The gut microbiome plays a critical role in mediating the effects of diet and other factors on health, including digestive, immune, metabolic and neuroendocrine functions.
Therefore, assessing your gut health with the proper tools can help you better understand and act on your overall health.
GI360™ is one of the most advanced and comprehensive stool test. It helps assess the status of pathogens, viruses, parasites and bacteria that may be contributing to acute or chronic gastrointestinal symptoms. The results provide a measure of the efficiency of digestion and absorption; whether or not inflammation is present; and level of gut immunity.
The GI-360 stool profile assesses 3 major areas of gut health:
Everyone can benefit from a GI-360 gut health test. For some people it is about looking at ways to achieve optimal health, while other people have been chronically ill and frustrated without a diagnosis for years.
In particular, some conditions that warrant testing are:
The GI-360 at-home test can help you improve your gut health by providing you with detailed information about the abundance of your gut bacteria. Moreover, you will get instructions on how to achieve or maintain a balanced microbial community. Indeed, a diverse and balanced microbiome composition in your gut is essential for your overall health.
Furthermore, this test is paired with personalised dietary recommendations to make you feel better. Additionally, you will get a private consultation with our Wellness Therapist to explain your results and answer any questions you might have.
We will send you a GI-360 test box with some clear instructions:
5 stool samples;
1 stool sample on collection day 1
1 stool sample on collection day 2
3 stool samples on collection day 3.
The lab recommends samples are collected on 3 consecutive days but if this is not possible they should be collected over a week. If this is not possible please do get in touch to discuss this.
This test is suitable for age 2 years and over.
If you are taking antibiotics, antifungals, anti-parasitic, probiotic supplements, or foods containing beneficial bacteria, botanicals or herbs please wait at least 14 days after your last dose before beginning the test.
Refrain from taking digestive enzymes, antacids, and aspirin for two days prior to collecting your samples.
Please consult your GP prior to stopping any medication.
You will need to send your sample back to the lab via a next day postal service. If you are in the UK, Royal Mail offer a suitable next day service. If you are outside of the UK then please check with your postal service for options. The cost of the test does not cover the return postage.
Please note that samples should only be posted on Monday – Thursday so that they do not arrive over the weekend when the lab is closed.
2-4 weeks upon receipt of sample.
Results will be emailed to the address you provide unless requested differently.