Gut Immunology-Genova Kit

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


Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Stool

Special Instructions: 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: 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.

Description: 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.

Analytes Reported:
Calprotectin
Eosinophil Protein X (EPX)
Stool weight