This test evaluates digestion, absorption, gut flora, and the colonic environment. This profile is indicated for all chronic GI problems, for acute bowel pattern changes, and for many systemic diseases and provides a sensitivity panel for treating pathogenic flora. Additionally, Genova offers a parasitology component with the CDSA test that evaluates for parasites using microscopic examination and EIA testing.
Specimen Requirements: 1 Cary Blair, 1 Formalin; 40ml stool in white-top cup.
Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis / Parasitology ™(CDSA/P)
The Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis / Parasitology (CDSA/P) is a stool test which offers a comprehensive look at the overall health of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The CDSA/P is the original non-invasive evaluation of gastrointestinal function that includes analyses of digestion, absorption, bacterial balance, and yeast. Additionally, the CDSA/P gastrointestinal stool analysis tests for parasites. This gastrointestinal stool analysis profile is recommended for patients with diffuse and non-specific GI-related symptoms such as IBS, indigestion, dysbiosis, constipation, and diarrhoea.
Consequences of Imbalanced Gastrointestinal Health:
Specimen Requirements: 5cc stool in each vial – 1 Formalin, 1 Cary Blair, 3 SAF vials, and 1 white-top cup (for Add-ons). May be random stool, purge, or swab.