NEW Microbiome Test Kit

£295

If you’ve ever had food poisoning, dental infections or a UTI, you may have lingering pathogen infections inside your gut. These low-grade infections may cause autoimmune issues over time.

Check for 14 separate pathogens with our easy-to-use home testing kit. This test also examines a multitude of other biomarkers and assessments of your gut health.

Gut issues discovered during testing can be addressed with your personalised Gut Health Protocol, which will be explained to you during your 30-minute private consultation with one of our trained Nutritional Therapists.

End the confusion. Get the evidence-based answers you’ve been waiting for!

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  • Test for 86 biomarkers and assessment scores
  • Explore your diversity, pathogens, prebiotics, probiotics, postbiotics, mental wellness & systemic wellness
  • Gold-standard 16s rRNA sequencing and advanced analytics
  • FREE 30-minute consultation with a Nutritional Therapist to help explain your results
  • Personal Action Plan created for you by your Nutritional Therapist – no AI!
  • All testing performed inside the UK by Cambridge Genomic Services, University of Cambridge
  • Simple, easy-to-use home kit. No needles!
  • Groundbreaking focus on the gut-brain axis, with mood tracking
  • Our microbiome test is suitable for ages 18+ only. Not suitable for children
Current results turnaround time: 6 weeks, 2 days
PLEASE NOTE: This is the wait time for samples being processed right now. Your wait time for results will be determined by laboratory conditions at the time your sample is received. It may take up to 7 weeks, depending on the conditions at that time.
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What is a microbiome test?

This is a stool test, where you take a stool sample using simple, clear, easy-to understand instructions in the privacy of your own home. This sample is then posted to Cambridge University, where leading scientists use the latest cutting edge technology – called 16s rRNA sequencing – to analyze the trillions of bacteria living inside your gut.

 

Is the Chuckling Goat microbiome test right for you?

Our test is for everyone over 18! Unlike other tests on the market, we do not exclude you if you are working with health issues including diabetes, IBS, coeliac, colitis or Crohns.

What do I get for my money?

You will receive the test kit itself, the sequencing in the lab, and the data report. Your results are then accompanied by a free 30 minute consultation with a trained Nutritional Therapist who will explain the results to you, answer all your questions and create a Personalized Action Plan for you that can help you begin to improve your gut health immediately.

You also receive lifetime membership access to our state-of-the-art gut health tracker platform, where you can view your Personal Action Plan, log your daily gut health actions and track the improvements in your health over time. Membership includes free lifetime support from our expert Nutritional Therapists – all real human beings, no AI. NO additional costs or hidden fees!

Our test examines 86 biomarkers and assessment scores across the following areas:

  • Diversity
  • Probiotics (the good bugs)
  • Pathogens (the bad bugs)
  • Prebiotics
  • Postbiotics
  • Mental wellness
  • Systemic wellness

View the full list of 86 biomarkers and assessment scores here.

Why is it important to test your gut microbiome?

If you’ve ever had food poisoning, a UTI, a dental infection, hospital-acquired infection or skin infection, it is possible that some of the bacteria may have migrated into your gut and are still lingering there in what is called a “biofilm” This biofilm can be antibiotic-resistant and incredibly difficult to shift, and may still be present decades later. These low-grade infections may cause autoimmune symptoms over time. If your test identifies the presence of a biofilm infection inside your gut, your Nutritional Therapist will be able to recommend an all-natural herbal antimicrobial that will help to resolve the pathogen levels.

What is the science behind our test?

The Chuckling Goat Microbiome Test was designed in partnership with the scientists at Cambridge Genomics, University of Cambridge, one of the pre-eminent universities in the world. The actual ongoing sequencing of samples is also performed at Cambridge, using a system called 16s rRNA.

What is 16S rRNA Sequencing?

