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Know your Guts: Gut Health Test

Sample: Three consecutive days Stool sample

About the test: The gut health test is determines the underlying cause of most gastrointestinal symptoms and enable quick, useful clinical data for the management of gastrointestinal health. These profiles, which make utilize modern technologies and biomarkers, provide useful data about gastrointestinal function, intestinal inflammation, and the intestinal flora. The overview pages make it quicker and simpler to read the results, prioritise treatment, and evaluate microbiome state.

Gut Health profile draw attention to the three fundamental functions of gut health: Digestion/Absorption, Inflammation/Immunology, and the Gut Microbiome


  • Pancreatic Elastase-1 is a marker of exocrine pancreatic function.
  • Products of Protein Breakdown are markers of undigested protein reaching the colon.
  • Faecal Fat is a marker of fat breakdown and absorption.


Our Comprehensive Gut Health Test involves following Tests:


  • Calprotectin is a marker of neutrophil-driven inflammation. Produced in abundance at sites of inflammation, this biomarker has been proven clinically useful in differentiating between Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
  • Eosinophil Protein X is a marker of eosinophil-driven inflammation and allergic response.
  • Faecal Secretory IgA is a marker of gut secretory immunity and barrier function.
  • Faecal Occult Blood Test detects hidden blood. This test is non-invasive test for colorectal cancer screening/detection.

Gut Microbiome:

  • Gut health profile detect the Inflammation-Associated Dysbiosis score and a Methane Dysbiosis score.
  • Metabolic indicators, including short-chain fatty acids and beta-glucuronidase, demonstrate specific and vital metabolic functions performed by the microbiota.
  • Commensal Bacteria to demonstrate the composition, abundance and patterns of gut organisms.
  • More than 95% of commensal gut organisms are anaerobic and are difficult to recover by traditional (aerobic) culture techniques.
  • Assesses a set of 24 genera/species that map to 7 major phyla.
  • 16S rRNA gene polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) amplification technique.
  • Comprehensive microbiome analysis included.
  • Bacterial and mycology cultures demonstrate the presence of specific beneficial and pathogenic organisms.
    • Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) technology is used for limitless bacterial and fungal species identification via culture
  • Bacterial and mycology sensitivities are provided for pathogenic or potentially pathogenic organisms that have been cultured. The report includes effective prescriptive and natural agents.
  • Parasitology includes comprehensive testing for all parasites on every parasitology exam ordered.
    • Gut Health profile provides microscopic faecal specimen examination for ova and parasites (O&P), the gold standard of diagnosis for many parasites.
    • 6 Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) targets detect common protozoal parasites including Blastocystis spp., Cryptosporidium parvum/hominis, Cyclospora cayetanensis, Dientamoeba fragilis, Entamoeba histolytica, and Giardia.
  • Stool specimens taken on 3 consecutive days up to the mark filled in the tube.

Medical Centre

Manor Park Medical Centre
2 Lerwick Drive, Slough Berkshire SL1 3XU, UK

Monday to Fridays 9AM to 5PM ||
Saturdays 9AM to 2PM ||
Sundays 9AM to 12PM