XMICROGem

XMICROGem Microbiota Test

Microbiota Test is performed using second generation sequencing techniques (NGS) through which it is possible to identify the totality of the intestinal or vaginal microbial flora, creating a real descriptive "map" of the bacteria present in the patient's sample.

Who is XMICROGem aimed at and how is it performed?

INTESTINAL MICROBIOTA TEST

Intestinal Microbiota Test is aimed at any person who wants to know the composition of their intestinal microbial community or wants to investigate the origin of certain symptoms, such as obesity and other dysfunctions concerning their gastrointestinal system. If alterations of the microbial community are found, it is possible to know the entity and the bacteria potentially responsible for these alterations.

Intestinal Microbiota Test is performed on a stool sample collected by the patient at home, using the specially provided kit.

For the reporting of the Test there are 15 working days* from when the biological sample arrives at the laboratory.

* Due to the COVID-19 emergency, reporting times may be delayed.

VAGINAL MICROBIOTA TEST

Vaginal Microbiota Test is aimed at any woman who wants to know the composition of her vaginal microbial community, or wishes to investigate the origin of symptoms, concomitant infections, and other dysfunctions concerning her genital tract.

Vaginal Microbiota Test is performed on a sample of vaginal secretion using a swab that can be carried out directly by the patient, or by her gynecologist, in both cases using the specially provided kit.

For the reporting of the Test there are 20 working days* from when the biological sample arrives at the laboratory.


* Due to the COVID-19 emergency, reporting times may be delayed.

To book XMICROGem just send an e-mail to customerservice@xbiogem.it

What does it analyze

The composition of the microbiota, that is the list of bacteria living in the intestine or vagina, classified at different taxonomic levels, is defined by the amplification of the gene that encodes 16S ribosomal RNA and subsequent sequencing.

How does it work

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F.A.Q. – XMICROGem Microbiota Test

For a correct interpretation of the results, it is advisable to consult a specialist doctor. If you do not have a referring doctor, you can request an additional video consultation service, performed by a specialist from Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli IRCCS, by sending an e-mail to customerservice@xbiogem.it .

The sample, after carrying out the analysis, will be destroyed in accordance with current legislation.

The technology used for the execution of the test is CE-IVD certified and uses second generation sequencing methods (NGS, on the Illumina MiSeq platform).

The price of the intestinal or vaginal Microbiota Test is € 190. The price of the Intestinal Microbiota Test including the pathogen analysis is € 250. For a correct interpretation of the results it is advisable to consult a doctor specialist. If you do not have a referring doctor, you can request an additional video consultation service, performed by a specialist from Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli IRCCS, by sending an e-mail to customerservice@xbiogem.it .

It is possible to request reimbursement in the form of indirect compensation, however it is advisable to first check with your health insurance the reimbursement of the service.

It is possible to contact XBIOGem at +39 06 3015 8224 from Monday to Thursday from 8:30 a. m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Friday from 8:30 a. m. to 2:00 p.m. .