GI Effects Gastrointestinal Function Comprehensive Profile (Three Day Collection)-Genova Kit-April Test Of The Month

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: No

Specimen: Stool

Special Instructions: Ship to lab Monday-Thursday only. Specimen MUST be shipped within 48 hours of collection.
Refrain from taking digestive enzymes, antacids, and aspirin for two days prior to specimen collection, unless otherwise instructed by your healthcare provider.
Finish taking antifungal or antibiotic medications and wait three days before beginning collection.

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:
GI function is important for general health. GI health is key in digestion, nutrient usage, and ridding the body of waste and pathogens. Poor digestion and malabsorption can lead to immune dysfunction, nutritional insufficiencies, and various disease states. Poor GI function can also lead to food allergies and other toxicities.

The methodology used in this panel combines DNA Analysis, GC/MS (Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry), Microscopic, Colorimetric (test for the presence of enzymes, specific compounds, antibodies, hormones and many more substances), Automated Chemistry and EIA (enzyme immunoassay uses antibodies and color change to identify a substance).