GI Screens are applicable to all patients, especially those with chronic illness and digestive problems. This test look for the presence of various parasites, yeast and bacteria. This test includes screening for H. pylori, you can also order a similar panel without H. pylori if necessary. Likewise, if you like to order only one antigen specifically, that is posible too. This panel is meant as a comphrensive investigation into gastro-intestinal infection.
This test specifically identifies multiple pathogens, thorugh both visual and automated identification.
Some of the bacteria identified include, but are not limited to:
Ova & parasites x 3 (Trichrome stain) plus antigens to Giardia lamblia, Cryptosporidium parvum, and Helicobacter pylori. Occult blood.
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