When you receive your kit, follow the instructions, collect your sample and send it off using the pre-paid envelope for analysis. Atlas Biomed will take care of the rest, making sure the sample is valid, analysing the DNA of your gut bacteria and interpreting the data. All you have to do is log on to your personal account to see the results.
1 - Order the OMBucha® Microbiome Test online
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2 - Register your kit before collecting the sample
First go to https://www.ombucha.co.uk/activate-your-kit and register your personal account. In the account you should register the barcode that is located on the container, which is inside the box.
Please remember that, if you do not register this barcode, we will not be able to give you access to your results.
3 - Collect the stool sample
Please read the instructions carefully so you do not affect the quality of your sample. Once the tube is sealed tightly, keep your sample at room temperature. You don’t need to put it in the fridge, just seal it in the specimen bag1.
4 - Return the kit by post
Seal the box with your sample inside and return it by mail.
The original box already includes prepaid postage, so you only have to drop it into the postbox and we will handle the rest.
5 - We analyse your microbiome
Your sample is analysed in the lab using Illumina technology. The DNA fragments in your sample are studied to identify your microbes and evaluate their proportion in the microbiome.
It may take 4–8 weeks before your results are available on your personal account. Every sample is analysed on a case-by-case basis and we will notify you personally if there are any changes to this timeframe.
6 - Interpreting data
We use algorithms based on published scientific research to analyse your microbiome and establish personalised lifestyle recommendations.
7 - Get the results
Your medical and personal data are safe at every stage, from ordering your kit to receiving results online. Read our Information Governance Policy to learn more about how we protect your privacy
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Your medical and personal data are safe at every stage, from ordering your kit to receiving results online. Read our Information Governance Policy to learn more about how we protect your privacy.
- User Data are securely stored on certified servers located within the European Union
- SHA-256 with RSA Encryption
- Full GDPR compliance
- Registered with Information Commissioner’s Office