Your overall health is dependent on the health of your gut. At the Institute for Hormonal Balance in Arlington and Prosper, Texas, the team of bioidentical hormone specialists offers Genova stool testing by Genova Diagnostics® to evaluate gut health and the root cause of health problems like bloating and joint pain. Call today or book an appointment online to learn more about Genova stool testing.
Genova stool testing is one of the diagnostic tools the Institute for Hormonal Balance team uses to evaluate your health. Genova Diagnostics has developed a highly sensitive and comprehensive test to evaluate gut health called GI Effects®.
GI Effects is an advanced stool test that checks for specific biomarkers in your stool to create a gut health profile. The test evaluates:
The balance of microorganisms in your gut influences your overall health, and an imbalance is linked to many common health issues like gastrointestinal distress, mood disorders, and Type 2 diabetes.
Genova stool testing can identify the root cause of many common health issues like IBS. It also helps explain common gastrointestinal complaints like gas, bloating, and changes in bowel habits.
The team at the Institute for Hormonal Balance may also order the test if you struggle with your weight or have depression, an autoimmune disease, or allergies. Your Genova stool test results can help find the root cause of your symptoms or health issues.
Before suggesting any lab tests, your provider at the Institute for Hormonal Balance conducts a comprehensive evaluation. They ask detailed questions about your health, health concerns, medical history, and family history.
The information they gather during your evaluation helps them determine what type of lab tests you need. The Institute for Hormonal Balance does in-house lab testing, so you don’t have to go to another clinic for lab work.
Your provider may recommend Genova stool testing if they suspect gut health contributes to your health issues. You do the stool test at home and then send the sample directly to the Genova Diagnostics lab.
Results from Genova stool testing may take a few weeks. The Institute for Hormonal Balance team contacts you when your results come in so they can discuss what your test means and make recommendations to improve your overall health.
Genova stool testing may uncover the answers to your health concerns. Call the Institute for Hormonal Balance today or schedule an appointment online.