Stool Testing

Prices vary for our stool sampling. We offer a great range of discounts if you order more than one test. Click below for a full list of prices, and get in touch to book!

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Sometimes it’s hard to find the cause of a health problem. Very often the same symptoms show up in a variety of different conditions, sometimes meaning inappropriate therapies are offered to help, without any success.

Stool testing is a quick and easy way to diagnose exactly what’s going on inside so that I can offer you the correct treatment to help your symptoms, without wasting your time or money.

Read more about my experience of having my own test over on the blog.

So why have your poo tested?

  • Stool sample testing has been proven as being very successful in diagnosing digestive and immune health problems.
  • The stool sample is easy to obtain in the privacy of your own home and toilet!
  • It’s very cost effective compared to a lot of other forms of testing.
  • The underlying cause of the health problem can be found which aids healing in difficult cases.
  • Getting a test result on paper leaves you feeling motivated to do something about curing the problem.
  • I can create a personal treatment plan for you based on scientific facts of what you’re suffering with – meaning a more successful outcome to your symptoms.
  • You can do another test further down the line, to follow up on how things are improving.

How does the Stool Sample process work?

My blog – Secret Diary of a Stool Sample – walks you through the process of how it all works and the process involved – if I can do it, you can too!!

But quite simply, the diagram below shows the process:

What can you test for using a Stool Sample?

When you have a stool sample, you can test for bacteria, viruses and parasites and also check for problems with digestive enzymes if you’re having digestive problems. The tests also show an analysis of the digestive flora, including the it’s health, which bacteria are present (good and bad) and markers showing the health of your immune system, as well as many other results.

These are vital for me as your therapist, as they ensure that I tailor your treatment exactly to the state of your digestive system and put in place an effective treatment plan to get the best outcome for you.

Choosing a Test

There are many different tests that can be ordered depending on the symptoms that you’re feeling.

The key to successful stool testing is simple:

  1. Choose as many test parameters as necessary, but as few as possible to help manage your finances – there’s no point in spending money unnecessarily!
  2. Uncover the underlying cause to your symptoms.
  3. Target the problem with a specific and effective treatment plan.

The table below shows the variety of symptoms and the stool tests we’ll consider:

A selection of possible Symptoms Stool test(s) to consider
Anal itching Mycology, Test for pinworms
Atopic eczema Mycology or complete status of intestinal colonisation, leaky gut, sIgA
Atopic problems (asthma, hayfever, rhinitis) Mycology or complete status of intestinal colonisation, leaky gut, sIgA
Bad breath Mycology with mouth swab, Helicobacter pylori
Blood in stool Intestinal bleeding, M2-PK tumour marker
Cancer: suspicion of intestinal cancer Tumour-M2-PK, intestinal bleeding
Candida symptoms Mycology: Screening the stool for all yeasts and moulds, mouth swab and stool pH.
Candida symptoms: recurring Mycology, sIgA, leaky gut
Candida: systemic Blood test
Celiac disease, suspected Anti-transglutaminsase-sIgA
Crohn’s disease Mycology or complete status of intestinal colonisation, PMNelastase, leaky gut, Tumour-M2-PK, intestinal bleeding
Damp living conditions Mycology
Diarrhoea, chronic Pathogenic bacteria, mycology or complete status of intestinal colonisation, PMN-elastase, leaky gut, Tumour-M2-PK, intestinal bleeding
Food intolerance Mycology or complete status of intestinal colonisation, leaky gut, sIgA
Gastritis Helicobacter pylori, Tumour-M2-PK, intestinal bleeding
Hair: Changes of hair and scalp Mycology or complete status of intestinal colonisation, leaky gut, sIgA
Heartburn Helicobacter pylori, mycology
IBS Mycology or complete status of intestinal colonisation, sIgA, leaky gut
Infections: frequently occurring Mycology or complete status of intestinal colonisation, sIgA, leaky gut
Itching: general Mycology, leaky gut
Leaky gut syndrome Mycology, sIgA, leaky gut
Mouth: changed mucous tissue Mycology with mouth swab
Pancreas problems Pancreas elastase-1
Parasites Intestinal parasites
Psoriasis Mycology, Test for pinworms
Rash Mycology, leaky gut, Helicobacter pylori
Respiratory tract problems, unclear cause Mycology or complete status of intestinal colonisation and pathogenic bacteria of sputum
Skin: suspected fungal infection Test for fungi of skin, hair or nails (special specimen required)
Tongue, burning Mycology, Helicobacter pylori
Ulcerative colitis PMN-elastase, leaky gut, sIgA, Tumour-M2-PK, intestinal bleeding, mycology
Vaginalitching/ Peri-vaginal itching Test for pinworms. Vaginal itching for example in young girls may be caused by pinworms

How can I order a Stool Sample?

  1. First of all – click here to contact me / email me at helen@completehealthclinic.co.uk / give me a call on 0161 207 4034 / 07900 082 080.
  2. I’ll offer you a consultation to discuss your symptoms and which test will be best for you.
  3. Then as the diagram above shows, you’ll receive the test to do at home, send it back to the lab and await the results.
  4. Once they’re in we’ll have another consultation to discuss the next steps.

In addition, some tests will come back with result-specific therapy plans that include diet, supplement and hygiene recommendations to aid me in devising the appropriate treatments for you.