Microbiome Sequencing


You are a garden, not a desert.

  • Learn about the microbes that live in and on you.
  • Return for multiple microbiome sequence sessions to see how your lifestyle changes are improving your life.
  • Microbiome composition has a great impact on your physical (inflammation, metabolic disease, aging, fertility) and mental health (anxiety, depression, memory).

Microbiome refers to the community of microbes that reside on and in us. This community includes bacteria, archaea, fungi, parasites and viruses, which inhabit our skin, mouths, gut and even our genitals. Our health is closely linked to these communities both physically (inflammation, metabolic disease, aging, fertility) and mentally. When in balance, they defend our body from pathogens and protect our health from chronic diseases. Microbiome testing allows us to understand if our microbial communities are within the spectrum of balance and health.

16S based microbiome testing gives a broad overview of bacteria and archaea present. Bacteria and archaea form only two components of our microbiome. The microbiome also consists of fungi, viruses, and protozoa, which can be targeted by shotgun metagenomic sequencing. Shotgun metagenomic sequencing data offer a deeper analysis of the microbiome. We offer both 16S based and shotgun metagenomic sequencing. Our analysis includes virulence factor annotation and drug resistance genes annotation.

We can provide microbiome testing of gut (fecal/stool), vaginal, oral, skin, nasal samples. We can also service environmental microbiomes such as in water supplies, please contact our team to discuss your project and needs.

Skincare And Aesthetics

The healthy resident microbiota on the skin prevents colonization by pathogenic bacteria. However, changes in the microbiota can cause skin disorders. It can be useful to test the microbiome for the following:

Eczema (atopic dermatitis) - chronic relapsing disorder
Chronic wounds (wounds that don't heal)

Oral And Dental

Oral microbiota has implications for neuro health and can influence the gut microbiota. The oral microbiome can be tested for understanding persistent conditions involving:

Periodontal Disease

Gut, Diet, and Mental Health

The gut microbiome refers to the microbes that reside in our colon and can be studied through our poop. They generate metabolites that can then affect our brain function (Gut-brain axis), joints, liver, and many more organs.

This can be offered at 16S level, where one understands the bacterial component of the gut health. However, since it is not providing the patient with a complete picture, shotgun sequencing that allows the profiling of fungi, archaea, viruses and protozoa is recommended.

Gut microbiome testing and understanding the gut microbiome might be useful in chronic conditions such as:

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Type 2 Diabetes
Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
Colorectal Cancer
Cardiovascular Disease
Clostridium difficile infection

Urogenital and Sexual Health

Many vaginal conditions such as bacterial vaginosis, yeast infection and aerobic vaginitis are often misdiagnosed and treated with therapeutics that target different groups of microbes. This often leads to recurrence of symptoms, if the treatment works at all.

Vaginal health is also not just critical part of women’s health but influences the health of her partner and has implications on maternal and infant health during and after pregnancy. It can also directly contribute to the prenatal health and health of the developing fetus.

During menopause, women often experience vaginal dryness and this is due to the change in vaginal microbiota. These changes can be monitored through microbiome testing and a physician can be consulted for a diagnosis and treatment plan.

Vaginal microbiome testing might be useful in the following conditions:

Aerobic Vaginitis
Yeast Infections
Recurrent Bacterial Vaginosis
Mycoplasms and Mollicutes Testing (Fertility issues)
STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections )
Menopause and Vaginal Dryness

Maternal and Fertility

The preterm birth rate in North America is 10.6% and 25 – 40% of those preterm births are due to intrauterine infection. Subset of vaginal microbiota can ascend to the upper genital tract and gain access to the amniotic sac. One of the key abilities of this subset of bacteria is their ability to degrade the mucous plug of cervix during pregnancy that blocks the ascension of bacteria into the uterus. [1] Shotgun sequencing can determine if the bacterial community has genes with this function. This way we might be able to predict the PPROM before it occurs.

Nasal and Lungs

Microbiome Analysis & Monitoring Program

  • Our services allow you to track changes and improve your health
  • Microbiome composition has a great impact on your physical (inflammation, metabolic disease, aging, fertility) and mental health (anxiety, depression, memory).

16S rRNA and Bacterial Populations

  • Targets bacterial and archaeal population
  • Detection of the 16S DNA code and generation of taxonomic profile
  • Discover the bacterial and archaeal diversity and abundance in each of your microbiomes
  • Determine the identity of the bacteria and archaea in your microbiome

Shotgun Metagenomic Sequencing and Full Microbe Analysis

  • Analyse entire microbiome including bacteria, archaea, viruses, fungi, and parasites
  • Learn about the genes present in your microbe inhabitants
  • Includes taxonomic profile similar to 16S rRNA analysis (no extra charge)
  • Comprehensive view of your microbiome

Microbiome Analysis Packages (MAP) to your Health and Wellness

  • Your microbiome is critical to improving your health and creating wellness
  • We aim to partner with and support numerous initiatives by providing affordable and local microbiome diagnostics and care

Services Coming Soon

Service 16S RNA Price ( ) Shotgun Metagenomic Sequencing Price ( )​
One time Microbiome Analysis
Single Microbiome TBA TBA
Multiple Microbiomes TBA TBA
Full Personal Microbiome (Gut, Genital, Skin, Oral, Nasal) TBA TBA
5M Microbiome Set (Choose any 5Microbiome Tests) TBA TBA
Microbiome Monitoring Program (MMP) Renewed Every Month
Single Biome Subscription TBA TBA
Multiple Microbiome Subscription TBA TBA
Full Personal Microbiome Subscription TBA TBA
5M Microbiome Set TBA TBA

List of Testable microbiomes to select from: Gut, Urogenital, Maternal, Skin, Oral, Nasal, Animal Gut, Environmental*

*We can accommodate various sample types for microbiome analysis irrespective of its listing in our service options, please contact us for a quote.

For every 5 microbiome visits your 6th is free

Microbiome Analysis Package (MAP) Initiative Description Included
Couples Understanding Sexual Pathogens (CUSP) Increasing awareness and health among sexual partners 2 urogenital microbiome shotgun sequencing packages
Fertility Analysis In Risk (FAIR) Aid in couples looking to start a family 2 fertility microbiome shotgun sequencing packages
Pregnancy Analysis for Testing Child Health (PATCH) Assessing expectant baby and maternal health Amniotic fluid whole genome and microbiome package for in-utero baby
Wellness Analysis Resources for Mental Health (WARMH) Increasing resources, awareness, and tools to aid in mental health Subscription package for those with mental health concerns
Analysis for Neuro-Development in Youth (ANDY) Increasing resources, awareness, and tools to improve cognitive outcomes in youth Subscription package for those with neuro-cognitive concerns in youth
Water Environment Testing (WET) Assessing environmental impacts of industries and water quality in communities Water sample monitoring package
Partner Initiatives Reach out to partner with BioAro to create a joint initiative using our services.

*If you are looking to support microbiome analysis and health efforts please contact us.