Discover your microbiome with our gut bacteria test

This ultimate gut bacteria test kit will help you optimise your gut health

  • Discover advanced and pathogenic bacteria
  • Find out how well you break down food
  • Full practitioner review & personal health plan
  • (Bonus) Leaky gut testing
  • (Bonus) Free trial to support app

£389 or only £65 spread over 6 months

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Your comprehensive gut health home test includes:


  • Your microbiome’s health – stool consistency, pH levels, microbe diversity, enterotype, and dysbiosis index.
  • Bacteria, yeasts (including candida), parasites, H. pylori and pathogenic bacteria.
  • Advanced biomarkers – digestive function, immune system, inflammation.
  • Absorption and maldigestion – protein, fat, and carbohydrates, plus transit time.
  • (Bonus) Leaky gut –  zonulin levels that indicate chances of intestinal permeability (leaky gut).

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Everything you need to take charge of your gut health

You get more than just test results:

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Gut health kit

Full kit with detailed instructions and freepost return.

In-depth report

We turn complex lab results into meaningful insights and action plans.

Expert feedback

Experienced practitioners look at your symptom survey and test results.

Targeted supplements

Specialist supplement advice based on your test results.

Meal plan

Meal plans designed to support the repair of your digestive system.

Community Support app

Guidance, answers and expert education on the Healthpath Membership - first month free.

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The complex ecosystem of microbes in your large intestine


We measure the most researched digestive markers linked to chronic symptoms

360° test

Our tests look at the entire digestive ecosystem instead of focusing only on bacteria

Choose the right test for you, from our exclusive range

This test is for you if: you have longstanding gut issues, poor digestion and other chronic symptoms.
This test is for you if: you have gut issues and other niggling symptoms.
This test is for you if: you experience mild to moderate IBS symptoms.
Not currently available at Healthpath, as it is less clinically relevant.
Full Microbiome Panel
Leaky Gut (Zonulin)
Digestive Enzyme Production
Immune function & Inflammation
Pathogenic Bacteria
Yeasts & Archaea
Food plan: Evidence-Based & Hand-Picked
Supplement plan: Personalised For You
Expert Advice: Symptom Review & Practitioner Report
Support: Free trial to the Healthpath Membership
Finance: Option To Spread The Cost

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Your results

Clinically proven

Our test markers are clinically relevant: we know how they influence your symptoms and we show you what to do

Meaningful results

Enjoy insight into your health data with easy-to-understand explanations

Tailored advice

Receive personalised, easy-to-follow recommendations from our registered practitioners

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What are the most relevant symptoms?

Floating stools
Sticky stools
Mucous in stools
Brain fog
Chronic fatigue
Sneezing attacks
Dry skin
White tongue
Food poisoning
Poor immunity
Use of antibiotics
Autoimmune disease
Chronic stress

How it works


Collection method: Stool

Turnaround time: 15 working days

For this test, you provide a small sample of your stool (poo). This is sent to a lab, where it’s analysed for bacteria, yeasts, parasites, zonulin and other biomarkers that indicate intestinal health.

Based on this information, you’ll receive personalised dietary and lifestyle advice to optimise your gut health—and support your health as a whole.

  1. Eat a normal diet for one week before the test.
  2. Collect a poo sample with the stool collector.
  3. Follow the instructions to return your sample.
  4. Receive in-depth results about your gut health.

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Healthpath is an absolute must for anybody suffering from unexplained gut issues. I am only ten days into a two month written program of very clever supplement changes. By having the test I now know who the enemy was instead of guessing.

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Industry-leading tests

Our functional tests are hand-selected to give you unique and useful insight into your biochemistry

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Personalised advice

All results are reviewed by a registered practitioner, so you receive guidance that’s tailored to you

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Ongoing support

From complementary resources to community, we’re there for you on your journey to back to health


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Frequently asked questions

I don’t have any gut bacteria issues. Do I need to take this test?

