Clinical Intestinal Microbiome
The MIC is an analysis of the bacterial microbiota present in the intestine. The intestinal microbiota is the community of living microorganisms that inhabit our intestines and performs vital functions such as nutrition and metabolism, protective and trophic functions.
The analysis we offer in Laboratorio Echevarne is performed using a stool sample to determine if there is an imbalance in the microbiota (dysbiosis). A dysbiosis can cause certain metabolic functions not to be carried out or that an opportunistic pathogen proliferates because there is no other bacterium that prevents it.
Which patients is it most useful for?
Specific sample collection kit
(Request from Laboratory)
- Storage of sample:
- Turnaround time:
30 working days
Like a fingerprint, every person has their own unique microbiome. The aim is to find out what it is like and correct it if there is an imbalance with the diet.
This study is considered to be a very useful tool to help correct imbalances in the gut microbiota through diet, nutritional supplements and/or pharmaceutical products.
What does it analyse?
The analysis determines all the bacterial genera found in the individual’s digestive microbiome by ultrasequencing 16S rRNA (16S ribosomal RNA). It is then compared with the other healthy microbiomes sequenced to date using a comparative bioinformatic analysis.
The most relevant bacterial species and their effect are reported.