Complete Digestive Stool Analysis

The Complete Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA) is a non-invasive test providing insight into the role of poor digestive function in disease states. The test outlines an overview of components of digestion, absorption, intestinal function and microbial flora, as well as identifying pathogenic bacteria, parasites and yeasts.

What’s Included / Test

General Digestive Analysis

Essential Digestive Analysis

Comprehensive Digestive Analysis

Bacteria

     

Yeast detection

     

Parasite detection

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1 Sample

3 Samples (3 day parasitology)

Biochemical Markers

     

Sensitivities -

Bacteria and Yeasts

     

Macroscopic Appearance

Marker

      Significance

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colour

  Normal stool colour is brown. Variations from this may indicate maldigestion

Consistacy

  A formed stool is normal.Variations of this may indicate maldigestion

 

Food Remnents/ Fibres

  May indicate maldigestion

 

 

 

 

 

Mucus /Pus

May indicate infection/inflammation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Microscopic Appearance

Marker

      Significance

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fat Globules

Fat maldigestion

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meat/ Veg Fibres

Indicates maldigestion; possible hypochlorhydria/pancreatic insufficiency

 

Starch Cells

Decreased Carbohydrate fermentation, pancreatic insufficiency

 

 

White Blood Cells

May indicate infection, ulceration/haemorrhage

 

 

 

Red Blood Cells

May indicate infection, ulceration/haemorrhage. Refer for medical investigation

                     


 

Biochemistry

Marker

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pH

Marker of bowel pH

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valerate/isobuterate

Marker of efficacy of protein digestion

 

 

 

 

Pancreatic Elastase

Indicator of exocrine pancreatic function

 

 

 

 

 

Absorption

Marker

      Significance

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short Chain Fatty Acids

Produced in the large intestine by microbial fermentation of dietary carbohydrate. SCFA a product of probiotics + prebiotics

Triglycerides

Measure of fat in the stool. Indicator of pancreatic insufficiency or bile acid insufficiency

Cholesterol

Measure of faecal cholesterol and is an indicator of mucosal malabsorption

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