Comprehensive Stool Assay uses DNA analysis to identify all microbes including anaerobes, a previously immeasurable area of the gut environment. DNA assessment is specific and accurate and more sensitive than classic laboratory methods.
Gastrointestinal function is important for general health. The intestinal tract contains significant amounts of bacteria; some beneficial, some neutral, and some harmful. Balancing beneficial microbial flora in the gut is key to proper digestion, efficient nutrient absorption and removing waste and toxins. Poor digestion and malabsorption can lead to immune dysfunction, nutritional insufficiencies, mental/emotional disorders, and autoimmune diseases, just to mention a few.