Gut Testing


Have you ever wondered about the health of your gut microbiome, and how it may affect your energy levels, bloating, and ability to lose fat or gain muscle?

“Microba Insight™ helps you understand and improve your unique gut microbiome through the most advanced genome sequencing technology available.”

What does the test give me?

A comprehensive personalised report

How your microbiome compares to others

The level of diversity in your gut microbiome

What types of food the different microbes use as fuel

Your potential for producing specific metabolites and vitamins

Actionable diet suggestions to improve your microbiome

How is this test different to other gut tests available

As described by Microba Insight™, “Most other microbiome profiling services use 16S rRNA gene sequencing – a method that only sequences a small portion of a single gene to identify known bacterial groups and leaves out the rest of your microbiome. Results are often biased and not reproducible between different labs…

Microba uses full metagenomics (also called shotgun metagenomics), the most reproducible, least biased and comprehensive DNA sequencing method to provide you with a high-resolution picture of your gut microbiome. Metagenomics is a powerful tool where all the genes from the microorganisms in your sample are sequenced, allowing you to see not just bacteria, but also fungi, protists, archaea, and viruses. This method also identifies microorganisms at the species or even strain level and reveals what your microbes are capable of doing.”

Please remember that the Microba Insight™ Report is an informational report. It is not a diagnostic tool, and any indications it gives about a potential disease state should be followed up with appropriate tests through accredited health care providers.

Your report will also reveal detailed information about the gut microbiome including information on:


Simple, we have the Gut testing kits available in our St Leonards clinic. You take the test home, provide a stool sample and post it to Queensland with pre-paid pack.

The DNA from your stool is then analysed in a laboratory environment.

We receive your results back in approximately 4 weeks, here you will book another appointment for us to go through in detail your results.

You will walk away with a details understanding of your gut health and actionable changes you can make to your diet, to maximise the health of your gut microbiome.

Scientific credibility is the foundation of Microba


As described by Microba, the research and science into the gut microbiome and how it affects human health has rapidly expanded, over the past decade. This research has uncovered numerous links between our gut microbiome and physical and mental disorders such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease, inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, depression and several more.

Check out specific references on the science of this: