GI Effects Stool Profile

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  • The Most Comprehensive Stool Tests for Optimal Clinical Utility

    The GI Effects® Comprehensive Stool Profile is a group of advanced stool tests that provide immediate, actionable clinical information for the management of gastrointestinal health. Utilizing cutting-edge technologies and biomarkers, this profile offers valuable insight into digestive function, intestinal inflammation, and the intestinal microbiome.

    Understand the root causes of your GI issues

    The GI Effects Comprehensive Stool Profile can reveal important information about the root cause of many common gastrointestinal symptoms such as gas, bloating, indigestion, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and constipation. This stool analysis utilizes biomarkers such as fecal calprotectin to differentiate between Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). In addition, Genova's GI Effects test can be used to evaluate patients with a clinical history that suggests a gastrointestinal infection or dysbiosis.

    Gut microbes are codependent with one another and with their human host, and the health of one affects the other. A sizeable volume of research associates a dysbiotic, or imbalanced gut microbiome with multiple disease states both within and outside of the GI tract. The diverse metabolic activities of the microbiome ultimately impact the human host, and the activities of the human host ultimately affect the health of their microbiome.

  • When I began working with Dr. Charny, she almost immediately recommended I try a GI-MAP test to see what might be causing my issues.

    It’s pretty amazing how much Dr. Charny was able to read into my digestion from the results.

    The results of the MyPerio test astounded me. I never knew the bacteria in my mouth could affect my energy levels and even my high blood pressure! Thanks Dr. Charny for ordering this test and explaining my results.

    My hormones tested normal on other blood tests, but with the DUTCH test we were able to see how my hormones are working and responding to stress in action. It’s so cool that the test is taken throughout the day.

    Thanks Dr. Charny for helping me get a handle on things.

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The GI Effects Comprehensive Stool Profile Biomarkers

The biomarkers on the GI Effects Comprehensive Profile reflect the 3 key functions of gut health arranged in the "DIG" format: Digestion/Absorption, Inflammation/Immunology, and the Gut Microbiome:

Digestion / Absorption

  • Pancreatic Elastase-1 is a marker of exocrine pancreatic function.

  • Products of Protein Breakdown are markers of undigested protein reaching the colon.

  • Fecal Fat is a marker of fat breakdown and absorption.

  • Calprotectin is a marker of neutrophil-driven inflammation. Produced in abundance at sites of inflammation, this biomarker has been proven clinically useful in differentiating between Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

  • Eosinophil Protein X is a marker of eosinophil-driven inflammation and allergic response.

  • Fecal Secretory IgA is a marker of gut secretory immunity and barrier function.

  • Fecal Occult Blood Test detects hidden blood; fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) has been recommended by the American College of Gastroenterology as the preferred noninvasive test for colorectal cancer screening/detection.

Inflammation / Immunology

Gut Microbiome

  • Metabolic indicators, including short-chain fatty acids and beta-glucuronidase, demonstrate specific and vital metabolic functions performed by the microbiota.

  • Commensal Bacteria demonstrate the composition and relative abundance of gut organisms.

  • Bacterial and mycology cultures demonstrate the presence of specific beneficial and pathological organisms.

  • Bacterial and mycology sensitivities are provided for pathogenic or potentially pathogenic organisms that have been cultured. The report includes effective prescriptive and natural agents.

  • Parasitology includes comprehensive testing for all parasites on every parasitology exam ordered.

Additional Biomarkers Available

  • Campylobacter
  • Clostridium difficile
  • Escherichia coli
  • Fecal Lactoferrin
  • Helicobacter pylori
  • Macro Exam for Worms
  • Zonulin Family Peptide
  • KOH Preparation for Yeast

What Advantage Does the Profile Offer Compared to Other Diagnostics?

A structured fecal biomarker panel offers the advantage of assessing multiple functional areas that may be contributing to symptoms. For example, diarrhea could stem from multiple causes including pancreatic exocrine insufficiency, inflammation, food allergies, or the presence of a pathogenic or potentially pathogenic organism.

A positive result on one or more fecal biomarker tests may guide therapy, either by suggesting a treatable alternative diagnosis or by eliminating a diagnosis from further consideration. The latter allows individualized targeted treatment to be redirected to more likely diagnoses.

