Gut Microbiome Testing

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  • GI/Microbiome testing?

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    Has anyone used Genova Diagnostics for GI/Microbiome testing? I have Kaiser and my GP basically won't order any work for me, so I'd like to go out of network to access Genova's Comprehensive Stool Profile but only a doctor can order it. Do you have any recs for a doctor you've used who would be able to order it for me, or any experience with similar diagnostic testing that a patient can access without a physician? I know there are test kits available all over, including Amazon, but those reviewed don't seem reliable.

    RE: GI/Microbiome testing? ()

    Years ago, my husband had testing with Genova Diagnostics, though not that exact test. Our physician Michiyo Kawachi ordered it for him. She’s now with Stanford in Emeryville, I believe. She’s wonderful! 

    RE: GI/Microbiome testing? ()


    We used Genova Diagnostics for our son's OAT and stool tests; they were ordered by his pediatrician at UCSF. I have heard recommendations for Great Plains Lab and they have a link on their site that you can use and pay for a doctor to prescribe the test you need- it is The test can then be done by Great Plains lab. Hope this helps!