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A simple at-home stool test, just collect a single sample and send it to the lab using a simple freepost return.

Your practitioner will receive the results within 14 working days, including an in-depth report to show how your gut health is impacting your overall wellbeing. 

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Useful for those with mild to occasional IBS symptoms, our Essential Gut Health test uses a combination of 16s rRNA sequencing, qPCR testing and culturing to give comprehensive and extensive insight into gut health, via a non-invasive stool sample.

As our most accessible gut test, it analyses the most essential markers, such as candida and secretory IgA, needed for a basic but accurate overview of your gut health.

View sample report

Download instructions

View interpretation guide

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Dear

Congratulations on getting to this stage.

I have reviewed your test results, and summarised the key findings below. 

I have also included a video for you above, please watch this to understand more about your results.

Key findings

Keep in mind that the microbiome is a new and complex area of science. Please do not see ‘out-of-range’ markers as a diagnosis, instead see them as areas to focus on a particular aspect of health.

Your in-range markers include:

  1. A good stool pH - helps prevent pathogenic (unfriendly) bacteria from colonising the colon

  2. Good microbiome diversity - one of the most important metrics of gut health

  3. Good levels of butyrate-producing bacteria - which helps maintain a healthy gut wall

  4. Normal levels of potentially pathogenic (unfriendly) bacteria

  5. Normal levels of candida

  6. No parasitic infections

  7. Normal pancreatic elastase (indicating normal production of digestive enzymes)

  8. Normal calprotectin (indicating no inflammation)

  9. Normal zonulin (indicating no leaky gut)

  10. Negative for H Pylori (a bacteria that colonises the stomach)

Your out-of-range markers include:

  1. An acidic stool pH - this may indicate carbohydrate maldigestion

  2. An alkaline stool pH - potentially related to low levels of Bifidobacteria and butyrate-producing (friendly) bacteria

  3. Low microbiome diversity

  4. A high dysbiosis index - indicating a high level of imbalance in the microbiome

  5. Low levels of Bifidobacteria and key butyrate-producing (friendly) bacteria

  6. Elevated levels of potentially pathogenic (unfriendly) bacteria

  7. Elevated levels of hydrogen sulphide-producing bacteria - often resulting in high levels of flatulence

  8. High levels of histamine-producing bacteria - often associated with diarrhoea and abdominal pain

  9. High levels of methanobrevibacter - often associated with constipation

  10. High levels of candida 

  11. Positive for the parasite Blastocystis hominis. There are several subtypes of this organism, not all of which need addressing.

  12. Positive for the parasite Dientamoeba fragilis.

  13. High secretory IgA - indicating immune activity

  14. Low secretory IgA - indicating compromised immunity in the gut

  15. Low pancreatic elastase - indicating low production of digestive enzymes from the pancreas

  16. Elevated calprotectin - indicating inflammation

  17. Elevated zonulin - indicating leaky gut

  18. Positive for H Pylori - a bacteria that colonises the stomach

  19. High levels of nitrogen - which may indicate protein malabsorption

  20. High levels of fat - which may indicate fat malabsorption 

  21. High levels of sugar - which may indicate carbohydrate malabsorption 

  22. High levels of water in the stool - which may indicate fast transit through the digestive system (this may present as diarrhoea, but doesn’t always)

  23. Low levels of water in the stool - which may indicate slow transit through the digestive system (this may present as constipation, but doesn’t always)

To learn more about your markers, visit your ‘In range’ and ‘Out of range’ tabs in your results.

We recommend informing your GP about the low pancreatic elastase. However this can often be the results of a bacterial imbalance in the small intestine.

We recommend informing your GP about the elevated Calprotectin marker

What's next? 

Your test results are the first step in getting answers to your symptoms. Next, I want to empower you to find better health.  

Please take the time to review the health plan I have created for you.

Go to My Health plan for the food, supplement and lifestyle advice I have tailored to you and your needs.

In health,

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A comprehensive microbiome test

 

  • Tests for over 60 biomarkers
  • Your microbiome’s health – stool consistency, pH levels, microbe diversity, enterotype, and dysbiosis index.
  • Bacteria, yeasts (including candida) and pathogenic bacteria.

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This test is for you if: you have longstanding gut issues, poor digestion and other chronic symptoms.
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This test is for you if: you experience mild to moderate IBS symptoms.
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What are the most relevant symptoms?

