Stool Chemistries measures faecal elastase, fat, muscle and vegetable fibres to assess efficiency of digestion. Three inflammation markers, calprotectin, lysozyme and lactoferrin along with occult blood, red blood cells, white blood cells and mucus provide important information regarding inflammation, whether caused by pathogens or IBD or to distinguish from IBS. GI humoral immune status is assessed by secretory IgA (sIgA). Short Chain Fatty Acids (SCFAs) are also measured to provide information about the health of the microbiome and GI tract health.
When should I use
To assess GI health, inflammation, immune function.
A smaller GI Inflammation panel (code DD016) is also available which includes calprotectin, lysozyme, lactoferrin and sIgA.
We also offer several more comprehensive stool tests which also include gut flora assessment:
Doctors Data flagship GI360 Complete (code DD003) or Comprehensive Stool Analysis with PCR+ Parasitology (code CMI04)