The entire digestive tract has an area of 1000 m², which represents the largest area of the human body. It contains 100,000 billion micro-organisms that play an important metabolic, secretory and immunological role.
Many endogenous and exogenous factors influence the quantitative and qualitative composition of the flora. An imbalance of this composition can cause gastrointestinal discomfort and promote endogenous infections as well as many other diseases.
Our analysis is an important element of preventive and personalized medicine for unclear gastrointestinal conditions or allergic or immunological diseases.
It includes the quantitative determination, based on the culture of faecal microflora (flora, fungi and aerobic and anaerobic yeasts), as well as the analysis of digestive performance, as well as the search for digestive residues, pH and pancreatic elastase. It also includes the examination of occult blood in the stool.
Additional immunological and inflammatory markers (secretory IgA, calprotectin and alpha-1-antitrypsin) are included to allow inferences on invasive mucosal changes and permeability disorders, eg in the context of allergies and chronic inflammatory processes or tumors.
Why to do this analysis?