Gut Microbiome Test Small

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£ 99,00

A healthy gut impacts your brain, immune system and overall well-being. Gain insight into the various bacteria that live inside your own gut by taking GetTested’s Gut Microbiome Test. 

The Gut Microbiome (or Microbiota) is home to many types of bacteria and microbes, such as yeast, and these bacteria and microbes are responsible for fundamental biochemical processes. Our test can analyse several of these important bacteria and microbes.

GetTested’s Gut Microbiome Test Small is a gut flora test that analyses common bacteria such as Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium and Clostridium, as well as the yeast Candida albicans. A total of 13 common bacteria and 4 yeast are measured.

If you are looking for a more comprehensive gut health test, we recommend Medium, Large or XL microbiome test.

☑️ Test done at home
☑️ Analysed at an ISO15189 certified lab
☑️ Comprehensive report incl. recommendations

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About the Gut Microbiome Test Small

Gut Microbiome Test Small is a gut flora test that analyses 13 different types of bacteria in the gut and 4 common yeast. It is well known that an overgrowth of pathogenic bacteria can create gut issues, but so can a lack of good bacteria. Many studies show the connection between imbalances in our gut flora and a number of serious diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. 

Bacteria and other microbes inhabit not only our gut, but many other places in the body. For example, Lactobacillus predominates in the small intestine and in women’s vaginal tract , while Bifidobacteria and Bacteroides is common in our large intestine . By measuring our gut flora, we may notice any imbalances that could indicate (upcoming) health problems and take the necessary steps to prevent any serious illness or discomfort.

Who should test their gut flora?

This smaller gut test test is suitable for people with milder gut problems, or if you are interested to test your gut flora in order to be able to optimise your health and wellbeing. It is also suitable for those who have suffered from other diseases that can be related to the gut flora, such as depression, autism, Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s. For people who have more severe gut issues or want to do a more comprehensive test, we can recommend one of our larger gut tests that also measures leaky gut, maldigestion and much more.

What bacteria are analysed by the Gut Microbiome Test Small?

Gut Microbiome Test Small analyses 13 different bacteria (both “good and bad” bacteria):

  • Bifidobacterium – A beneficial bacteria that helps digest, prevents infection and produces vitamins and vital chemicals. 
  • Lactobacillus – helps break down food, absorbs nutrients and fight off any organisms that could cause diseases. 
  • Clostridium – a type of bacteria that can cause diarrhoea and colitis (an inflammation of the colon).
  • Klebsiella – a bacteria that lives inside the intestines. If it gets into other areas outside the intestines, it can cause respiratory, urinary and wound infections. 
  • Escherichia coli (E. coli)- bacteria that normally lives in the intestines. Mostly harmless and important to a healthy intestinal tract. 
  • Escherichia coli Biovare – a type of Escherichia coli bacteria.
  • Proteus – a bacteria that predominantly can cause urinary tract infections. 
  • Pseudomonas –  a germ that can cause infections, mostly seen in hospital patients. It can cause pneumonia.
  • Enterobacter – type of bacteria that can cause various infections to the skin, blood, urinary tract and pneumonia. Mostly found in environments such as hospitals and nursing homes
  • Serratia – type of bacteria that can cause urinary tract infections, wound infections and pneumonia in hospital environments. 
  • Hafnia – a type of bacteria that can cause various infections, such as septicaemia and pneumonia.
  • Enterococcus – occurs naturally in the intestines, but outside of this place in the body it can cause inflammation and blood infection.
  • Bacteroides – live in the gut where they provide vitamins and nutrients to the host and other inhabitants of the gut, but can be damaging to the health if they leave this environment.

Gut Microbiome Test Small analyses these 4 yeast

  • Candida spp and Candida albicans – normally lives in the gut, but also inside the mouth, throat and vagina, where it doesn’t cause any issues. However, some types of Candida can cause infections (such as rash), the most common one being the Candida albicans, which the test analyses. Candida albicans is only safe in small quantities.
  • Yeast (positive or. negative) like the various types of Candida.
  • Geotrichum candidum – a yeast that can cause rashes, rankles and tingling of the skin. In extreme cases, it can cause respiratory diseases.

