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INTEST.pro is the first complete analysis of intestinal flora with individual recommendations for improving the quality of life (based on the analysis of bacterial DNA). NEW including even more topics!
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Self-test for home use – simple, practical, thorough
INTEST.pro is a self-test using a stool sample taken in a familiar environment, e.g. at home.
INTEST.pro is an innovative DNA-based intestinal flora test. It not only identifies certain bacterial strains (as in methods that have been used to date), but also identifies and interprets almost the entire spectrum of intestinal bacteria. The analysis is based on a tiny stool sample that can easily be taken at home and sent to the laboratory. Even a quantity of stool the size of a pinhead contains sufficient microbial DNA to map the entire genome of the intestinal bacteria and to produce a personal profile of intestinal flora. Important: BIOMES does not analyze human DNA but the DNA of microbes (your intestinal bacteria).
The results of INTEST.pro provide information about your personal intestinal flora profile and individual recommendations for how to improve your intestinal flora. A nutrition plan tailored to your personal intestinal flora will help to implement the nutritional recommendations. Only a balanced and diverse community of intestinal bacteria can fulfill its task in the body and contribute to an intact immune system, mental strength and well-being.
The analysis provides information about:
The evaluation contains not only the results of the analysis relating to the balance and composition of the intestinal flora but also individual recommendations for improvement. The complex lab procedures take approx. 2 to 4 weeks (after receipt of the sample). The results are available online in an especially secure, data-protected area of BIOMES (my.biomes.world). If you have any questions, please contact the BIOMES customer service by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), or telephone between 9.00 AM and 5.00 PM CET from Monday to Friday (+ 49 03375 585 62 40).
The analysis is suitable for people aged 15 and over. Scientists from BIOMES are in the process of developing an intestinal flora analysis that is particularly suited to children. It is expected to be available in 2020.
Why should I take the test?
The analysis is appropriate if you:
The test familiarizes you with your intestinal bacteria and their positive and negative effects in your intestine. Since the intestine is responsible for nearly 80% of all immune reactions in your body and also has a direct connection to your brain, it is important for your health and well-being that your intestine is in balance.
BIOMES is also the first to offer nutrition plans that are tailored to the needs of your intestine. We design the plan specifically for you, based on:
Difference to current methods of analysis / analyses performed by the physician
The difference to many analyses currently applied is in the method of analysis. Current laboratory analyses (e.g. those prescribed by a physician) require a large amount of stool to be spread on a culture medium. After a few days the growth of the bacteria contained in the sample is counted and conclusions are drawn about their colonization in the intestine. However, with this so-called cultivation method countless bacteria die when the sample is transported to the laboratory (e.g. because they cannot live in an oxygen atmosphere), while the ratio of the others changes considerably. Only about 15-20% of intestinal bacteria can be analyzed with this conventional method.
BIOMES takes a fundamentally different approach: Bacteria also have DNA and this DNA is contained in even the smallest amounts of stool. The sample container of INTEST.pro therefore contains a DNA-stabilizing solution that, at the time of collection, preserves the bacteria for months to come. Using state-of-the-art methods of DNA sequencing (the so-called Next-Generation-Sequencing) in the laboratory, BIOMES finally develops a clear picture of almost all known bacteria. This picture is interpreted using the BIOMES Knowledge Database, which contains the results of over 6,000 scientific studies on intestinal flora. In this way each customer receives an individual evaluation, which is prepared in a comprehensible manner and does not require any prior knowledge.
With this approach, INTEST.pro identifies almost 100% of all known intestinal bacteria.
What does the INTEST.pro parcel include?
The parcel contains everything you need for easy sampling:
A pinhead-sized amount of stool is sufficient for the complete analysis of your intestinal flora. This is quickly and easily taken off toilet paper with the supplied cotton swab and placed in the sample container. The sample is sent to BIOMES with the enclosed stamped envelope.
INTEST.pro is a lifestyle product, not a medical product. The information provided by BIOMES does not replace medical advice. Please consult your physician if you have any questions about your health. Additional Information