When we receive your pet’s stool sample, we use our laboratory facilities to extract the DNA from all the bacteria in the sample. The fecal sample we ask for is about the size of a pea and will contain roughly one billion bacterial cells!
We then use powerful analytic software to interpret the results and provide the data to you (via email and online) in a simple dashboard. Generally, the more diverse the microbiome, the better.
When you access your Pet Portal account to view your pet's results, you can also see examples of microbiomes from other pets (if you are interested in comparing microbiome diversity). If you test your pet's microbiome over time, you'll be able to see any trends for your pet.
We hope you enjoy exploring your pet’s data as much as we do!
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