat: This parameter is the sum of all the lipids except SCFAs. It can be indicative of maldigestion or malabsorption. It has been suggested that elevated long chain fatty acid levels reflect malabsorption, and elevated triglyceride levels reflect maldigestion.
- Total Short Chain Fatty Acids: A special property of colonic bacteria is their fermentation of soluble fibers to short chain fatty acids (acetate, propionate, butyrate and valerate).66 These molecules normally are readily absorbed so that fecal levels reflect a balance between production and absorption. SCFAs provide up to 70 percent of the energy for colonic epithelial cells.56 SCFA production may be an important factor in establishing and maintaining a balanced ecosystem in the colon and may prevent establishment of pathogenic microbes such as Salmonella and Shigella species.
I wish I had done this years ago. - Ava
Everyone with digestive symptoms should run this test - invaluable information - it gave me good pointers. - Anonymous
This test really helped me to understand what was wrong with my digestion and then advice from Pamela helped me to fix it - Thanks crohns.net - it was. - Anonymous
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