The following information is directly from Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory
The SARS-COV-2 Stool Test is Helpful for the Following Individuals:
Individuals exhibiting signs and symptoms of SARS-CoV-2, including:
- Shortness of breath
- Gastrointestinal Complaints
- Asymptomatic Individuals Concerned about Having or Transmitting the Virus
- Surveillance of individuals who previously tested positive for COVID-19 by respiratory sample
The Critical Role Stool Testing Plays in SARS-CoV-2:
- Research indicates that as many as 50% of individuals who are positive for SARS-CoV-2 experience gastrointestinal symptoms.1
- In one study, up to 10% of individuals experienced gastrointestinal symptoms one to two days before they developed respiratory symptoms.2
- Evidence suggests SARS-CoV-2 is detectable in stool for up to five weeks after clearance from the respiratory tract.3
- Stool testing using RT-PCR technology is an important monitoring tool for individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19.3
- Xiao F, Tang M, Zheng X, Liu Y, Li X, Shan H. Evidence for gastrointestinal infection of SARS-CoV-2. Gastroenterology. 2020
- Young BE, Ong SWX, Kalimuddin S, et al. Epidemiologic Features and Clinical Course of Patients Infected With SARS-CoV-2 in Singapore. Jama. 2020.
- “Prolonged Presence of SARS-CoV-2 Viral RNA in Faecal Samples”, last modified March 19, 2020, accessed March 30, 2020, https://www.thelancet.com/journals/langas/article/PIIS2468-1253(20)30083-2/fulltext.
Dr. Amy's Thoughts on This Test
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Please Note from Holistic Health International, LLCBy offering this stool test, our hopes were that it may be beneficial for some individuals in which it would be difficult to attempt to get a nasal swab (such as those with health conditions that are uncomfortable with such action). Also, if someone is concerned that they had the virus but were not able to get a nasal swab in time to verify it (while they still had it in their nasal passage), then this test may help them to get an answer. Additionally, if someone is asymptomatic and wants to know if they have had it and recovered from it, they could run the test provided they were still shedding virus in their stool. Lastly, if a person is concerned that they currently have the virus and do not have access to a nasal swab test, this option may be helpful, again provided they were still shedding virus in their stool.We are not claiming that this test is a better option than the nasal swab test rather, we are trying to supply people with further testing options during this uncertain time.Some article links that may be helpful in understanding our decision in offering this test:This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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