Stool Testing

MICRO-BIOLOGICAL TESTINGS

Body Peace takes the issue of colon hydrotherapy a lot further than just cleaning the bowel. We offer a wide range of micro-biological tests.

From experience we understand that it is quite difficult to know what is going on in the body just by the description of the symptoms. Very often the symptoms mimic each other, time and money can often be wasted on the wrong therapy. These tests assist us in getting to the root of the problem thus eliminating guesswork.

From a simple stool sample and mouth swab our laboratory can test for:

  • Intestinal Candida and other fungi
  • PH of the stool (will help to find the right diet for you)
  • Intestinal parasites
  • Complete status of intestinal bacterial colonization (includes Candida, moulds & bacteria)
  • Pancreas function
  • Leaky gut
  • Intestinal inflammation
  • Intestinal immune system
  • Celiac disease
  • IgG, IgM, IgA, IgE (tests for allergies and intolerances)
  • Helicobacter Pylori
  • Intestinal bleeding (test for intestinal cancer and polyps)
  • Intestinal tumour
  • Resistance tests for pathogenic bacteria
  • Acute diarrhoea diagnosis

Choosing the right test

Symptoms Test(s) to Consider
Anal itching Fungi, Test for pinworms
Atopic eczema Fungi, leaky gut, Food allergies
Atopic problems (asthma, hayfever, rhinitis) Test for fungi (candida, moulds and others), sIgA, leaky gut, food allergies
Bad breath Fungi (especially mouth swap) Helicobacter pylori, Food allergy test
Blood in stool Intestinal bleeding (occult blood),  Tumour-M2-PK
Cancer: suspicion of intestinal cancer Tumour-M2-PK, Intestinal bleeding (occult blood)
Candida symptoms i.e. bloating, tiredness, gas, flatulence, thrush, cravings Fungi (= all yeasts and moulds); the test includes an analysis of stool and a mouth swap
Candida symptoms: recurring Fungi, sIgA, leaky gut
Coeliacs disease, suspected Coeliacs test, Food allergies
Crohn’s disease, suspected Fungi, PMN-elastase, leaky gut, Tumour-M2-PK, Food allergy test
Damp living conditions Fungi, moulds
Diarrhoea, chronic, Severe colicky abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss and tiredness Pathogenic bacteria, fungi, leaky gut, Tumour-M2-PK, Intestinal bleeding, Test for clostridium-difficile toxin A, Food allergies
Food intolerance Fungi, leaky gut, food allergies
Gastritis Helicobacter pylori, Tumour-M2-PK, Food allergy test
Hair: Changes of hair and scalp Test for fungi, Test for heavy metal intoxication (with our in-house computerised test)
Heartburn Helicobacter pylori, Fungi, Food allergies
IBS symptoms, i.e. bloating, gas, abdominal pain, alternating constipation and diarrhea Fungi, Test for clostridium-difficile toxin A, sIgA, leaky gut, Food allergies
Infections: frequently occurring Fungi, sIgA, leaky gut, Food allergies
Itching: general Fungi, leaky gut, allergy testing
Leaky gut syndrome, i.e. bloating, tiredness, food intolerance, mucus in stool Fungi, sIgA, leaky gut
Mouth: changed mucous tissue Fungi (especially mouth swap), test for heavy metal intoxication (available with our in-house computerized BEST test)
Pancreas problems, i.e. Changing stool qualities, diarrhoea, bloating, food intolerance, colicky pain in the upper abdomen Pancreas function test
Parasites, i.e. anal itching, weight loss, tiredness, itching, bloating Parasites
Psoriasis Fungi, Test for pinworms Food allergies
Rash Fungi, Leaky gut, Helicobacter pylori
Respiratory tract problems, unclear cause Test for fungi (candida, moulds and others) and pathogenic bacteria of sputum, food allergies
Skin: suspected fungal infection Test for fungi of skin, hair or nails
Tongue, burning Fungi, Helicobacter pylori, Test for heavy metal intoxication (available with our in-house computerized BEST test)
Trush Fungi
Ulcerative colitis i.e. spasmodic abdominal pain, gas, bloating PMN-elastase, leaky gut, sIgA, Tumour-M2-PK,test for fungi, food allergies
Vaginal itching Vaginal itching for examplein little girls can be caused by pinworms escaping the anus.Test for pinworms

If you need help in choosing the test you can phone our clinic and speak to one of our highly qualified therapists to help you choose the appropriate test.

What is involved?

Everything is very simple. You buy the test kit (either in person or by post) which includes detailed description of the procedure, vials (for samples), order form and addressed envelope.

Please don’t forget to put a stamp on it.

How quickly can I get the results?

It normally takes maximum 2 weeks to get the results back. There will be a detailed explanation of all the findings which are out of balance. Depending on the finding, appropriate therapy will be recommended, progress monitored.

