In the last few decades, DNA analysis has transformed the field of microbiology.
GI EcologiX™ has been designed as a comprehensive GI health and microbiome profile that serves the clinician and their patients whilst aligning the methodology, technology and biomarkers with the latest developments in the microbiology space.
The GI EcologiX™ profile uses quantitative realtime polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR), using TaqMan technology, to analyse the bacterial, fungal and viral communities of the gastrointestinal ecosystem. It also measures gastrointestinal health markers by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) technology.
Phylo have also added a couple of quality measures to ensure accuracy, which differ from other microbiome tests on the market. Phylo utilises a fixed amount of sample DNA (ng) per test and uses an endogenous control to measure your ‘baseline’ microbial load. This enables to report accurately on the relative abundance of the target microbes.