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GI360™ Microbiome, Stool - Doctor's Data Test Kit

The GI360™ microbiome profile is a gut microbiota DNA analysis tool that identifies and characterizes the abundance and diversity of more than 45 targeted analytes.


Test Code: DDGIM

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Methodology:

Preparation: Ship to lab Monday-Thursday only. Please read all of the directions and the collection procedures prior to starting test. If taking antifungal or antibiotic medications wait three days to begin collection after finishing the medication. Please refrain from taking digestive enzymes, antacids, and aspirin for two days prior to and during the specimen collection. Refrain from taking probiotic supplements for two weeks prior to specimen collection. Never discontinue prescription medications without first consulting your physician.

Test Results: 2-5 Business days once the lab receives the specimen. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.


Details:

This is a one collection stool test.

Description

This test kit includes:

  • PCR Analysis for the Abundance and Diversity of Key Bacterial Populations of the GI Microbiome

The microbiome abundance and diversity test is a standardized, reproducible, and clinically validated test that gives a birds eye view of the gut Microbiome. It is the most relevant gut microbiota DNA analysis tool. It identifies and characterizes the abundance and diversity of more than 45 targeted analytes that peer-reviewed research has shown to contribute to dysbiosis and other chronic disease states. This test cuts out the noise by representing only the most relevant markers that distinguish between normobiosis and dysbiosis.

This data is collected by Multiplex PCR 16sRNA.

The technology has a higher specificity to capture a varied range of organisms in the patient's stool and can get down to the specific sub-species compared to other PCR methods, which are less specific. This allows for more accurate and reproducible identification of what is actually in the patient's sample. The technology used has several research papers in supporting its validity behind the identification of particular species for IBS & IBD. This is Multiplex PCR testing, measuring Microbiome bacterial abundance and diversity, through DNA analysis of 45+ organisms.

The Dysbiosis Index (DI) is a calculation with scores from 1 to 5 based on the overall bacterial abundance and profile within the patient's sample as compared to a reference population. Values above 2 indicate a microbiota profile that differs from the defined normobiotic reference population (i.e., dysbiosis). The higher the DI above 2, the more the sample is considered to deviate from normobiosis.

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