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MEBO - UBIOME study 2018



MEBO Gut Microbiome Study
"Microbial Basis of Systemic Malodor and PATM Conditions (PATM)"
Funded by uBiome Research Grant

"Microbial Basis of Systemic Malodor and PATM Conditions (PATM)"

Dynamics of the Gut Microbiota in
Idiopathic Malodor Production

Started May 2018 - Ongoing

Current people sent kits : 100/100
3 kits per person


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TMAU UK end total:262
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Metabolomic Profiling Study

Start : Aug 2016
Stage 1 : 27 Canadian volunteers to test
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Return cut-off date : passed
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Monday, September 1, 2008

UK news : Trimethylamine urine test is now on Medichecks site

UK News:

For those who wish to test for TMAU in the UK direct at their own expense : The Trimethylaminuria Urine test has been added to the Medichecks site but is £285 (rather than the £199 they first said). The email says:

"We have now added the test to our website. The price has changed as we have had to use a different laboratory as the original laboratory no-longer performs the test. The new price is £285."
Latest details are (subject to corrections):
The test includes
testing for the TMA-N-oxide amount (this is the important bit. Primary TMAU is the inability to produce normal amounts of TMA-N-oxide, the normal non-smelly finished metabolite)
Presumably they also test the amount of (unoxidised/smelly) trimethylamine as well. Too much of this is secondary TMAU. Anyone can have too much TMA in their urine.
They do not provide the choline capsule for the challenge dose. Choline can be cheaply purchased in any health store. Once we get details of how much is used as a challenge dose is, we will let you know (or someone can tell us)

Its likely this it is done by the/a NHS test lab that normally tests for TMAU but this is unconfirmed.

Please note the purpose is to give people every option possible to test. You can test for this free on the NHS. With a private Dr it is around £125. Medichecks is very expensive but it gives people the option of testing on your own. Feel free to tell us or post on the forums how the Medichecks testing process went, if you want.

UK Trimethylaminuria testing options
(constantly updated. New info welcome)

1: NHS - free ? for urine and DNA test (please check). GP may need convincing.

2: Private Doctor: Urine test around £130 plus Drs fee. DNA test ? There may be ways around this to enable you to test without seeing the doctor for a small fee to the Dr. We are investigaing this

3: Self-test - Medichecks the only current known self-tester supplier. urine test-£285


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