Market Place Naturopathic has recently added a new stool test uBiome, a company performing a pilot study to analyze the trillions of bacteria in our bodies and how they play into our overall wellness. As naturopathic doctors, we know that over 70% of our immune system operates from our gut, and so, a healthy gut leads to a healthy immune system, and thus an overall healthy individual.
This is an especially true concept for many of our patients suffering from chronic illness, mostly due to infections or environmental exposures that have lead to a breakdown of their immune systems and caused further havoc.
An interesting part of this test is the method they use to analyze the bacteria. uBiome assess the DNA by way of precision sequencing technology to identify both the beneficial and pathogenic microorganisms. This includes DNA extraction from the sample, and then amplification through polymerase chain reaction, or PCR.
Perhaps the greatest advantage, to the patient mostly, is the ease of testing. The sample required is the size of a cotton swab. Gone are the messy collection styles of other stool testing!
Who are the ideal patients to use this test? Patients suffering from irritable bowel disease, Ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, patients with mysterious abdominal gas and bloating, or constipation, are all good candidates to have the test performed. Schedule your visit at Market Place Naturopathic now and discuss the test with one of our providers!
If you are a current patient, you can simply request a test kit be mailed to you by emailing us at email@example.com