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Shipping to you and shipping back to the lab is included in the price of the test kit. Your order is shipped with standard delivery, it will usually arrive within 5 business days.

Currently we only ship throughout Europe. Stay tuned to our website and social media for updates.

Due to high volumes and extreme weather conditions, we may experience shipping delays. You can check with our delivery partner DHL if there are currently any delays: DHL link. Rest assured that if you have placed an order, it will be shipped and you can use your tracking information to check the status of your package with DHL.

All our orders require a signature upon delivery. You can also request delivery to a relay point of your choice.

You can track the delivery of your order using the tracking number that was included in your shipping email as well as on your BodyCheckup app and Dashboard. The tracking number is generally an alphanumeric code which may vary depending on the delivery address. Your code is available on your Dashboard.

The Body Check Up solution includes: 5 tests to cover all the medical needs necessary to prevent and improve your health. – Intestinal microbiome (2 tubes) RNA 16 + ACGC (link to science) – Blood analyzes (2 tubes) – Human gene expression. – Saliva test – (1 tube) – Cortisol saliva test (5 tubes) – Urine test (1 tube) Explanation of the DMI test All details of their uses can be found in the manual.

Our team is available to assist you with any questions regarding our services from (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. GMT). In case of emergency, do not hesitate to contact your doctor or emergency services. Our help pages and FAQs have answers to most questions to help you get the most out of your BodyCheckUp service – if you can’t find your answer, contact us. If you need to contact us you can use the Contact Us form. We will get back to you very quickly.

If you no longer want your test kit or if you change your mind and no longer wish to test, please inform us by email or post of your decision and return the product to us within 14 days. The return costs are your responsibility. Once we have received the test kit, we can then issue a refund or cancel your order. Please note that the cost of the kit and shipping will be deducted from the refund. The right to cancel an order does not apply to products which have been opened if the kit packaging is broken then these products cannot be returned for health reasons. – United Kingdom – Returns: Please return your unopened test to us here: The Medical House 2 North Terrace London SW3 2BA, United Kingdom
– France, Europe – Returns: Please return your unopened test to us here: Albatros BP 151 rue bouthier 33100 Bordeaux France If you decide you no longer want your kit or if you change your mind before your order is shipped is shipped, please inform us by email.

To arrange for the return of your package by a DHL professional, we have set up two solutions to assist you based on your preferences. We invite you to follow either of these two steps:

  1. Log in directly to the DHL website by clicking here:

    • Click on “Schedule a Pickup”
    • When asked “Do you need to create a shipping label?”, click on “No, I have already attached a shipping label to my package”
    • Enter your return shipping number (the “WAYBILL” number indicated under the first barcode on the second page of your shipping label) and your phone number
    • Click on “Next”
    • Confirm your pickup address and email address, then click on “Next”
    • Specify package information (Weight: 0.3kg / Size: 24x12x5cm) – Click on “Next” and then click on “Next” again
    • Choose your preferred date and pickup time, then click on “Schedule Pickup”
  2. Call DHL at 0 825 10 00 80 – FR(0,18 €/min + local call charges)- 0141629277 – UK  :

    • Select “Pickup” from the voice command options
    • When asked “Do you know the DHL account number under which your shipment should depart?”, respond with “No”
    • Provide the 10-digit DHL tracking reference number (“WAYBILL” number indicated under the first barcode on the second page of your shipping label)
    • Confirm your postal code and phone number
    • Choose your preferred date and pickup time
    • Note down your booking number

The Body CheckUp solution allows a general analysis of your health. We will provide you with precise information concerning your: – Immunity to Stress – General Health – Immune System – Biological Age – Reference Weight – Sleep – Psychological Health The detection of chronic diseases is also detected by our doctors.

All your information is strictly confidential, your company will have no access to the personal and medical information of your test. We place great importance on ensuring that your data is protected and secure. For more information on the use of your personal data.

You can understand how we use and protect your information on our Privacy Policy.

The security of your data is of the utmost importance to us. We use appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure the security and confidentiality of your information, and only share your information when necessary to provide our products and services or when we have a legal basis to do so. All samples are discarded after analysis. For more information about our privacy and security practices, please review our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions or feel free to contact our Data Protection Officer at t.derville@Bodycheckup.com

Our tests are delivered in generic packaging. There will be no medical reference on the packaging.

We always encourage you to meet with your BodyCheckUp doctors, they are professional and will keep your information private. They will help you improve your health. You can also forward the report to your own doctors. If you want to share your results, you can print them or download them in PDF format.

