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 3+ is the second most comprehensive stool assessment which is the extended test of the CDSA level 3 panel with the additional advanced biomarkers that evaluate digestion, absorption, pancreatic function, and inflammation such as Transglutaminase IgA, Eosinophil Protein X, Calprotectin, M2 Pyruvate Kinase (M2-PK) and H.Pylori. The CDSA level 3+ offers a comprehensive look at the overall health of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. It helps identify inflammatory conditions such as IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease), food allergies and post-infectious Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).  This profile also includes sensitivity testing meaning that when colonising bacteria or mycoses/yeasts are detected, they are tested against a panel of natural anti-microbial and prescription anti-fungal agents to assist the practitioner in selecting what treatment will be most effective for the patient. It is recommended to add a DNA Multiplex PCR (2002) test to any CDSA level if you suspect parasites.


  • Chain Fatty Acids
    • Acetate %
    • Butyrate %
    • Propionate %
    • Valerate %
  • antibiotics
  • antifungals
  • Beneficial Bacteria
  • Beneficial Short Chain Fatty Acids (SCFA)
  • Beta Glucuronidase
  • Parasites
    • Blastocystis Hominis
    • Cryptosporidium
    • Dientamoeba Fragilis
    • Entamoeba Histolytica
  • Faecal Markers
    • Calprotectin
    • Faecal Occult blood
  • Candida
  • Commensal Bacteria
  • Comprehensive digestive stool analysis (CDSA)
  • Dysbiotic Bacteria
  • Fat Globules
  • Food Remnants
  • Giardia Lamblia
  • Good Bacteria
  • Helicobacter Pylori Antigen (H.PYLORI)
  • Long Chain Fatty Acids (LCFA)
  • M2 Pyruvate Kinase (M2-PK)
  • Meat Fibres
  • Mucous
  • natural inhibitors
  • Normal Gut Flora
  • Occult Blood
  • Opportunistic Bacteria
  • Pancreatic Elastase 1 (PE-1)
  • Pathogenic Bacteria
  • pH
  • Probiotics
  • Putrefactive Short Chain Fatty Acids (SCFA)
  • Red Blood Cells (RBC)
  • Secretory Immunoglobulin A (SIgA)
  • Sensitivity Testing
  • Starch
  • Stool Colour
  • Stool Form
  • Transglutaminase Immunoglobulin A (IgA)
  • 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.

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