Microbiology Analysis-Genova Kit

Note: This is a home collection test kit that will be mailed to you.


Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Stool

Results: 14 Business Days
Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Special Instructions: Plan for Monday - Friday collection only: Specimens must be received in the lab within 4 days of collection.

If taking antibiotics or antifungals – or taking beneficial flora supplements (acidophilus, etc.) or consuming food products containing beneficial flora(e.g. Activia®) – it is recommended that you wait at least 14 days after your last dose before beginning the test (unless instructed otherwise by your physician). There may be times when you healthcare provider prefers that you stay on one of these agents (e.g. acidophilus) in order to evaluate its effectiveness. Follow your healthcare provider’s recommendation.

Interfering substances should be discontinued unless directed by your physician: bentonite clay, castor oil, mineral oil and rectal suppositories. If you are taking a medication that isn't listed as an interfering substance, ask your health care professional before stopping any prescribed substance.

2 days before the test: It is recommended that you discontinue use of over-the-counter suppressants of inflammation like aspirin and/or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs(ibuprofen, Advil®, Motrin®, Nuprin®) unless requested to continue by your physician.

Description: The Microbiology Analysis evaluates stool for beneficial bacteria, imbalanced gut flora, yeast, and possible pathogens. Beneficial bacteria are organisms typically found in the healthy human gut that have effects both locally and throughout the human body. An impaired or imbalanced gut microbiome has been associated with intestinal and other chronic diseases.

The Microbiology Analysis stool test provides actionable clinical information for the development of personalized treatments to help restore intestinal microbial balance.

Using a non-invasive, at-home stool collection, the Microbiology Analysis employs proven culture techniques and sophisticated MALDI-TOF technology for rapid identification of cultured organisms. The Microbiology Analysis evaluates for the major beneficial bacteria, as well as for additional bacteria and yeast that may have the potential in some circumstances to be opportunistic or known pathogens.

Analytes Reported:
Bacteriology Culture, aerobic
Bacteriology Culture, aerobic x 3
Bacteriology Culture, anaerobic
Yeast Culture