When I do stool testing, I use the Doctor’s Data laboratory. This lab is an outstanding lab that offers comprehensive stool analysis. Their analysis is based on three samples and includes parasitology. When I see clients with bloating, gas, and fatigue, invariably there are findings on the stool test. I honestly don’t think I’ve ever seen a negative stool test in someone with bloating and gas.
The first thing I recommend if you have digestive symptoms, but a negative stool test is to confirm that the testing was done either by Doctor’s Data or Genova Diagnostics. I trust the results I get from these labs. I have read reports from other labs, and their reports range from the sublime to the ridiculous. Sometimes I look at the results, and I wonder how they can even call themselves a laboratory. Some labs that claim to offer comprehensive stool testing are not ISO certified. They may not be registered with any pathology association.
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In some cases, it is a “dry lab” that is preparing the reports. Dry labs, in fact, are not labs at all. It’s just a room like this with a guy printing off reports. It’s estimated that 30 to 40 percent of laboratories in America are dry labs. They’re bogus. They are, in fact, no lab at all. It’s just a sham report, and they make a lot of money by sending out random reports to people.
If you’ve done your stool test through Doctor’s Data and it was genuinely negative, but you still have bloating and gas, I would have a few more questions. I would wonder if you’re following through on all the recommendations I provide on my channel. Honestly, it doesn’t quite add up, so I’d want to know more about the symptoms, your lifestyle, and whether there are other factors to consider like medications or supplements you are taking.