• Should I be physically present at your lab at any time during this process?

    No, we operate remotely, pan India and globally. Our test can be ordered online, and an easy-to-use sampling kit will be delivered to your address and picked up once the sample is ready. Please notify us once the sample is ready and we will arrange to pick up the kit from your address through our courier partner. And this whole logistics would be prepaid, and the cost is included in the test price.

  • What sample is needed for the test?

    Stool Sample. We need a small amount of stool sample, preferably collected in the morning during your first pass.

  • How do I benefit from this test?

    This test not only provides you with the current status of your gut health and disease risk analysis but extends beyond to provide you with personalized recommendations to improve your overall health. In summary we provide :-A snapshot of the intestinal microbiota. Pathogen and probiotic characterization. Qualitative disease risk estimates based on gut microbiota. Personalized and unique 3 phase nutritional recommendation based on gut microbiota. Personalized supplement [probiotic and prebiotic] recommendation based on gut microbiota. The recommendations, if implemented, can significantly improve the general wellbeing and health, but may also aid in the management of specific diseases [Ex. IBD, IBS etc.]

  • How is the Gut Microbiome test different from a stool test or a blood test?

    A Gut Microbiome Test focuses on analyzing the microorganisms in the gastrointestinal tract, providing crucial insights into the composition and diversity of the microbial community. This information is valuable for understanding the microbiome's potential impact on health, including digestion, immune function, and metabolism. In contrast, a stool test can assess factors like blood, parasites, and substances, serving more as an elimination test to identify potential causes of specific conditions rather than pinpointing the root cause directly. A Blood Test, designed to analyze blood components, takes a broad approach by examining red and white blood cells, hormones, nutrients, and markers of organ function. 

  • What does the Kit include?

    The kit basically is a stool collection kit with a specialized tube containing a liquid, which is used to transport the sample without contamination and DNA degradation. Along with this all-other tools that are required to collect the sample viz., gloves, stool collection frame, protective bubble envelope with desiccant etc., will be included too. Clear instructions, with infographics about the collection process, and the relevant dos and don’ts will be sent to you along with the kit.

  • I am already taking probiotics, should I take this test?

    Probiotics are generally recognized as safe and beneficial, it is important to know the need for probiotics in the first place. Once you have established the need, then one need to know which specific probiotic species or concoction would aid you. You may be taking a probiotic with some species that may not be needed at all. The Gut Microbiome Test provides a snapshot of all the probiotics species that are present in your gut and thus will help you to fine tune your probiotic requirements, with specific species combination that are missing or low in your gut.

  • I am taking antibiotics. Can I collect the sample?

    No. Please collect the sample after you complete your antibiotic course [which is usually 3-5 days], wait for a couple of more days [total of a week], and then collect the sample. However, if your doctor/physician have asked you to take the test during the course, or you are on long term antibiotic medication for a chronic disease, then you can collect the sample without any wait. We request you highlight the consumption of any antibiotic if the sample is collected during or just after antibiotic consumption.

  • I am already following a well-planned diet. Why should I take this test?

    That’s great! However, is it personalized for you? based on your microbiome? This personalization is critical, since all the food you eat passes through the intestine where these microorganisms act on them, helping in overall digestion. Different microorganisms act on different foods to produce different metabolites, which might be good or bad for our health. Since our recommendations are based on your unique microbiome, its personalized to you.

  • Is this a diagnostic test?

    No!! It is a wellness test. The test would tell you about the current status of your gut health, impact of that on other health issues, and provide you with personalized dietary, probiotic, and prebiotic recommendations for significantly improving your wellness.

  • Can I collect the sample during menstrual period?

    We do not recommend collecting the sample during the periods purely because of the comfort [or discomfort] factor for women. But if you are fine with collection, then Yes. You can collect the sample during your periods. Make sure that you collect the sample without any water/urine/blood contamination.

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