GI360

Test Details

Lab Company: Doctor's Data
Sample Type: Stool
Collection Location:  At Home

The GI360 Profile detects and assesses pathogens, viruses, parasites, and bacteria in a patient's stool. This information can be used to determine the cause of acute or chronic gastrointestinal symptoms and disease.

🔑 Key Details 📦 Shipping
Preparation & Timing 📊 Results
🧪 Collection Instructions 📚 More Resources
💳 Requisition & Payment
💬 Questions?

Key Details 

  • Wait at least 4 weeks from your last colonoscopy or barium enema.
  • Discontinue antibiotics, antiparasitics, antifungals, probiotic supplements, proton pump inhibitors, and bismuth 2 weeks before collection.
  • Discontinue aspirin, other NSAIDs, digestive enzymes, laxatives (particularly mineral oil, castor oil, and glycerin enemas/suppositories), activated charcoal, betaine HCl, antacids, and bentonite clay 2 days before collection.
  • Do not collect while menstruating or actively bleeding from hemorrhoids.
  • Confirm with your physician as to whether you should do the 1, 2, or 3 day test.
  • The black and yellow top vials should be refrigerated until shipped.
  • The white top vial should be frozen for at least 6 hours prior to shipping.
  • Ship samples in the provided, prepaid FedEx Clinical Pak mailer as soon as possible after collection.
    • Do not leave your samples in a FedEx drop box.

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Preparation & Timing

  • Wait at least 4 weeks from a colonoscopy or barium enema.
  • 2 weeks before collection, discontinue antibiotics, antiparasitics, antifungals, probiotic supplements, proton pump inhibitors, and bismuth.
  • 2 days before collection, discontinue aspirin, other NSAIDs, digestive enzymes, laxatives (particularly mineral oil, castor oil, and glycerin enemas/suppositories), activated charcoal, betaine HCl, antacids, and bentonite clay.
  • Do not collect while menstruating.
  • Do not collect while actively bleeding from hemorrhoids.
  • Your physician may have ordered a 1, 2, or 3 day test. Please confirm which test you have prior to collection.
    • 1 day collection
      • Use only the day 3 bag
    • 2 day collection
      • First collection: day 2 bag
      • Second collection: day 3 bag
    • 3 day collection
      • Use each bag in order 

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Collection Instructions

Day 1 Collection (only for 3 day test)

  1. You will use the contents from the day 1 bag.
  2. Write the patient's name, date of birth, and the date of collection on the sample vial.
  3. Urinate prior to collection.
  4. Put on glove.
  5. Collect stool in the supplied collection container.
    1. Do not contaminate the stool with urine or water.
  6. Remove the cap from the BLACK vial.
  7. Use the attached spoon to transfer stool into the vial.
    1. Collect from different areas of the sample.
  8. Add enough stool until the liquid reaches the FILL LINE. Do not overfill.
  9. Screw the cap on tightly.
  10. Shake the vial vigorously for 30 seconds
  11. Place the vial back into the day 1 ziplock bag.
  12. Refrigerate sample in bag until shipping. Do NOT freeze.

Day 2 Collection (2 and 3 day tests only)

  1. You will use the contents from the day 2 bag.
  2. Write the patient's name, date of birth, and the date of collection on the sample vial.
  3. Urinate prior to collection.
  4. Put on glove.
  5. Collect stool in the supplied collection container.
    1. Do not contaminate the stool with urine or water.
  6. Remove the cap from the BLACK vial.
  7. Use the attached spoon to transfer stool into the vial.
    1. Collect from different areas of the sample.
  8. Add enough stool until the liquid reaches the FILL LINE. Do not overfill.
  9. Screw the cap on tightly.
  10. Shake the vial vigorously for 30 seconds
  11. Place the vial back into the day 2 ziplock bag.
  12. Refrigerate sample in bag until shipping. Do NOT freeze.

