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Establishing a methodology that is the most accurate we currently know of in the microbiology field, and using the latest technology was absolutely critical for the development of the EcologiX™ profiles. An incredibly knowledgeable and experienced Scientific Advisory Board joined the Phylo team, and dedicated time and money to create this profile.

The GI EcologiX™ profile uses quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR), using TaqMan technology, to analyse the bacterial, fungal and viral communities of the gastrointestinal ecosystem. It measures gastrointestinal health markers by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) technology.

Phylo has 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.

Doing these extra steps means it is easier for you to compare your samples before and after treatment.

If the results come back positive, we can get you in touch with a Nutrition Therapist to discuss your treatment options. A telephone consultation with Dr Frey to discuss the results is unfortunately not sufficient.

Additional Information

Suggested Test Indications:

  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Neurodegeneration and Neurodevelopmental conditions
  • Depression
  • Chronic fatigue/fibromyalgia
  • SIBO
  • Chronic disease

What is Measured:

Beta Defensin 2 Akkermansia muciniphila
Calprotectin Anaerostipes caccae
Elastase Bacteroides spp.
Secretory IgA Bifidobacterium spp.
Zonulin Escherichia coli
BACTEROIDES SUB GROUP Eubacterium rectale
Bacteroides dorei Faecalibacterium prausnitzii
Bacteroides fragilis Lactobacillus spp.
Bacteroides fragilis (Enterotoxigenic) Roseburia homini
Bacteroides ovatus Ruminococcus briomii
Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron Subdoligranulum variabile
Bacteroides uniformis CLOSTRIDIUM SUB GROUP
Bacteroides vulgatus Clostridium difficile
GRAM POSITIVE (+) BACTERIA Clostridium difficile (tox A)
Enterococcus faecalis Clostridium difficile (tox B)
Enterococcus faecium Clostridium perfringens
Enterococcus gallinarum Clostridium sporenges
Methanobrevibacter smithii GRAM NEGATIVE (-) BACTERIA
Mycobacterium avium Biophila wadsorthia
Ruminococcus gnavus Citrobacter freundii
Ruminococcus torques Citrobacter koseri
Staphylococcus aureus Citrobacter spp.
Streptococcus agalactiae Desulfovibrio
Streptococcus pneumoniae Enterobacter aerogenes
Streptococcus pyogenes Enterobacter cloacae
HELICOBACTER PYLORI Fusobacterium nucleatum
Helicobacter pylori Hafnia alvei
H. pylori stool antigen (confirmatory reflex) Klebsiella oxytoca
PARASITOLOGY Klebsiella pneumoniae
Blastocystis hominis Morganella morganii
Dientamoeba fragilis Oxalobacter formigenes
Entamoeba histolytica Prevotella spp.
Giardia Proteus mirabilis
MYCOLOGY Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Aspergillus fumigatus Serratia marcescens
Candida albicans Veillonella spp.
Candida krusei Yersinia enterocolitica
Candida tropicalis
Malassezia restricta

What is included:

1 sample / 2 swabs
Quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR)
Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)
Endogenous control for normalisation and accuracy
5 x GI health markers (beta-defensin 2, calprotectin, elastase, SIgA, zonulin)
63 x target bacterial, fungal and parasite markers
SCFA producing bacteria (butyrate, propionate and acetate)
SIBO related bacteria (sulfidogenic and methanogenic bacteria)
H. pylori + stool antigen
Clinical resources (clinical considerations, interpretive guide, phyla guide, disease matrix)

Test provider:

The New Warehouse,
Libby’s Drive, Stroud, GL5 1RN
Company number: 06187743
VAT Number: 911 755529

Additional Information / Instructions


  • We can only advise on results for registered patients. If in doubt and you are not already registered with us, please book a FREE telephone call to discuss the suitability of this test first.
  • Please check the sample report above before ordering.
  • The cost of the test does NOT include our interpretation of the results.
  • If you require further guidance, please contact our affiliate practitioner Shoela Currey.