Collection Instructions


Collection Method


Kit Requirements

Stool Test Kit

Turn Around Time

7 Business Days Turnaround times are estimates


Sample Report


NutriPATH offer an extensive range of gastrointestinal test profiles to assist and provide a practitioner with the flexibility in deciding the most appropriate test analyses for the patient.
The CDSA test can assist physicians to develop earlier, more effective preventive interventions, improve the timing and precision of treatments and reduce the risk of clinical relapse in certain groups of patients. It will also allow physicians to better evaluate and document the medical necessity for more invasive procedures such as colonoscopy.

The CDSA Level 1 is a comprehensive assessment of the microbiological environment of the gut. It includes Macroscopy, Microscopy description, Bacteriology, Mycology (yeasts) and Parasitology. This test reports on pathogenic and imbalanced colonising organisms, as well as identifying the levels of beneficial flora.

The level 1 assessment is a cost effective option and can be requested when you suspect a gut infection or want to confirm/exclude dysbiosis. It is recommended to add a DNA Multiplex PCR (2002) test to any CDSA level if you suspect parasites.


  • antibiotics
  • antifungals
  • Beneficial Bacteria
  • Parasites
    • Blastocystis Hominis
    • Cryptosporidium
    • Dientamoeba Fragilis
    • Entamoeba Histolytica
  • Candida
  • Commensal Bacteria
  • Comprehensive digestive stool analysis (CDSA)
  • Dysbiotic Bacteria
  • Faecal Markers
    • Faecal Occult blood
  • Fat Globules
  • Food Remnants
  • Giardia Lamblia
  • Good Bacteria
  • Meat Fibres
  • Mucous
  • natural inhibitors
  • Normal Gut Flora
  • Occult Blood
  • Opportunistic Bacteria
  • Pathogenic Bacteria
  • pH
  • Probiotics
  • Red Blood Cells (RBC)
  • Sensitivity Testing
  • Starch
  • Stool Colour
  • Stool Form
  • Vegetable Fibres
  • White Blood Cells (WBC)
  • Yeasts

Test Method

Culture and identification by MALDI-TOF and conventional biochemicals

Notice To Patients

NutriPATH practices in the usual practitioner-referral system for pathology laboratories. Patients are highly recommended to seek the supervision and guidance of a qualified healthcare practitioner for the interpretation of any lab results and associated information. NutriPATH can offer assistance in locating a suitable practitioner.

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How it works

Step 1

Order test

Your referring practitioner will place this order via their online portal.

Step 2

Collect Samples

A test kit will be dispatched to you and you can conveniently collect your sample in the comfort of your home.

Step 3

Return Samples

Return samples for analysis via the provided courier packaging.

Patient resources

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