Gut health test


For clients in Malta: this test can be paid & collected from any Brown’s pharmacy.

Every kit contains the following:

  • x2 feces catchers
  • x2 Danastool sample microbiome collection kits
  • x2 Absorbent bags
  • x1 Plastic safety bag
  • x1 DHL bag with the Waybill number
  • A leaflet explaining the process of personal data
  • Consultation with our microbiota expert to discuss recommendations based on results

Additional tests & services:

Inflammatory test includes the testing of:

  • Calprotectin – a substance that your body releases when there is inflammation in your intestine. It is a protein biomarker and high levels are associated with active inflammatory conditions.
  • Gut acidity – acidity can be tested in order to diagnose a medical condition. The pH of human faeces is variable but normally is alkaline.

Permeability test includes the testing of:

  • Zonulin – a protein that is synthesized by intestinal and liver cells. Having a titer above the upper limit usually corresponds with gastrointestinal (GI) disturbances (Leaky Gut Syndrome).
  • Occludin – an enzyme important in tight junction stability and barrier function. Lower expression of occludin results in less stable tight junctions in epithelial cells, which are present in abundance within the gut lining. Due to this, it is tested with zonulin in order to assess whether a patient is suffering from Leaky Gut Syndrome.

Fecal Occult Blood (FOB) test – a test used to check if the sample contains any microscopic traces of blood that are not visible to the naked eye. This test has diagnostic relevance as it acts as a screening test for some types of polyps and colon cancer, which when caught early can drastically improve treatment options.

Nutritional plan – Book a consultation with our nutritionist who will be able to provide you with a plan of action based on your results.

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The Process: from purchase to results

Once you purchase your test kit, you will receive an email with a link to the Customer guide.

You will need to log in (using the credentials you created upon purchasing the kit), to access the Customer guide.

The Customer guide includes;

  • Submission of a consent form
  • Submission form of the medical history
  • A section where to input sample 1 and sample 2 collection dates
  • Instruction on how to collect your samples
  • Instructions on how to send your samples back to our laboratory for analysis
  • A private link that will allow you to access your final report and recommendations
  • Access to a private link to book your consultation with our microbiota expert to discuss your results

All notifications and correspondence will be made addressed by email.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a gut microbiome test and a faecal test?

The gut microbiome test analysis the state of the gut microbial community by looking at what families are present and to what percentage within the given population. A faecal test, of which there are two; the faecal immunochemical test (FIT) and the immunochemical faecal occult blood test (iFOBT), both aim to test blood in stool in order to detect signs of precancerous polyps or colorectal cancer.

I feel healthy, should I try the gut microbiome test?

Unlike conventional medicine where you go to see a doctor when something is already wrong, tests like the microbiome test can provide you with inner knowledge of the state of your gut. This in return will help you understand your body better and give you tools in advance to help you continue maintaining your balanced state or even highlight certain elements that may become of concern if not taken care of. It is recommended to have the first test once you feel to be in your best condition in order to have a reference point in case you may develop some alteration of this status in the future so we can immediately check what has changed with respect to your healthy reference point.

Do I need to stop my daily medication and fast prior to taking my sample and sending it?

No. You will be given a form to fill out where you can include the exact medication you are currently taking. This will help our Microbiota Expert to evaluate your results whilst taking into consideration the information you have given us.

How long will it take to process my sample and get the results?

3 Weeks once the samples have been delivered to our diagnostic lab.

Once I receive my results, how will I understand the analysis?

Once The BioArte diagnostic microbial lab has processed your sample, the analysis will be sent to a medical doctor / microbial expert who will be able to evaluate the results together with your answers in the questionnaire and will set up a meeting with you to discuss the results. If you have been referred to us by your medical doctor or a licenced practitioner, we can ensure to send the results to the referral person who will discuss the findings with you.

Do you ship the Gut Microbiota test worldwide?

The BioArte Gut Microbiota test is currently only available for those living in the EU.