Comprehensive stool analysis

We use comprehensive stool analysis to identify and treat your child’s issues with breaking down and absorbing nutrients, and to detect harmful pathogens that can interfere with growing bodies.

Why we conduct comprehensive stool analysis

Tummy issues are the most common reasons for parents to seek naturopathic care for their children. A comprehensive stool analysis is a non-invasive way to check on your child’s digestive function and the first step to finding solutions.

Using stool tests, our naturopaths will find anything nasty in your little one’s gut and work out the best way to get rid of it.

The ability to digest and absorb nutrients from the food that we eat is the foundation of good health and well-being. Diagnostic testing helps us to assess whether or not food has been properly broken down and that its nutrients are effectively absorbed.

Stool analysis helps us identify areas of digestion that need support, and what kinds of supplements will help. There are many digestive enzymes, prebiotics and probiotics available, and we’re here to work out which treatments will resolve the cause of your little one’s discomfort.


How our naturopaths conduct stool analysis

A comprehensive stool analysis and parasitology identifies good and bad microorganisms that are living in the gut. We collect three separate stool specimens on separate days and culture any nasty microorganisms for sensitivities, so we can effectively destroy them.

Parasites such as pinworms don’t shed, and their eggs don’t always appear in stool samples. One day’s sample may show a negative result, while the following day may be positive depending on the parasite’s life cycle stage. That’s why we take multiple stool samples over separate days.

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    When you should seek comprehensive stool analysis

    If your child is experiencing any of the following symptoms on a regular basis, a naturopathic stool test can help you find out why:

    • Persistent diarrhoea
    • Constipation
    • Gas and bloating
    • Indigestion
    • Blood or mucus in stool
    • Childhood IBS
    • Inflammatory bowel diseases
    • Long-term antibiotic use
    • Treatment-resistant skin conditions
    • Multiple food sensitivities
    • Nutritional deficiencies
    • Behavioural and learning difficulties

    Booked an appointment? Here’s what you can do in the meantime

    Identifying problematic foods can be tricky, especially if they’re causing delayed reactions. Download a symptom and diet diary to investigate whether certain foods are causing your little one’s issues. You can discuss the results at your consultation to help us further tailor your child’s treatment options alongside comprehensive stool analysis.

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