Diagnostic Test for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
IBS Clinics offers both basic and comprehensive stool tests. While both tests provide vital information for IBS sufferers, the comparison below highlights the differences.
Show the presence of yeast, bacteria or parasitic infection
Give an approximation of the volume and diversity of normal gut flora
Provide bacterial and fungal sensitivity panels
The most significant differences between the basic and comprehensive tests are that the comprehensive test provides
Inflammation markers which can indicate inflammatory bowel disease
metabolic markers which show if there is bacterial interference with detoxification. Metabolic markers help in assessing the risk of hormone related cancers, of the bowel, prostate and breast.