Stool Analysis For Digestion, Absorption And Microbe Measurement
The Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA) is an invaluable non-invasive diagnostic assessment that permits Dr. Dempster, ND to gain a look at the overall health of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The CDSA evaluates the gastrointestinal function by assessing a select set of stool biomarkers.
This stool analysis evaluates:
- Digestion/Absorption markers
- Gut Metabolic markers
- Gut Microbiology markers (i.e. parasites, yeast, and other bacteria)
- Gut Inflammatory markers
Stool analysis offers insight into common gastrointestinal conditions. Evidence suggests that both local and systemic health issues may begin as imbalances in gastrointestinal function. This diagnostic stool analysis provides immediate, actionable clinical information for those who have gastrointestinal complaints. Some of the consequences of imbalanced gastrointestinal health are:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Altered GI immune function
- Bacterial/fungal overgrowth
- Chronic dysbiosis
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (i.e. Crohn’s/Colitis)
In order to ensure accurate testing, the patient will receive a take-home stool collection kit. The kit involves three sample collections to be collected over the course of a five day period. Once the sample has been collected, the kit is sent to a lab for analysis and results are forwarded to our clinic.