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Microbiome Check
£220
This stool test analyses the beneficial and pathogenic bacteria of your gut microbiome, and also provides an assessment of your digestive markers. This holistic picture provides actionable insights to help you improve your gut health.
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The gut contains 2kg of microorganisms!

The gut contains trillions of microorganisms weighing up to 2kg and is as unique to you as your fingerprint. Your microbiome has many useful functions which include absorbing and producing nutrients, maintaining the gut lining to keep out toxins and inhibit unwelcome microorganisms, providing immunity, and producing mood regulating hormones such as serotonin. The microbiome can be disrupted by a number of lifestyle and environmental factors including medications and antibiotics, chronic constipation, stress and diet. Refer to our blog - The forgotten organ, the thriving population that lives in your gut - for more information.

Gut flora

The modern diet has reduced the diversity of the microbiome

Dysbiosis is an unhealthy imbalance in the gut microbiome which not only affects bowel function (causing irritable bowel symptoms), but can also lead to inflammatory and autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, and even mental health problems. This microbiome test will analyse your gut bacteria and show you if you have an undergrowth or overgrowth in specific gut microbes.

If you'd like a nutritional review and assessment of your test results by our Clinical Nutritionist, consider adding on a Nutrition Assessment.

What we test
Faecal Macroscopy
Macroscopy looks at stool colour and formation, as well as for evidence of mucous or blood which may require further investigation.
This macroscopy test measures
Digestion
Normal protein digestion and absorption should be relatively complete in the stomach and small intestine - increased faecal products of protein breakdown can signal a digestive issue.
Absorption
Elevated faecal fat may indicate maldigestion, malabsorption, or steatorrhoea.
Metabolic Markers
Short Chain Fatty Acids are produced by anaerobic bacterial fermentation of fibre and play important roles in maintaining health and integrity of the colon.
Inflammation
Lactoferrin is used to detect inflammation in the intestines. Intestinal inflammation is associated with bacterial infections and/or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and is associated with disease activity and severity.
Beneficial Bacteria
Significant numbers of bacteria are normally present in the healthy gut. Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria in particular, are essential for gut health because they help to inhibit gut pathogens and carcinogens, control pH, reduce cholesterol and synthesise vitamins.
This stool test measures
Pathogenic & Opportunistic Bacteria
Our gut bacteria can be divided into ‘bad’ and ‘good’. The good ones for the most part benefit us, whreas the bad 'pathogenic' ones can cause disease. Pathogens are usually present in small quantities in the microbiome, however in excessive amounts they can have adverse effects on the body. The beneficial bacteria of the microbiome have a protective function against colonisation by pathogenic bacteria.
This microbiome test measures:
Yeasts
This test looks for evidence of candida or other yeast overgrowth. Whilst yeasts are a normal inhabitant of the gastrointestinal tract, they may become an opportunistic pathogen after disruption of the mucosal barrier, imbalance of the normal intestinal flora or impaired immunity. This can be caused by things like antibiotics, antacids and stress.
This stool test measures
Test instructions
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Your stool test kit and all instructions are posted directly to you, and there is no need to visit a collection centre.
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Mail your sample back to the lab using the prepaid envelope and packaging.
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Results for this test available in 2 weeks and will be published in your online dashboard.
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for £220
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