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Akkermansia Test

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£ 89,00

The Akkermansia Test from GetTested analyzes the presence of the bacteria Akkermansia muciniphila and Faecalibacterium prausnitzii in the gut. These bacteria have been linked to various metabolic and inflammatory conditions, highlighting the importance of understanding their levels. This home-based test offers an objective look into these specific components of gut flora, aiding in the broader understanding of gastrointestinal health and its potential systemic effects.

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The Significance of Akkermansia muciniphila

Akkermansia muciniphila has gained research attention for several reasons:

  • Metabolic Health: Studies have shown that individuals with metabolic conditions, such as type-2 diabetes and obesity, often exhibit reduced levels of Akkermansia muciniphila compared to those without these conditions.
  • Intestinal Health: This bacterium plays a role in fortifying the intestinal mucosa, thereby aiding in the prevention of harmful substances infiltrating the bloodstream.
  • Inflammation: It has been linked with inflammation levels in the body, especially in the context of gut health.

The Significance of Faecalibacterium prausnitzii

Faecalibacterium prausnitzii, recognized as a prime producer of butyrate in our gut, offers multiple health benefits:

  • Anti-inflammatory Properties: It plays a part in reducing inflammation in the intestinal mucosa.
  • Protection Against Diseases: Elevated levels of this bacterium can reduce the risk of conditions such as colon cancer and inflammatory bowel diseases.

Given the rising prevalence of inflammatory bowel conditions, understanding the role of Faecalibacterium prausnitzii becomes even more vital.

Who Can Benefit from the Akkermansia Test?

If you're curious about the composition of your gut flora, especially in relation to specific health concerns like type-2 diabetes, obesity, or inflammatory bowel conditions, this test might offer valuable insights. However, for those interested in a broader analysis of the gut flora, GetTested also provides comprehensive tests like Gut Microbiome Medium.

The Testing Process

The Akkermansia Test is straightforward. After placing an order, GetTested dispatches a test-kit, complete with all necessary components for a fecal sample collection. After collection, send the sample back to the lab for detailed analysis. The lab will then share the results digitally.

Looking for a more comprehensive test of your gut flora?

If you are looking for a more comprehensive gut health test, we recommend Gut Microbiome Small, MediumLarge or XL.


How is the Akkermansia test carried out?

Our Akkermansia test is a home test kit. After ordering, we will send you a kit with everything you need to collect a stool sample. Then, simply return your sample to us in the pre-paid envelope.

Who should get an Akkermansia test?

Individuals with gastrointestinal issues, those struggling with weight management, or experiencing chronic inflammation may benefit from testing their Akkermansia muciniphila levels. It’s also helpful for people seeking to improve their gut health and understand their microbiome composition.

Is there any special preparation required before the test?

Avoid intake of Akkermansia probiotics 72 hours prior to taking the test.

How quickly will I receive my results?

Once we receive your sample, you can expect to get your results within 10-15 business days.

Example Report

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Example of Akkermansia Test

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