CDSA – Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis – Stool
The Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA) is an advanced non-invasive diagnostic tool for assessing gastrointestinal function. As the CDSA combines a large number of tests that evaluate the function of the gastrointestinal tract, a comprehensive picture of a patients gut health can be obtained.
The analysis investigates digestion + metabolism + pancreatic function + the balance of beneficial bacteria + presence of pathological bacteria, yeast and parasites.
Seven different CDSA panels are available through NutriPATH which evaluate the following areas of gastrointestinal function:
- Digestion & metabolism
- Pancreatic function
- Gluten sensitivity
- Inflammation – Inflammatory Bowel Disease versus Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- H. pylori, Gastritis, peptic ulcers and gastric cancer markers
- Colorectal cancer markers
- Beneficial & potentially pathogenic bacteria
- Yeast & parasites
The gastrointestinal tract has two main functions: to digest and absorb important nutrients for the body’s growth and function, and to act as a barrier to keep harmful solutes, luminal antigens and micro-organisms from entering the blood.
Within the gastrointestinal tract more than 500 different bacterial species, in excess of 10 organisms per gram of wet weight, can be detected. These bacteria also play a key role in digestion, nutrition, pathogen defence and immune system development.
The CDSA can assist physicians develop earlier, more effective preventive interventions, improve the timing and precision of treatments and reduce the risk of clinical relapse in certain groups of patients. It will also allow physicians to better evaluate and do
cument the medical necessity for more invasive procedures such as colonoscopy.