Day 3 Collection (all tests)

  1. You will use the contents from the day 3 bag.
  2. Write the patient's name, date of birth, and the date of collection on the sample vial.
  3. Urinate prior to collection.
  4. Put on glove.
  5. Collect stool in the supplied collection container.
    1. Do not contaminate the stool with urine or water.
  6. Remove the cap from the WHITE vial.
    1. This vial does not contain a liquid preservative.
  7. Use the attached spoon to transfer stool into the vial.
    1. Collect from different areas of the sample.
  8. Add enough stool until it reaches the FILL LINE. Do not overfill.
  9. Screw the cap on tightly.
  10. Do NOT shake.
  11. Place the WHITE vial into the separate bag provided and seal.
  12. Place the included Polar Ice Pack into the pouch on the back of the bag.
  13. Place the bag into the freezer. Freeze for a minimum of 6 hours prior to shipping.
  14. Remove the cap from the BLACK vial.
  15. Use the attached spoon to transfer stool into the vial.
    1. Collect from different areas of the sample.
  16. Add enough stool until the liquid reaches the FILL LINE. Do not overfill.
  17. Screw the cap on tightly.
  18. Shake the vial vigorously for 30 seconds
  19. Remove the cap from the YELLOW vial.
  20. Use the attached spoon to transfer stool into the vial.
    1. Collect from different areas of the sample.
  21. Add enough stool until the liquid reaches the FILL LINE. Do not overfill.
  22. Screw the cap on tightly.
  23. Shake the vial vigorously for 30 seconds
  24. Place the BLACK and YELLOW vials into the day 3 ziplock bag.
  25. Refrigerate samples in bag prior to shipping. Do not freeze.

Prepare for Shipping

  1. Remove the bag containing the WHITE top vial from the freezer after at least 6 hours.
  2. Place the WHITE top vial bag and Polar Ice Pack in the test kit box.
  3. Remove the other vials (in the ziplock bags) from the refrigerator. 
  4. Place the Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 collection bags in the test kit box.
    1. Any unused vials should be placed in their collection bags in the box.
  5. Place the completed test requisition form into the test kit box and close.
  6. Place the test kit box in the provided, prepaid FedEx Clinical Pak mailer.
  7. Ship as soon as possible after collection.

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Requisition & Payment

  • Your kit has been prepaid. You DO NOT need to pay anything extra.
  • Instructions on how to fill out your requisition can be found here.
    • Since you pre-paid for your tests, you do not need to fill in the payment information on any of these forms.

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Shipping

  • Prepare samples for shipping using the provided packing materials.
    • Remove the bag containing the WHITE top vial from the freezer after at least 6 hours.
    • Place the WHITE top vial bag and Polar Ice Pack in the test kit box.
    • Remove the other vials (in the ziplock bags) from the refrigerator. 
    • Place the Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 collection bags in the test kit box.
      • Any unused vials should be placed in their collection bags in the box.
    • Place the completed test requisition form into the test kit box and close.
    • Place the test kit box in the provided, prepaid FedEx Clinical Pak mailer.
  • Ship as soon as possible after collection.
    • Leave WHITE top vial in the freezer until ready to ship.
    • Leave the BLACK and YELLOW top vials in the refrigerator until ready to ship.
  • To schedule a FedEx pickup, call 1-800-463-3339
    • When the automated greeting begins, say, “Schedule a pickup.”
    • When asked if your label has the word “Stamp” on it, say, “Yes.”
    • Let them know you are shipping using a Billable Stamp.
    • Your tracking number can be found on the Return Label.
  • Do not place sample in a drop box.

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Results

  • Results should be released to your provider 3-8 business days after samples are received at the lab. We cannot guarantee processing time. 
  • Your provider will notify you when your results are in and schedule a follow-up appointment for you to review them together. 
  • Your provider may choose to release your results to you. Rupa cannot release your results without provider authorization.

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More Resources

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Questions?

For general questions, email Rupa Health at support@rupahealth.com. For test-specific questions, contact Doctor's Data by calling 800-323-2784 or emailing customer service at info@doctorsdata.com