Comprehensive Gut Biome Health Test – Verisana Lab
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Comprehensive Gut Biome & Health Test

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With the Comprehensive Gut Biome & Health Test, you receive an extensive examination of your intestine based on your stool sample:

1.) Candida and mold
2.) Bacterial imbalance of the intestinal flora
3.) pH-value of the stool
4.) Pancreatic elastase (malabsorption)
5.) Alpha-1-antitrypsin (inflammation)
6.) Secretory IgA (gut mucosal immunology)
7.) Helicobacter pylori 

The gut is our “second brain” – which is why bowel health plays a crucial role in our general well-being.

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  • Details
  • Test measures
  • Symptoms
  • Sample collection guide
  • Sample report
  • Reviews
Details
Who should take the test?

Hippocrates once said that all disease begins in the gut. With an area of ​​several hundred square meters, the gut is the largest organ of our body and also one of the most important. Its task does not only consist of digesting food and passing it as nutrients, minerals and trace elements to the organism. The intestinal mucosa forms a mechanical barrier in healthy people: it is permeable to nutrients and liquids, but impermeable to harmful substances.

Beyond that, the gut and its bacteria are of great importance for the immune system – nearly 80% of all immune cells are located there. However, the intestinal mucosa can fulfill its task only with an intact gut flora.

The test analyzes the values of the following analytes:

  • Escherichia coli
  • Proteus
  • Citrobacter
  • Klebsiella
  • Other enterobacteriaceae
  • Enterococci
  • Pseudomonas
  • Bacteroides
  • Bifidobacteria
  • Lactobacilli
  • Clostridia
  • pH-Value
  • Candida albicans
  • Candida spec.
  • Geotrichum candidum
  • Yeast
  • Helicobacter pylori
  • Pancreatic elastase 1
  • Alpha-1-Antitrypsin
  • Secretory IgA

Our Comprehensive Gut Biome & Health Test helps you to get a comprehensive picture of your gut health as the state of your gastrointestinal system is extremely important for your overall well-being.

How does it work?

You collect the samples at home, send them back to us and we will provide you with your level of each analyte and whether your level falls within the reference ranges for your age. In addition to that, the results include graphs showing whether your are in the “green” (=normal/healthy) or “red” (=too high/low) area, making it easy to understand the results.

What will my results tell me?

Your results will provide detailed information about whether your escherichia coli, proteus, citrobacter, klebsiella, other enterobacteriaceae, enterococci, pseudomonas, bacteroides, bifidobacteria, lactobacilli, clostridia, pH-Value, candida albicans, candida spec., geotrichum candidum, yeast, helicobacter pylori, pancreatic elastase 1, alpha-1-Antitrypsin and secretory IgA levels are normal, low, or high compared to reference ranges in your age group. You can then discuss the results with your doctor or health practitioner, who can give you further guidance and treatment recommendations.

What guidance will I get along with my results?

We always recommend the discussion of the mailed results with your doctor or practitioner. Besides, further information is available on our website, especially in the different test categories, under “health conditions” and the FAQs. Still have questions? Then you can contact us by phone at +44 (0)20 3286 6316 or mail at contact@verisana.co.uk.

Test measures
For the Comprehensive Gut Biome & Health Test we analyse:
  • Escherichia coli
  • Proteus
  • Citrobacter
  • Klebsiella
  • Other enterobacteriaceae
  • Enterococci
  • Pseudomonas
  • Bacteroides
  • Bifidobacteria
  • Lactobacilli
  • Clostridia
  • pH-Value
  • Candida albicans
  • Candida spec.
  • Geotrichum candidum
  • Yeast
  • Helicobacter pylori
  • Pancreatic elastase 1
  • Alpha-1-Antitrypsin
  • Secretory IgA
Escherichia coli

Escherichia coli (E. coli) is a minority member of the gut microbiome, but a very important one. E. coli bacteria normally live in the intestines of healthy people and stimulates the intestinal immune system. It aids digestion and protects us from other harmful microbes. E. coli ferments to produce folic acid, vitamin K2 (this protects against osteoporosis) and Co-enzyme Q10 (essential for mitochondrial function). If there are low counts of E-coli, one can expect problems like osteoporosis and bone problems, mitochondrial function, low mood and poor gut motility. Increased E. coli indicates putrefaction in the intestine and may burden the body with metabolic toxins. Potential causes may be reduced immunity of the intestinal mucosa, low counts of bifidobacteria or excess supply of protein.

