Genova Lab GI Effects Microbial Profile-Stool (Metametrix)MET4130
Genova Lab GI Effects Microbial Profile-Stool (Metametrix)
GI Effects Microbial Ecology Profile - Stool
GI Effects is unlike any other stool analysis profile, going beyond the standard parameters for identifying gastrointestinal disorders.
1-Day or 3-Day Sample Collection Options
3 day stool sample is recommended.
3 day stool sample suggests that >99% of enteric parasitic infections are detected in a sample from a single stool collection.
1 day stool sample suggests that >90% of enteric parasitic infections are detected in a sample from a single stool collection.
The GI Effects Profile by Metametrix, uses DNA analysis to identify microbiota
including anaerobes, a previously immeasurable area of the gut environment. DNA
assessment is specific and accurate, avoids the pitfalls of sample transport, reports
results as specific numbers, and is more sensitive than classic laboratory
The Microbial Ecology ProfileOver 99% of the bacteria in the gut are anaerobes, but in the cecum, aerobic bacteria reach high densities. Under normal homeostatic conditions, the intestinal microflora are of central importance in preventing colonization by pathogens, termed colonization resistance. Microorganisms perform a host of useful functions, such as fermenting unused energy substrates, communicating with the immune system, preventing growth of harmful species, regulating the development of the gut, producing vitamins for the host (such as biotin and vitamin K), and producing hormones.
The Microbial Profile by Metametrix, focuses on predominate, opportunistic, and
pathogenic bacteria, as well as yeast/fungi, parasites, adiposity index, and microbial
and fungi sensitivities. The Microbial Profile is also an easy and cost-effective
follow-up testing option to monitor targeted therapy in patients.
Advantages of the GI Effects Stool Profiles
- Greater Accuracy
- Microbial DNA analysis improves the accuracy of results and includes both aerobes and anaerobes. Anaerobes comprise over 95% of the bacteria in the gut and are difficult to detect with old culture methods.
- Antibiotic resistance genes
- DNA analysis detects organisms possessing genes that give rise to antibiotic resistance, offering clinicians a superior tool for effective patient management.
- Single Sample Collection
- Culture methods require multiple collections, whereas the GI Effects Stool Profile requires only one sample collection leading to improved patient compliance!
- Eliminates Errors in Transport
- Sample transport is a source of significant error in culture analysis due to the change in microbial balance from the time of collection. Using DNA analysis, the specimen is placed in a fixative tube that stops microbial growth and offers a highly accurate snapshot of the microbial balance in the gut.
- Increased Sensitivity
- GI Effects detects as few as 5 cells per
gram - a 5000-fold increase in sensitivity over microscopy for parasite detection.
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