Comprehensive Stool Test
Gut complaints are among the most common reasons that patients seek medical care. Symptoms associated with GI disorders include persistent diarrhoea, constipation, bloating, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome and malabsorption.
A comprehensive stool analysis is an invaluable non-invasive diagnostic assessment that permits practitioners to objectively evaluate the health of the digestive tract by assessing digestion, absorption, gut metabolism, gut flora, gut immunology and inflammation.
Things which may be significant in such a test:
- Low digestive enzyme production
- Chronic maldigestion
- Bacterial overgrowth or imbalances (dysbiosis)
- Pathogenic bacteria, yeast or parasites
- The use of NSAIDs and antibiotics