Bacterial Overgrowth Breath Test
Your doctor may have you complete a bacterial overgrowth test if you have been having gas, bloating, diarrhea or abdominal cramps. Some bacteria in the small intestine is normal, but when too many bacteria are present they compete with the body for nutrients.
Calprotectin Stool Test
Calprotectin is a calcium binding protein that is found in all body fluids in proportion to the level of inflammation present. Your doctor may order this test for you in order to learn if you are experiencing gastrointestinal inflammation.
The CLO test is one way of testing for H. pylori infection. A scope is inserted through the mouth into the stomach. This scope is used to look around the stomach to see any obvious signs of damage in the form of ulcers.
The ELISA blood test is used to test immune responses in the body. It is widely used to detect antigens that cause allergic reactions.
Fecal Pancreatic Elastase Stool Test
Pancreatic elastase is a simple, noninvasive marker in the stool for assessing for exocrine pancreatic function.
Fecal Fat Testing
Your doctor may order this test for you to assess how well your body absorbs fat and detect any problems you may have with the liver, gallbladder, pancreas and intestines.
Food Allergy Skin Test
Your doctor may order this test for you if he/she suspects that you have food allergies. When a person is allergic to a certain food, he/she may experience several symptoms including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, swelling of the lips, mouth, or tongue, in addition to others.
H. Pylori Breath Test
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a bacteria that can cause stomach irritation, heartburn, nausea and bloating, in addition to ulcers in the stomach and small intestine. In rare cases, H. pylori may also be related to the development of stomach cancer.
IBD Serology 7 Test
PROMETHEUS© IBD Serology 7 is the most comprehensive Inflammatory Bowel Disease test available. This test is a blood test to help your physician determine if you have Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), and if so, which type: Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn’s Disease.
Lactoferrin Stool Test
Lactoferrin is an iron binding protein that the body produces in order to defend against pathogens. Your doctor may order this test for you in order to learn if you are experiencing gastrointestinal inflammation.
Rast Blood Test
The RAST blood test may be ordered if the doctor thinks you have food allergies. This test measures the amount of allergen-specific lgE in the blood to detect an allergy to a particular substance.
Sweat Chloride Test
Your doctor may order this test for you in order to learn if you have Cystic Fibrosis. People with Cystic Fibrosis lose an abnormal amount of salt in their sweat.
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