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Six easy steps for microbiome stool testing

I use cutting-edge microbiome stool testing in my practice. These tests identify genetic material from the bacteria, so they give us details on all the bacteria in your gut. In contrast, standard tests only identify bacteria that grow under lab conditions. The test kits are easy to use – and there‘s usually no need to catch a sample before it disappears around the bend!

Here are the 6 easy steps, in stool-free pictures and descriptions, for the test I most commonly use in my practice. I've also included top tips for getting a great sample, together with more detail about the test and when to do it.