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Faecal Microbial Analysis

Discussion in 'The Gut: De Meirleir & Maes; H2S; Leaky Gut' started by outdamnspot, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. outdamnspot

    outdamnspot Senior Member

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    My doctor wants me to do a Faecal Microbial Analysis, but it costs $350 (via Bioscreen, here in Australia) and I don't have very much money.

    Would it be worth getting done? Can something like that significantly guide treatment?
     
  2. renski

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    Yes, but in my own experience the bioscreen is only part of the picture, and if you are going to do that test then you want to do another test like the Genova GI effects and organic acids to get a better picture of gut problems.. or just do the genova and organic acids..

    To give an example, all of my stool tests showed no yeast.. yet the organic acids showed a significant yeast infection, and a Clostridia infection.. and yet bioscreen and genova, doctors data all missed it.
     
  3. outdamnspot

    outdamnspot Senior Member

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    Are you based in Australia? I'm not really sure how I would get the Genova test done, since it looks like it requires a US practitioner .. though I found an organic acids test via Nutripath.

    I'm wondering how much addressing gut dysbiosis might improve my condition (or if it's the 'root', since I've tested negative for everything else). I'm running pretty low on hope these days ..
     
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    Yep I'm in AU.. the Genova tests can be done through Nutripath in Australia.. but you may still need a doctor to go over the results
    There are a couple of labs who do the organic acids tests, Nutripath I think has the Genova one..

    Great plains is another lab who does organic acids tests, you can order the kits through Australian biologics.. they look for oxalate levels where as Genova doesn't.. both tests are similar though
     
  5. outdamnspot

    outdamnspot Senior Member

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    Can any of those tests be ordered without a doctor?
     
  6. renski

    renski Senior Member

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    Yeah you can order the organic acids through Australian biologics without a doctor, Nutripath you can order and do the test but I don't know if they will release the results without a doctor.
     
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    Hmm that organic acids test is kinda pricey. My doctor suspects a yeast overgrowth anyway, based on symptoms. I may just have to stick with Bioscreen for now.
     
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    Has treating your gut yielded any significant improvements?
     
  9. renski

    renski Senior Member

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    Personally I would do the GI effects over bioscreen,

    Organic acids, GI effects and bioscreen.

    I went backwards treating the gut, for whatever reason (wrong supplements, not enough tests, self treating etc). It's dangerous stuff..
     

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