Gut Microbiome Test Medium

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GetTested’s Gut Microbiome Test Medium is a gut flora test targeted primarily to problems with obesity, diabetes,  inflammatory diseases. It measures 15 bacteria such as Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, Akkermansia muciniphila and Faecalibacterium prausnitzii.

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Gut Microbiome Medium analyses the following bacteria:

Escheria coli
Escherichia coli (E. coli) is a type of bacteria that is naturally found in the intestines of humans and other animals. It is a gram-negative, facultative anaerobic, rod-shaped bacterium that is a member of the Enterobacteriaceae family. E. coli is a beneficial bacteria that helps to break down food and produce vitamins. However, some strains of E. coli can cause food poisoning.
Escherichia coli Biovare
Escherichia coli Biovare, a distinct subspecies of E. coli, is unusual in the human intestine. It has several forms, including hemolytic, mucoid, and lactose-negative types. Finding hemolytic or mucoid E. coli is common, especially when there's an absence of beneficial E. coli and an alkaline pH level. Elevated levels of this subspecies can indicate inadequate mucosal immunity, often due to low production of secretory IgA.
Proteus is a genus of Gram-negative bacteria known for their ability to cause urinary tract infections (UTIs), particularly in people with long-term catheters or with a compromised immune system. They are also associated with wound infections and, less commonly, with respiratory system infections. Proteus bacteria are notable for their ability to resist multiple antibiotics, making infections challenging to treat.
Klebsiella is a genus of Gram-negative bacteria found in various environments, including soil, water, and the human gut. Some species, like Klebsiella pneumoniae, are significant pathogens, causing infections in the lungs (pneumonia), bloodstream, urinary tract, and wounds. Klebsiella bacteria are known for their antibiotic resistance, which complicates treatment options and is a major concern in healthcare settings.
Pseudomonas in stool can indicate an infection or overgrowth in the gastrointestinal tract. While not a common gut pathogen, Pseudomonas aeruginosa can cause problems, particularly in immunocompromised individuals. Its presence in stool may signal an imbalance in gut flora or a more serious underlying condition, especially when accompanied by gastrointestinal symptoms.
Enterobacter, a genus of common bacteria, can be found in the human gut. Typically harmless, they form part of the natural gut flora. However, in certain conditions, their overgrowth can indicate or cause health issues. Monitoring Enterobacter levels in stool can provide valuable insights into gut health and help diagnose various conditions.
Serratia, a type of bacteria often found in the environment, can also appear in the human intestinal tract. While it's generally harmless in healthy individuals, its presence in stool might be a concern for people with certain health conditions. Detecting Serratia in stool tests can indicate potential gut flora imbalances or infections.
Hafnia, a genus of bacteria typically found in the intestinal tract, is part of the normal gut flora. While generally harmless, its presence in stool can sometimes indicate digestive disturbances or an imbalance in gut microbiota.
Enterococcus, commonly found in the human intestines and part of the normal gut flora, plays a role in gut health. However, its overgrowth in stool can indicate an imbalance or potential infection, particularly in those with weakened immune systems.
Bifidobacterium is a crucial genus of bacteria that resides predominantly in the human gastrointestinal tract. These bacteria play a vital role in maintaining gut health, aiding in digestion, and boosting the immune system. They also help in the synthesis of essential vitamins and fighting harmful bacteria. A balanced presence of Bifidobacterium is key to a healthy gut microbiome.
Bacteroides spp. are a significant group of bacteria in the human gut microbiome. They play a vital role in breaking down complex carbohydrates and producing short-chain fatty acids, which are crucial for colon health. Bacteroides are also important for immune system regulation and protecting against harmful pathogens.
Lactobacillus is a beneficial bacteria commonly found in the gut and some fermented foods. It plays a crucial role in digestive health, aiding in nutrient absorption and supporting the immune system.
Clostridium refers to a genus of bacteria, some species of which are found naturally in the human gut, while others can cause illnesses. These bacteria can survive in harsh conditions due to their ability to form spores. While certain Clostridium species play a role in gut health, others, like Clostridium difficile, can lead to severe infections, especially after antibiotic use that disrupts the normal gut flora.
Akkermansia muciniphila
Akkermansia muciniphila is a beneficial gut bacterium, known for its role in maintaining intestinal mucosa and promoting a healthy gut lining. It's linked to positive metabolic and immune responses, playing a crucial part in gut health, weight management, and overall well-being.
Faecalibacterium prausnitzii
Faecalibacterium prausnitzii is a key beneficial bacterium in the human gut, known for its anti-inflammatory properties. It plays a crucial role in maintaining gut health, contributing to a balanced gut microbiome and supporting the intestinal barrier.

Gut Microbiome Medium analyses the following yeast:

About GetTested's Medium Gut Microbiome Test

Discover your gut health intricacies with GetTested's Medium Gut Microbiome Test. This advanced test includes everything from the Small version and adds analysis of two significant bacteria: Faecalibacterium prausnitzii and Akkermansia muciniphila, key to understanding conditions like obesity, type-2 diabetes, and inflammatory bowel diseases.