The test also analyses

  • pH value – the ph value of poo from a healthy person is between 6.1 – 7.9 pH

Function of the gut bacteria

The majority of scientists are interested in the bacteria inside our guts. Understandably so, since we now know 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 like our immune system: complex and important in maintaining our health. 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. That way we can discover what microbes live in your gut and what they are doing.

Looking for a more comprehensive test of your gut flora?

  1. Gut Microbiome Small: Analyzes 13 distinct bacteria, 4 yeasts, and the pH value of the gut environment.
  2. Gut Microbiome Medium: Incorporates all elements of the Small test, with the added evaluation of Akkermansia muciniphila and Faecalibacterium prausnitzii.
  3. Gut Microbiome Large: Builds on the Small test by additionally assessing digestive functions, including pancreatic elastase, bile acids, and digestive residues. It also measures alpha-1 antitrypsin, calprotectin, and secretory IgA levels.
  4. Gut Microbiome XL: Encompasses all facets of the Large test and further examines zonulin and histamine levels in stool.

Additional information

Weight 0,049 kg


Before taking the test

  • Avoid probiotics at least 72 hours before the test and antibiotics 4 weeks before the test.
  • Your test ID must be registered before it is sent for analysis (otherwise the lab will not analyze the test).
  • We recommend that you take the test on an empty stomach in the morning.
  • We recommend that you submit the test for analysis on a Monday or Tuesday.
  • If tracking code is available, please attach it to the front of the envelope (found on your test ID card).
  • Before you start, you need to register your test. Your test kit contains a sticker with your unique test ID. Register your test ID at
  • Carefully open the paper by pulling apart the edges by the arrows.
  • Place the paper on the toilet seat and fold the seat ring over it so that it stays in place. Place the paper a little further back on the toilet seat.
  • Collect the sample from the stool that should be on the paper. Using the spoon attached to the lid, scoop the feces into the test tube.
  • Fill the tube so that it reaches between the minimum and maximum line (preferably more towards maximum than minimum). Close the lid. Place your test ID on the container.
  • Rinse the paper with the rest of the faeces down the toilet.
  • Put the tube (or tubes) in the enclosed envelope. Send the test to the lab the same day (preferably a Monday or Tuesday).


How does the Gut Microbiome Test Small work?

All our health tests including our stool tests are done from home. Everything you need to perform the test is in the test kit. The test is then sent to our ISO certified lab for analysis.

Where can I get a Gut Microbiome test? 

You can get your own Gut Microbiome test from us, delivered to you and ready to use at home. If you are looking for a more comprehensive gut health test, Medium, Large and Gut Microbiome Test XL are recommended. 

How long does it take to get the results?

As soon as the samples have arrived, they will immediately be tested at the lab, so you can expect the test results should be back to you within a week. 

When do I take the gut test?

It is recommended to take the test on an empty stomach in the morning. Take the test when you are on your regular schedule, as having an irregular schedule could result in an irregular diet as well, which might end up giving results that do not truly represent your average gut microbiome.

Do not take the test when you are on medications that could possibly alter your test results.

Will I be able to get treatment after the test?

Not every bacteria will cause diseases and many bacteria are not that harmful to healthy people, such as the Escherichia coli bacteria and its various types. 

You may want to consult your doctor regarding any concerns you may have after receiving your test results.

How can I improve my gut microbiota?

For a healthy gut microbiota it is important to eat healthy, so eat lots of fruits and vegetables. Reduce your consumption of unhealthy foods, such as processed foods or food that’s high in fat. This is one relatively easy way to improve your gut microbiota and maintain good health. 

What foods do I eat to improve my gut microbiota?

It is recommended to eat many fibre-rich foods, many of which are vegetables such as green peas, broccoli and beans, but also fruits such as bananas and apples.

Prebiotic and probiotic foods such as whole grains, garlic, onions, fermented foods stimulate the good bacteria in the gut. 

Sugar can cause an overgrowth of bad bacteria, so it is recommended to reduce your consumption of foods that contain a lot of sugar. The same goes for alcohol.

Refunds and returns

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10 reviews for Gut Microbiome Test Small

  1. Alexander Reid

    The process was very straightforward, and the results came back quickly. It turns out there were some imbalances in my small gut microbiome that I need to address. Now I have a clearer path to improving my health. 🙂

  2. Lucy Morgan

    Had some digestive issues that wouldn’t go away. Decided to give this test a try. Easy to use, clear instructions, and fast results – everything was top-notch. I found out some fascinating facts about my small gut microbiome. This is definitely going to help me manage my health better.

