Gastrointestinal symptoms – such as nausea, abdominal discomfort, and unintentional weight loss – are unpleasant and may indicate many possible ailments. 

These symptoms can be signs of a variety of illnesses from the common stomach bug to more serious conditions. Early detection can make a substantial difference in patient outcomes, so testing at the onset of symptoms is key.

Improved Health Outcomes With Early Testing 

Clostridium difficile, often referred to as c. diff, causes nearly 500,000 infections a year among patients in the United States. This serious infection can cause symptoms, such as recurrent watery diarrhea, severe abdominal cramping, dehydration, fever, kidney failure, and more. 

Early detection for c. diff is vital for effective treatment, and it can mean the difference between a patient suffering long-term effects or fully recovering. Early, accurate testing for c. diff and other gastrointestinal ailments enables physicians to start necessary treatments quickly, improving the chances for a full recovery.

Early Testing for a Wide Range of Ailments 

Healthcare clinics can use a variety of tests to diagnose issues, such as ulcers, tumors, blockages, hernias, esophagitis, and other issues. If left untreated, these disorders can cause significant damage. 

At Maverick Labs, we offer a wide variety of quick turn-around testing options to help physicians make the right treatment decisions: 

  • Campylobacter (jejuni, coli, and upsaliensis)
  • Clostridium difficile (toxin A/B)
  • Plesiomonas shigelloides
  • Salmonella
  • Vibrio
  • Vibrio cholera
  • Yersinia enterocolitica
  • Diarrheagenic E. coli/Shigella
  • Enteroaggregative E. coli (EAEC)
  • Enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC)
  • Enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) lt//st
  • Shiga-like toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) stxl/stx2
  • Shigella/Enteroinvasive E. coli (EIEC)
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Cyclospora cayetanensis
  • Entamoeba histolutics
  • Giardia lamblia
  • Adenovirus F 40/41
  • Astrovirus
  • Norovirus GI/GII
  • Rotavirus A
  • Sapovirus
  • Lactoferrin
  • Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT)
  • Calprotectin
  • Pancreatic elastase
  • Fecal WBC

Maverick Labs Offers a Variety of Testing Options

If you’re experiencing any worrying symptoms, talk to your doctor today about receiving the tests you need. Maverick Labs is here to support your physician with a variety of options. Contact us to learn more about our tests.