This easy to use test kit is sent to your home. The kit contains everything needed for collecting specimens, including shipping materials and pre-paid postage for sending specimens to the lab. Results are emailed 18 days after lab receives specimens. A hard copy is also sent by mail. No lab visit required.
GI Effects Comprehensive Profile (#2200) uses DNA analysis to identify microbiota with 100% accuracy (this test combines tests 2205 Microbial Ecology, 2120 Chemistry Profile, 2110 Mycology Profile)— including anaerobes, a previously immeasurable area of the gut environment. In addition to much more comprehensive bacteriology, mycology, and parasitology, GI Effects Comprehensive Profile report drug resistance genes, antibiotic and botanical sensitivities, gliadin-specific sIgA, Elastase1, plus other inflammation, digestion, and absorption markers clinicians requested — with no hidden costs.
When compared with the CSA test the GI Effects test goes further into identifying the actual DNA of the bacteria present, and will tell the specific strain of clostridium that may be present. The GI Effects also offers a more extensive parasite profile when compared to the CSA. Both the CSA and GI Effects will test for inflammation, as well as digestive and absorption parameters.
Method: GC/MS, PCR ELISA, Automated Chemistry, Colorimetric, HPLC
Turnaround time: 10 - 14 days
PREDOMINANT BACTERIA: Obligate anaerobes - Bacteroides sp., Clostridia sp,, Prevotella sp., Fusobacteria sp., Streptomyces sp., Mycobacteria sp., Eubacteria sp.
Facultative anaerobes – Lactobacillus, Bifidobacter.
Obligate aerobes - E. coli
OPPORTUNISTIC BACTERIA: Aerobes - Klebsiella pneumoneae, Bacillus sp., Citrobacter freundii , Haemolytic E. coli., Psuedomonas sp., plus many others.
YEAST/FUNGI - Candida sp.
PARASITOLOGY: Parasitic Protozoans - Blastocystis hominis, , Cryptosporidium species, Dientamoeba fragilis, Endomilax nana, Entamoeba coli, Entamoeba dispar, Entamoeba hartmanni, Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia, Iodamoeba butschlii, Trichomonas hominis.
Parasitic Worms - Ascaris lumbricoides, Charot leyden, Clonorchis sinensis, Enterobius vermicularis, Necator americanus, Schistosoma mansoni, Strogyloides species, Taenia solium, Trichuris species.
ADIPOSITY INDEX – Firmicutes, Bacteroidetes.
DRUG RESISTANCE GENES - aacA, aphD, mecA, vanA, vanB, vanC, gyrB, ParE, PBP1a, PBP2B.
Short Chain Fatty Acids (SCFA) - Total SCFA, n-Butyrate, Acetate %, Butyrate %, Propionate %, Valerate %.
INFLAMMATION - Lactoferrin, WBCs, Mucus.
IMMUNOLOGY - Fecal sIgA, Anti-gliadin IgA.
ADDITIONAL TESTS - pH, Occult Blood, RBCs, Color.
DIGESTION - Elastase1, Triglycerides, Putrefactive SCFA, Vegetable Fibers.
ABSORPTION - Long Chain Fatty Acids (LCFA), Total Fat, Cholesterol.
SENSITIVITY TESTING - Botanical Sensitivities, Pharmaceutical Sensitivities.
These tests are available as add-ons (additional cost):
PATHOGENIC BACTERIA - Helicobacter pylori, Clostridium difficile, Campylobacter sp. , Entero-hemorrhagic Eschericia coli (EHEC).
THIS TEST IS NOT AVAILABLE IN NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, OR RHODE ISLAND.