Cutting Edge Metagenomic Stool Testing + Personalised Nutrition
We offer stool testing based on Whole-genome DNA sequencing for anyone interested in discovering their Microbiome: the types of bacteria, yeast, fungi, parasites and metabolites in their gut so that diet and lifestyle can be tailored accordingly.
This information can be used for general wellbeing, sports performance, and quality of life. We offer comprehensive diet, lifestyle and supplement recommendations based on your unique microbiome.
Our sampling kit contains everything you need to hygienically collect your stool sample including a tube containing an additive that maintains the integrity of the microbial DNA. A postage-paid return satchel is included for Australian customers. The sample is then analysed in a world-leading, state of the art laboratory.
We extract the microbial DNA from your stool sample. Then, we discover and quantify the groups of bacteria, yeast and fungi, parasites and gut metabolites present in your gut.
The comprehensive report overview accessible via an online portal highlights key information about your personal gut microbiome, such as:
How your microbial community compares to others: You can compare your results with a healthy group.
The diversity of your microbiome: diversity is a measure of how many different microorganisms are present and how evenly distributed those microorganisms are. Average to high microbial diversity is associated with good health.
Key insights: A comprehensive outline of your unique microbiome features. These insights provide information about the levels of selected bacterial species and the potential of your microbiome to produce key compounds that have been linked to health.
Food ideas for your gut microbiome: Personalised dietary suggestions to promote the growth of beneficial bacteria. The interactive shopping list can tell you more about each food and their prebiotic content, and lets you exclude foods containing certain food components which you may be avoiding due to allergy or intolerance.
Using our unique metagenomic sequencing methods and the expert analysis of our scientists, we create a personalised report to show you:
Your Microbiome Profile: The members of your bacterial community, viewable as an interactive diagram or a comprehensive list, and the abundance of each bacterial species. There are detailed descriptions of each species and what is known about them, and you can also search for bacteria commonly used as probiotics.
Important Species: Clear identification of potentially beneficial or problematic bacteria that have been associated with health or disease in the scientific research
Microbial Metabolites: The potential of your microbiome to produce and consume by-products, such as neurotransmitters and vitamins, and details about their association with good and poor health outcomes.
Digestion Potential: The potential for each microbiome to digest food components such as carbohydrates, protein, simple sugars and fat
Microbial Eukaryotes: The presence of key fungi and parasites, with easy-to-understand descriptions of each species
Questionnaire results: An overview of your answers to the food, mental health and physical activity questionnaires. Your food results are compared with the recommendations of the Australian
Dietary Guidelines for your age and gender across the five food groups.
Throughout your report, you can compare your results in each section to the healthy group.
Once your report is ready you can book in your complimentary microbiome coaching and Personalised Nutrition sessions
Complementary Microbiome Coaching to discuss your personalised results and insights, and ask any questions you may have. It is an opportunity to review your report with a qualified health professional and get a deeper understanding of your unique gut microbiome.
With hundreds of coach sessions completed, customers have found these sessions to be an important part of understanding their report and making an informed next choice in their unique journey.
Complimentary Personalised Nutrition Coaching to optimise your gut microbiome based on your microbiome composition, gut metabolites, microbiome digestion potential, food, physical health and mental health questionnaires.
- Sample collection kit and return postage (for Australian customers)
- Comprehensive Report via an online portal
- 20-minute Microbiome Coaching Session to discuss your results
- 40-minute Personalised Nutrition Consultation to optimise your unique gut microbiome