Organic Acids + Gut Zoomer 3.0

Test Details

Lab Company: Vibrant Wellness
Sample Type: Urine and Stool
Collection Location:  At Home

The Gut Zoomer and Organic Acids tests investigate the root cause of inflammation by measuring the intestinal microbiome and the organic acids excreted in urine. 

🔑 Key Details 📦 Shipping
Preparation & Timing 📊 Results
🧪 Collection Instructions 📚 More Resources
💳 Requisition & Payment
💬 Questions?

Key Details 

  • This test requires the collection of both urine and stool. 
  • Do not collect samples while menstruating. 
  • Avoid apples, grapes, pears, and cranberries, as well as their juices or products, for 48 hours prior to urine collection. 
  • Avoid mushrooms and ribose supplements for 48 hours prior to urine collection. 
  • Do not drink more than 8 oz water 1 hour prior to urine collection. 
  • Use FedEx to ship samples back to the lab as soon as possible, Monday - Friday only.

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Preparation & Timing

  • This test requires the collection of both urine and stool.
  • Do not collect samples while menstruating. 
  • Avoid apples, grapes, pears, and cranberries, as well as their juices or products, for 48 hours prior to urine collection. 
  • Avoid mushrooms and ribose supplements for 48 hours prior to urine collection. 
  • Do not drink more than 8 oz water 1 hour prior to urine collection. 

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Collection Instructions

Urine Collection

  1. Collect your first morning urine into the provided collection cup. 
    1. It is preferred to collect your sample prior to eating or drinking.
    2. If you must drink something, drink less than 8 oz water. 
  2. Open the specimen tube. 
  3. Use the pipette to transfer urine from the collection cup to the specimen tube. 
    1. Fill to the top of the tube label.
  4. Recap the specimen tube tightly by pushing down and twisting slightly. 
  5. Discard remaining urine and the collection cup. 
  6. Write your name, date of birth, and the date and time of collection on the tube label.
  7. Place the specimen tube into the biohazard bag and seal. 

Stool Collection

  1. Write your name, date of birth, and the date and time of sample collection on each tube. 
  2. Put on the disposable gloves. 
  3. Open the sampling sheet.
  4. Remove the protective covering from the tape on the sampling sheet.
  5. Adhere the sampling sheet to the toilet seat as shown.
    1. Do NOT let the sheet touch the water. 
  6. Collect stool on the sampling sheet. 
    1. Do NOT let stool touch water or urine. 
  7. Use the provided scoop to add stool to each sample tube. 
    1. Do NOT touch or dispose of the liquid in the tubes.
    2. Fill to the fill line. Do NOT overfill. 
  8. Recap each tube tightly. 
  9. Flush both the sampling sheet and excess stool down the toilet. 
  10. Place the sample tubes into the biohazard bag with the absorbent material. 
  11. Place the biohazard bag into the refrigerator until shipping. 
  12. Remove the disposable gloves. 
  13. Wash your hands to prevent contamination.

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Requisition & Payment

  • Your kit has been prepaid. You do NOT need to pay anything extra.
  • Instructions on how to fill out your requisition can be found here.
    • Since you pre-paid for your tests, you do not need to fill in the payment information on any of these forms.

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Shipping

  • Ship using the provided materials. 
    • Place the urine specimen tube into the biohazard bag.
    • Place the completed requisition form into the back pocket of the biohazard bag.
    • Place the stool specimen tubes into the biohazard bag.
      • Place the stool sample tubes into the refrigerator until shipping. 
    • Place the biohazard bags into the provided return bubble mailer.
  • Return via FedEx as soon as possible, Monday - Friday only.

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Results

  • Results should be released to your provider 7-14 days after samples are received at the lab. We cannot guarantee processing time. 
  • Your provider will notify you when your results are in and schedule a follow-up appointment for you to review them together. 
  • Your provider may choose to release your results to you. Rupa cannot release your results without provider authorization.

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More Resources

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Questions?

For general questions, email Rupa Health at support@rupahealth.com. For test-specific questions, contact Vibrant Wellness by calling 1-866-364-0963 or chatting with support