The Comprehensive Stool Analysis test is a very valuable way for Naturopathic Doctors to asses the health of your digestive track. It assess inflammation, what you digest & don’t digest, metabolites, your micro biome and whether or not you have infections, yeast / fungus or parasites.
This is a very in depth stool testing and provides great detail about various health concerns such as IBD (Crohn’s and Colitis) and IBS. This test is also useful for digestive symptoms, autoimmune disorders, inflammation, food sensitivities, nutritional status / deficiencies, malabsorption, acne / eczema / psoriasis and other skin conditions.
In order to have a good functioning digestive track you need the food you consume to be properly digested, assimilated into nutrients and efficiently absorbed into the circulation. A dysfunction in proper digestion can be attributed to: NSAIDS (medications), low / high stomach acid, food sensitivities, Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), general dysbiosis, pathogens such as bacteria, yeast or parasites. This test helps evaluate different digestive markers, metabolic markers, inflammatory as well as pathogens.