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Stool and Urine testing

Posted by Andrea on October 06, 2001 at 08:37:09:

I am going to do the test for intestinal impermeability that Great Smokies Labs makes, and also the stool test (without the parasite part, just the digestive function part). The kit says to go off anti-fungals, antibiotics, digestive enzymes, pretty much all supplements for three days before the (stool) test. I think that I read somewhere here that you should go off everything for a much longer period of time in order to really see how your digestion is doing on its own. I've been taking digestive enzymes and anti-microbials along with other supplements.
Won't the test results reflect that, and perhaps give a sort of "false negative" if I only stop these supplements things for three days? Just wondering...thanks for any input.



3 days is all that is needed. The results will not be skewed. NMI

Posted by Helping You on October 06, 2001 at 10:29:38:

In Reply to: Stool and Urine testing posted by Andrea on October 06, 2001 at 08:37:09:

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No Parisitology?

Posted by Doug on October 06, 2001 at 11:55:05:

In Reply to: Stool and Urine testing posted by Andrea on October 06, 2001 at 08:37:09:

Hi,

Wouldn't this be a good opportunity to determine if your anti-fungals are working? Just a thought...

Doug



Re: No Parisitology?

Posted by Andrea on October 06, 2001 at 20:24:11:

In Reply to: No Parisitology? posted by Doug on October 06, 2001 at 11:55:05:

Thanks Doug. I'm doing the CDSA, the info sheet I have says it includes a yeast, fungi, bacteria, and anaerobic culture. My doctor doesn't think the parasitology (with purge...for giardia, etc.) is needed at this point.



Thanks, Helping! nmi

Posted by Andrea on October 06, 2001 at 20:25:16:

In Reply to: 3 days is all that is needed. The results will not be skewed. NMI posted by Helping You on October 06, 2001 at 10:29:38:


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Re: No Parisitology?

Posted by Doug on October 06, 2001 at 20:30:55:

In Reply to: Re: No Parisitology? posted by Andrea on October 06, 2001 at 20:24:11:

Cool. Thought I'd poke my big nose in where it doesn't belong. For what it's worth, my doctor ordered the test, and couldn't interpret the results afterwards. Be sure to post the results. Some of the people on this board are very knowledgeble regarding it, and may point out something your doc didn't. Just a thought.

Doug

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Re: Stool and Urine testing (Archive in LGS.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on October 07, 2001 at 15:15:16:

In Reply to: Stool and Urine testing posted by Andrea on October 06, 2001 at 08:37:09:

Hi, Andrea.

If the instructions say 3 days, I would have to agree. However, I would also have to say that I would like to know what the instructions will be in a few years when there is more experience with this test. If it were me, I would not only also get the purged stool for parasites (actually 4-5 purged stool tests would be a lot more accurate) but would go at least a week (instead of the recommended 3 days)--just to be sure.

Let us know what you learn.

Walt

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