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
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.
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.
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.
3 Weeks once the samples have been delivered to our diagnostic lab.
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.
The BioArte Gut Microbiota test is currently only available for those living in the EU.