GI Effects® represents the best technical platform available to assess the gut microbiome, combining:

  • 16S rRNA gene polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification technique for anaerobic commensal bacteria

  • Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) technology for limitless bacterial and fungal species identification via culture

  • Gold standard microscopic ova and parasite (O&P) detection

  • Real-time PCR for the identification of 6 common parasites

  • Next-Generation DNA sequencing for Blastocystis spp.

The test report findings are synthesized into a results overview that helps the clinician to prioritize findings with functional imbalance scores and therapeutic support options. Furthermore, Genova summarizes the status of the patient's commensal bacteria levels with clinically actionable data.

Why Choose Genova Diagnostics' Gastrointestinal Products?

  • GI Effects is a comprehensive assessment of complete gut health, assessing the root cause of most GI complaints.

  • Genova uses a combination of PCR, culture, and microscopic methods to ensure any and all relevant organisms are identified.

  • Genova recovers live organisms (yeast and bacteria) for susceptibility testing and improved treatment options.

  • Genova measures metabolomics and can assess the interaction between the microbiome and its host.

  • Genova is the market authority on stool inflammatory markers, testing calprotectin, EPX and sIgA.

  • Genova has amassed a database of hundreds of thousands of complete stool profiles. Their data driven and evidence-based analysis ensures the highest standard of analytical validity and clinical utility.

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Hear what our patients have to say
about Lab Tests with Charny Healing

Josh R.

Santa Monica, CA

I’m a relatively healthy guy in my early sixties and I’ve always been in pretty good shape. Well a year ago or so I started to feel tired and even dizzy at random hours of the day. Never in my life had I experienced dizzy spells. I was unsuccessful with several doctors before Dr. Charny recommended something called the OAT test.

Well it turns out I had a bacteria called clostidria that somehow went undetected with other tests. After pinpointing the issue, Dr. Charny tailored my treatment and the progress has been amazing. I’m finally starting to feel back to my normal self.

Chelsea T.

Los Angeles, CA

Over the last few years I had been dealing with pretty regular constipation and general stomach uneasiness. When I began working with Dr. Charny, she almost immediately recommended I try a GI-MAP test to see what might be causing my issues. It’s pretty amazing how much Dr. Charny was able to read into my digestion from the results. We discovered I had crazy yeast overgrowth and I didn’t have enough enzymes to digest all the carbs I love to eat.

With Dr. Charny’s supplement recommendations, finally we are actually addressing the root cause. In the 3 months since taking the test I feel like I’m able to properly digest food. And I’ve even lost 10 pounds. Win win!

Richard M.

Los Angeles, CA

The results of the MyPerio test astounded me. I never knew the bacteria in my mouth could affect my energy levels and even my high blood pressure! Thanks Dr. Charny for ordering this test and explaining my results.

Kate T.

Los Angeles, CA

The last few years have been hard on a lot of us and for many reasons. On top of all the regular stressors I’ve just been feeling more stressed more regularly and experiencing hot flashes and gained weight for the first time. My hormones tested normal on other blood tests, but with the DUTCH test we were able to see how my hormones are working and responding to stress in action. It’s so cool that the test is taken throughout the day. And it makes sense too! I may wake up feeling fine, but can become stressed throughout the day, seemingly at random.

Thanks Dr. Charny for helping me get a handle on things.

Important lab test information

Please read the following prior to placing your lab test order.

  • All sales are final and no refunds will be afforded and you waive any rights to charge-back your purchase with your credit card processor.
  • Charny Healing does not participate in, take assignment, or accept any private insurance. We do not provide super bills and cannot assist with claim resolution for laboratory tests or consultations.
  • Charny Healing is unable to ship test kits to the state of New York as per state laws.
  • Charny Healing is unable to ship lab kits to P.O. boxes. Please use a residential or business address.
  • Some lab providers fill out requisition forms ahead of time with client information. To avoid confusion when processing orders, if you are ordering lab kits for multiple people, please place a separate order for each person.
  • After you order a test kit, getting the lab draw and/or completing the test is your responsibility.
  • Once Charny Healing has received your test results, the results will be uploaded to your HIPAA compliant client portal and you will receive an email instructing you how to access them.
  • This test does NOT include a test interpretation consultation. If you are interested in having your test results interpreted please add a consultation with Dr. Charny.
  • Test interpretations must take place within 3 months of placing the test order.
  • Please contact us with questions.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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