IBStatus™-Genova Kit

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

Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Stool

Results: 10-14 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: Plan for a Monday-Friday collection only. Specimens must be received in the lab within 4 days of collection.

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.

The following are interfering substances and should be discontinued for 3 days unless directed otherwise by your physician: bentonite clay, castor oil, mineral oil and 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.

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.

Collection during an acute gastrointestinal infectious illness is not suggested. Wait at least 4 weeks from colonoscopy or barium enema before beginning the test.

Description: IBStatus™ offers a concise look at the overall health of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. It is a non-invasive evaluation that uses biotechnology to evaluate digestion, inflammation, and gut flora. With IBStatus™, you can quickly identify causes of chronic GI complaints while delivering timely targeted clinical management including whether or not a more invasive procedure like a colonoscopy. IBStatus™ can help identify the cause and guide treatment.

Analytes Reported:
Bacteriology Culture, aerobic
Bacteriology Culture, aerobic x 3
Bacteriology Culture, anaerobic
Clostridium difficile
Cryptosporidium EIA
Entamoeba histolytica
Eosinophil Protein X (EPX)
Giardia lamblia EIA
Helicobacter pylori (HpSA)
MIC Sensitivities, Bacteria
Occult Blood
Pancreatic Elastase
Parasite Identification, Concentrate Prep
Parasite Identification, Trichrome Stain

Additional Biomarkers Available for add-on at additional cost:
HpSA - H. pylori
Eosinophil Protein X