The Microbial Profile focuses on predominate, opportunistic, and pathogenic bacteria, as well as yeast/fungi, parasites, adiposity index, and microbial and fungi sensitivities.
It has been enhanced to now offer:
- Further insight into gut flora by identifying 24 Commensal Bacteria targets using PCR technology.
- Identification of an unlimited number of parasites using O&P technology, the gold standard for parasite detection in stool testing.
What does the GI Effects Microbial Ecology Profile deliver?
Many assume that the issue of parasitic infections mainly impacts poor communities and undeveloped countries. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), parasitic infections affect millions of people in the US every year. In addition, disruptions of normal gut microbiota have been associated with:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Autoimmune Disorders
- Type 2 Diabetes
The GI Effects Microbial Ecology Profile offers the ability to detect and identify parasites, as well as provide valuable assessment of gut microbiota via 24 Commensal Bacteria targets. Insight gleaned from this profile may effectively provide insight into the root cause of gut symptoms and guide treatment that is designed to get patients back to good health and a normal routine.
Why is the GI Effects Microbial Ecology Profile the best stool test for the evaluation of bacteria and parasites?
Enhancements made to the GI Effects Microbial Ecology Profile now combines the best mix of molecular and culture technology available to provide valuable insight into the root causes of a patient´s symptoms and deliver actionable patient results for enhanced clinical utility.
- More Actionable Results
GI Effects Stool Profiles utilize the best technologies available to detect parasitic infection at a nearly 99% success rate, identifying an unlimited number of parasites and providing patient results that can effectively guide treatment.
- Option of 1-Day or 3-Day Specimen Collection
Our GI Effects Stool Profiles allow the choice of either one- or three-day collection, based on your approach to diagnosis and the needs of your patient.
DNA by PCR, culture/MALDI-TOF MS, Automated and Manual Biochemical Methods, Vitek 2® System Microbial identification and Antibiotic susceptibility, Direct Microscopic Examination, EIA, and Fecal Immunochemical Testing (FIT)