Gut Microbiome Test
Gut Microbiome Test
COMPREHENSIVE GUT MICROBIOME TEST
1 Test Kit | 1 Consult | Doctor Certified
The Gut Microbiome Test is the most comprehensive test for the gut, determining the exact number and composition of bacteria in your gut through genomic sequencing. As the microbes in our gut are responsible for symptoms such as constipation, diarrhea, and heartburn, the test can be utilized to introduce personalized superfoods into your diet to restore balance and eliminate such symptoms.
Sample collection: Stool
Note: Due to the exhaustive nature of the test, results will be available within 30 Days.
How the test works
Step 1: Head to the potty!
A small kit for collecting the stool sample will be delivered to your home.
Step 2: Under the microscope
We use the ‘microbiome sequencing analysis for identifying “the diverse microbial species” within your gut
Step 3: Advanced Interpretation Engine
We analyse the patterns based on sequencing data and prediction algorithms
Step 4: JackPOT!
Based on our findings, Sova experts create personalised dietary and lifestyle health plan
Steps of the test
Schedule your gut microbiome test.
Receive the kit at your home address
Collect your Stool Sample within 2 Days of receiving the kit
Send the Stool Sample back
*After your sample is submitted, it may take 30 days for the test results to come.
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Got questions? Consult a Gut Expert
Book a consultation with Sova's Gut Health Expert and Chief Science Officer Max Kushnir to get expert recommendations on your condition and which course of action is right for you.
In India, 56% of the population (1 person in every family) suffers from Gut issues. 450 million people have been diagnosed with chronic conditions. We're here to finally shift the narrative from SICKcare to HEALTHcare with a solution that lasts.
Our Team of Medical Experts
Co-Founder of Sova Health, Geneticist
MSc (Cancer Genomics)
5+ years of experience
BSc. Nutrition & Dietetics
2+ years of experience
Dr. Swaramya C
M.S. & M.B.B.S.,
Obstetrics & Gynecology
M.Sc Nutrition & Dietetics
2+ years of experience
L R Rajani
M.Sc Food Science & Nutrition
6+ years of experience
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.
Which plan comes with the Gut Microbiome Test?
The "Test + Coach" plan is inclusive of a comprehensive Gut Microbiome Test as well as 4 months of personalised Nutrition Coaching.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.]
I am already following a well-planned diet. Why should I take this test?
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.