The microbiome analysis gives you an overview of the bacterial microbial communities of the digestive tract and helps to make decisions related to your diet.
We recommend this analysis if you have problems with digestion (including prolonged diarrhoea or constipation), questions about food choices, you are over- or underweight, on a special diet, interested in improving your colon health or for other reasons.
Since the microbial communities are affected by your diet and lifestyle, the analysis can be repeated to monitor a meal plan, treatment, diet, etc., or their effect.
The microbiome analysis only determines the bacterial community; it does not determine the prevalence of fungi, parasites or viruses. The analysis is not recommended for the diagnostics of infectious diarrhoeas. We recommend additional tests if you suspect an intestinal infection. Please enquire further from SYNLAB customer service.
The comparison group used for interpreting the analysis results is comprised of individuals aged 18 or older. For younger persons, the comparison may not be accurate and age-related changes in the microbial communities should be accounted for.