Yes, multiple people can be present during the call with the doctor. Please ensure your results are received before entering the consultation. The Doctor will not be able to carry out the consultation if your test is not activated. Except in the case of an explanatory consultation before carrying out the test.

It is important to activate your test before collecting your samples. If your test kit is not activated, results will not be posted to your account. How to activate your test: Select the button that says Activate Kit at the very top of the website or open our app and log in to your account. There are two ways to activate your kit, either by entering the codes present in your kit, or by scanning the barcode with your phone. Using unique activation codes:

Activate your test on the BodyCheckUp app or online at bodycheckup/activate.com using your activation codes located in your kit. Enter the codes that are inside your test on the activation card in the fields and click Continue. When you are logged in, you will be taken to the Contact Details/Address screen. Note that this will not appear for you if you have already created an account in a previous test. The next step is phone number validation. Enter your cell/mobile number and receive a code to confirm to validate your phone number. This may take a few minutes. If you do not receive the SMS after a few minutes, you can select “Resend”. This is the number we will contact you at when your results are available.

Complete the health information by answering a few questions about your health, lifestyle and medical history. Next, answer the test-specific questions, which address specific symptoms, medical history, and concerns you may have. This information is used by our clinical team to evaluate your results.

The best time to take a test is first thing in the morning when you wake up. If this is not possible, you can still do it at another time.

It is best to fast before collecting your samples. Fasting means you take your sample early in the morning before eating breakfast. You can still drink water while fasting. Always follow your doctor’s advice regarding fasting, especially if you have any health conditions. Can certain supplements also impact your results? Indeed, certain food supplements or medications can have an impact on your results, please specify them during your questionnaires and consultation with our doctors. – How do I collect my blood sample?
You can view blood collection instructions here. – I’m having trouble collecting enough blood, what should I do? For blood tests: Please fill the tube to the top line if possible. The tips below might help you collect your sample. If you have managed to fill halfway, we advise you to return the sample to the laboratory for analysis. If there is not enough blood to provide a test result, we will contact you to discuss this. If you have used all your lancets* and have not been able to fill the sample tube halfway, please let us know, other means of collection may be necessary. Lancet* (Allows you to create a small prick in your finger to draw blood) – Here are some tips to help:
Drink a glass of water. Being well hydrated will make it easier to collect your sample. Shower before taking your test or run your hands under warm water for a few minutes, as heat improves blood circulation. Do light exercise (move, take a walk, etc.) to get the blood circulating. Make sure your arm is below the level of your heart – let gravity do some of the work. Nails that are too long can make it difficult to collect a sample. Review the blood collection instructions and video, click here to watch the video.

You can view urine collection instructions here.

Once you have collected your sample, place the sample(s) into the biohazard bag and remove the plastic strip to seal the bag. Make sure you have completed the Personal information label and then return the biohazard bag and samples to the empty green BodyCheckUp box. Place the biohazard bag in the box before closing it. Stick the DHL return label on the location provided for this purpose. Make an appointment on DHL.com for a delivery person to pick up your samples. Please note: It is important to make an appointment with DHL before starting your test.

Once you have returned the biohazard bag with samples to the green BODYCHECKUP box located in the test kit, please make sure to fill out the personal information card inside the box. STICK the prepaid return envelope provided with your test kit to the back of the green return BOX. Go to DHL.com and request collection using the number on the DHL prepaid ticket. Organize the collection of your samples at the address that suits you best (it may be different from your delivery address, the service is free). Be sure to allow time to collect your sample a few hours before pickup

We recommend that you collect your sample Monday to Thursday before 10 a.m. and return it the same day. Please do not collect your sample on Thursday afternoon as the sample may not reach the laboratory until the weekend. Please ensure you have read all instructions included in your test box and on our website before collecting your sample. Please ensure you activate your test online before collecting your sample and returning it to the laboratory.

Sample tubes contain an additive or activator that must be mixed gently with the sample, to ensure sample stability. The sample will remain stable during transport. It must be returned to the laboratory on the same day of collection. We have taken every precaution and tested different shipping conditions and temperature variations to ensure that the samples remain intact during transport to the laboratory.

In the rare event that there are transport delays or extreme temperatures and your sample cannot be tested by the laboratory, you will be contacted and our customer team will arrange for a new test kit to be sent out.

Most of our test kits have an expiration date of 6-10 months from the date of purchase. If you plan to use your test kit at a later date, please contact us.

Once the sample has been analyzed by the laboratory, the sample is then disposed of appropriately in accordance with biological sample disposal standards.

