I had my DNA, Geno Profile, Stool bacteria test, urinary test all done by a NP, who told me he could help me, come to find out he doesn't specialze in chronic diseases (although his website says so) so he didn't know too much about UC. I spent oh, probably over $3,000 with him.I don't think he could read the test results too good or if he did, he wasn't making sense of what he was reading off. He told me I have "Bad Bugs", well now I emailed and asked him to tell me the name of the bad bugs so I can tell my GI. I'm putting him on the spot to help me out now that I'm getting with some other doctor to do the same tests, but by another company. The cost of all the tests $700 max I think, $2,000 is way too much, don't pay that!
My new allergiest is doing two of the test I recommended they are $250 and $175 and they will tell him alot about the stool, pathagens, heavy metals and so forth. He was recommended by the American Enviromental Medicine group and you can go to the website and fine a doctor in your area.
I never thought of allergies or pathogenic bacteria. There was a long discussion on this board many moons ago about parasites and the company in Scotsdale AZ and I consulted with him, paid the consult fee and sent in the stool. He said no parasite but what he is thinking from my urgency and pooping my pants all the time and not being able to control it, it sounded like a pathegenic bacteria. This new tests I'm doing with the allergist will check for this I belive, if not I will be asking for it as well as checking my hormones, thyroid and Lyme disease.
Very mild left sided (could have fooled me with the "mild") UC. STARTED LDN ON 1/25/09. Supplements: Cod Liver, Probiotics, multi whole food vitamin, olive leaf extract.