  3. ~Laura ~

    The human body truly is a marvel, and I’ve always been fascinated by the interconnectedness of everything. When I read about the impact of gut health on overall well-being, it was a rabbit hole I eagerly jumped into. This led me to the Small Gut Microbiome Test by GetTested.

    When the kit arrived, it was all very professionally packaged with clear instructions. I appreciated the straightforward approach. After sending in my sample, the wait was a little nerve-wracking, but within the expected timeframe, my results were in. The insights provided were both extensive and enlightening. I learned about the different bacteria residing in my gut and their respective roles.

    Since receiving my results, I’ve made changes to my diet, incorporating more prebiotics and probiotics. I genuinely feel that my energy levels have improved and my digestion feels more regulated. It’s a testament to how pivotal our gut health truly is. If you’re on the fence, I’d highly recommend this test for a deep dive into understanding your inner ecosystem. ~~ <3

  4. Hannah Kelly

    Finally, some answers about my stomach issues from this test. Easy to use, quick results.

  5. Eleanor Griffiths

    After suffering from persistent bloating, I turned to this test. The process was straightforward and quite simple to follow. The insights I got about my small gut microbiome were surprising, to say the least. I now understand my gut health much better and can take appropriate actions to manage it.

  6. Dylan Evans

    Great test! Quick results helped me understand my gut health. Would recommend.

  7. Olivia Hunter

    Experienced frequent skin breakouts, so I tried this test. It was simple and quick. The results showed detailed information about my small gut microbiome, which I didn’t expect to be linked to my skin condition. I’m now taking steps to improve my gut health.

  8. Sophie

    As someone who’s been vegan for a decade, I’ve always prided myself on making conscious dietary choices. However, despite my efforts, I sometimes experienced digestive discomfort. The Small Gut Microbiome Test by GetTested seemed like the next logical step in my health journey. Upon receiving my results, it was evident that while I was doing many things right, there were certain strains of bacteria I was lacking. Armed with this newfound knowledge, I’ve made subtle tweaks to my diet, introducing foods that support these specific bacteria.It’s been a few months post-test, and the difference in how I feel is palpable. While being vegan has its many advantages, this test helped me fine-tune my choices to better align with my body’s unique needs. 🙂

  9. Naomi Fletcher

    We live in an age of abundant information, and yet, it’s often challenging to discern what’s right for our individual health. Digestive problems had been my companion for a while, leading me to the Small Gut Microbiome Test by GetTested. To say I was impressed would be an understatement. The detailed breakdown of bacteria types, their proportions, and the intricate roles they play in digestion was enlightening. More importantly, it highlighted areas where my gut flora was out of balance. Post-test, I’ve been collaborating with a nutritionist to realign my diet based on the findings. The results have been gradual but unmistakably positive. For those seeking a deeper understanding of their gut health, this test is a commendable starting point!!

  10. Theo

    For years, I’ve been trying to unravel the mystery behind my inconsistent energy levels, occasional bloating, and unpredictable moods. While I had a fair understanding of gut health’s overall impact on one’s wellbeing, it was still an abstract concept for me. Until, of course, I came across the Small Gut Microbiome Test offered by GetTested.

    Initially, I approached the test with a mix of skepticism and curiosity. The process began smoothly with the kit arriving promptly, clearly marked with concise instructions. Gathering the required samples was straightforward, and sending it back was hassle-free. The waiting period, though filled with anticipation, was not prolonged.

    When the results arrived, it was like reading a story about myself that I had only vaguely known. The detailed analysis covered the myriad of bacteria types present in my gut, their concentrations, and the vital roles they each played. It became evident that some imbalances might be contributing to my health issues.

    Armed with this new knowledge, I sought the expertise of a dietician. Together, we crafted a diet plan targeting the specific needs and imbalances highlighted in my report. It’s been a couple of months now, and the transformation has been remarkable. My energy levels are steadier, the bloating episodes have decreased, and my mood seems more stable.

    While it’s not a cure-all, the insights gained from this test have been invaluable in my health journey. For those wanting to delve deeper into the world of gut health, I cannot recommend it enough.

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