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Gut and Microbiome Testing

Your body is full of trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi. They are collectively known as the microbiome. While some bacteria are associated with disease, others are actually extremely important for your immune system, heart, brain, weight and many other aspects of health. When the balance of good and bad components is out of balance, this can lead to inflammation, localized gut symptoms along with several systemic symptoms.

Gut and Microbiome Testing

Common Symptoms of Gut Dysbiosis: 

  • Frequent gas, bloating, belching
  • Loose stool, diarrhea, constipation
  • Acid reflux
  • Unexplained weight gain and/or difficult weight loss
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Anxiety
  • Depression and/or frequent low mood
  • Halitosis (chronic bad breath)
  • Brain fog
  • Joint pain
  • Skin conditions (acne, eczema)
  • Low energy and chronic fatigue
  • Allergies and food sensitivities
  • Chronic yeast or fungal infections

Refer to our Functional Medicine page for additional information. Talk with a Sound Clinic practitioner regarding what test may be the most appropriate for you.

  1. GI Effects Comprehensive Stool Profile: This test is a group of advanced stool tests that provide immediate, actionable clinical information for the management of gastrointestinal health. Utilizing cutting-edge technologies and biomarkers, this profile offers valuable insight into digestive function, intestinal inflammation, and the intestinal microbiome.  Cost: $529
  2. Genova Diagnostics Bacterial Overgrowth of the Small Intestine (SIBO) – This is a breath test that assesses methane and hydrogen gas production of certain bacteria in the gut.  Cost: $325
  3. Trio Smart Breath Test (SIBO and IMO Test): This test checks for hydrogen, methane and hydrogen sulfide levels.  These gases are produced by bacteria in the gut.  Symptoms of SIBO and IMO can include: constipation, diarrhea, bloating, sense of fullness and abdominal cramping.  Learn More.  Cost: $409
  4. Doctor’s Data Comprehensive Stool Test + Parasitology: This profile helps pinpoint the causes of gastrointestinal symptoms and chronic systemic conditions, and measures key markers of digestion, absorption and inflammation. It contains comprehensive bacteriology and yeast cultures to identify the presence of beneficial flora and opportunistic flora.  Learn More.  Cost $399
  5. Vibrant Gut Zoomer: This test assesses bacteria, yeast, viruses, and parasites in the gut microbiome, alongside relevant digestive and inflammatory markers. The panel measures hundreds of species of microbes at once. Learn More. Cost $599