Study of the intestinal flora (intestinal dysbiosis)
Good health requires proper digestion and absorption of nutrients. Illnesses that affect intestinal transit have a high degree of prevalence in the population and may be indicative of digestive disorders or alternatively by accompanying manifestations of pathological symptoms of other systems or organs.
An exhaustive study of stools is a useful and non-invasive tool to evaluate the health of the intestinal tract, considering the microbiological, viral (adeno-virus, rota-virus) and parasitical (amoeba, gellates, ciliates, coccidia and intestinal helminths) study.
Specific microbiological analysis and the determination of the concentration of each of the species which make up the intestinal flora, resident flora (E. coli, Enterococcus sp., Lactobacillus sp., Bacteroides sp., Prevotella sp., Bifidobacterium sp., Clostridium sp.), passing flora (E. coli lactosa negativa, Klebsiella pneumoniae/oxytoca, Enterobacter cloacae, Citrobacter freundii, Pseudomonas sp., Bacillus sp., Staphilococcus sp., Streptococcus sp) and occasionally enteropathogenic flora (Salmonella sp., Vibrio sp., Yersinia sp., Campylobacter sp., etc.) as well as the presence of yeasts (Candida sp.) and moulds (Geotrichum sp., Aspergillus sp., Mucor sp.) may aid the diagnosis and therefore the elucidation of intestinal problems associated with processes of DYSBIOSIS
The importance of the conservation and maintenance of the physiological intestinal flora resides in the fact that it contributes to the integrity of the intestinal mucous membrane and favours resistance to colonisation by pathogenic germs.
The study can also be extended to parasites (Entamoeba hystolitica, Entamoeba Coli, Entamoeba hartmani; Giardia intestinalis; Dientamoeba fragilis; Chilomastix mesnili; Iodamoeba butchslii; Endolimax nana; Balstocystis hominis; Cryptosporiodium sp.; Cyclospora sp.; Isospora belli; Nematodes; Trematodes; Cestodes) adenovirus, rotavirus , and antigens of Heliobacter Pylori and Clostridium difficile by asking for an ADVANCED DYSBIOSIS profile.
In general, the processes of DYSBIOSIS may be associated with deficits in vitamin B12, steatorrhoea and intestinal malabsorption, irritable bowel syndrome, among others. .
Fresh stools collected in a sterile container. Advanced dysbiosis also requires MIF.
Do not take antibiotics in the week prior to obtaining the sample.
Microbiological culture in general and selective media.