What is Gut Microbiome Testing?
The gut microbiome is the DNA of all the microbes of your gut sample. The microbial cells that house this DNA are collectively called your microbiota. You have trillions of microbial cells that make up your microbiota and the DNA extracted from these cells is your microbiome. Microbial cells include bacteria, yeast, fungi, viruses, and other parasites.
How Do I Test My Microbiome?
To test your gut microbiome you can order our simple at home collection kit to send in a stool sample to our lab in San Diego. The kit comes with simple instructions on how to collect a sample and here is a short video. Once you return your sample to our lab we can begin the process of isolating the DNA from the microbiota. You'll then receive an analysis of your microbiome in our mobile app and online web portal.
How Can I Tell Which is the Best Microbiome Test?
The best gut health test is one that offers a full spectrum microflora analysis and includes full HD resolution scanning of over 23,000 microbes including probiotics, viruses, phages, and fungi. Think of it like watching your favorite movie, sports team, or show on tv. Would you prefer watching it with 1080p resolution or 5K UHD? Our whole genome sequencing gut test results will show you your bacteria all the way down to the species level, so you know you're getting the best resolution.