Bowel Cancer

In the UK there are about 35,000 people diagnosed with bowel cancer every year. Every day about 50 people die from bowel cancer in this country – it makes bowel cancer the second most common cause of death in the UK after lung cancer. However, bowel cancer is highly treatable and often curable if detected early.

What are the signs of bowel cancer:

  • Repeated rectal bleeding or blood stained stools;
  • Persistent change in the bowel habit (for 6 weeks) to looser bowel motions and need to go to the toilet more frequently;
  • Persistent change in bowel movement (for 6 weeks) to severe constipation or to alternating loose movements and constipation;
  • Severe colicky abdominal pain;
  • Unexplained tiredness or weight loss;

These symptoms do not certainly mean that you have bowel cancer but they should be taken seriously.

We can offer you a new ELISA test that detects specific antibodies to Tumour M2 PK, an isomere that only tumour cells produce during their glucose metabolism. Antibody levels increase with the presence of any tumour, which secrets this metabolic product into the intestines.

Candida – Some Useful Information

We hear and read a lot about this mysterious Candida,

but what is the truth and what is the myth?

What is Candida?

In our intestines we have about 500 different species of microorganisms, mostly bacteria. Usually bacteria are thought to be the bad guys which make us ill, but in fact we need these tiny tenants to keep food bugs and upset stomachs at bay and to produce a number of useful substances for our health. These good guys are called “the intestinal flora”. There are also fungi among them. These can be yeasts, similar to the ones we know for baking bread or making wine or moulds similar to the tasty ones, which make cheeses. Or they can be the black stuff which causes food to ferment and decay. Usually their numbers are small.

Candida is a kind of yeast, a tiny single celled organism, which in normal circumstances is a harmless part of our intestinal flora.

However, sometimes when we are not so fit these Candida yeasts can develop the ability to get nasty, grow into large numbers and cause symptoms.

Typical symptoms of a Candida infection

When an uncontrolled overgrowth of Candida or other fungi occurs in the intestinal tract, we can get many and sometimes seemingly unrelated symptoms. The most common is heavy bloating, especially after eating. Diarrhoea or constipation may also be part of the picture; frequently these alternate. Nausea and acid regurgitation can be present as well as extreme tiredness, lethargy, sweet craving, depression, allergies, recurrent colds, eczema, palpitations, recurrent vaginal thrush, recurrent cystitis and many more.

Candida is not always the culprit

Even if you think you clearly recognise your own problems in this description, fungi may not be the cause at all. These symptoms can also be caused by something completely different.

A safe diagnosis is essential; otherwise you could waste money and possibly loose valuable time by “barking up the wrong tree”.

The safe diagnosis

Micro-organisms are far too small to be seen by the naked eye and even if they are grown in a dense layer, completely different kinds can look alike.

That is why the only safe way to diagnose intestinal Candida is a stool analysis in a specialised micro-biological laboratory.

Our diagnoses are done by a laboratory, which has many years of experience and performs regular research on the subject.

This laboratory will not only identify the exact species of fungus but also investigate if it is a harmless or an invasive kind.

The treatment

After a safe diagnosis the detected fungus should be treated with an appropriate naturopathic anti-fungal remedy, an appropriate diet, and proper hygiene measures and anti-relapse precautions have to be taken.

Prices

Test Price
1.) Mycology:a) Candida stool test:Investigation for all yeasts and moulds (qualitative and semi-quantitative), including pH of the stool, count of the friendly bacteria and a virulence test of yeasts

£85.00

2.) Intestinal Parasites: a) Protozoa cysts and worm eggs

£85.00

3.) Complete status of intestinal colonization: Yeasts, moulds, virulence test, aerobic and anaerobic bacteria

£124.00

4.) Helicobacter pylori antigen from a simple stool sample

£90.00

5.) Pathogenic stool-bacteria:a) Enterobacteria and non-fermenter, including testing for salmonella and enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (qualitative and semi-quantitative)

£90.00

6.) Pancreas diagnostic: Pancreatic elastase as a marker for chronic and acute pancreatitis

£85.00

7.) Intestinal inflammation:a) Secretoric IgA in the stoolb) Leaky gut test: alpha-1-antitrypsine

£85.00

£85.00

8.) Test for Coeliacs disease from a simple stool test:tissue-transglutaminase-slgA

£85.00

9.) Intestinal bleedingHaemoglobin-haptoglobin complex in the stool as a very sensitivemarker for intestinal bleeding (test for intestinal cancerandpolyps)10.) Tumour Marker: Tumour-M2-PK in stool

£85.00

£90.00

Multiple test discounts:
 Order 2 main tests at the same time and get £10 off
 Order 3 main tests at the same time and get £20 off