GI Effects ® Comprehensive Profile – Stool

The GI Effects® Comprehensive Stool Profile is a series of advanced tests that provide immediate clinical information for the management of gastrointestinal health. This profile uses cutting-edge technologies and biomarkers to provide valuable information on digestive function and the overall health of the intestinal microbiome.

  • GI Effects assesses the root cause of most GI complaints.
  • A combination of PCR, culture, and microscopic methods ensure relevant organisms are identified.
  • Yeast and bacteria are analyzed to provide susceptibility testing and improved treatment options.
  • Metabolomics are measured to assess the interaction between the microbiome and its host.
  • The testing technology references a database of hundreds of thousands of complete stool profiles. This data ensures the highest standard of clinical utility and analytical validity.

The GI Effects report will offer a Functional Imbalance Scores to help direct therapeutic recommendations. Clinicians can prioritize test findings and treatment based on 5 key areas relating to GI function:

  1. Maldigestion
  2. Inflammation
  3. Dysbiosis
  4. Metabolite Imbalance
  5. Infection


The GI Effects Comprehensive Stool Profile can reveal important information about the root cause of many common gastrointestinal symptoms like indigestion, abdominal pain, gas, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation. This stool analysis uses biomarkers to differentiate between Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). In addition, GI Effects can be used to evaluate patients with a clinical history that suggests a gastrointestinal infection or dysbiosis. Research indicates that an imbalanced gut microbiome is associated with multiple disease states both within and outside of the GI tract.

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References to the GI Effects test can be found on the Genova Diagnostics website.