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Genova DNA Stool Test | GI-Effects

Gastrointestinal tract (GI tract) function is important for general health. This includes balancing beneficial bacteria in the gut to enhance health benefits. GI tract health is key to digestion, nutrient usage, and ridding the body of waste and pathogens.

Poor digestion and malabsorption can lead to immune dysfunction, nutritional deficiencies, and various disease states. Poor GI tract function can also lead to food allergies and other toxicities. The GI-Effects Metamextrix stool test uses advanced DNA technology to analyze GI tract health.

Your intestinal tract contains significant amounts of bacteria, some beneficial, some neutral, and some that can be harmful. It is essential to know the bacterial balance of your GI tract, especially if you have long-standing health problems. Health-enhancing intestinal bacteria serve to prevent the overgrowth of potentially harmful bacteria in the gut.

Symptoms of an unhealthy GI tract may not always be present. This specific Metametrix stool test gives a detailed analysis of GI tract health. You and your healthcare practitioner can use the information to develop a plan to restore optimal function of the GI tract. Read more

Why should you use the Genova GI-Effects Stool Test?

  • Requires only one, single sample collection. That said, there is a 3-day collection option that is better at detecting parasites.
  • Greater accuracy due to advanced technology DNA analysis.
  • Evaluate the balance of GI tract bacteria shown to contribute to weight gain.
  • If autoimmunity is a concern, the DNA stool test may point out areas of the gut that could negatively impact the immune system.
  • Identifies drug resistance genes to help determine ideal drug agents.
  • To maintain good health
  • See a Sample Report or read the Technical Information for the GI Effects DNA stool test.


Genova DNA Stool Test Includes:

  • Inflammation
    • New- Calprotectin: Distinguishes between Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
    • New- Eosinophil Protein X (EPX): Immune inflammation marker.
  • Immune function
  • Yeast
  • Parasites
  • Bacteria
  • Pathogens
  • Drug and natural agents that respond to “bad” bacteria
  • Cancer-preventative short-chain fatty acids
  • Pancreatic function
  • Markers for digestion and absorption of nutrients

What’s Being Tested:

GOOD GUT BACTERIA (Commensal/Opportunistic)

  • Bacteriodetes Phylum
    • Bacteroides-Prevotella group
    • Bacteroides vulgatus
    • Barnesiella spp.
    • Odoribacter spp.
    • Prevotella spp.
  • Firmicutes Phylum
    • Anaerotruncus colihominis
    • Butyrivibrio crossotus
    • Clostridium spp.
    • Coprococcus eutactus
    • Faecalibacterium prausnitzii
    • Lactobacillus spp.
    • Pseudoflavonifractor spp.
    • Roseburia spp.
    • Ruminococcus spp.
    • Veillonella spp.
  • Actinobacteria Phylum
    • Bifidobacterium spp.
    • Bifidobacterium longum
    • Collinsella aerofaciens
  • Proteobacteria Phylum
    • Desulfovibrio piger
    • Escherichia coli
    • Oxalobacter formigenes
  • Euryarchaeota Phylum
    • Methanobrevibacter smithii
  • Fusobacteria Phylum
    • Fusobacterium spp.
  • Verrucomicrobia Phylum
    • Akkermansia muciniphila

 

BAD BACTERIA(Culture)

  • Lactobacillus spp.
  • Escherichia coli
  • Bifidobacterium

MYCOLOGY

  • Yeast
  • Fungi

METABOLIC

  • Short Chain Fatty Acids (SFCA) Total
    • n-Butyrate Concentration
    • n-Butyrate %
    • Acetate%
    • Propionate%
  • Beta-Glucuronidase

PARASITOLOGY

  • Cryptosporidium
  • Giardia lamblia
  • Entamoeba histolytica

DIGESTION AND ABSORPTION

  • Pancreatic Elastase
  • Products of Protein Breakdown (Total)
    • (Valerate+Isobutyrate+Isovalerate)
  • Fecal Fat (Total)
    • Triglycerides
    • Long Chain Fatty Acids
    • Cholesterol
    • Phospholipids

INFLAMMATION AND IMMUNOLOGY

  • Calprotectin
  • Eosinophil Protein X
  • Fecal sIgA

 

BACTERIA DRUG SENSITIVITY TESTING

    • Prescriptive Agents
      • Citrobacter braakii
      • Ampicillin
      • Amox./Clavulanic Acid
      • Cephalothin
      • Ciprofloxacin
      • Tetracycline
      • Trimethoprim/Sulfa

 

  • Natural Agents
    • Citrobacter braakii
    • Berberine
    • Oregano
    • Plant tannins
    • Uva-Ursi

ADDITIONAL RESULTS

  • Fecal Occult Blood
  • Color
  • Consistency
  • HpSA – H.pylori
  • Campylobacter spp
  • Clostridium difficile
  • Shiga toxin E. coli
  • Fecal Lactoferrin

Fasting: See instructions

Specimen: Stool, Genova Home Test Kit (Draw LocationHow It Works | FAQs)

Turnaround Time: 17-21 Business Days

Important Note:

  • This kit cannot be mailed or collected in New York State.
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