Proteus

Proteus species are most commonly found as part of normal human intestinal flora, along with Escherichia coli and Klebsiella species. Proteus is also found in multiple environmental habitats, including long-term care facilities and hospitals. As a particularly active proteolytic germ, proteus can burden the body considerably through its metabolic toxins.

Citrobacter

Citrobacter is a rod belonging to the Enterobacteriaceae family. It is considered an opportunistic pathogen and therefore can be found in the gut as part of the normal flora. Citrobacter are also commonly found in water, soil and food and may be spread by person-to person contact.

Klebsiella

Klebsiella is a bacterium, which belongs to the Enterobacteriaceae family. Klebsiella can be found in the gastrointestinal tract of humans. Klebsiella overgrowth is commonly asymtomatic. Some strains of Klebsiella may cause diarrhea and some are enterotoxigenic. A low-starch diet may be helpful if high levels of Klebsiella are present.

Other enterobacteriaceae

Increased enterobacteriaceae indicate disturbances of the intestinal flora, malnutrition or digestive insufficiencies. A larger amount of these bacteria does not belong in the normal intestinal flora. Their multiplication often results from past antibioses.

Enterococci

Decreased Enterococci in the stool indicates disturbances in balance of the intestinal flora. Enterococci produce short-chain fatty acids during the carbohydrate utilisation, which contributes to the acidification and stabilisation of the intestinal environment. As an important contribution to the intestinal milieu, they produce bacteriostatic substances.

Pseudomonas

Pseudomonas can be found in water and soil as well as fruits ans vegetables. A common source of infection is bottled water, but increased Pseudonomas may also be due to an earlier antibiotic therapy.

Bacteroides

Bacteroides is the most abundant bacteria in the microflora, which allows us to digest soluble fibre and make short chain fatty acids. Decreased bacteroides indicate a lowered resistence to pathogenic species (such as salmonella, shigella and clostridia).

Bifidobacteria

Bifidobacteria make up a significant portion of the human gut flora. Along with Lactobacillia and Enterococci, Bifidobacteria control potentially pathogenic organisms and stimulate the intestinal immune system (GALT). Bifidobacteria metabolize carbohydrates only. By doing so, they produce short chain fatty acids, which adidify the intestine and couteract pathogenic organisms. Decreased Bifidobacteria indicate deficiencies in colonisation resistance, putrefaction in the intestine and can promote constipation.

Lactobacilli

Lactobacilli is a lactic acid forming bacteria, which produces large amounts of short chain fatty acids (SCFA). SCFAs lower the intestinal pH and thereby make the evironment alkaline and unsuitable for microbial pathogens (e.g. yeast). In addition, Lactobacilli secrete antifungal and antimicrobial agents. Decreased Lactobacilli indicate disturbances of the intestinal flora.

Clostridia

Clostridia are prevalent flora in a healthy intestine. As clostirida produce gases it may cause flatulence. Increased Clostridia indicates putrefaction in the intestine and may burden the body with metabolic toxins. Increased clostridia are often found in older people due to changes in their nutrition. Clostridium difficile and Clostridium perfringens are one cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea.

pH-Value

Fecal pH is influenced by numerous factors, but is largely dependet on the fermentation of fiber by the beneficial flora of the gut. With a balanced diet the fecal pH should lie between 6,2 and 6,8. Acid fecal pH indicates disorders of intestinal ecology. An alkaline fecal pH indicated an imbalanced intestine flora. It is possible that proteolytic putrefactive germs are predominant, which raise the fecal pH through alkaline metabolites (e.g. due to a high-protein diet).

Candida albicans

The genus Candida is comprised of approximately 200 different species. Candida albicans is the most common strain of them. It is a normal part of the gut flora and most people have some level of Candida albicans in their intestines. But a combination of factors can lead to an overgrowth, which then leads to several undesirable symptoms including fatigue, weight gain, joint pain, and gas.

Candida spec.

Increased candida species indicates deficiancies in colonisation resitance, disturbances of the intestinal flora and or a defect mucosa. Candida species may burden the body with toxic metabolites. Some patients respont to even low rates of yeast overgrowth.

