CDHF Talks: Stool Tests for GI Disorders

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This video was made possible due to an unrestricted educational grant from Diasorin, the Diagnostic Specialist. 

CDHF Talks: Stool Tests for GI Disorders. There are numerous stool tests that doctors use in the assessment and diagnosis of digestive conditions. They are used to assess things like infection, inflammation, for screening purposes (i.e colorectal cancer) and absorption/nutrition status.

In this CDHFTalks with Dr. Karen Kroeker, she will be answering all your questions on the following three stool tests for GI Disorders:

Watch the full version or skip to each section to find the answers you are looking for.

Full Version:

Part 1: What are Stool Tests?

Part 2: Fecal Calprotectin Test (FCP) for Intestinal Inflammation, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

  • Can the Fecal Calprotectin Test replace endoscopy?

Part 3: Fecal Elastase-1 Test of Pancreatic Function

  • What is Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency, and how do you get diagnosed?

Part 4: Helicobacter pylori Stool Antigen Test

  • H. Pylori (Helicobacter pylori) is a bacteria that can bring about infection within the stomach or duodenum (the first part of the small intestine) causing peptic ulcer disease, as well as gastritis.
  • Diagnosis can be made through tests such as an endoscopic biopsy, and an H.pylori stool antigen test, which will be talked about below.