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BioHealth Lab closing

Tracey O’Shea: There’s a lot questions about the BioHealth Lab closing and kind of what the preference is for new labs to use, and I apologize if I’m repeating what Chris may have already answered on Friday, but for SIBO [small intestinal bacterial overgrowth], we are, I think, probably going to focus on Genova for our SIBO testing. For our BioHealth stool testing, we’re kind of in the middle of doing some split sample testing with GI-MAP [from Diagnostic Solutions] and Doctor’s Data[’s] new 360-stool panel, so, hopefully, we will have some information to report back to you guys in the next three to four weeks or so as we get those samples back in. We’re really looking to see if we can get some consistency in results and some reproducibility on the GI-MAP stool test and the Doctor’s Data 360-stool test, so as of right now, I would say just stay with the Doctor’s Data CSAP [Comprehensive Stool Analysis with Parasitology] and then we will report back ASAP on the results that we have. We’re using GI-MAP in the clinic right now. It’s often we try to use those labs in [the] clinic first to see how well they work before we then kind of make the change in the ADAPT curriculum. So as soon as we get that information, we will update you, but I would just stick with the Doctor’s Data CSAP stool testing for now. [For] the ​H. pylori​ testing, the BioHealth 41H or the BioHealth 418 are the ones that contain ​H. pylori.​ I would say that you could go ahead and establish an account with Diagnostic Solutions Lab, the DSL, because they do have an ​H. pylori​ [test] on its own and that may be a viable option for testing for ​H. pylori​. It is PCR [polymerase chain reaction] genetic testing, so it will give you the quantity of ​H. pylori​ that’s found in the stool as well as virulence factors, which Chris and I have used and found to be pretty effective is if there’s a higher quantity of ​H. pylori​ in the stool. There [are] also virulence factors found in the ​H. pylori​ test [that are] a pretty good indication that [the] ​H. pylori​ is pathogenic and causing an active response in the gut, and so that’s even more reason to be a little more aggressive with treatment on that ​H. pylori​ front, so that might be a good replacement for the BioHealth ​H. pylori​ at this time. So we will update you guys as that comes along, but I just wanted to make sure that I kind of mention that here as a way for everyone to have access to it.

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