Geotrichum candidum

Geotrichum candidum belongs to the Endomyceteaceae family. This organism can be found in soil, dairy products and in human skin and mucosae. Symptoms of Geotrichum infection have been associated with diarrhea and enteritis.

Yeast

An infection with yeasts can have many reasons. Possible causes are things like corticosteroid therapy, stress, diabetes, malnutrition or birth control pills. All of them weaken the immune system and a weakened immune system cannot control yeast or help you get rid of it. Antibiotics are also a common cause of yeast infection because they destroy the good bacteria that keep it under control.

Helicobacter pylori

The detection of Helicobacter pylori antigen in stool indicates an infection with this germ. Helicobacter pylori is the most common chronic bacterial pathogen in humans. It lowers stomach acid levels while damaging the mucosal protection within the stomach. It has therefore been attributed with causing stomach and duodenal ulcers.

Pancreatic elastase

Elastase findings can be used for the diagnosis or the exclusion of exocrine pancreatic insuffiency. Reduced pancreatic elastase in stool indicates insufficiency of exocrine pancreatic function. Pancreatic elastase 1 levels below 100 are strongly correlated with severe pancreatic insufficiency. Pancreatic elastase 1 levels between 100 and 200 indicate moderate pancreatic insufficiency.

Alpha-1-Antitrypsin

Alpha-1-antitrypsin is a glycoprotein, which is produced by the liver and cells of the gut. It belongs to the group of acute phase proteins and is a marker of of protein loss and permeability of the gut.The measurement of Alpha-1-antitrypsin in stool reflects the permeability of the gut during inflammatory processes. Increased Alpha-1-antitrypsin indicates an increased permeability of the intestinal mucous membrane, which leads to an enteral loss of Alpha-1-antitrypsin.

Secretory IgA

Secretory IgA (sIgA) is an immune protein, which reacts anti-inflammatory. It coats the intestinal lining, especially the mucosal surfaces and is supposed to protect us from inside. As secretory IgA represents the first line of defense of the GI, immunological activity in the GI tract can be assessed using secretory IgA. Low levels of fecal sIgA increase the risk of leaky gut syndrome and promote the growth of microbial pathogens in the intestine. The risk of inflammatroy immune reactions to undigested food and protein is also increased if low levels of sIgA are present. Low fecal IgA levels can result from physical or mental stress and/or inadequate nutrition. High fecal sIgA indicate immune reactions to antigens from bacteria, yeast or other microbes.

Symptoms
Symptoms the Comprehensive Gut Biome & Health Test is suitable for:
  • Swollen stomach
  • Flatulence
  • Constipation
  • Food intolerance
  • Burning stomach acid
  • Sensitive areas on the body
  • Fungal infections on the skin or nails
  • Eczema
  • Diaper rash
  • Burning sensation when urinating
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Vaginal itching
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Prostate problems
  • Bladder infections
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Chronically stuffy nose
  • Bad breath
  • Fatigue
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Chronic diseases
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Increased suspectibility for infection
Sample collection guide
General

Please read the following instructions in detail, before starting with the sample collection.

 

Please download the instructions here

Sample report
The sample report

Below you will find the sample report for the Comprehensive Gut Biome & Health Test.

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Comments
  1. Andrea S.
    March 30, 2020

    This test is way better, as it also tests for leaky gut and h pylori. Doesn’t really make any sense to not check for a leaky gut when you’re not a hundred percent sure what you are looking for.

  2. Caa Daie
    March 30, 2020

    Staff was very helptful. I had to collect the sampe on Wednesday, so they told me to overnighted it to the lab. Otherwise it propably would have been too old to be analyzed. Worked out great this way!

  3. Dr. Rosemary
    December 19, 2019

    Apparently USPS messed up the first time and my sample arrived too late. Lab was kind though and sent me another testkit free of charge. Took a little longer than expected because of that.

  4. Roy Sootie
    December 8, 2019

    Did a similar test at anouther lab before. This one costs less and even includes more parameters.

  5. Gerta
    October 29, 2019

    This comprehensive test is definitely worth the investment. It fits our needs perfectly. (Got the test for my whole family, as we all kind of had similar problems).

  6. Alain E.
    September 20, 2019

    Really good. And what great service! Sorry for asking so many questions by the way XD

  7. Cordey J.
    September 14, 2019

    You don’t have to be a doctor to understand what’s wrong. Test showed I had Candida.

