Why healthpath?

Your gut is complex and choosing a test can be too. We want you to pick a test that's right for you, so how do we differ from others on the market?

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What makes Healthpath different?

Leading experts

We've built our tests around markers that are clinically relevant: we know how they influence your symptoms and how we can help.

Meaningful results

You don't have to understand the science in order to understand your results, enjoy insight into your health with easy-to-read data.

Designed for you

Personalised, easy-to-follow recommendations and programs from our registered in-house practitioners based on your results.

How do we compare to others on the market?

Other Specialist Tests
Other Microbiome Tests
Turnaround time
Technologies used
Bacteria & Archaea
Dysbiosis Index
Pathogenic Bacteria
Digestion biomarkers
Inflammation & Immunity
Leaky gut biomarker
Practitioner feedback
Diet advice
Supplement plan
Lifestyle program
Online dashboard
Interest-free payments
exclusive test
Up to 15 days
16 rRNA, qPCR
like Gl Map & Gl Effects
Up to 17 days
16s rRNA, qPCR, culture
like uBiome + Atlas
Up to 56 days
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What does a Healthpath test involve?

Stool sample

At-home collection

Our tests are done through stool collection, in the comfort of your home - just pop it in the post within 12 hours.

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Industry-leading testing

Using health biomarkers, our lab will analyse your sample. From your results, a registered practitioner will create a tailored plan.

Understanding your test results

Clear results & tailored advice

Your results, lifestyle, diet and supplement program are ready to view within 15 days of completing your test.

What test is right for you?

Healthpath essential gut stool test

Essential Gut Health Test

A great choice if you have mild or occasional IBS symptoms.

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Advanced ultimate gut stool

Advanced Gut Health Test

Long-standing gut issues? Peer even deeper with this professional test.

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Ultimate ultimate gut stool

Ultimate Gut Health Test

Get all the information you need to tackle poor digestion and other chronic symptoms.

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What do our customers think?

Rated excellent 4.8 on Trustpilot and 4.8 on Google reviews.

Absolutely chuffed I found healthpath. First of all their owner has been through some health issues and then healed himself so it's kinda a mission based company. Also, finally there is a company out there that measures your gut health in a easy and accessible way. The NHS wouldn't even run most of these tests unfortunately. So these guys are really onto something. There are soooo many people out there who should do these tests and look after their health. I am glad I am one of them!

- Philipp

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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 this 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.

Is this 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 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 this 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–Thursday, 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?

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.

Why can’t I get this through my GP?

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.