Note: This is a home collection test kit that will be mailed to you.Fasting Required:
Ship to lab Monday-Thursday only. Ship your specimen within 48 hours of collection.
It is not necessary to discontinue nutritional supplements prior to this specimen collection. Abnormalities that may be found will reveal special needs that have not been met by recent dietary and supplemental intake.
Decrease fluid intake to avoid excessive dilution of the urine:
- For adults, restrict intake to three 8 oz. glasses or less for 24 hours
- Make sure that no more than 8 oz. of this is consumed after 8:00 PM the evening prior to urine collection
Do not collect urine during menstruation.
Vial contains preservative - Do Not Rinse
This test is appropriate for ages 2 years and above.Results:
14-21 Business DaysNote: 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.Description:
When the microbial balance of the gut is disturbed, opportunistic, or "bad", bacteria can overgrow and mitigate the effects of the "good", predominant bacteria needed for a healthy gut. This test is particularly useful in detecting the presence of pathogenic microbial overgrowth.