Your gut is home to trillions of bacteria

Our tests provide a comprehensive insight into each digestive component

Regain a healthy, functioning body

Identify the cause of ongoing digestive issues with our in-depth gut test and help improve your overall wellbeing

  Trust your gut, it knows more than you think.

Studies show that your whole body depends on the health of your digestive system. It’s essential in maintaining a strong, healthy immune system and is connected to your overall physical and mental state (e.g. mood and concentration). Poor gut health can impact how your body absorbs nutrients, produces vitamins, removes toxic substances and much more.

Understanding your gut can provide answers to conditions such as constipation, diarrhoea, allergies, eczema, asthma, ADHD, headaches, anxiety, depression, and many other conditions.

Poor gut health can negatively impact all areas of your body

Increase in allergies & Intolerances

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Poor bowel integrity or leaky gut syndrome can cause particles to pass through the gut lining, initiating an immune response causing inflammation. This can result in a range of health issues such as intolerances and sensitivities including eczema, hives, skin irritation, asthma, arthritis, autism and general digestion issues such as diarrhoea, constipation, gas or bloating.

Weakened immune system

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A compromised immune system can allow for unfavourable, opportunistic organisms to infiltrate the gut causing an imbalance in good bacteria further depleting the immune function further. This can lead to disease, frequent general illness and poor gut function resulting in diarrhoea constipation, bloating and the development of food intolerances due to an inefficient breakdown of food particles.

Hormone imbalances

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An imbalance in the gut microbiome can reduce the effectiveness of enzymes such as, β- glucuronidase. This can increase oestrogen levels and cause symptoms of breast swelling or tenderness, heavy/irregular periods, fatigue, water retention, weight gain, mood changes and numerous other conditions.

Poor mental health

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Your gut produces many different neurotransmitters and chemicals. Take serotonin (responsible for things such as; regulation of mood, sleep, appetite and digestion) the gut actually produces more than the brain. Other transmitters such as GABA and glutamate are also believed to be produced by the gut, which manages stress, cognition and memory. Dysregulation of the brain-gut axis can also cause digestive pain, discomfort, bloating and symptoms like diarrhoea and constipation.

  Our tests provide a clear picture of each digestive component

Any imbalance can be a factor in the development of an inadequate digestive function that can lead to diarrhoea. Our digestive analysis reports will give an in depth breakdown of your digestive tract including the following:

Presence of any pathogenic bacteria, parasites or yeasts
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Overall intestinal function and absorption of food particles
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Presence of infection or inflammation
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Breakdown and absorption of carbohydrates, proteins and fats
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Evaluation of the gut environment and microbiota (beneficial and pathogenic microorganisms)
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Evaluation of dietary fibre, carbohydrate and fat intake
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  Select one of our digestive stool analyses

Get started today and put an end to ongoing digestive issues within the comfort of your own home.
Whether you’re looking for relief from uncomfortable symptoms or want to optimize your overall health, a digestive stool test is the perfect place to start.

General
DIGESTIVE ANALYSIS
$99/test
Macroscopic Appearance

Stool colour, consistency, presence of fibres and food remnants

Microscopic Appearance

Presence of meat and vegetable fibres, starch cells, fat globules, red and white blood cells and yeasts

Parasitology 1 Sample

Identify the presence of any parasites

Culture

Detection of any pathogenic bacteria, fungal and yeast organisms including the overall balance of beneficial bacteria (e.g. Strep/Enterococci, E.Coli, Bifidobacterium spp., Lactobacilli spp. etc)

Short Chain Fatty Acids

Analyse levels of total short chain fatty acids including Acetate, Propionate and Butyrate, which are required for colonic health and overall healthy bowel function.

Biochemistry

Analyse overall digestive function including; protein digestion, bowel acidity, efficacy of absorption, pancreatic function, levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the stool.

Antimicrobal Susceptibility

If significant numbers of bacteria or fungi are detected they are tested against a range of natural antimicrobials and antifungals to determine which ones may be effective in eradicating the organism.

Essential
DIGESTIVE ANALYSIS
$215/test
Macroscopic Appearance

Stool colour, consistency, presence of fibres and food remnants

Microscopic Appearance

Presence of meat and vegetable fibres, starch cells, fat globules, red and white blood cells and yeasts

Parasitology 1 Sample

Identify the presence of any parasites

Culture

Detection of any pathogenic bacteria, fungal and yeast organisms including the overall balance of beneficial bacteria (e.g. Strep/Enterococci, E.Coli, Bifidobacterium spp., Lactobacilli spp. etc)

Short Chain Fatty Acids

Analyse levels of total short chain fatty acids including Acetate, Propionate and Butyrate, which are required for colonic health and overall healthy bowel function.

Biochemistry

Analyse overall digestive function including; protein digestion, bowel acidity, efficacy of absorption, pancreatic function, levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the stool.

Antimicrobal Susceptibility

If significant numbers of bacteria or fungi are detected they are tested against a range of natural antimicrobials and antifungals to determine which ones may be effective in eradicating the organism.

Comprehensive
DIGESTIVE ANALYSIS
$340/test
Macroscopic Appearance

Stool colour, consistency, presence of fibres and food remnants

Microscopic Appearance

Presence of meat and vegetable fibres, starch cells, fat globules, red and white blood cells and yeasts

Parasitology 3 Samples

Identify the presence of any parasites

Culture

Detection of any pathogenic bacteria, fungal and yeast organisms including the overall balance of beneficial bacteria (e.g. Strep/Enterococci, E.Coli, Bifidobacterium spp., Lactobacilli spp. etc)

Short Chain Fatty Acids

Analyse levels of total short chain fatty acids including Acetate, Propionate and Butyrate, which are required for colonic health and overall healthy bowel function.

Biochemistry

Analyse overall digestive function including; protein digestion, bowel acidity, efficacy of absorption, pancreatic function, levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the stool.

Antimicrobal Susceptibility

If significant numbers of bacteria or fungi are detected they are tested against a range of natural antimicrobials and antifungals to determine which ones may be effective in eradicating the organism.

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  How It Works

Order a kit online today via our secure online store.
It’s fast, easy and you can perform the test within the comfort of your own home.

Order a test kit online

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Select the test you require. It’s fast, easy and secure.

Send your Samples

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Each kit contains everything required to safely send your samples including a reply paid satchel.

Analysis

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Your sample will be analysed by our state of the art laboratory.

Results

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A comprehensive report will be made available via your secure patient portal.

Who We Are

Intestinal Labs is a specialist division of Australian Clinical Labs – one of Australia’s leading healthcare companies.

Industry Leaders

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Over 7.6 million episodes per annum throughout 88 NATA accredited laboratories across Australia

Accredited by NATA

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Leading pathology laboratory accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia (NATA)

Australian based lab

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Local dedicated team, committed to quality in all aspects of our service