You cannot change the sample collection date on the system. However, as long as you write the correct date on the test kit box, then the lab will know that the sample was collected.

Taking blood samples can be difficult if you are dehydrated. If you feel dehydrated or sick after consuming alcohol, we suggest waiting until the next day to collect your sample. We recommend that you do not consume alcohol for at least 8 hours before taking the test. Samples must be taken on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday before 10 a.m. and returned the same day.

We aim to have your results ready in 30 working days from the laboratory receiving your sample. When your results are ready, you will receive an email and an in-app notification to let you know your results are available. You can access your results by logging into your Bodycheckup dashboard.

When your results are ready, you will receive an email to let you know your results are available. Your results can be viewed on your BodyCheckUp dashboard or on the Bodycheckup app.

When your results are ready, an email will be sent to you with the possibility to download your results; do not hesitate to forward the reports to your treating doctors. If they would like more information on the BodycheckUp solution we will be happy to help them.

We understand that waiting for results can be a worrying time. We aim to get your results back to you as soon as possible. If you have waited the specified time and still have not received your results, please contact our support team who will be happy to investigate the matter in more detail for you.

As long as you return your sample Monday through Thursday before 10 a.m., your sample should arrive at the lab for testing within 24 to 48 hours. Occasionally there may be delays due to transport or weather issues, in the unlikely event that your sample is affected by these delays and is not suitable for analysis we will contact you with an alternative testing option or to send you a new kit.

Blood Tests For blood tests, this can happen if there was not enough sample provided in the sample collection tube. This can also happen with some blood tests where even though the blood tube was filled correctly, there was not enough serum in the sample to perform the test. Here are some tips that can help improve blood sample collection:

1. Make sure you are well hydrated before taking the test.

2. Shower before taking your test or run your hands under warm water for a few minutes, as heat improves blood circulation.

3. Do light exercises (move, go for a walk, etc.) to get the blood circulating.

4. Make sure your arm is below the level of your heart – let gravity do some of the work.

Urine tests

For urine testing, this can happen if the sample collection tube was over or under filled, or rarely if the sample leaked during transport. Here are some tips that can help improve urine sample collection:

1. Make sure the instructions are followed carefully

2. Ensure that the dropper (provided in the test kit) is used to add the sample to the tube to avoid under or overfilling.

Stool tests

For stool testing, this can happen if the sample collection tube was over or under filled, or rarely if the sample leaked during transport.

Here are some tips that can help improve stool sample collection:

1. Make sure the instructions are followed carefully

2. Make sure you do not fill more than the size of a pea into each of the two tubes.

3. Gently mix both tubes to activate the transport solution before sending.

Saliva tests

For saliva testing, this can happen if the sample collection tubes were over- or under-filled, or rarely if the sample leaked during transport. Here are some tips that can help improve saliva sample collection:

1. Make sure the instructions are followed carefully

2. Make sure to fill the tube to the marker and times indicated on the tube.

Saliva tests – Swab

For saliva swab tests, this can happen if the sample tubes have not been left in your mouth long enough.

Here are some tips that can help improve saliva sample collection:

1. Make sure the instructions are followed carefully

2. Make sure to rub the swab all over your mouth for 2 minutes.

3. Gently mix the tube with the stabilizing solution.

Our team is made up of approved doctors trained in the analysis and monitoring of microbiota data. In partnership with a research center, we attach great importance to the continuing education of our doctoral students. You can find more information here.

Following your first appointment, a referring doctor will be assigned to follow you throughout your check-up. It may be replaced due to availability.

When your results are ready, an email will be sent to you to arrange your consultation with our doctors. Between this period, you can contact our team or your doctors directly by message on your BodyCheckUp account (Link to account).

The number of appointments can be found on your . Dashboard.

During your medical appointment, the specialist will review your results and give you all the information and answers you need regarding your results: – personalized nutritional advice, – personalized preventive advice, – your prescription, – a point general health on your health and that of your second brain.

Please log in to your account and select the meeting to see the available options. You can always contact our team. form link.

We offer to have your medications sent directly to your home via our approved partners. Simply contact our team: Contact@bodycheckup.com We transfer your medication directly to our partner who will come back to you for payment. You will be able to order your medication directly via your Bodycheckup account soon. Be patient !

The price of medications is not covered by Bodycheckup, however you can contact us to help you order your medication from one of our approved partners.

You are able to reset your Bodycheckup account password by following the instructions below :

Click the “Forgot your password?” link on the Sign In page, or navigate directly to the password recovery page.

