Most Reliable/Accurate way to test for SMBO.

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   Posted 4/2/2009 8:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Just wanted to know what's the most accurate/reliable test that will state if there's a bacterial problem/ small intestinal bacterial overgrowth going on and what medications are responsive to that type of bacteria? I had one test that states i have a intestinal bacterial overgrowth of clostridium species, but there's many different species....

Is Genova Labs good? it use to be doctor's data?


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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 4/2/2009 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   

I heard Doctors Data is very good, but Genenova which was Great Smokies their test are hard to read and understand. I'm just having a regular stool test done now, collect this morning and result will be on Monday. In a couple of weeks I'm going to a allergist who will be doing the Doctors Data on me b/c I feel it's bacterial and not yeast causing my UC. I had the Genevoa stool test done twice first time it said yeast at the lowest level of one then same tested repeated 4 months later, no yeast found but found, what bacteria they did find was

klebsiella pneumoniae, protens mirabilis interobacter cloacae

Anaerobes do not use ozygen.


which explains why I was having a UTI uninary tract infection which I didn't know I had, thought the urgency of my pee and only peeing a little was UC related, my NP wanted me to take olive leaf and that wasn't working at all, give me the antibiotics and let me get relief now! is how I looked at it.


I've dealt with chronic, when I say chronic, I mean diarreah every morning, mushy stool, double over in pain, my anus hanging out every morning for 4 years now, you can't tell me this is normal UC. I've had fissures from the pressure of going and I'm not pushing my gut, it pushes itself.


I highly recommend Doctors Date, they are very thorough I have heard, even testing for heavy metals and their tests are easy to read for doctors, this is important you don't want to miss anything on the results. 


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.

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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 4/2/2009 10:03 AM (GMT -6)   
For my son, we did stool tests from Doctors Data and MetaMetrix. Doctors data correlated more with his symptoms. We did Comprehensive stool analysis/parasitology test. The report showed the dysbiotic flora and also listed the chemical/naturals that the dysbiotic flora is resistant/sensitive to.

Based on the test report, my son was started on Kapricidin and Uva Ursi. And they both together helped control his gut inflammation and put him in remission for almost a year. Now again, he is flaring even though he is taking them. We have given DD test one more time and awaiting the results.
Son diagnosed with IBD in July 2007 when he was 5 yrs old.
Initial symptom rectal bleeding. Cannot take 5 ASA; steroid does not help much.
LDN and supplements helped achieve remission; Now flaring since Feb 09 with D
and bleeding.

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