16S rRNA sequencing is a molecular technique used to identify and classify bacteria and archaea based on the sequence of their 16S ribosomal RNA gene. This gene contains highly conserved regions, which are essential for cellular function, as well as variable regions that are unique to different species. By sequencing and comparing these variable regions, researchers can determine the microbial composition of a sample and infer evolutionary relationships between organisms. It serves as a powerful tool in microbial ecology, epidemiology, and biotechnology, providing insights into microbial diversity, community structure, and function in various environments.

You can find scientific references that discuss the accuracy of 16S rRNA sequencing here:

• Schloss, P. D., & Handelsman, J. (2005). Introducing DOTUR, a Computer Program for Defining Operational Taxonomic Units and Estimating Species Richness. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 71(3), 1501–1506. [DOI: 10.1128/AEM.71.3.1501-1506.2005]
• Schloss, P. D., & Westcott, S. L. (2011). Assessing and improving methods used in operational taxonomic unit-based approaches for 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 77(10), 3219–3226. [DOI: 10.1128/AEM.02810-10]
• Morgan, J. L., Darling, A. E., & Eisen, J. A. (2010). Metagenomic Sequencing of an In Vitro-Simulated Microbial Community. PLOS ONE, 5(4), e10209. [DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0010209]
• Liu, Z., Lozupone, C., Hamady, M., Bushman, F. D., & Knight, R. (2007). Short pyrosequencing reads suffice for accurate microbial community analysis. Nucleic Acids Research, 35(18), e120. [DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkm541]
• Wang, Y., Qian, P.-Y. (2009). Conservative Fragments in Bacterial 16S rRNA Genes and Primer Design for 16S Ribosomal DNA Amplicons in Metagenomic Studies. PLOS ONE, 4(10), e7401. [DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0007401]

Do microbiome tests work?

The connection between the bacterial populations inside your gut and certain medical conditions is well documented, including acne, antibiotic-associated diarrhea, asthma/allergies, autoimmune diseases, chronic fatigue, dental cavities, depression and anxiety, diabetes type 2, eczema, gastric ulcers, hardening of the arteries, inflammatory bowel diseases, malnutrition and obesity, just to name a few!

According to both the science and our customer testimonials, improving your microbiome is a safe, natural and effective way to work with these conditions. But before you improve the situation, you need evidence-based results to give you a starting point.

That is what the Chuckling Goat Microbiome Test provides.

How long does it take?

The CG Microbiome Test should be on your doorstep next day, with our free next day delivery. Once you take the sample and drop your kit in the nearest post box, your lab results will take up to 7 weeks to process at Cambridge Genomics. Once you are notified that your results are ready, you can book your free consultation with one of our (actual human, not bot!) Nutritional Therapists and get started improving your gut health.

What makes the CG Microbiome test different from other tests on the market?

After carefully examining and working with other microbiome tests for many years, we created a wish list of the things we most wanted to change! Our new CG Microbiome Test ticks all the boxes:

  • Simple, quick and easy to use.
  • A unique mental wellness section, assessed by scientifically validated questionnaires
  • An overall systemic wellness score
  • Examination of a full range of short-chain fatty acids: butyrate, acetate, propionate.
  • A comprehensive Personal Action Plan based on your microbial composition and diversity
  • Free consultation offered by gut health expert and nutritional therapist, RRP £45
  • Lifelong support and advice
  • A rewards system that makes it easy and fun to follow your new gut health program
  • Next-generation nucleic acid collection and preservation tube to guarantee sample stability and accuracy of results.
  • Advanced analytic pipeline designed by leading microbiologists working in collaboration with Cambridge University
  • State-of-the-art online interactive platform to view and track your results

Where’s the science?

Here at CG we love good science, and we are honoured and thrilled to be joined by some of the finest scientists from around the world, on our Scientific Advisory Board. An interdisciplinary mix of doctors, professors, oncologists, pharmacists, biochemists and bioinformaticians, they are all connected by an interest in the human microbiome and a passion for pushing the edges of creative, rigorous science. Have a browse through the bios of the fine minds who are helping us think, plan, create and innovate the next generation of gut health tools!