Enter your account email address and click the Send Reset Email button. A password reset email will be sent to the address you enter. Make sure that you enter the email address associated with your Bodycheckup account.

Look for an email sent from BodyCheckup and follow the instructions included in this message.

Enter a new password and click Reset; the password needs to be a minimum of 8 characters.


If you do not receive the password reset email, we suggest the following :

Check your spam and trash folders for emails from Bodycheckup.

Send an email to contact@bodycheckup.com and then go through the password reset steps above.

Check your email later. There may be a delay in sending or receiving this email. Typically customers will receive the email within a few minutes but in some cases it may take up to 24 hours.

Make sure that you are checking the email account associated with your Bodycheckup email address, and make sure that the email address is able to send and receive emails.

*If you do not remember your account email address or no longer have access to it, our Customer Care Team will be able to assist you. Please send an email to contact@bodycheckup.com

You can update the personal information for each profile in your account (e.g. profile name, sex, and birthdate) using account settings from within your account. To access your account settings, open the account menu by clicking on your profile name and then select Settings.

You can update your account password and email address from within your account. To access your account settings, open the account menu by clicking on your profile name and then select Settings.

At Bodycheckup we are committed to providing excellent customer service and we would like to hear about your experience. Should you have any feedback, suggestions for improvement, or if your experience with Bodycheckup has not met your expectations please let our team know by completing and submitting our feedback form.

The application is available on Android and IOS. Click here.

Discover all of your information in each of the application tabs.

 

For more information on our applications and its use, do not hesitate to contact our team who will be happy to help you. Contact

 

Now recognized as a distinct organ within the human body, the intestinal microbiota, formerly called “intestinal flora”, is made up of 10,000 billion bacteria forming communities within the digestive tract. The composition of this bacterial ensemble is unique to each individual and changes throughout life, highlighting the crucial importance of maintaining its balance to preserve health, given that some bacteria may be beneficial while others may be harmful. . novices.

But this is only the visible part of the iceberg, because researchers have highlighted the presence of neurons in our intestine, indirectly linked to the intestinal microbiota. With around 500 million neurons, forming the enteric nervous system, this intestine turns out to be a “second brain”. These neurons constantly interact with those in the brain, transmitting various information via blood pathways and the vagus nerve.

Overall, the microbiota hosts around a thousand different species, representing a total weight of around 2 kg. This complexity further highlights the importance of understanding and maintaining the balance of this ecosystem to promote optimal health.

Interest in the gut microbiota has continued to grow over the past decade. Scientific studies conducted worldwide reveal that we have a symbiotic relationship with the microorganisms that make up our microbiome. This lasting and mutual biological association between the microbiota and our body, beneficial for each party, plays a crucial role in maintaining our digestive, metabolic and neurological health.

In certain circumstances, an imbalance in the composition of the microbiota can manifest itself, characterized by an excessive or insufficient presence of certain bacteria compared to normal, which is called dysbiosis.

Evidence suggests that this disruption of the balance of the intestinal microbiota could be linked to problems such as depression, obesity, chronic inflammatory diseases, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or certain cancers.

Maintaining the balance of the intestinal microbiota is therefore of crucial importance for:

Guarantee the proper functioning of its various functions.
Limit its involvement in the development of metabolic, digestive, and other pathologies.

In order to achieve this objective, it is essential to know the composition of one’s microbiota to detect possible imbalances and identify the possible presence of pathogens. With this in mind, we offer you the “intestinal microbiota” assessment, which allows you to establish a detailed map of your intestinal microbiota.

The intestinal microbiota assessment proves beneficial for any adult aged 18 and over seeking to deepen their understanding of intestinal intricacies, assess the balance of their microbiota, and have tools to optimize their health. It is particularly useful for those who frequently follow antibiotic treatments, knowing that these do not only affect pathogenic bacteria, but can also alter “beneficial” bacteria, imposing their diversity within the microbiota. After a course of antibiotics, complete regeneration of the intestinal microbiota can take up to six months.

In addition to genetic factors, other elements such as taking medications, smoking, stress and environmental influences influence the composition of the intestinal flora. So, if you take regular medication, smoke, or face chronic stress, a microbiota test is particularly relevant.

This exploratory assessment is intended for anyone seeking to evaluate their microbiota, whether to understand possible chronic illnesses, digestive conditions, lose weight or simply to maintain their well-being through rebalancing the intestinal flora.

