Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis/Parasitology™ (CDSA/P)-Genova Kit

Note: This is a home collection test kit that will be mailed to you.

Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Stool

Special Instructions: Ship to lab Monday–Thursday only.
The following are interfering substances and should be discontinued unless otherwise directed by your physician: bentonite clay, betaine HCL or digestive enzymes, castor oil, mineral oil, rectal suspositorites. If you are taking a medication that isn’t listed as an interfering substance, ask your healthcare professional before stopping any prescribed substance. 2 weeks before test: If taking antibiotics or antifungals – or taking beneficial flora supplements (acidophilus, etc.) or consuming food products containing beneficial flora(e.g. Activia®) – it is recommended that you wait at least 14 days after your last dose before beginning the test (unless instructed otherwise by your physician). There may be times when you healthcare provider prefers that you stay on one of these agents (e.g. acidophilus) in order to evaluate its effectiveness. Follow your healthcare provider’s recommendation.

Eat your usual diet during the 2-3 days prior to stool collection, ideally including some fatty foods (e.g. butter or salad oils) and protein-rich foods, so that we may assess how your body processes them. Contact your healthcare provider with any questions.

2 days before the test: It is recommended that you discontinue use of over-the-counter suppressants of inflammation like aspirin and/or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs(ibuprofen, Advil®, Motrin®, Nuprin®) unless requested to continue by your physician.

Results: 14-21 Business Days
Note: Result turn around 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.

Description: The Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA)™ with parasitology offers a comprehensive look at the overall health of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The (CDSA)™ is Genova?s historic evaluation of gastrointestinal function assessing a select set of stool biomarkers.

This stool analysis evaluates:

Digestion/Absorption Markers
Gut Metabolic Markers
Gut Microbiology Markers
Gold standard O&P (ova & parasite) technology as well as EIA (Enzyme Immunoassay) for identification of common parasites

Analytes Tested:
Acetate %
Bacteriology Culture, aerobic
Bacteriology Culture, aerobic x 3
Bacteriology Culture, anaerobic
Beneficial SCFAs
Cryptosporidium EIA
Entamoeba histolytica
Fecal Lactoferrin
Giardia lamblia EIA
Long Chain Fatty Acids
Meat Fibers and Vegetable Fibers
Occult Blood
Parasite Identification, Concentrate Prep
Parasite Identification, Trichrome Stain
Propionate %
Putrefactive SCFAs
Total Fecal Fat
Yeast Culture
n-Butyrate %

Additionally, this test offers a parasitology component with the CDSA test that looks for parasites using microscopic examination and EIA (enzyme immunoassay-uses antibodies and color change to identify a substance) testing.

Additional Biomarkers Available for add-on at additional cost:
Bile Acids
Campylobacter & Shiga-like Toxin
Clostridium difficile EIA
Eosinophil Protein X
Helicobacter pylori Stool Antigen EIA
Pancreatic Elastase