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Seattle, WA

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DNA Microbial Profile: Measuring Intestinal Bacteria, Yeast (Candida), and Parasites

If you suffer from IBS and other digestive problems then it is very possible that you have a microbial imbalance in your digestive tract. The IBS Treatment Center is proud to be one of the few clinics in the country where you can now get DNA testing to measure the presence of the bacteria, yeast and parasites in your digestive tract. This is done via a stool sample. All microbes have DNA, and that DNA can now be detected and quantified with Nobel Prize-winning PCR (polymerase chain reaction) technology, which is commonly used in other forms of DNA testing.

DNA testing is far superior to all previous tests that assessed the presence or absence of microbes in the digestive tract. In the past, bacteria and yeast had to be grown or cultured on a Petri dish, and parasites and yeast were looked for under the microscope. In both cases there were numerous factors that could affect the test and result in inaccurate results. With DNA testing these problems have been eliminated, and an incredible range of microbes (see list below) can be detected.

This test will demonstrate the amount of all friendly bacteria, unfriendly bacteria, and yeast growing in your digestive tract. It also includes the presence of all forms of parasites. It is far more comprehensive than standard stool tests which typically only measure the presence of parasites, or the ugly bacteria that cause potentially life-threatening bloody diarrhea. Standard tests do not cover the wealth of other bacteria and yeast whose presence or absence can lead to IBS and related digestive problems.

This test is quite simple for you. When you visit the clinic for your first appointment you will be provided with the appropriate sample collection kit to take home with you. You then mail the kit directly to the lab from your house.

When your tests are complete, the results and recommendations for treatment will be sent to the IBS Treatment Center. We will then spend the time necessary to explain your test results to you and provide you with the information and prescriptions necessary to treat any problems found.

A more comprehensive GI Function Test is also available.

Bacteria, Yeast and Parasites Reported on Our DNA Microbial Profile

Beneficial bacteria

Lactobacillus species (includes acidophilus)
Bifidobacter species
Bacteroides species
Clostridia species
Eubacteria species
Fusobacteria species
Mycobacteria species
Prevotella species
Streotomyces species

Pathogenic bacteria

Achromobacter species
Aeromonas species
Bacillus species
Citrobacter freundii
Klebsiella pneumoneae

Psuedomonas species
Salmonella species
Shigella species
Vibrio species
And many others

Parasites

Ascaris lumbricoides
Blastocystis hominis
Clonorchis sinensis (liver fluke)
Cryptosporidia
Dientamoeba fragilis
Entamoeba histolytica
Enterobius vermicularis (pinworm)
Giardia
Hookworms
Taenia (Tapeworms)
Trichuris (whipworms)

Yeast/Mycology

Candida species
Rhodoturula species
Saccharomyces species
And others