Gut Microbiome Testing
Only £129 with results in 3-4 weeks
Gut Microbiome Testing identifies which bacteria live in your gut, how abundant they are and how they affect your body. The laboratory analyses the bacteria’s DNA using the latest technology to provide quick and accurate results, available within 3-4 weeks of receiving your sample. Microbiome analysis will show whether your nutrition and gut ecosystem are well balanced or if you need to make changes to your diet to improve your bacterial composition and improve your health.
It is important to bear in mind that only continued healthy eating habits can lead to an improved microbiome composition.
What is the Microbiome?
The human gut is inhabited by a community of approximately 37 trillion different micro-organisms, mostly bacteria, but also fungi and viruses. These micro-organisms make up the gut microbiome. Most micro-organisms in the gut are beneficial and play an important role in digesting food, metabolising vitamins and maintaining your body’s health. A diverse microbiome is essential for maintaining a healthy gut and a healthy body as a whole.
Your gut microbiome community is affected by lifestyle and environmental factors. A long-term absence or imbalance of certain bacteria can lead to health problems such as obesity, digestive problems and autoimmune diseases.
Recent microbiome testing research has led to the microbiome being referred to as “the forgotten organ” due to its role in influencing everything from your mood to the risk of developing serious diseases.
What Will Gut Microbiome Testing Results Tell Me?
Your gut bacteria test results will include the following information:
- Which bacteria live in your gut?
- How your gut bacteria influence your body?
- Are there enough beneficial bacteria in your gut?
- Are there harmful bacteria in your gut?
- Do your gut bacteria favour obesity?
- Are your diet and microbiome community balanced or do you need changes to your diet?
- Diet recommendations to achieve a balanced gut microbiome community.
Click here to view a sample Gut Microbiome Testing Report:
How to do a Gut Microbiome Test
Our sample collection kits include step-by-step instructions for collecting a small stool sample. You can also click here for an Instruction Video and here for the full Microbiome Sample Collection Instructions.
Once you have collected your sample, send it back to us for analysis and we will email your results within 3-4 weeks of receipt at our offices.
You should not change your diet and should continue eating as you usually do.
The following will alter gut microbiome composition and will affect the test results: taking antibiotics during the last 3 months, changing eating habits, pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Please read our Health and Clinical Testing Terms and Conditions carefully and make sure you understand them before placing an order.
Please Contact Us with any questions you might have or to place an order.
Additional Microbiome Testing
We recommend ordering at least 2 tests so you can take another test after making dietary and lifestyle changes based on the results of your first test. Additional tests should be taken 2-3 months after the previous test. The time between tests should not exceed 6 months.
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Disclaimer: Your test results are solely for informational and/or educational purposes only and should NOT be used for making medical, health or any other decisions without consulting a medical professional. Always speak to your doctor and seek professional help before taking action. The test does not replace a visit to a doctor, nor the advice or services of a doctor or other qualified specialist.