GI Gut Pathogen Test


Have you experienced a sudden change in bowel habits? Find out what your body is trying to tell you. 

If you have you recently travelled overseas, had exposure to untreated water,  come into close contact with animals, or eaten undercooked meat or seafood you may have developed a gut problem. Do you have symptoms such as gas, bloating, nausea, abdominal pain, anal itching, or diarrhoea? If so this test is a great, and comprehensive way to get determine if you have a parasitic, bacterial, or fungal infection.

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Our GI Effects Gut Pathogen test is for patients with a clinical history suggestive of a gastrointestinal infection or dysbiosis.

  • Bacterial and mycology cultures demonstrate the presence of specific beneficial and pathogenic organisms.
  • Bacterial and mycology sensitivities are provided for pathogenic or potentially pathogenic cultured organisms. The report includes effective prescriptive and natural agents in the GI Gut Pathogen tests.
  • KOH Preparation for yeast detects fungal elements microscopically.
  • Parasitology includes comprehensive testing for all parasites on every parasitology exam ordered.
    • Microscopic fecal specimen examination for ova and parasites (O&P), the traditional gold standard assessment for many parasites.
    • 6 Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) targets detect common protozoan parasites including Blastocystis spp., Cryptosporidium spp., Cyclospora cayetanensis, Dientamoeba fragilis, Entamoeba histolytica, and Giardia.
    • (PCR for organisms is emerging as a highly sensitive method for infectious organism detection.)
    • Macroscopic exam for worm



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