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GUT MICROBIOME TEST

“You are not what you eat, you are what your microbioms can absorb”

 

What is it for?

 

Like your fingerprint, your gut microbiome is unique to you. More than 70% of our immune system is related to our gut microbiome.

 

This test analyses the health of the gut microbiome i.e. the populations of bacteria and other organisms residing in our gut.

 

Our 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.

 

 

Why the Gut Microbiome Matters?

 

Immunity: 70% to 80% of our immune system is located in the gut.

 

Skin health: Friendly bacteria produce beneficial substances in the body, as opposed to the toxins produced by pathogenic bacteria which can contribute to skin issues.

 

Mental health: Our gut and brain communicate with each other. Many mood-altering neurotransmitters are produced in the gut, including the ‘happy hormone’ serotonin. So a healthy gut is important for our own happiness.

 

Digestion: The microbes living in the intestines produce different enzymes that help us to digest our food and absorb the nutrients from the food we consume.

 

Energy levels: Certain strains of bacteria can make B-vitamins, which are known to help with energy levels.

 

How does it work?

 

We will send you a Microbiome test box with some clear instructions:

 

1) A very small fecal sample is collected in the dedicated tube;

 

2) Your sample is, then, analysed in the lab using Illumina technology. Consequently,  the DNA fragments in your sample are studied to identify your microbes and evaluate their proportion in the microbiome.

 

Please note that it may take 4–8 weeks before your results are available. Every sample is analysed on a case-by-case basis and we will notify you personally if there are any changes to this timeframe.

GUT MICROBIOME TEST
£195
GUT MICROBIOME TEST ATLAS BIOMED
gut microbiome test

GI-360 MICROBIAL TEST

Extensive Assessment of the Gastrointestinal Microbiome

 

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.

 

What is it ?

 

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:

  1. Digestive function: Namely your ability to digest protein, fats and carbohydrates.
  2. Gut inflammation: Markers on this test assess inflammation in the gut and can be used to help differentiate between IBD; Inflammatory bowel disease and IBS Irritable bowel syndrome.
  3. The Gut microbiome: Recent research has highlighted the important role gut bacteria and its balance play in not only digestive health but also an array of different health concerns such as metabolic syndrome, inflammatory and autoimmune disorders and metabolic health and general wellness.

 

Benefits

 

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:

 

  • Autoimmune diseases;
  • IBS/IBD;
  • Digestive complaints, diarrhea or constipation;
  • Brain fog;
  • Skin problems, like acne and psoriasis;
  • Mood disorders, depression, and anxiety;
  • Diabetes and weight loss issues.

 

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.

 

How does it work?

 

We will send you a GI-360 test box with some clear instructions:

 

Type of specimen required for the test

 

4 stool samples;

1 stool sample on collection day 1
1 stool sample on collection day 2
2 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.

 

Important information

 

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.

 

Returning your sample

 

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.

 

How will I receive my results?

 

Results will be emailed to the address you provide unless requested differently.

GUT MICROBIOME TEST
£349
GI-360 TEST