Many microbiome testing companies perform 16S analysis, which sequences a small portion of a single bacterial gene. 16S analysis has poor resolution – it cannot distinguish between similar bacteria, nor can it identify all of your bacteria. As a result, this method can only detect large changes in your gut microbiome. 

Unlike 16S sequencing, Viome’s technology quantifies the expression of genes from all of the microorganisms living in your gut. This analysis identifies all microbes, including viruses, bacteria, yeast, fungi, bacteriophages, and parasites at very high resolution (down to the strain level). 

Not only can our testing determine the composition of these organisms, we can also look at their function.  Unlike most other microbiome companies, we use your results to generate practical recommendations that form the basis for your wellness. 

By following Viome’s diet and lifestyle recommendations, you’ll be able to fine-tune the function of your gut microbiome to optimize your wellness.

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