Our gut does far more than digest our food. Amongst many other things, it plays a role in making our neurotransmitters, it influences our hormones and it’s also home to most of our immune system. What this means is that if something isn’t right in the gut, it can show up in a number of ways—headaches, skin conditions, joint pain and more. To look at it another way: there are very few conditions that can’t be helped by addressing the gut. If you recognise yourself in any of the symptoms listed above, it may be worth taking the test.

Who should take the microbiome gut bacteria test?

This test provides information that simply can’t be gathered from a questionnaire or consultation, which means it could prove insightful for anyone. It’s particularly helpful for those suffering from digestive complaints, skin conditions and autoimmune diseases, and any other symptoms listed above.

Please note that the free practitioner interpretation and health protocol received with test results are only suitable for adults. Anyone under the age of 18 should only purchase a test when working directly with a practitioner.

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Does the Ultimate Gut Test include a Leaky Gut Test?

Our Ultimate Gut Test includes zonulin, which is the marker used to assess the presence of leaky gut, but it does not come with an additional Leaky Gut Test.

If you only want to confirm if you have a leaky gut, our Leaky Gut Test is designed to specifically test for gut impermeability.

However, if do you have a leaky gut, you need to know what is contributing towards it, Or, if it is not a leaky gut causing your symptoms, what else could it be?

The Ultimate Gut Health Test will help you find out. It tests for leaky gut, but also assesses bacterial imbalances, parasites, yeasts and fungi and other intestinal markers that could be affecting your health.

This is a better starting point in your gut health journey, and will give insight into many areas that the Leaky Gut Test does not.

For more information on the difference between the tests, read this article for more information.

Is the microbiome gut bacteria test worth the money?

We certainly think so. At Healthpath, we value evidence and trust—and this applies to all our products. Unless something can genuinely help you, we have no interest in offering it. We understand it can seem strange to pay for health tests (especially in the UK), but we also think that your health is one of the most valuable investments you can make.

Do you ship outside the UK?

At the moment we only ship to UK addresses. If you have a special request, feel free to get in touch.

What’s in the gut bacteria test kit?

1 x test instructions
1 x request form
1 x stool sample preparation system
2 x transport tubes
1 x shipping bag

How do I take the microbiome gut bacteria test?

You can download full instructions here.

Do I need to stop taking supplements or medications before taking this test?

You must not stop any medications in order to take this test. You should stop taking probiotics three days before taking the test, but other common supplements are unlikely to affect the results.

Is there anything I need to do before taking this test?

You must follow your normal diet a week before taking the test, as any dramatic changes in diet will lead to skewed results. You must also plan to take the test on Monday–Wednesday, as the samples can only be posted back to the lab on these days. For more information, you can download the test instructions here.

How long will it take to get my results?

Return your samples using the pre-paid returns envelope via post box (choose a priority post box where available). Your sample will be sent to our partner in London (please note the tracking number) and then sent to our lab in Germany. You will receive an update when it arrives in Germany 2- 5 working days after posting.

Your results will be posted on your online account a maximum of two weeks after you return your samples.

How do I view my results?

Simply log in to your Healthpath account here and click ‘Tests’. You’ll be able to access your results and personalised recommendations two weeks after returning your samples (sometimes sooner).

How will I know what my results mean?

All your results data is accompanied by clear, jargon-free explanations. Our practitioners also review all results, providing personalised recommendations that are easy-to-follow and specific to you.

Can I buy a test for a child?

We do offer tests for children, but it’s important you work with a practitioner experienced in working with children.

Personalised, 1 to 1 support with a practitioner is safer and more effective when analysing test results for children and providing appropriate advice.

It is important to reach out to our team to discuss the test before you purchase.

Read about testing for children

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Can I get a gut bacteria test via the NHS in the UK?

Functional tests are highly specialised and currently not offered through the NHS. At present, the only option is to pay for them privately. We appreciate you want to spend your money wisely, which is why we only offer tests that are genuinely helpful.

Can I claim the cost of the test on my private health insurance?

It’s possible, though you’ll need to check the details of your insurance to see what’s included.


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