CDSA/P (Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis/Parasitology)

Comprehensive Stool Analysis for Optimal Clinical Utility

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The Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA)™ with parasitology offers a comprehensive look at the overall health of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The (CDSA)™ is Genova’s historic evaluation of gastrointestinal function assessing a select set of stool biomarkers.

This stool analysis evaluates:

  • Digestion/Absorption Markers
  • Gut Metabolic Markers
  • Gut Microbiology Markers
  • Gold standard O&P (ova & parasite) technology as well as EIA (Enzyme Immunoassay) for identification of common parasites

CDSA/P™ Stool Analysis Offers Insight into Common Gastrointestinal Conditions

Evidence suggests that both local and systemic health issues may begin as imbalances in gastrointestinal function. Some of the consequences of imbalanced gastrointestinal health are:

  • Maldigestion
  • Malabsorption
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Altered GI immune function
  • Bacterial/fungal overgrowth
  • Chronic dysbiosis


Clinical Overview

What is the Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis/Parasitology (CDSA/P)™?

The Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA)™ is Genova's historic stool profile providing an informative and flexible screening of gastrointestinal function.

This stool anslysis evaluates:

  • Digestion/Absorption:
    • Chymotrypsin
    • Putrefactive Short–Chain Fatty Acids
    • Meat and Vegetable Fibers
    • Fecal Fats

  • Gut Metabolic Markers
    • Beneficial Short–Chain Fatty Acids (SCFA) with n–Butyrate
    • n–Butyrate
    • Beta-Glucuronidase
    • pH
    • SCFA distribution
    • Fecal Lactoferrin
    • Macroscopic (color, mucus)
    • Occult Blood

  • Gut Microbiology Markers
    • Beneficial Bacteria
    • Additional Bacteria
    • Mycology
    • Parasitology Microscopic
    • Parasitology EIA
      • Cryptosporidium
      • Giardia lamblia
      • Entamoeba histolytica

When should the CDSA/P be considered?

CDSA/P can reveal important clinical information about many common symptoms such as gas, bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and constipation. Fecal Lactoferrin and Occult Blood provide insight into potential gut inflammation. In addition, patients with risk factors for parasite acquisition can be evaluated with the CDSA/P.

What advantage does CDSA/P offer compared to other diagnostics?

Traditional GI testing has required advanced imaging and inconvenient testing procedures that can be costly. The CDSA/P stool analysis offers a user-friendly way to provide clinicians with valuable insight into GI imbalances.

What can clinicians and patients expect from the CDSA/P offer compared to other diagnostics?

Evidence suggests that both local and systemic health issues may begin as imbalances in Gastrointestinal function. The CDSA/P stool test provides immediate, actionable clinical information for patients presenting with GI complaints. It aids clinicians in the identification of root cause(s) of digestive discomfort and supports identification of targeted treatments.

Test Type: Stool Analysis

Analyte List
Acetate %
Anti-Microbial Sensitivities: (Prescriptive and natural agents tested on an individual basis)
Bacteriology Culture - Beneficial Bacteria (Bifidobacterium, E.Coli, Lactobacillus)
Bacteriology Culture - Imbalanced and dysbiotic flora
Beneficial SCFA
Beta-Glucuronidase
Campylobacter Specific Antigen (EIA)
Cholesterol
Chymotrypsin
Colour
Cryptosporidium EIA
Entamoeba histolytica EIA
Faecal Lactoferrin
Giardia lamblia EIA
Long Chain Fatty Acids
Meat Fibres
Mucus
Mycology (yeast culture)
Occult Blood
Parasitology (microscopic)
Phospholipids
Propionate %
Putrefactive SCFAs
Shiga-like Toxin E coli (EIA)
Total Faecal Fat
Triglycerides
Vegetable Fibres
n-Butyrate %
pH
Specimen Requirements
5cc stool in each vial-1 Formalin - 1 Cary/Blair - 3 SAF vials.