The Invivo Lab

Leaders in multiple microbiome testing.

Multiple Microbiome Testing

qPCR microbiome tests with ELISA health markers for comprehensive ecosystem health assessments from our microbiome lab in Bristol.

In 2018 Invivo invested in starting the Invivo lab, a microbiome and biotech laboratory based out of Bristol in the UK. The laboratory specialises in multiple microbiome testing for the assessment of gastrointestinal, vaginal, and oral ecosystems.

Invivo’s microbiome lab has built an  incredible team  of microbiologists, alongside a global scientific advisory board. Along with consultants such as Dr Jason Hawrelak, they have helped craft the science, the target markers, and the clinical utility of the profiles. We are incredibly proud and excited to provide you with three comprehensive microbiome tests from a specialist CQC laboratory.

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Methodology & Accuracy Measures

Invivo’s Laboratory uses culture-independent methods for analysis: quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) and enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for the protein health markers.

What is different is their two-step quality and control process: standardisation of the samples to a  particular concentration  of extracted DNA, and the use of an endogenous control  to normalise the data and report on the relative abundance.

Normalisation & Relative Quantification = Personalised Data

The data is represented as a relative abundance of the target microbes to the ‘general’ microbial population available in the extracted DNA.  We  do this by  using  an endogenous control  – the conserved portion of DNA for all microorganisms – to measure  your  ‘general’  microbial load within  the sample.

This is your baseline –  a representation of the  general population  of  your  gut microbiome  in the given sample.  This is the most  precise  way of using DNA to establish microbial gene  abundance, as is used throughout research.

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Scientific Advisory Board

Meet the team