BiomeFX

Test Details

Lab Company: Microbiome Labs
Sample Type: Stool
Collection Location: At Home

BiomeFX measures the balance of pathogens and beneficial microbes that make up your microbiome, and how your microbiome compares to the U.S. healthy population.    

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

Key Details 

  • No special preparation is needed.
  • Keep your sample at room temperature until shipping. 
  • Ship your sample via USPS within 14 days of collection.

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Preparation & Timing

  • No special preparation is needed.

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Collection Instructions

  1. Complete the online test registration.
    1. You can find instructions on how to complete the registration HERE.
  2. Open the Feces Catcher following the directions on the package. 
  3. Adhere the Feces Catcher to the toilet seat. 
    1. The Feces Catcher will go around/over the toilet seat.
    2. Ensure the Feces Catcher does not touch the water
    3. Tip: It may be helpful to put plastic wrap loosely over the toilet before placing the Feces Catcher on the toilet seat. This will help prevent the Catcher or your stool from getting in the water.
  4. Collect your stool in the Feces Catcher.
  5. Open the collection tube. 
    1. DO NOT touch or discard the liquid in the tube.
  6. Remove the coring brush from its package. 
  7. Use the coring brush to poke the stool repeatedly in multiple different locations
    1. Poke at least 12 consecutive times.
  8. Once the sample is collected on the brush, dip and stir the brush repeatedly in the collection tube liquid. 
    1. Ensure all stool has been removed from the brush. 
  9. Remove the brush from the tube. 
  10. Throw the brush in the trash.
  11. Close the tube tightly
  12. Clean off any liquid or stool that may have gotten on the outside of the tube. 
  13. Loosen the Feces Catcher on both ends. 
  14. Press the ends of the Feces Catcher together. 
  15. Drop the Feces Catcher in the toilet. 
  16. Once the paper is soft, flush the Feces Catcher and the remaining stool. 
  17. Prepare your sample for shipping. 
    1. Place the collection tube into the plastic zip lock bag.
    2. Place the plastic zip lock bag into the biohazard bag.
    3. Place the biohazard bag into the return envelope. 
  18. Take a picture of your 8-digit sample ID (outlined on the front of the box).

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Requisition & Payment

  • Your kit has been prepaid. You DO NOT need to pay anything extra.
  • You must register your test online. Instructions on how to register your test can be found HERE.
  • Take a picture of your 8-digit sample ID (outlined on the front of the box).

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Shipping

  • Ship your sample within 14 days of collection
  • To prepare your sample for shipping, 
    • Place the collection tube into the plastic zip lock bag.
    • Seal the bag.
    • Place the plastic zip lock bag into the biohazard bag. 
    • Seal the bag.
    • Place the biohazard bag into the provided return envelope. 
    • Seal the return envelope
  • Make a note of the tracking number on the return envelope so that you can track your sample back to the lab. 
  • Take your sample to the nearest USPS office to ship.

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Results

  • Results should be released to your provider 14 business days after the sample is 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 Microbiome Labs by calling 904-940-2208 or emailing info@microbiomelabs.com