How do I take the Ixcela test?

Instructions for purchasing and taking Ixcela's gut microbiome blood test.

Purchase Ixcela Assess (one-time only kit and results) or subscribe to Ixcela Complete (includes the kit, results, supplements and retest kits sent every other month to allow members to monitor gut health progress). Ixcela will ship your test kit within 1-3 business days.

When you receive your test kit, you will find detailed instructions inside the box. Before beginning, watch the Ixcela instructional video to see how to unbox and do the test.

There are a couple of measures you can take to make sure you get the most accurate baseline for your sample:

  1. Take the test before breakfast and before consuming any caffeinated beverages.
  2. Keep to your normal routine.
  3. Do not drink excess alcohol the night before taking the test.
  4. If possible, please refrain from taking acetaminophen (Tylenol) for 72 hours prior to collecting your sample.

After taking the test, put your sample in the mail within 24 hours of collection. Be sure to log into your Ixcela account to complete your health profile (we need this information to create your personalized fitness and eating plans).