Comprehensive Stool Analysis Panel

Dr. Weyrich's Naturopathic Functional Medicine Notebook  

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Test Overview

The Stool Analysis Panel detects both beneficial and pathogenic microflora in the GI tract, including yeasts, bacteria, and parasites. It also provides a number of other markers of gut health.

Test Indications

Sample Collection

  1. Your doctor will provide you with the sample collection kit.
  2. The sample must be sent via overnight FedEx directly to the lab on a Monday through Thursday using the prepaid mailer provided.
  3. Detailed instructions are in the sample collection kit.

Your doctor or lab may have different instructions that supersede the above.

ICD-9 CODES

ICD9-CodeDescriptionComments
112.9Yeast infection 
277.9Metabolic disorder 
279.9Immune system disorder 

CPT CODES

CPT-CodeDescriptionComments
82272Occult blood 
82492Quantitative chromatography 
82656Pancreatic elastase 
83516Immunoassay 
83631Lactoferrin 
83986Stool pH 
87045Salmonella/Shigella bacterial culture 
87046Other aerobic bacterial culture 
87102Fungal culture 
87177*2Ova and parasitesTwo samples
87209*2Special smear for ova and parasitesTwo samples
87328Cryptosporidium immunoassay 
87329Heliobacter pylori immunoassay 
89125Fat stain 
89160Meat fiber 

Labs Performing Test

Name of LabLab CodeEstimated CostProcessing TimeComments
Great Plains  $3302-3 weeksCash discount and some insurance

Costs cited are subject to change and may be reduced by insurance or cash discounts and increased by sample collection fees.

Theory

Digestion and Absorption

Stool Fats

Meat Fibers

Vegetable Fibers

Pancreatic Elastase

Carbohydrates

Bacterial Culture and Sensitivity

Beneficial Bacteria

Pathogeninic Bacteria

Yeast Culture and Sensitivity

Fungal Culture

Fungal Sensitivity

Parasite Testing

Inflammatory Markers

Lysozyme

Lactoferrin

White Blood Cells (WBC)

Mucus

Stool Metabolic Markers

Stool pH

ELISA Immunoassays

Immunoassay reveals evidence of pathogen even when not culturable.

Heliobacter pylori

Cryptosporidium

Campylobacter

Giardia lamblia

Other Tests

Occult Blood

Secretory Immunoglobulin A (SigA)


References

Unless specifically noted above, references used in the construction of this web page include the following:

[FDM] Lecture notes from Functional Medicine University.

[SCNM] Lecture notes from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine.

[UT] Lecture notes from the University of Tennessee graduate programs in Chemistry and Biochemistry.

[GP] Great Plains Laboratory Physician Training lecture notes and documentation.


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