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Floré COVID-19 Stool Test

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Floré COVID-19 Stool Test
Feeling unwell in your gut during the coronavirus pandemic could be a symptom of SARS-CoV-2 infection (the virus that causes COVID-19, aka coronavirus). Coronavirus has become the world’s most challenging pathogen (bad microbe) to manage in almost a century, and we are here to support its impact to your gut.

Long haulers (Survivors of the coronavirus) and anyone with gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms may be impacted by a gut coronavirus infection. This is the same virus that infects your respiratory (lung) system and can shed live virus to your gut and potentially infect your intestinal tract.

Our gut test screens for the coronavirus in 3 business days from your sample being returned to our CLIA lab and uses the same methods as the Centers for Disease Control EUA assay listed with the FDA.

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Why test my stool for coronavirus?

Scientists have discovered that live infectious SARS-CoV-2 can reside in the stool of patients recovered from COVID-19 or asymptomatic of COVID-19. 55% of cases with positive respiratory swabs were positive by stool, and researchers found that stool detection lasted up to 33 days longer than respiratory detection[1]. This may happen due to a weak respiratory infection that never progressed, swallowing of mucus through coughs, or inhalation/swallowing enough of the virus, which makes it to your gastrointestinal tract.

How do I test my gut for coronavirus?

To test your stool sample for COVID-19, you can order our simple at-home collection kit to send in a stool sample to our lab in San Diego. The kit comes with simple instructions on collecting a sample, and here is a short video. Once you return your sample to our lab, we can begin isolating the RNA from the sample. You'll then receive an analysis of your microbiome in our mobile app and online web portal. Alternatively, if you are already a customer, you can go HERE to request to have a previous sample you submitted for our Floré Gut Health Test Kit or Floré Personalized Probiotics & Gut Microflora Test.

How was this validated and how well does it detect coronavirus?

Your results will include the N1 and N2 RNA transcripts detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus using one of the most sensitive test methods called Real-Time qRT-PCR. While our validation showed detection of any samples that were known to be positive, and we have calculated the following performance ranges for this assay:

Sensitivity 100% (CI: 87.6% to 100%)
Specificity 100% (CI: 87.6% to 100%)
Accuracy 100% (CI: 93.6% to 100%)

This test is performed as an LDT inside a CLIA approved laboratory. The performance of the probes, reagents, and instruments has been determined by Sun Genomics and its suppliers. Testing is limited to verifying the transcripts of SARS-CoV2 listed in the table, and identifications outside of this are not currently accessed. This test has not been reviewed by the US Food & Drug Administration. However, the FDA has determined that such clearance or approval is not necessary. For research use only.

What's Included With Your Purchase

Gut COVID-19 Test Kit

Our kit includes both a primary and backup sampling process allowing for less sample handling concerns. Clear instructions in your kit tell you how to self-sample. It's fast and private, and takes place in the comfort of your home. After you collect your sample, stick it in the prepaid envelope and drop it in the nearest mailbox.

Online and Mobile App Test Results

Your COVID-19 test results will be tracked online through our member portal or via our mobile app available in the android play store or apple app store.  Review at your convinces through our secure and encrypted portal.


Upgradeable!

Once you have reviewed the results from your Floré COVID-19 Stool Test, you can contact customerservice@sungenomics.com to upgrade to customized probiotics designed from a Gut Microbiome Test Kit. Probiotics designed from your Gut Microbiome Test Kit analysis will help drive down your gut's unhealthy microbes and replenish them with beneficial microbes like our probiotics. Your Gut Microbiome Test Kit analysis may also identify overgrowth (SIBO), pathogenic microbes, key organism deficiencies, or poor gut diversity that can be managed with custom probiotics.

Shipping Information

We ship throughout the US. We'll begin your order by shipping you a sample collection kit so we can analyze your specific Digestive RNA. Once we complete the analysis of the sample will be published online or via the Floré app.

Our Floré probiotics are living micro-organisms designed to flourish in your digestive tract. When we ship them to you, they come in a cooler as well with a cold pack to keep them at an optimal temperature, so they’re comfortable.

We have run several rigorous testing to understand the survivability of the strains under different temperature levels. Most probiotic strains can endure temperatures up to 112 F for short periods of time and are perfectly happy at a body temperature of 98 F with the proper nutrient supply your body gives them. Prolonged exposure to non-refrigerated temperatures for 7 days or greater may reduce your product’s potency and efficacy.

So if your probiotics arrive slightly warm (especially during the warmer seasons), don’t panic; they’re still safe to digest. Just make sure you refrigerate them once you receive your package.

REFERENCES

  1. Wu Y, Guo C, Tang L, et al. Prolonged presence of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA in faecal samplesThe lancet Gastroenterology – hepatology.
  2. Astuti, I., & Ysrafil. (2020). Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2): An overview of viral structure and host response. Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome, 14(4), 407–412. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsx.2020.04.020
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  5. Tulic, M. K., Piche, T., & Verhasselt, V. (2016). Lung–gut cross-talk: Evidence, mechanisms and implications for the mucosal inflammatory diseases. Clinical & Experimental Allergy, 46(4), 519–528. https://doi.org/10.1111/cea.12723
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