- Health Tests - Great Smokies Lab Kits aka Genova D
- Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis/Parasitolog
Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis/Parasitolog
Includes: Digestive Function Analysis, Microbiology Analysis, Bacteriology Culture, Fecal Fat Analysis, Yeast Culture
Sound nutrition and digestive processes are fundamental for long-term optimal health. With changes in the modern diet, however, gastrointestinal disorders have become increasingly prevalent. One recent study reported that, over a period of three months, gastrointestinal symptoms were experienced in over 70 percent of American households. Maldigestion, malabsorption and abnormal gut flora and ecology, as well as many complex chronic illnesses and symptoms, lie at the root of most common GI complaints.
Great Smokies' Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA) provides clinicians with a critical, non-invasive tool for evaluating the status of the digestive tract. This test helps pinpoint imbalances, provide clues about current symptoms and warn of potential problems should the imbalances progress. With an accurate assessment, custom-tailored treatment can be easily applied, greatly increasing the chances for therapeutic success.
GSDL has made some key enhancements to the CDSA which you will find to be very beneficial. These enhancements include the addition of the Functional Physiologic Range (FPR) to the reports of all CDSA and CDSA-related tests. FPR provides healthcare providers with a clearer definition of what is "normal" for a test result. Also, the Bacterial Dysbiosis Index has been renamed Dysbiosis Risk Index. This new index will provide you with a more accurate reflection of the intestinal milieu, as well as to encourage patients to pay more attention to areas not previously represented in the index, such as maldigestion, malabsorption, and yeast overgrowth.
The CDSA is used in the evaluation of various gastrointestinal symptoms or systemic illnesses that may have started in the intestine. Because illnesses are often not discernable from symptoms, the CDSA is a valuable means of identifying critical imbalances previously unsuspected.
Kit: $14.95, Great Smokies Performance of Test: $192.00, Dr Banks follow-up consultation: $125 (email/phone)