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This test evaluates the status of beneficial bacteria, imbalanced commensal bacteria, pathogenic bacteria, parasites and yeasts. If pathogenic cultures are identified, a sensitivity panel is provided to facilitate the selection of pharmaceutical or natural treatment agents.


The efficiency of digestion and absorption is measured via faecal elastase, fat, carbohydrate, muscle and vegetable fibres whilst the biomarkers of calprotectin, lysozyme, lactoferrin, white blood cells and mucous can be used to assess inflammation. This can help to differentiate inflammation associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) from that noted in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).


Humoral immune status of the gut is measured by secretory IgA (sIgA) while the assessment of short-chain fatty acids reflects overall gut health and microbiome balance.


When To Order This Test:

  • If you suffer with gastrointestinal symptoms, IBS, IBD or SIBO.
  • If you suffer with autoimmunity, joint pain, inflammation, food sensitivities, nutritional deficiencies or skin conditions.



  • Please discontinue use of NSAIDs and aspirin 2 days before test if possible.
  • Avoid probiotics 2-4 weeks before test
  • Discontinue use of antacids and bismuth 2-14 days before test if possible
  • Avoid bentonite clay, activated charcoal, betaine HCL, digestive enzymes, laxatives, castor oil, enemas and rectal suppositories 2-4 days before testing
  • Avoid antifungals, antibiotics and antiparasitics for 2 weeks before testing
  • Please do not complete this test on a child under the age of 2.



  • Acetate
  • Additional pathogens culture
  • Bacteriology culture: aerobic
  • Butyrate
  • Calprotectin
  • Carbohydrates
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Elastase
  • Fat stain
  • GI Pathogens; Multiplex PCR
  • Giardia lamblia
  • Lactoferrin
  • Lysozyme
  • Mucus
  • Muscle Fibers
  • Occult blood
  • Parasitology (3 day collection)
  • pH
  • Proprionate
  • Red blood cells
  • Secretory IgA
  • Total SCFA's
  • Valerate
  • Vegetable fibers
  • White blood cells
  • Yeast culture

Comprehensive Gut Test with Parasitology

  • All ordered tests will be mediated by our Naturopath, Lekita Davies. Once test results have been returned to us, Lekita will call the client to deliver the results and discuss anything appropriate for the case. After the phone call, results will be emailed to the client alongside any suggestions. Please note that we cannot deliver results without a phone call.

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