  8. W.R. Blackstock Reliable
    August 21, 2019

    Lab team was very helpful and answered all my questions. Instructions were easy to follow.

  9. INTUITIVEFLOWER FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS!
    June 12, 2019

    I didn’t really read the instructions all that carefully and missed that the sample had to be collected on Monday. Luckily I spotted my mistake before sending the sample, Was able to wash out the sample container and do it all over again. Still recommend to do it right the first time

  10. Goldarina F.
    January 24, 2019

    Make sure to check your spam folder though! My results went there, so I didn’t even know I already received them…

  11. Cinderella X.
    January 20, 2019

    I am really satisfied with my gut check.

  12. Heather
    January 19, 2019

    Really good test! Tried another online laboratory before, but they weren’t helpful at all and it all felt kind of strange. Verisana was really professional and answered a lot of questions (I was outside the US at that time, which made everthing a little mmore complicated)

  13. Sarah XXX
    January 18, 2019

    With results in paper form it would have been perfect.

  14. Mr. Maxwell
    January 17, 2019

    I chose this one because h pylori is included, My doctor wanted to do a gastroscopy to test for that. The stool sample showed no sign of h pylori though, but indicated a leaky gut instead. Symptomfree after working on that issue and changing my diet as weell. So, no gastroscopy needed

  15. Helen O.
    January 17, 2019

    Wish that was included as well. Had to buy an extra test for that marker, eventhough I think it’s important as well.

  16. Heather
    January 9, 2019

    Really good test! Tried another online laboratory before, but they weren’t helpful at all and it all felt kind of strange. Verisana was really professional and answered a lot of questions (I was outside the US at that time, which made everthing a little mmore complicated)

  17. Lenae C.
    January 8, 2019

    I am a naturopath and recommend this test to my clients all the time. Even though you can do this test yourself, when you don’t have a medical background, you should consult a doctor/practitioner/naturopath and work through the results together. The gut iis way too sensitive to just try any kind of treatment on your own

  18. Lenae C.
    January 8, 2019

    I am a naturopath and recommend this test to my clients all the time. Even though you can do this test yourself, when you don’t have a medical background, you should consult a doctor/practitioner/naturopath and work through the results together. The gut iis way too sensitive to just try any kind of treatment on your own

  19. Sarah XXX
    January 6, 2019

    With results in paper form it would have been perfect.

  20. Danny Clay
    January 4, 2019

    I mistook the mouth swab for the stool sample container, so they had to send me a new testkit. Customer service was very friendly though and assured me they would update the instructions on that.

  21. Jeri P.
    January 2, 2019

    Saved me from having a colonoscopy! Thank you for making that analysis painless, pleasant and most of all hassle free! It’s really wonderful.

  22. Jeri P.
    January 2, 2019

    Saved me from having a colonoscopy! Thank you for making that analysis painless, pleasant and most of all hassle free! It’s really wonderful.

  23. Customer
    January 2, 2019

    Overall a very good test. I like the little graphs showing whether your result is either in the “red” or “green”area.

  24. Customer
    January 2, 2019

    Overall a very good test. I like the little graphs showing whether your result is either in the “red” or “green”area,

  25. Dr. Rosemary
    December 19, 2018

    Apparently USPS messed up the first time and my sample arrived too late. Lab was kind though and sent me another testkit free of charge. Took a little longer than expected because of that.

  26. Naomi Nason
    December 10, 2018

    Not easy to collect the sample on Monday (and ONLY on Monday), when you only poop 1-2 times a week…took me 4 weeks and a lot of coffee to make it happen on a Monday..

  27. BOURAZOPOULOU PERFECT
    December 9, 2018

    Bought it for myself. WIll definitely buy another one for my husband. Fast and easy.

  28. BOURAZOPOULOU PERFECT
    December 9, 2018

    Bought it for myself. WIll definitely buy another one for my husband. Fast and easy.

  29. Roy Sootie
    December 8, 2018

    Did a similar test at anouther lab before. This one costs less and even includes more parameters.

  30. INTUITIVEFLOWER FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS!
    December 8, 2018

    I didn’t really read the instructions all that carefully and missed that the sample had to be collected on Monday. Luckily I spotted my mistake before sending the sample, Was able to wash out the sample container and do it all over again. Still recommend to do it right the first time

  31. Burnaby H.
    November 29, 2018

    If you aren’t sure which test to do, always go for this one. Includes almost everything.

