Empowering healthcare practitioners

Understanding the role of gut microbiome analysis in clinical practice

Discovering new connections

As science continues to discover new connections between the gut microbiome and overall health, it becomes increasingly important to consider the role of microbiome testing in clinical practice.

One of the simplest ways to grow your understanding is through the Insight™ Program. This program is designed for healthcare professionals and provides a high-level overview of the gut microbiome. It also provides exclusive access to support from Microba's specialist healthcare team and the latest resources on the gut microbiome.

Clinical potential

Insight™ gut microbiome analysis is a valuable tool for you as a practitioner, providing in-depth information on your patient’s unique gut microbiome to better inform your clinical decision-making with evidence-based insights.

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Become a Microba Informed Practitioner

To support practitioners with implementing gut microbiome analysis in their practice, we offer training to qualified health professionals in Australia through the Insight™ Program.

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What does gut microbiome analysis tell you?

As a healthcare professional, you understand the power of information and the value of testing to better discern what is going on with your patient. Insight™ gut microbiome analysis provides in-depth information to empower you as a practitioner, to assess, improve, and monitor your patient’s gut microbiome.


Look beyond the topline findings to discover a detailed breakdown of your patient’s microbiome profile to ensure they are on track to achieve their goals.


Enhance your patients’ gut health through targeted diet and lifestyle interventions that aim to nurture specific beneficial microbes in their gut.


Understand your patient’s current condition, what challenges they face, and track their progress over time to see how much they’ve moved the needle.

World-leading analysis

Insight™ uses Microba’s proprietary analysis platform for individual gut microbiome testing to establish a comprehensive report of your patient’s gut microbiome and show how it may be influencing their health.

Current research indicates that a patient’s whole microbial population should be taken into account when assessing the health of a patient’s gut, rather than targeting a subset of organisms.

The best way to explore the whole microbial population is through metagenomic sequencing (as compared to 16S sequencing), as this method analyses all of the DNA from the microorganisms in a sample.

More about metagenomics

The Microba Insight™ report allows you to learn about your unique gut microbiome in high-resolution. You can use the report to:

  • Monitor how your gut microbiome changes with lifestyle adjustments. For example, if you need to take antibiotics, you can monitor how quickly your microbiome recovers. Or, if you want to improve your gut microbiome by making changes to your diet and/or exercise habits, you can monitor your microbiome to see if the changes have worked.
  • Identify overgrowths of a particular species within your microbiome. Please consult with a medical practitioner if you have any concerns.
  • Learn if the probiotics you have been taking are present in your sample.
  • Learn which microorganisms are in your gut and what they might be doing.
  • Learn which foods can be added to your diet to promote a healthy microbiome.
  • It’s important to keep in mind that human microbiome analysis is an emerging field; new discoveries are made almost every week about how the different microorganisms in our body interact with us and with each other. As more information is gained, consensus about what different microbes are doing can change.
  • The information in your profile is meant for you to gain a better understanding of your personal microbiome and how it may change in response to lifestyle choices. It is not a diagnostic tool and cannot be used to diagnose or treat medical conditions.

Microba’s Insight™ report is intended to be used for informational purposes only. The results of your microbiome test are not intended to be used to diagnose or treat medical.  This test will provide you with a detailed overview of which microorganisms are resident in your gut and what they might be doing. This, in turn, may provide insight into your overall gut health.

Most other microbiome profiling companies use 16S rRNA gene sequencing. This method only sequences a small portion of a single gene to identify known bacterial groups and leaves out the rest of your microbiome. The results are often biased and not reproducible between different labs. Functional information, including what your various gut bacteria do, is limited to known bacteria, which misses a large portion of your overall microbiome.

Insight™ gut microbiome analysis is powered by Microba’s proprietary analysis platform. This powerful platform uses metagenomics to provide you with a high-resolution picture of your gut microbiome. Metagenomics (also known as shotgun metagenomics) is the most reproducible and comprehensive DNA sequencing method, where all the genes from the microorganisms in your sample are sequenced. This method allows you to see not just bacteria, but also fungi, protists, and archaea, as well as identify microorganisms at the species level and reveal what your microbes are capable of.