The analysis of your intestinal flora, medically referred to as the intestinal microbiome, provides you with information about which types of bacteria are in your intestine and whether there are any imbalances that could have an impact on your health. To determine this, the igevia gut flora test applies the analysis method "Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) ".
Based on the DNA of your intestinal bacteria, changes and a possible imbalance of your intestinal microbiome are detected. Specifically, this molecular biological procedure determines the status quo of your intestinal health and analyzes whether there is an increased risk for intestinal, metabolic and cardiovascular diseases as well as a disturbance of the gut-brain axis.
The Intestinal Flora Test contains the Test-Kit as well as detailed instructions for a simple oral swab - conveniently at your home in your familiar surroundings.
For a comprehensive analysis, a minimal sample amount of your stool (approx. ½ pea) is sufficient. To do this, swipe the surface of your stool with a sterile swab in two different places. Then send your sample free of charge to our partner laboratory in a special return box provided.
Our German partner laboratory uses modern "Next Generation Sequencing" (NGS) technology to analyze your sample.
This involves sequencing the 16S rRNA gene from the bacteria in your stool sample. This 16S rRNA gene is found in all bacteria and can be used as a microorganism recognition code. Thus, the composition of the intestinal microbiome becomes visible and the relevant information for the preparation of the result report can be read.
You can obtain the igevia Intestinal Flora Test or from one of our partners. Your online order will be delivered to your home free of shipping costs.
The Intestinal Flora Test contains the test kit and detailed instructions for a simple oral swab – in the comfort of your own home. You send your sample free of charge to our partner laboratory with the enclosed return box.
Our partner laboratory uses next generation sequencing (NGS) to analyze the composition of your gut microbiome. This procedure is an improved molecular biological analysis for decoding specific DNA information.
The laboratory results are available in your igevia portal approximately three weeks after receipt of the sample in the laboratory. The Results-Report provides information about your intestinal health and an assessment of the risk of certain diseases. On this basis, you will receive individual nutrition tips as well as recommendations for dietary supplements (probiotics and prebiotics).
Use the Results-Report for a more detailed discussion with your nutritionist or doctor.1
1 Please note that further medical consultations are not included in the purchase price for the igevia Intestinal Flora Test.