  32. Nicholas
    November 16, 2018

    Good product. Everything worked out fast. Still pretty expensive for a piece of paper.

  33. D. Motorbike
    November 15, 2018

    Wish there was more help after taking the test. I got the results but didn’t know what to do with it. Lab can’t offer treatment suggestions.

  34. Elsi O.
    October 18, 2018

    Was a little sceptical at first, but the kit arrived within 2 days and instructions were easy to follow.

  35. Nav L. Bear
    October 16, 2018

    At least when you’re not sure what’s wrong with your gut. Had several symptons and it really could have been anything. Thought it might be a leaky gut, but the test showed it was h pylori.

  36. C. Dagbjort
    October 8, 2018

    Results included good explanations which marker were too high/low.

  37. Rafaelia I.
    August 16, 2018

    The test was good and results came back fast. Still it’s a LOT of money…in case you got any chance to get this kind of test done from your doctor for free, go for it. Unfortunately I didn’t have a choice. It’s a good product though.

  38. Eve V.
    August 15, 2018

    Loved that it’s so easy. Received the kit, collected the sample, sent it back and they emailed me my results.

  39. Dani M.
    August 12, 2018

    Being able to do the test at home, it really saved me time and effort.

  40. Avram T.
    August 7, 2018

    Bought the Candida test a couple of month ago., which showed I had Candida albicans But even after treatment, I still had symptoms, so I did this comprehensive check. Well, turns out, my gut flora was a mess as well. Working on that now…

  41. Mareah B.
    June 20, 2018

    Had IBS for years, but my doctor wouldn’t do a stool analysis. So I did this one myself. Best decision ever! Now I know where to start (gut flora was off, plus apparently I have a leaky gut),

  42. Cathy Cason
    May 4, 2018

    My 3yearold has constant problems with diarrhea and constipation. Asked the lab team whether this test works for children as well and it does! Test showed he is basically lacking all the “good” bacteria. Probably because of some antibiotics he had to takee right after birth

  43. Danny Clay
    May 4, 2018

    I mistook the mouth swab for the stool sample container, so they had to send me a new testkit. Customer service was very friendly though and assured me they would update the instructions on that

  44. Nora
    April 26, 2018

    The results were easy to understand. I had gut problems for quite some time but didn’t know the cause. Now I know where to make changes in my diet and therapy. Pricey but worth it.!

  45. Michael
    April 22, 2018

    Great test to get an overview of your gut health. Actually showed me problems in my gut I didn’t expect.

  46. Christie M.
    April 2, 2018

    I liked that the results were easy to understand. Plus the text at the end explaining what e.g. a low sIgA value (in my case) does to your gut.

  47. Michelleger
    February 16, 2018

    Bought this test for my 2 year old son who had gut problems after taking some antibiotics. The test showed his gut flora was totally out of balance. We bought the right probiotics now and hopefully his gut biome will recover soon. Maybe we*ll do another ttest just to check on it again

  48. Heidi Heson
    January 30, 2018

    Ordering is only possible online which didn’t work at first until my daughter helped me. Instructions were clear. Results were a little confusing, but my health practitioner explained them to me and was happy with the test.

  49. Helen O.
    January 17, 2018

    Wish that was included as well. Had to buy an extra test for that marker, eventhough I think it’s important as well.

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Any Questions?

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Why is the gut important for our overall health?

An intact intestine not only absorbs nutrients from food. It also serves as a barrier to sort out harmful substances and keep them out of our vital bloodstream. It is also of great importance for the immune system - almost 80% of all immune cells are located there. The intestine therefore plays a major role in our health.

What is the difference to the Leaky Gut Complete Test?

The Leaky Gut Complete Test takes a closer look at the intestinal mucosa. If the existing symptoms suggest a damaged mucous membrane, you will get a more detailed picture there. The gut health check, on the other hand, is suitable for everyone who generally suffers from gastrointestinal complaints. It provides a comprehensive analysis that includes the intestinal flora as well as possible fungal infections, the immune system and the intestinal mucosa.

How long can you keep or use stool samples?

It is generally advisable to send the samples as soon as possible after collecting them and to store them in the refrigerator until they are dispatched (please do not freeze). On the way, the samples last up to 5 days without problem.

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