Gut and Wheat Zoomers + Food Sensitivity 1 + Micronutrients

Test Details

Lab Company: Vibrant Wellness
Sample Type: Blood, Stool
Collection Location: In Lab (Phlebotomy Required), At Home

This bundle combines the Gut Zoomer, Wheat Zoomer, Food Sensitivity Panel 1, and Micronutrients Panel. The Gut Zoomer analyzes the intestinal microbiome, and the Wheat Zoomer detects wheat and gluten-related sensitivities and intestinal permeability. The Food Sensitivity Panel measures immune reactions to 96 common food antigens, and the Micronutrients Panel analyzes nutritional deficiencies and abnormalities. 

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

Key Details 

Stool Collection

  • You will collect your stool sample at home.
  • Do not collect samples while menstruating. 
  • Wait 14 days after a colonoscopy to collect your sample.
  • If you are taking or have recently taken antibiotics, antimicrobials, rectal suppositories, or proton-pump inhibitors, see below for special timing instructions. 
  • You must avoid certain medications for 2-3 days prior to testing.
  • If you are taking laxatives or probiotics, consult your healthcare provider regarding the timing of this test. 

Blood Collection

  • Blood sample collection must be performed by a phlebotomist any day Monday-Friday
    • More information on scheduling a blood draw can be found HERE.
    • You may need to pay an additional fee for phlebotomy.
  • It is recommended that you fast for 10-12 hours prior to your blood draw.
  • You must bring the blood test kit, stool samples, and the frozen ice packs to your blood draw appointment.
  • Your blood test kit may come with more tubes than needed. Please have the phlebotomist check the collection instructions and your test requisition form to determine the correct tubes to draw.

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Preparation & Timing

Stool Collection

  • Do not collect samples while menstruating. 
  • If you have recently had a colonoscopy, wait at least 14 days after your colonoscopy to collect your sample.
  • If you are taking antibiotics or antimicrobials, complete the medication course and wait 2-4 weeks to collect your sample. 
  • If you have taken a rectal suppository, wait 2-3 days to collect your sample.
  • If you are taking a proton pump inhibitor, wait 5-14 days after your last dosage to collect your sample. 
  • Avoid the following medications for 2-3 days prior to testing:
    • Aspirin
    • Anti-inflammatories
    • Antacids
    • Bentonite clay
    • Betaine HCL
    • Digestive enzymes
  • If you are taking laxatives or probiotics, consult your healthcare provider regarding the timing of this test. 

Blood Collection

  • Blood sample collection must be performed Monday-Friday only by a phlebotomist. 
    • More information on scheduling a blood draw can be found HERE.
    • You can find a Vibrant America-partnered blood draw location HERE.
  • It is recommended that you fast for 10-12 hours prior to your blood draw. Check with your provider before you fast.
    • You can still drink water during the fast. 
  • Freeze the provided ice packs for at least 24 hours prior to your blood draw.

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Collection Instructions

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.

Blood Collection

  1. Bring the following items with you to your blood draw appointment.
    1. Blood test kit
    2. Frozen ice packs
    3. Stool samples
    4. Completed test requisition form 
  2. The phlebotomist will collect, prepare, and ship your sample for you.
    1. Your test kit may come with more tubes than needed. Please have the phlebotomist check the collection instructions and your test requisition form to determine the correct tubes to draw.
    2. Collection instructions for the Wheat Zoomer & Food Sensitivity test can be found HERE.
    3. Collection instructions for the Micronutrient test can be found HERE.

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Requisition & Payment

  • Your kit has been prepaid. You may need to pay an additional fee for phlebotomy.
  • 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

  • The phlebotomist will ship your blood and stool samples back to the lab using the mailing materials included in the test kit.
  • Please be sure to bring the frozen ice packs to your appointment to include in the shipping box.

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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 America by calling 1-866-364-0963 or chatting with support