Yeast Culture with KOH Prep-Genova Kit

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



Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Stool

strong>Results: 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.

Sample Collection: The following are interfering substances and should be discontinued unless directed otherwise by your physician: bentonite clay, castor oil, mineral oil, rectal suppositories. If you are taking a medication that isn’t listed as an interfering substance, ask your health care professional before stopping any
prescribed substance.

Genova does not suggest collecting during an acute infectious illness. Wait at least 4 weeks from colonoscopy or barium enema before beginning the test.

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 your 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 the stool collection. Contact your physician with any questions

Description This test evaluates the concentration of yeast and may include a sensitivity panel, using prescriptive and natural agents.

Analytes Reported:
Yeast