Vibrant’s Gut Zoomer technology is based on a custom designed microarray which tests for multiple gene regions including 16s, 23s, and some other proprietary gene segments to accurately identify an organism. Here's an analogy. If the lab only analyzes 16s, they might confuse your hand with your sister’s hand or your brother’s hand. By analyzing both 16s and 23s portions, Vibrant can confirm with certainty it is your hand and not your brother’s hand or sister’s hand. For example, if a sample with 20 bacterial species is analyzed using 16s + 23s technology, the lab can correctly identify the 20 species. However, if only 16s technology is used, the lab might falsely identify 80 different species.
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- In the Gut Zoomer pathogen panel, what does the little e followed by a number refer to?
- Why would a stool specimen split sample have different results?
- I'm seeing a lot of E. Histolytica pathogen detection. How does Vibrant distinguish E. Histolytica from E. dispar?
- I was told stools are different every day, so can I collect my Gut Zoomer stool specimen over several days and refrigerate each night in between?
- What are antibiotic resistance genes?
- I am passing worms in my stool but the Gut Zoomer did not detect the parasite in my stool sample. What's up with that?
- How can I reduce antibiotic resistance?
- Will rectal ozone therapy impact Gut Zoomer results?
- What impact could motility agents have on Gut Zoomer results?