About the Gut microbiome

The gut microbiome affects the body throughout your life, as it is responsible for digestion of food, the immune system and many other processes in the body.

Bacteria are different in each person’s bowel. Scientists have discovered roughly a thousand different types of bacteria residing in the bowel and each individual has about 160 different types, so every bowel is unique in that way. You will likely have different bacteria in your own bowel than another person does. However, there’s more than just bacteria. Microbes (archaea, viruses, yeast) live in the bowel as well. The small bowel has microbes too, but we have more knowledge on the ones living in the large bowel, since it’s easier to test poo samples. 

A large number of scientists are interested in the bacteria inside our guts. Understandably so, since we are now aware that gut bacteria have many vital functions that are responsible for good health. They feed the cells in our bodies and control inflammation. The gut system is similar to our immune system: complex and important in maintaining our well-being. There is a rare possibility that your immune system and the gut bacteria cause diseases, which is why an analysis of your faeces is necessary. You can easily do an analysis by taking a microbiome test and discover what microbes live in your gut.

What GetTested’s test analyses

This test analyses all bacteria and yeast from the small microbiome test. These bacteria include:

Bifidobacterium, Lactobacillus, Clostridium, Klebsiella, Escherichia coli (E. coli) Escherichia coli Biovare, Proteus, Pseudomonas,.Enterobacter, Serratia, Hafnia, Enterococcus, Bacteroides

Gut Microbiome Test Medium analyses four types of yeast: Candida Albicans, Candida SPP, Geotrichum Candidum, Yeast/fungus

The test also analyses ph value. In addition to all of these, the medium test examines the bacteria Akkermansia muciniphila and Faecalibacterium prausnitzii.

About the key bacteria: Akkermansia muciniphila and Faecalibacterium prausnitzii

Akkermansia muciniphila is one of the most common types of bacteria. It helps strengthen the gut lining and improve general health of the gut. Because of this, iIt is crucial for managing obesity and type-2 diabetes, impacting intestinal mucosa and inflammation. Akkermansia muciniphila levels are often lower in individuals with obesity, type-2 diabetes, inflammation, or weakened immune systems

Faecalibacterium prausnitzii is crucial in protecting the colon, controlling metabolism and the immune response. It is a major butyric acid producer and is vital for preventing colorectal cancer and IBD, acting as a health bioindicator. 

Similarly to Akkermansia muciniphila, Faecalibacterium prausnitzii is usually found in lower levels in intestinal diseases, which serves as a valuable biomarker for gut health.

Understanding Obesity and Intestinal Flora

Research links intestinal flora, particularly Akkermansia muciniphila, to obesity. Various studies have in fact, brought to light the beneficial impact of Akkermansia muciniphila on treating obesity. Akkermanisa reduces the risk of obesity, by reducing body weight. 

Transferring gut flora from thin to overweight individuals has shown promising results in weight loss. However, imbalanced gut flora is not the sole cause of obesity; diet, lifestyle, and thyroid issues also play roles.

Who would benefit from this Gut Microbiome Test?

This is the best Gut Microbiome Test for those seeking a deep dive into their gut flora, especially if dealing with obesity, diabetes, or gut-related issues. For a more extensive analysis, consider GetTested's Large or XL Gut Microbiome Tests, which cover additional aspects like digestive function and leaky gut.


How to test gut microbiome: Test Procedure and Options

The Medium Gut Microbiome Test from GetTested is easy to use at home. You receive a kit and can expect digital results. Explore more with our Large and XL tests for comprehensive gut health assessments, including digestive functions and additional biomarkers.


How is the Gut Microbiome Medium test carried out?

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

Who should get a Gut Microbiome Medium test?

GetTested's Gut Microbiome Test Medium is a gut flora test targeted primarily to problems with obesity, diabetes and  inflammatory diseases.

Anything to consider before taking the test?

Avoid probiotics at least 72 hours before the test and antibiotics 2 weeks before the test.

How quickly will I receive my results?

Once we receive your sample, average response time is 10-15 business days to receive results.

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  • Aisha
    happy i did this :) quite easy to use and results in not too long :)
  • Leo
    The world of probiotics, prebiotics, and gut health has always intrigued me. To gain a deeper understanding of my own body, I opted for the Gut Microbiome Test (Medium) by GetTested. The entire process, from ordering to receiving results, was seamless. When I delved into the results, it was like unlocking a treasure trove of information. The intricacies of my gut's microbiome, the balance, and imbalances, all laid out in a digestible format. Armed with this information, I've embarked on a journey of tailored nutrition and supplements. The subsequent weeks have witnessed a marked improvement in my digestion and overall energy. While there's no one-size-fits-all solution in health, this test provides a custom blueprint that can guide dietary decisions.

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