In certain circumstances, an imbalance in the composition of the microbiota can manifest itself, characterized by an excessive or insufficient presence of certain bacteria compared to normal, which is called dysbiosis.

Evidence suggests that this disruption of the balance of the intestinal microbiota could be linked to problems such as depression, obesity, chronic inflammatory diseases, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or certain cancers.

Maintaining the balance of the intestinal microbiota is therefore of crucial importance for:

Guarantee the proper functioning of its various functions.
Limit its involvement in the development of metabolic, digestive, and other pathologies.

In order to achieve this objective, it is essential to know the composition of one’s microbiota to detect possible imbalances and identify the possible presence of pathogens. With this in mind, we offer you the “intestinal microbiota” assessment, which allows you to establish a detailed map of your intestinal microbiota.

A collection kit will be sent to your home (more information) and you will send your stool, saliva and urine samples by pre-paid DHL envelope to the laboratory. These samples are very simple and are explained by instructions and a video. After 3/4 weeks, you will receive a complete report (example) and we will make an appointment for a personalized interview with a specialized doctor who will interpret your results and guide you to optimize your eating habits by recommending a specific diet. measure. Extensive medical monitoring in the event of suspected detection of a chronic illness with file transfer to specialized doctors and discussion with your attending physician is possible subject to your authorization.

This innovative microbiome analysis, performed by the largest European laboratory and supported by AI, is not just a simple counting of bacteria. It involves sequencing the genetic material of microorganisms contained in a stool sample, taking into account your specific characteristics (origin, gender, weight, medication intake, etc.).

Therefore, it is a personalized test.

Moreover, we limit ourselves, for obvious reasons, to the research and quantification of species for which there is a scientifically demonstrated relationship with certain pathologies, and for which it has been shown that nutritional and/or micronutritional modifications can change their prevalence.

We deliberately do not mention species for which there is either no correlation with pathologies or no known way to modify their prevalence.

Finally, we do not sell miracle remedies, dietary supplements, or pro/prebiotics because we do not want to be “judge and jury.”

In some circumstances, an imbalance in the composition of the microbiome can manifest, characterized by an excessive or insufficient presence of certain bacteria compared to the norm, which is called dysbiosis.

There are indications that this disruption of the gut microbiome balance may be linked to issues such as depression, obesity, chronic inflammatory diseases, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or certain cancers.

Maintaining the balance of the gut microbiome is therefore crucial for:

  • Ensuring the proper functioning of its various functions.
  • Limiting its involvement in the development of metabolic, digestive, and other pathologies.

To achieve this goal, it is essential to know the composition of your microbiome to detect potential imbalances and identify the possible presence of pathogens. To this end, we offer the “intestinal microbiome” assessment, which allows for a detailed mapping of your intestinal microbiome.

Learn more: www.bodycheckup.com 

In your intestine, bacteria that scientists consider beneficial to health coexist, while being accompanied by intestinal bacteria considered “undesirable”. Beneficial bacteria, as a rule, clearly predominate, but some undesirable bacteria play an important role in the functioning of the immune system.

In case of dysbiosis, the composition of your intestinal flora is disrupted, with a predominance of unwanted bacteria. This situation can lead to an inability of the intestinal flora to effectively neutralize harmful bacteria coming from outside. The dysbiosis index makes it possible to measure the balance of the intestinal microbiota in this context.

It is worth noting that a significant number of unwanted bacteria appear in people suffering from inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Therefore, researchers suggest that it could be beneficial to rebalance the balance in favor of beneficial bacteria.

Depending on the results of your tests, a nutritionist will guide you to optimize your eating habits and recommend a tailor-made diet.

This study will help you:

– discover why certain foods considered healthy can actually be harmful to you

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– slow biological aging by addressing activities contributing to inflammation throughout your body

– improve nutrient absorption

– stimulate beneficial microbial activities such as butyrate production and vitamin production

– suppress harmful microbial activities in your gut and oral microbiome

– strengthen your intestinal mucosa and reduce your risk of leaky gut

– optimize your unique blood sugar response to foods

We will also recommend, if necessary, tailor-made probiotics.
Once we know more about which functions require additional support, we will not only connect the dots between these and determine which strains and fibers will benefit you most.

Body Check Up analyzes the activities of your oral, intestinal and cellular microbiome using RNA (gene expression) sequencing, providing the highest resolution of your physiology available. This is a unique feature, allowing exceptionally precise recommendations!
We scan your body’s entire genetic expression, allowing our artificial intelligence to analyze millions of data points that it then matches to the specific foods, nutrients, or ingredients you need.

