If you’ve been dealing with months (or years) of digestive issues, you owe it to yourself to figure out once and for all what is going on inside your gut. This test will help pinpoint the causes of gastrointestinal symptoms and other chronic conditions by measuring key markers of digestion, absorption and inflammation.
Using a growth-based culture, the standard of practice in clinical microbiology, as well as sensitive biochemical assays and microscopy, this thorough stool test evaluates the status of beneficial and pathogenic microorganisms including aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, yeast and parasites. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing to prescriptive and natural agents is also performed to look for appropriate bacterial and fungal species.
This comprehensive at-home lab test can provide the answers at the root cause level that can help bring your body back into balance and health.
WHAT IS TESTED
This easy at-home lab test measures the following results: microscopy, antigens, cultures and occult blood in your gastrointestinal tract.
Tested markers include studying your stool sample for parasites and yeast, the presence of specific antigens (or protein fragments) in the sample which is a physical representation of the presence of parasites, bacteria and whether there is any blood present in your sample.
Your Results WIll Show
Non-Pathogenic Protozoa (Chilomantix mesnili, Endolimax nana, Entamoeba coli, Entamoeba dispar, Entamoeba hartmanni, Entamoeba polecki, Iodamoeba butschlii)
Pathogenic Parasite Single Cell Parasites (Amoeba, Giardia, Trichomonis hominis, Balantidium coli, Cryptosporidium, Blastocystis hominis, Dientamoeba fragilis, Entamoeba histolytica); Flat Worms (Flukes and Tapeworms); Round Worms (Strongyloides, Trichuris, Trichinella, Pinworms, Ascaris)
2. Stool Antigens
Cryptosporidium parvum, Giardia lamblia, and H. pylori
3. Stool Culture
Normal Flora (E. coli, lactobacilli, bifidobacterium, Bacteroides, Eubacterium)
Opportunistic Bacteria (Bacillus cereus, Citrobacter, Edwardsiella, Enterobacter, Klebsiella)
Bacterial Pathogens (Campylobacter, Proteus, Pseudomonas, Salmonella, Shigella, Toxic E. Coli, Vibrio, Yersinia)
4. Occult Blood
Blood that is present in the stool.
Your GI tract is the internal interface between you and the rest of the world. Anything that compromises its integrity and healthy function exposes you to a host of issues like inflammation and microbial imbalance.
Do You Suffer From
- Bowel Dysfunction
- Abdominal Cramps
- Brain Fog
- Chronic Stress
- Blood or Mucus in Stools
This test is an important test to complete for anyone with bowel of GI related issues. It’s important not to leave suspected GI issues unaddressed, as they can lead to a number of symptoms and more serious conditions down the road.
HOW THE TEST WORKS
1. Select and Purchase Your Test
You can easily choose a one-time payment or our new Easy Pay option at checkout. In both cases, your lab test kit will promptly be sent to your door.
2. Easily Collect Your Sample
This utilizes an easy stool test. Just follow the simple instructions. There are some restrictions that are important to follow for best results.
3. Conveniently Return Your Sample
Once you’ve collected your sample, you can easily return it with the shipping label provided.
Allow approximately 3 weeks once you’ve returned your sample for the lab to process your results. Once your results are back, you will receive an email instructing you how to schedule your 30-minute call with one of our health coaches through our secure telehealth portal, Equilibrium Coaching Connect.
All of our health coaches receive extensive training from Dr. Cabral.
Each lab test comes complete with everything you need to easily take your test at home and at your convenience.
- Collection Tubes
- Collection Slide/Applicator
- Bio Hazard Bag
- Ice Pack
- Lab Form
- Collection Instructions
- Return Envelope
- Specimen Envelope
YOUR PERSONAL HEALTH COACHING CALL
During your one-on-one call, your health coach will assess your symptoms and reasons for doing this lab test. Your coach will explain your lab results, answer any questions you may have, and you walk away with personalized recommendations according to your test results. These can include:
- A supplement plan
- Dietary guidance
- Sleep guidelines
- Stress reduction techniques
- Detox regimens
- Lifestyle changes
No More Guesswork
Rather than other at-home tests that make you guess at the results, our health coaches take the time to assess your results and go over them with you step by step. And you can feel confident that the supplements, diet and lifestyle changes we recommend are the right ones for your body and your health goals.
THE EQUILIBRIUM DIFFERENCE
When it comes to understanding your health challenges at the deepest root cause, you deserve a resource you can trust.
We use only the most premier, independent laboratories who specialize in Functional Medicine testing, ensuring accuracy and results.
Each test result is reviewed by our trained Medical Director and signed off on by Dr. Cabral himself.
Disclaimer: At-home lab testing is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from your medical doctor.
Q: How will I receive my results and my coaching call to review those results?
Once you have mailed in your lab sample, please follow the steps below to set up an appointment to review your results and new wellness recommendations:
*Please wait until ALL samples have been mailed if doing lab bundles
- If you ordered your lab through Equilibrium Nutrition and it included a health coaching call, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your health coaching call.
*Results will be sent to you via email on the morning of your call
Q: What if I have additional questions?
A: You can contact us at email@example.com for general questions.
If you have a more specific question about your sample collection you may reach out to the lab directly to better guide you - each instruction sheet has the contact information available to get your questions answered promptly!
Q: I lost my instructions, where can I find a copy of these?
A: Please visit our Lab Instructions page to view instructions for all lab kits. https://equilibriumnutrition.com/pages/lab-instructions-test.
Q: Do I need to collect my samples on 3 consecutive days? What if I don't have a BM every day?
A: No, the days you collect your samples need not be consecutive, but you will want to keep in mind that once collected the samples that are kept at room temperature are only viable for testing up to 20 days from the date of collection. The frozen vial remains viable for several months.
Q: The instructions say to freeze the clear vial. Should I freeze or refrigerate the other vials as well?
A: No, all of the other vials should be kept at room temperature. The other vials contain preservatives that may be altered if frozen or refrigerated for a long period of time.