How to use Decode Biome Test

Learn how to use the microbiome test and send the sample back to us.

Guide to Using the Decode Biome Test for Gut Microbiome Analysis

The Decode Biome Test offers valuable insights into your digestive health through gut microbiome analysis. To ensure accurate and reliable results, it's important to follow the correct procedure for sample collection and kit registration. Here's a detailed guide to help you through the process:

Important Points to Note for Successful Gut Microbiome Analysis

Ensuring Accurate Sample Collection

The collection of a stool sample is not just a step in the process; it's the cornerstone of your gut microbiome analysis. The accuracy of this sample directly influences the quality of the insights you'll gain. Avoiding resampling, which incurs additional costs of Rs. 2400, hinges on the precision of your sample collection. Here’s how you can ensure it:

It's crucial to ensure the accuracy of your gut microbiome analysis. Please delay the test if you:

  • Have taken antibiotics within the last two weeks.

  • Have had a fever, viral, or bacterial infection within the past 7 days.

  • Have consumed alcohol or recreational drugs in the last 24 hours.

Special Note for Women

The intricacies of the female body, especially the menstrual cycle, can impact the gut microbiome analysis: Collect before or after your menstrual period to prevent potential contamination.

Post-Recovery or Exposure Waiting Period

Your body's recovery phase is a time of significant change, particularly for your gut microbiome: If any of the above conditions apply, wait until your gut microbiome stabilizes post-recovery or post-exposure. Then you can proceed with the test.

Preventing Sample Contamination

The integrity of your stool sample is paramount: Before collecting the stool sample, please empty your bladder. Urine or blood in the stool sample can lead to inaccurate test results.

Collecting Your Sample

Kit Contents:

  • Gloves

  • Biodegradable flushable

  • Return cover

  • Collection tube with an attached scoop.

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First things first, you got to collect the sample. We understand that it might be unpleasant, but keep in mind that this is going to decide the outcome of the test. Some vital points to keep in mind before you collect the sample:

  • Collect 3 scoops of samples minimum from different stool sites/parts.

  • Note your stool's consistency and colour; you'll need this info when registering your kit

Now for the steps to collect the sample:

  • Label the tube with your name and date

  • Wear provided gloves

  • Place biodegradable paper on the seat

  • Collect a pea-sized stool sample thrice into the tube

  • Seal and shake the tube to mix

  • Dispose of the paper by flushing or discarding

  • Store the tube at room temperature

  • Register your kit for analysis

Additional Tips

To prevent contamination, don't leave the tube open for long, and avoid placing the scoop on surfaces. Ensure the contents do not spill, as the liquid inside is crucial for maintaining sample integrity.

Register Your Kit

Using the Decode Age App:

  • Download and log in to the Decode Age App.

  • Click 'Profile', and select 'Register Kit'

  • Enter KIT ID (no spaces).

  • Complete the Registration form.

Alternate Registration Method:

  • Scan the QR code or visit

  • Log in and register your kit.

  • Enter your KIT ID, and complete the form.

Returning Your Sample

Once you've completed the registration process, we will proceed with scheduling a pickup. Our logistics partner will come to collect the sample from your doorstep at the scheduled time. If you encounter any issues with the pickup process, you have the option to send the sample directly to us at our address. To return the sample, place the tube securely in the provided test box. Put it in the return cover and make sure to seal it properly.

Direct Mail Option: If needed, mail the sample to our lab. Place the tube in the test box, put it in the return cover, and seal it properly.

Send your kit to the following address:

Centenarians Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd.

No. 7, 1, Haudin Rd, Halasuru,

Yellappa Chetty Layout,

Sivanchetti Gardens,

Bengaluru, Karnataka 560042

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For further assistance or queries, contact our support team at +91 7969469000

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