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What Is A Stool Test For?

What is a stool test for, a common question asked by many who take these kinds of tests. A stool test is a common test given to patients with gastrointestinal symptoms. They are given from doctor to patient to complete at your home. The kit is then sent to a laboratory for testing.

Items Included in Common Stool Test Kit

  1. Gloves
  2. Test Tube (with scooper)
  3. Biohazard Bag
  4. Instructions
  5. Toilet Hat
  6. Mailing Bag (Fed-Ex, USPS, UPS)
  7. Stool test kit instructions

A stool test kit is simple, non-invasive, and very useful. The test kit helps find information concerning patient gastrointestinal health.

A stool test kit is necessary when patients are having painful gastrointestinal symptoms.The physician needs as much information as possible to help diagnose and come up with treatment options which ,in most cases, physicians do require further information to fully understand what is going on inside the patient. With this test kit physicians will receive actionable results.

Common Conditions Diagnosed Through Results From Stool Analysis

What is a stool test for in terms of diagnosing?

  1. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  2.  Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  3. Ulcerative Colitis (UC)
  4.  Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

And much more.

What is the cost of a stool test

A comprehensive stool test cost can range anywhere from 200$-1000$ depending on which types of stool tests you get and where you get them from. Most insurances will cover a portion of these tests as they are a normal test to be run if you are having certain stomach/bowel issues.

What to do if you have positive stool sample test results

If your results from completing a stool test kit are positive your doctor may recommend treatment depending on which markers show positive results. Common treatments include change in diet, antibiotics, PPI’s and more.

Ascenda BioSciences Comprehensive Stool Test

What is a stool test for at Ascenda BioSciences? We offer a comprehensive stool test kit that comes with all the above items, as well as our test requisition form. The kit allows us to produce a stool & biopsy testing sample report with over 28+ markers that are tested through means of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) DNA Testing.

The stool sample report contains information about common bacteria, parasites, viruses, gastrointestinal health markers, and antibiotic resistances so that the physicians we work with have the best picture of the patient possible.

The results from our sample report go hand-in-hand with one another. They help physicians solve the root causes of patient issues and improve patient health.

Our full panel  was created to fit the needs of our physicians and their patients.We are rising to the challenge of modern medicine by helping give as much information as possible to our physicians to treat their patients root causes, not provide temporary relief or a band aid to their symptoms.

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