Bloating
Flatulence
Floating stools
Sticky stools
Constipation
Diarrhoea
Mucous in stools
Brain fog
Heartburn
Reflux
Chronic fatigue
Sneezing attacks
Sinusitis
Headaches
Migraines
Nausea
Vomiting
Rashes
Acne
Dry skin
White tongue
Food poisoning
Poor immunity
Thrush
Use of antibiotics
Autoimmune disease
Chronic stress
Fibromyalgia

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Useful for those with mild to occasional IBS symptoms, our Essential Gut Health test uses a combination of 16s rRNA sequencing, qPCR testing and culturing to give comprehensive and extensive insight into gut health, via a non-invasive stool sample.

As our most accessible gut test, it analyses the most essential markers, such as candida and secretory IgA, needed for a basic but accurate overview of your gut health.

View sample report

Download instructions

View interpretation guide

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Dear

Congratulations on getting to this stage.

I have reviewed your test results, and summarised the key findings below. 

I have also included a video for you above, please watch this to understand more about your results.

Key findings

Keep in mind that the microbiome is a new and complex area of science. Please do not see ‘out-of-range’ markers as a diagnosis, instead see them as areas to focus on a particular aspect of health.

Your in-range markers include:

  1. A good stool pH - helps prevent pathogenic (unfriendly) bacteria from colonising the colon

  2. Good microbiome diversity - one of the most important metrics of gut health

  3. Good levels of butyrate-producing bacteria - which helps maintain a healthy gut wall

  4. Normal levels of potentially pathogenic (unfriendly) bacteria

  5. Normal levels of candida

  6. No parasitic infections

  7. Normal pancreatic elastase (indicating normal production of digestive enzymes)

  8. Normal calprotectin (indicating no inflammation)

  9. Normal zonulin (indicating no leaky gut)

  10. Negative for H Pylori (a bacteria that colonises the stomach)

Your out-of-range markers include:

  1. An acidic stool pH - this may indicate carbohydrate maldigestion

  2. An alkaline stool pH - potentially related to low levels of Bifidobacteria and butyrate-producing (friendly) bacteria

  3. Low microbiome diversity

  4. A high dysbiosis index - indicating a high level of imbalance in the microbiome

  5. Low levels of Bifidobacteria and key butyrate-producing (friendly) bacteria

  6. Elevated levels of potentially pathogenic (unfriendly) bacteria

  7. Elevated levels of hydrogen sulphide-producing bacteria - often resulting in high levels of flatulence

  8. High levels of histamine-producing bacteria - often associated with diarrhoea and abdominal pain

  9. High levels of methanobrevibacter - often associated with constipation

  10. High levels of candida 

  11. Positive for the parasite Blastocystis hominis. There are several subtypes of this organism, not all of which need addressing.

  12. Positive for the parasite Dientamoeba fragilis.

  13. High secretory IgA - indicating immune activity

  14. Low secretory IgA - indicating compromised immunity in the gut

  15. Low pancreatic elastase - indicating low production of digestive enzymes from the pancreas

  16. Elevated calprotectin - indicating inflammation

  17. Elevated zonulin - indicating leaky gut

  18. Positive for H Pylori - a bacteria that colonises the stomach

  19. High levels of nitrogen - which may indicate protein malabsorption

  20. High levels of fat - which may indicate fat malabsorption 

  21. High levels of sugar - which may indicate carbohydrate malabsorption 

  22. High levels of water in the stool - which may indicate fast transit through the digestive system (this may present as diarrhoea, but doesn’t always)

  23. Low levels of water in the stool - which may indicate slow transit through the digestive system (this may present as constipation, but doesn’t always)

To learn more about your markers, visit your ‘In range’ and ‘Out of range’ tabs in your results.

We recommend informing your GP about the low pancreatic elastase. However this can often be the results of a bacterial imbalance in the small intestine.

We recommend informing your GP about the elevated Calprotectin marker

What's next? 

Your test results are the first step in getting answers to your symptoms. Next, I want to empower you to find better health.  

Please take the time to review the health plan I have created for you.

Go to My Health plan for the food, supplement and lifestyle advice I have tailored to you and your needs.

In health,

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How the microbiome test 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 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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Frequently asked questions

I don’t have any gut 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 test?

The microbiome 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.

Please contact us at hello@healthpath.com for further information.

Is the microbiome 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. We’re looking to expand, so watch this space.

What’s in the microbiome 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 test?

You can download full instructions here.

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

No. You must not stop any medications in order to take this test. 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.

What should I do if I have a question or an issue with taking my sample?

If you have any questions or issues with taking your sample according to the instructions provided, it is important you contact us before you send your sample to the lab.

Healthpath cannot guarantee to intercept your sample once it arrives at the lab and so it may still be processed.

Contact us on hello@healthpath.com.

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 one week 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 my 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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Why can’t I get the microbiome test through the NHS?

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.