GI Screens

Assess GI Disorders with BioHealth Screens
Powerful stool panels for assessment of pathogens and dysbiosis.

giscreenheader

Our microbiology methods are aimed at improving the recovery and identification of gastrointestinal organisms. Digestive tract infections and dysbiosis must be evaluated to determine a patient’s foundational health status. BioHealth’s microbiology department uses advanced staining and antigen techniques to recover pathogens and detect non-pathogenic organisms without the confusing results seen in less time-proven methods. Panel #401H is popular because it is the most comprehensive initial screen. But if you don’t need to test for H. pylori, just run the #401.

What Sets BioHealth’s GI Screens Apart?
True Ova/Parasite x 3

  • We promote a collection process which requires multiple sample collections, as well as thermally preserved samples, for increased recovery. Diagnostic value, as well as competitive pricing, sets the #401 and #401H panels apart.
  • We do not pool your patient’s samples. Each sample is cared for with resource intensive methods for thorough examination.
  • Labor and time intensive Trichrome stain procedures are applied to each sample (no pooling) to increase recovery and reinforce the findings in other methods.

Expanded Bacteria and Yeast Cultures

  • Upgraded methods improve the detection and identification of bacteria and yeast.
  • Standard bacteria and yeast identifications include the most common organisms we’ve identified in recent years.
  • Identifications are confirmed on an automated platform using optical signals generated by biochemical reactions.

Well-Established Methods

  • Our parasite ID and culture methods have proven to be clinically relevant and reliable for years. These methods avoid the pitfalls of new, overly sensitive technologies which leave many clinicians wondering if their patient has a problem or not.

When Should I Run These Tests?
GI Screens are applicable to all patients, especially those with chronic illness and digestive problems. If you already have a positive ID on Helicobacter pylori, do the #401. If not, do the #401H. All other GI panels are for isolated follow-up.

GI Screen w/ H. pylori – #401H – Ova & parasites x 3 (Trichrome stain) plus antigens to Giardia lamblia, Cryptosporidium parvum, and Helicobacter pylori. Occult blood. Visual and automated identification of bacteria, including, but not limited to: Citrobacter, Enterobacter, Enterococcus, Escherichia, Klebsiella, Proteus, and Pseudomonas. Visual and automated identification of yeast, including, but not limited to Candida.

GI Screen – #401 – Ova & parasites x 3 (Trichrome stain) plus antigens to Giardia lamblia, Cryptosporidium parvum. Occult blood. Visual and automated identification of bacteria, including, but not limited to: Citrobacter, Enterobacter, Enterococcus, Escherichia, Klebsiella, Proteus, and Pseudomonas. Visual and automated identification of yeast, including, but not limited to Candida.
GI Screening Menu