Taking the Sample
PetBiome uses a simple & easy faecal test
The Test Kit
The PetBiome Test Kit contains everything you need to take a sample of your pet's faeces. It's simple and straightforward and comes with full instructions.
We've included step-by-step details below but if you have any questions, please do contact us.
Fresh is best! The microbiome is home to trillions of bacteria which can decompose rapidly. Fresh faeces produce the best results.
The sample we need is only very small, it’s better to put less, than more, in the sample tube as it must be covered by the liquid to remain viable.
Wear the sterilised gloves or thoroughly wash hands first as human rRNA can create a false profile of the biome
Ensure that the lid of the sample test-tube is tightened securely before putting it into the UN3373 and Biohazard packaging.
The return envelope does include First Class large letter postage, it does not include Track and Trace or International postage.
The profiling and extraction process is technical and lengthy, it may take between 8 weeks to return the results to you (email). We offer a fast track service for vets.