Viome kits will be collected from your home or office and shipped with a courier to the laboratory in the United States. This fee is included in your testing price. Kits are usually delivered within 5 business days.
Age: Viome's Gut Intelligence Test is available for both adults and minors. Children under the age of 18 must sign a separate consent form and parents must sign a parental assent form.
All Viome accounts must be set up with a unique email address. When registering a kit for a minor, be sure to select the appropriate age option. Failure to do so could result in a delay in processing results and recommendations.
Results and recommendations for minors may take a few days longer to process than for adults - please be aware of this when ordering Viome for a minor.
You do not need a smartphone, but you will need access to a web browser. The entire Viome experience takes place online.
Your results and recommendations are only available through your account on your smartphone or web portal. Viome cannot post paper copies of your results and recommendations to you for any reason.
NOTE: The Viome app for iOS is supported on iOS versions 11 and later.
NOTE: The Viome app for Android is supported on Android version 5 (Lollipop) and later.
The test kit includes everything needed to collect a small stool sample and send it back to the lab.
Inside the box, you will find:
You can find your unique kit ID (a 12-digit barcode) on the outside of the silver box.
Some people like to measure their progress, like stepping on a scale.
We recommend repeating your Viome testing every 90 days to see where you are now, and determine new recommendations to continuously help improve your scores.
Conducting the Gut Intelligence™ test is easy - all we need from you is a small stool sample which you can collect at any time of the day.
There is nothing special you need to do to prepare for the test.
Follow these instructions to complete your Gut Intelligence Test. We’ll use your sample to determine your personalised food recommendations. Important: Viome will not be able to analyse your sample if it is collected incorrectly.
1. Get Ready
4. Register Your Kit at viome.com/register
To learn more about the process, you can check out this video.
If you are on regular supplements and/or probiotics, you do not need to discontinue them for the test. It would take 2-3 weeks off of supplements and/or probiotics to determine what your native microbiome would be, but it is your decision to determine if you would like your microbiome to be tested native or supplemented. If you do not plan on stopping your supplements in the near future then you do not need to worry about discontinuing them before testing.
No you do not need to stop your medications. You can still conduct the test while on your current medications.
Antibiotics can significantly disrupt the microbiome, and so it is important to pay close attention to specific, personalised diet, lifestyle and possible supplements in order to re-establish a balanced microbiome. Viome will capture the state of the microbiome at the time of testing.
If a sample is taken right after antibiotics, recommendations will be focused on re-establishing the microbial ecosystem.
Note that antibiotics can affect the microbiome for up to a year after taking them, but testing three months after should show a significant difference.
Before your sample is shipped, please ensure that you have completed all the required steps, so that there is no delay in processing your sample:
Note: Your sample is stable in the mail for upwards of 4 weeks.