Microbiome lab test

DNA stool analysis.

Meet and know your microbiome

Meet your gut microbiome: a community of micro-organisms that keep you healthy.

Partnering with Atlas Biomed, the Taymount Clinic offers clients the opportunity to test their gut microbiome.  The test results are provided on a 47-page report, which looks at the presence and amount of species expected to be found in a human gut.

Clients can download the free Atlas Biomed App,  which links directly to their test results, to guide them through dietary choices, tailored to their specific needs highlighted by the results of the test.  There is even handy shopping list suggestions, week by week, to guide towards a healthy diet.

Analyse 100+ components of your gut microbiome

Analyse 100+ components of your gut microbiome

Discuss key findings in your test report

Discuss key findings in your test report

Explore implications for your health and well-being

Explore implications for your health and well-being

Identify actionable insights to improve your digestive health

Identify actionable insights to improve your digestive health

All that is needed is a very small stool sample sent off in a postal kit.

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Person's handing holding microbiome test pack.

Atlas BioMed stool sample collection kit

What is microbiome lab testing?

Microbiome laboratory testing uses qPCR DNA technology to measure over 100 key indicators that influence digestive health and well-being.

Lab tests analyse:

  • Bacterial, viral and parasitic pathogens
  • Normal/Commensal bacteria
  • Phyla microbiota
  • Opportunistic bacteria
  • Dysbiotic bacteria

Microbiome lab testing can be used as a one-off test, or regularly to monitor your microbiome over time.

Personalised interpretation

Your test results provide a comprehensive interpretation including personalised dietary advice.  If you download the free App, you even get shopping help to guide you on your dietary choices to support your microbiome.  The report helps you to:

  • Explore the role of the microbiome in health
  • Understand how diet influences your gut bacteria
  • Optimise your fibre intake and ability to process vitamins
  • Gain personalised dietary advice
  • Access a simple, fun way to achieve better diet and microbiome diversity

If you still have questions, you’re welcome to book a 30-minute telephone consultation with one of our nutritional advisors who will go through your test results with you.

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How it works

Request

Request a test kit and follow instructions for payment.

Sample

Receive a test kit. Simply provide a small sample of fecal matter and return it by post.

Results

Receive your comprehensive results and helpful interpretation information

Optional Consultation

If required, one of our nutritional advisors will help you to understand and interpret your results

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£139

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FAQs


What does a gut microbiome lab test measure?

The microbiome lab test reports on over 50 different components of the gut, including:

Bacterial pathogens

  • Campylobacter
  • C. diff Toxin A
  • C. diff Toxin B
  • Enterohemorrhagic E. coli
  • E. coli O157
  • Enteroinvasive E. coli/Shigella
  • Enteropathogenic E. coli
  • Enterotoxigenic E. coli LT/ST (ETEC)
  • Shiga-like Toxin producing E. coli stx1
  • Shiga-like Toxin producing E. coli stx2 (STEC)
  • Salmonella
  • Vibrio cholerae
  • Yersinia enterocolitica

Parasitic pathogens

  • Cryptosporidium
  • Entamoeba histolytica
  • Giardia

Viral pathogens

  • Adenovirus 40/41
  • Norovirus GI
  • Norovirus GII

H. pylori

  • Helicobacter pylori
  • Virulence Factor, babA
  • Virulence Factor, cagA
  • Virulence Factor, cagPAI
  • Virulence Factor, dupA
  • Virulence Factor, iceA
  • Virulence Factor, opiA
  • Virulence Factor vacA

Normal/Commensal Bacterial Flora

  • Bacteroides fragilis
  • Bifidobacter spp.
  • Clostridium spp.
  • Enterobacter spp.
  • Enterococcus spp.
  • Escherichia spp. (E. coli)
  • Lactobacillus spp.

Phyla Microbiota

  • Bacteroidetes
  • Firmicutes
  • F/B Ratio

Opportunistic Bacteria

Potential Autoimmune Triggers

  • Citrobacter spp.
  • Citrobacter freundii
  • Klebsiella spp.
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Mycobacterium avium
  • Prev otella copri
  • Proteus spp.
  • Proteus mirabilus

Additional Dysbiotic/Overgrowth Bacteria

  • Bacillus spp.
  • Enteroc
  • occus faecalis
  • Enterococcus facium
  • Morganella
  • morganii
  • Pseudomonas spp.
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Staphylococcus spp.
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Streptococcus spp.

Fungi/yeast

  • Candida albicans
  • Candida spp.
  • Cyclospora cayetanenensis
  • Geotrichum spp.
  • Microsporidia spp. including Encephalitozoon intestinalis
  • Rhodotorula spp.
  • Trichosporon spp.

Viruses

  • CMV-Cytomegalovirus
  • EBV- Epstein Bar Virus

Parasites

  • Protozoa
  • Blastocystis hominis
  • Chilomastix mesnelli
  • Cyclospora cayetanenensis
  • Dientamoeba fragilis
  • Endolimax nana
  • Entamoeba coli
  • Pentatrichomonas hominis (formerly Trichomonas vaginalis)

Worms

  • Ancylostoma duodenale
  • Ascaris lumbricoides
  • Necatur americanus
  • Trichuris trichiura
  • Taenia solium/saginata

Intestinal Health

  • Digestion
  • Pancreatic elastase 1
  • Steatocrit

Immune Response

  • Secretory
  • IgA (sIgA)
  • Anti-gliadin sIgA

Inflammation

  • Calprotectin

GI Markers

  • Beta-glucuronidase
  • Occult blood

Add-on Test

  • Zonulin * (* Zonulin is recognised as a Gut Porosity marker, sometimes refered to as Leaky Gut)

Antibiotic Resistance Genes, phenotypes

  • Helicobacter
  • Antibiotic Resistance Genes, genotypes

Universal Microbiota Resistance Genes

  • B-lactamase
  • Fluoroquinolones
  • Macrolides
  • Vancomycin
I’m considering a Gut Flora Transplant (FMT) – do i need a lab test?

Clients completing a FMT Programme with us do not need to undertake a baseline microbiome lab test prior to starting their Gut Flora Transplants (FMT) but some clients opt to measure any changes with a repeat test some months later.

A laboratory test can be repeated a minimum of 3 months post-GFTs to monitor and review changes to the microbiome.

If you are considering GFT, but are unsure if it is right for you, the microbiome test may provide a basis for an informed decision. It does need to be born in mind that the microbiome can change daily, even meal by meal, so the test is just a snapshot of the state of the gut at a moment in time.

Every test includes a comprehensive results report, but if required an additional (optional) 30-minute phone consultation with a nutritional  advisor can be booked to help you interpret the results and consider your next steps

Can I use a lab test to check my digestive health is on-track?

Yes, we recommend taking an annual or bi-annual microbiome lab test as regular monitoring check on your digestive health.

Who can take a microbiome lab test?

We can offer the microbiome lab test to all ages, but we can only offer FMT to adults over 18 (for individuals aged 16 to 18 we require parental consent).

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Meet your microbiome – £139.00 including tax and P&P.

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