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Microbiome Analysis

empowering you with information

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It's well known that what we eat powerfully affects our health, but do we think about how we might be feeding (or starving) our gut bacteria? Microbiome Analysis can make a powerful contribution to your health. We give you treatment recommendations tailored to your unique gut bacterial profile. This can take much of the guesswork out of improving gut health, and can empower you with information to guide treatment decisions, track progress and best support your overall wellbeing.

 

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Changes in the composition of the community of microscopic life in our guts, known as the microbiome, has now been linked to an astonishing array of health conditions – from gut disorders such as IBS, to autoimmune diseases, inflammatory conditions, and even depression and anxiety. While many of the bacteria in our gut are so far poorly studied, some of them are understood to play an important beneficial role, and others are now known to cause symptoms when the gut ecosystem is out of balance. Microbiome research adds new insights every day.

 

The early stages of research and the unique composition of each individual’s microbiome make Microbiome Analysis a pioneering approach. However, robust clinical studies clearly demonstrate that certain foods, prebiotics and probiotics can directly change the bacterial populations within the microbiome, and that these changes can be associated with positive health outcomes. Microbiome Analysis allows these cutting-edge insights to be applied in practice to a wide range of health conditions. 

Microbiome stool tests

The Microbiome Group uses a leading testing company using advanced genetic sequencing to give you a full breakdown of all the bacteria making up your gut microbiome. Their home-testing kits are easy to order and use, while giving you comprehensive results. These tests, using a simple swab, are very different to standard stool culture tests, as they provide data on all the bacteria in your gut and their overall balance (not just certain species that can survive lab conditions). 

Microbiome Analysis consultations

We analyse the stool test results in depth; taking a detailed look at the balance of the different kinds of bacteria found in your gut, and talk you through the results and our treatment recommendations in online consultations. Because we require a full case history, in order to analyse results and make recommendations, all treatment pathways start with a first consultation, even if someone already has recent test results.

  • First consultation: the process starts with a 50 minute consultation at £175, to look at your health, diet and lifestyle, together with your goals for treatment. As test results guide our recommendations, you will receive a treatment plan at your next consultation.

  • Stool test: The test kit is ordered directly from the testing company and costs £130 with our practitioner discount.

  • Results consultation: Once you have received your stool test results, then follows a 50 minute consultation at £285. This fee includes the consultation plus extensive data analysis prior to your consultation and provision of a written report with detailed information on your results, our findings and treatment recommendations.

  • Follow-ups: 25 minute online follow-up sessions cost £95.
    50 minute follow-ups cost £175.

  • Follow-up testing: clients can usually opt for a full analysis of test results and detailed progress report as before (a 50 minute Results Consultation at £285) or a brief analysis of the results against existing goals (no written progress report) at £125 for a 25 minute Re-testing Results Consultation. Your practitioner can help you work out which is best for you.

  • Microbiome package: A discounted package of four sessions is available at £600, paid on booking the first consultation, and includes the results consultation and two 25 minute follow-ups to track progress.  

  • Exploratory call: we offer a 20min consultation for people wanting to discuss in more detail whether Microbiome Analysis is right for them.

All sessions can be booked online. A cancellation fee is due for consultations cancelled or rearranged at less than 48h notice.

 

All follow-up consultation fees include a written treatment plan, and up to two emails for between-session support as required. Changes to treatment plan usually require a follow-up consultation to allow discussion of symptoms and recommendations. Additional correspondence, research or collaboration with other practitioners will be charged at a standard fee agreed in advance.

Trust and independence are important to us, and so Microbiome Group practitioners do not accept commission or affiliate fees for any of the supplements we may recommend, or for any practitioner referrals. We pass on any commission or affiliate fees as discounts to clients whenever this is possible. This is so you can be confident we only make recommendations on the basis of quality and in the interest of your health; not for financial gain. 

Test results and the Microbiome Analysis consultations do not include or substitute medical advice, nor do they provide a diagnosis of any condition. We do not provide advice on medication and any changes in medication should always be made in consultation with your prescriber. Some dietary or lifestyle recommendations may require consultation with your GP or other health practitioner.

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