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GI Effects® Gut Pathogen Profile-Genova Kit

GI Effects® Gut Pathogen Profile-Genova Kit

Regular price $425.00 USD
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Note: This is a home collection test kit that will be mailed to you. NOT to be used for children under the age of 2. This is a three day collection kit.

Fasting Required:
Genova Diagnostics
Average processing time 14-21 business days
Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Special Instructions:
Ship to lab Monday-Friday and avoid US holidays which may cause delays. Specimen MUST be shipped within 24 hours of final collection. 4 weeks before collection: Wait at least 4 weeks from colonoscopy or barium enema before beginning the test. 2 - 4 weeks before collection: If taking antibiotics, antiparasitics, antifungals, or probiotic supplements (acidophilus, etc.) it is recommended that you wait a minimum of 14 days after your last dose before beginning the test; 28 days may be preferred after antibiotics have been utilized. 14 days before collection: For H. pylori add-on testing, discontinuation of PPIs, antibiotics, and bismuth is recommended. 2 days before collection: Unless directed otherwise by your physician, discontinue aspirin and other NSAIDs (i.e. ibuprofen), rectal suppositories, enemas, activated charcoal, bismuth, betaine HCI, digestive enzymes, antacids, laxatives, mineral oil, castor oil, and bentonite clay.
The Gut Immunology test measures two key biomarkers for gastrointestinal (GI) inflammation and immunology, providing information about the GI tract's interactions with, and responses to, the outside world. They indicate how well the GI tract is maintaining its role as a barrier, as well as whether the GI tract is undergoing negative responses to external or internal challenges. Interactions between the immune system and the GI tract are being recognized as of growing importance, not only in GI function and health, but also in their influences on overall health. Evaluation of the complementary biomarkers, eosinophil protein X (EPX) and calprotectin, offers clinicians key information regarding the immune responses in the gut, and can also be used to monitor patient response to therapies. Using a simple, in-home stool collection, the Gut Immunology test evaluates the immune response in the gut by measuring two biomarkers, calprotectin and eosinophil protein X (EPX). Calprotectin is highly sensitive for evaluating inflammation within the gastrointestinal tract and for making the distinction between IBS and IBD. EPX is released as part of the immune response resulting from damage to the gut lining, such as can occur in response to a food allergen.
Analytes Reported:
Bacteria Sensitivity Bacteriology (Culture) Bifidobacterium spp. Blastocystis spp. with type 1-9 subtypes Cryptosporidium spp. Cyclospora cayetanensis Dientamoeba fragilis Entamoeba histolytica Escherichia coli Giardia KOH Preparation for yeast Lactobacillus spp. Macroscopic Examination for Worms Mycology (Culture) Mycology Sensitivity PCR Parasitology - Protozoa Parasitology - Microscopic O&P Results
Additional Biomarkers Available for add-on at additional cost:
Helicobacter pylori stool Antigen EIA Enterohemorrhagic E. coli Shiga-like toxin and Campylobacter specific antigen EIA Clostridium difficile EIA
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