We take pride in our flexibility to acommodate different kit sizes (1 or 3 samples) and type of analysis to best fit your brand. Here are the different analyses and sample methods that we offer. If you have another request, we are always happy to discuss this with you and see if we can accommodate. You can choose between NGS or targeted PCR tests; one, three or six samples per sample kit; single or pooled samples.
With targeted PCR you have the option to target one or several targets. Besides performing routine analysis on the 16S bacterial region, we have a raft of assays targeting a variety of 'housekeeping' genes known to play a beneficial role in good microbiome health. If these do not suit your needs, in-house capabilities will design primer sets specific for your area of interest.
For the NGS analysis, we offer 16S V4; V3-V4. Our general offer is an analysis with a minimum of 20,000. But as with most of our offers, we always try to be accommodating if you have other needs.
Single or pooled samples
For multiple samples, we offer pooled or non-pooled analyses. Pooling means that we analyze the samples together, and in that way, get an average of all the samples. This is valuable, for example, if you want your customer to take samples over a one-week period to get the average for that given week. We can also analyze the samples individually (single sample). For example, if you want to validate an intervention, you can take one sample on days 0, 15 and 30 to determine the upregulation of certain markers.
LinkGut allows you to offer your own microbiome test without having to worry about building your own testing infrastructure and dealing with the challenges that go along with offering a competitive consumer microbiome test. Thus, you can focus on data analysis and interpretation, and using the test results to build loyalty, improve and personalize products and services, and ultimately increase sales.
At no added cost, we help your company customize your sample kit. Whether it's branding, number of vials, or sampling device, we arrange it to fit your demands and criteria. You place orders and access data directly from your system via our API or partner portal. Our API and partner portal are easy to use, test friendly and well documented.
Customer places order
When a customer places an order on your company website or application, through the API and partner portal, the sample kit will be sent out no later than the following business day. With our global logistic network, your customer will have the kit within 2-4 business days after the order has been placed. When your customer has collected their samples, he or she then sends them back to us.
We receive the samples
Upon receiving the samples, our qualified lab personnel analyzes them and make the results available via the API and partner portal within 2-3 weeks. Then you do what you are good at: interpreting the data and giving feedback to your customer.
Company focused on gut health released diseases, based in North America
“Located in North America and with global ambitions, we were looking for a microbiome analysis service that could meet our information logistical needs, was flexible, dependable and scalable. LinkGut satisfied all these requirements”
Paul, Head of Operations
“We found that the LinkGut service provided a very cost effective and reliable testing solution for our customers to validate the effects of our products. We see this as a key component for building brand loyalty over time.”
Thomas Gurry, CEO