FAQ GI Pathogen Profile; Multiplex PCR


Concerning the GI Pathogen Profile; Multiplex PCR

What type of sample is needed?


How long do results take to come back from the lab?

     2-3 weeks in most cases.

Can this test be performed internationally?


Is shipping the sample included in the cost of the kit?

     -If you reside in the US- prepaid FedEx 2Day shipping materials are included.

     -If you reside in Canada- prepaid FedEx shipping materials are included. 

     -If you reside in any other country- shipping costs are your responsibility. Send to: 


Specimen Receiving

Doctor's Data Inc.

3755 Illinois Ave

St. Charles, IL 60174


*Please note, the sample must be shipped the same day as it is collected and received by the lab within 4 days of collection date.

Does the kit come with an ice pack and cooler?

     No, this is not necessary.

How will the results be provided?

     Results will be emailed.

Can a print-out version of the results be requested?

     No. You may print out the results once you receive them.

Will Dr. Amy personally review my results?

     Yes, results of the GI Pathogen Multiplex Test are personally reviewed and commented on by Dr. Amy.

Can I get my results back before Dr. Amy comments on them?

     No. Results are only emailed after Dr. Amy reviews and comments on them.

Do I need to stop taking supplements before collecting the stool sample?

     No. Keep taking the supplements you are currently taking- as directed by your health care professional.

How can I find a practitioner in my area to discuss my results with?

     If you are looking for a knowledgeable professional in your area or one to work remotely with- please utilize our discussion group on www.CH3Nutrigenomics.com ask (post your question) under the ‘Resources and Groups by Area’ topic.

Is there someone at the office I can call to go over my results with?

     No. Please utilize our discussion group on www.CH3Nutrigenomics.com Dr. Amy or one of our moderators will help to guide you there.

Will my insurance cover this test?

     Any attempt at reimbursement for this test through your insurance company lies solely on the customer.