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 us in the development of the EcologiX™ profiles. For this, we established an incredibly knowledgeable and experienced Scientific Advisory Board to join the Phylo team, and dedicated time and money to create profiles we are all proud of.
The GI EcologiX™ profile uses quantitative realtime polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR), using TaqMan technology, to analyse the bacterial, fungal and viral communities of the gastrointestinal ecosystem. We also measure gastrointestinal health markers by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) technology.
Phylo have 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 us to report accurately on the relative abundance of the target microbes.
Doing these extra steps means it is easier for you to compare your, or your patient’s samples before and after treatment.
Learn more about the science behind the EcologiX™ profiles