Complete Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA)
The gut is one of the most important organs in the body which is involved in breaking down and digesting our foods, producing vitamins, making short chain fatty acids and housing our fascinating microbiome – 2 kg of bacteria that live in our gut. A healthy gut is essential to health and wellbeing.
Why do a CDSA
- If you experience any digestive disturbances such as bloating, diarrhoea, constipation, flatulence, mucous in your stool
- If you have had an episode of gastro/Bali belly and things haven’t been right since
- If you suspect or have been diagnosed with SIBO
- If you have had multiple courses of antibiotics during your life
- If you suspect you have Candida
- Have had a diagnosis or suspect IBS
- See undigested food in your stool
How does the test work
The CDSA is a comprehensive stool test for the assessment for digestive, absorption, metabolic, inflammation and tumour ulcer markers. The CDSA serves as a useful clinical tool by taking a comprehensive look at the overall health of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. It includes Macroscopy, Microscopy description, Bacteriology, Mycology (yeasts) and Parasitology. This test reports on pathogenic and imbalanced colonising organisms, as well as identifying the levels of beneficial flora. The CDSA includes sensitivity testing meaning that when colonising bacteria or mycoses/yeasts are detected, they are tested against a panel of natural anti-microbial and prescription anti-fungal agents to assist the practitioner in selecting what treatment will be most effective for the patient.
There are different levels of testing and the most appropriate one will be identified by your practitioner