Gastrointestinal Health Panels

The gastrointestinal health panels are non-invasive screens for the GI system and its function.  They include 15-22 individual, yet related tests.  Saliva and stool samples are submitted for combined pathogen testing. Inflammatory markers and other lab measures of possible disease or dysfunction are included for a comprehensive evaluation of GI health.

Gastrointestional Health Panels provide non-invasive, early immuno-detection of parasites and sophisticated testing of inherited food intolerances.  The Regular and Expanded Gastrointestinal Panels include comprehensive testing of three stool samples to ensure the most accurate results.

Test evaluates for pathogens, inflammatory markers, occult blood, and functional markers:

  • Culture for yeast and fungi
  • Microscopic ova and parasite check
  • Culture for bacteria and flora
  • Antigen testing
  • Inflammatory biomarker levels
  • Assess pancreatic digestive strength
  • pH testing to further assess GI health

These panels may be helpful for determining the underlying cause of:­

  • Chronic or vague abdominal pain or discomfort
  • Gas or bloating
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea or loose stools
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Heartburn or GERD

You will benefit from testing if you:

  • Frequently travel within the United States and/or overseas
  • Frequently eat outside the home
  • Are exposed to feces (e.g. cat litter box)
  • Prepare or handle food
  • Work in a hospital or other healthcare setting
  • Go hiking or camping
  • Live in a dormitory
  • Work with young children or have a child who attends daycare
  • Have a history of frequent or broad-spectrum antibiotic use