Your body functions as a single chemical unit. Foods and nutrients act as information guiding your body’s reactions. Each individual requires a distinct set of information to function at their best. Each of our tests generates up to 50+ health indicators with personalized recommendations.

The tests are In Vitro Diagnostics (DMDIV) and as such they have been developed according to the essential requirements of European Directive 98/79/EC. This CE marking is evidence of compliance with essential health and safety requirements. We are accredited to ISO13485:2016 by an independent body.

Clinical studies are carried out on adult populations residing in France and Belgium, which is important because the microbiota has a “local” component. It is not scientifically fair to compare the microbiota of the French with that of the Americans, for example.

Furthermore, Body CheckUp supports you after the test with a consultation with a specialized doctor who will interpret and explain your tests to you.

Body CheckUp is a subsidiary of Kensington International Clinic (https://kensingtoninternationalclinic.co.uk/en/)

Located in the Kensington district of London, Kensington International Clinic (La Maison Médicale) is an international clinic created by a group of French doctors in 2010 and which includes a complete health center and 3 centers of excellence: gastrointestinal, gynecology, mental health and well-being. The clinic has more than 40 doctors and has welcomed nearly 20,000 patients. The clinic created the KIC ACADEMY which works in particular in the field of microbiota and preventive detection of cancers. La Maison Médicale has become a pioneer in these exciting areas of medicine, offering very effective diagnostic and treatment programs specifically adapted to each patient.

Inspired by the thousands of publications implicating the microbiota in health and the genesis of most diseases, the LIMS-MBnext Laboratory has developed an innovative, cutting-edge and efficient tool allowing the precise, quantitative and qualitative evaluation of bacteria: Targeted Metagenomics which allows the analysis and dosage of bacterial DNA.

Lims-Mbnext is a Belgian laboratory which employs 180 people and which carried out more than 15 million medical analyzes last year, with the laboratory receiving samples from all over the world. Considered the “best equipped private laboratory in Europe”, it is also the only European laboratory with the new generation “Illumina” sequencer, which allows sequencing of the intestinal microbiota to be carried out within the molecular biology department.

The intestinal microbiota test is not reimbursed by Health Insurance. Some mutual insurance companies can cover this type of health benefit. Check the guarantees in your contract or find out more from your mutual insurance company.

Sample tubes contain an additive or activator that must be mixed gently with the sample, to ensure sample stability.
The sample will remain stable during transport. It must be returned to the laboratory on the same day of collection. We have taken every precaution and tested different shipping conditions and temperature variations to ensure that the samples remain intact during transport to the laboratory.
In the rare event that there are transport delays or extreme temperatures and your sample cannot be tested by the laboratory, you will be contacted and our customer team will arrange for a new test kit to be sent out.

Included in the price is the test kit, home delivery, the DHL return envelope, the test report and a 45-minute interview with a doctor specializing in microbiota who will be able to interpret the results of your tests.

The role of the intestinal microbiota on our health is increasingly better known and recognized. We now know with certainty that it plays a role in digestive, metabolic, immune and neurological functions. Consequently, dysbiosis, that is to say the qualitative and/or functional alteration of the intestinal microbiota, is a serious avenue to explain certain diseases, particularly among those underpinned by autoimmune or inflammatory mechanisms. This theme has become central to biological and medical research.

To find out more about the link between microbiota and Parkinson’s:
https://www.sciencesetavenir.fr/sante/cerveau-et-psy/la-médie-de-parkinson-serait-causee-par-un-dereglement-du-microbiote-intestinal_169464
https://www.parkinson.ca/en/profile/the-incidence-of-intestinal-bacteria-on-parkinson’s-disease/

To find out more about the link between microbiota and Alzheimer’s:
https://www.caminteresse.fr/sante/alzheimer-il-y-a-un-lien-avec-le-ventre-11190953/
https://www.science-et-vie.com/cerveau-et-intelligence/alzheimer/lien-entre-microbiote-intestinal-Alzheimer’s-disease-116094.html
https://www.vaincrealzheimer.org/2023/06/23/morbide-alzheimer-et-microbiote-liens/

To find out more about the link between microbiota and endometriosis:
https://www.science-et-vie.com/corps-et-sante/endometriose-le-microbiote-implicate-dans-ce-disease-qui-touche-20-des-femmes-104922.html

https://www.lemonde.fr/sciences/article/2023/06/27/endometriose-une-infection-bacterienne-pourrait-en-etre-la-cause_6179346_1650685.html

To find out more about the link between microbiota and obesity:
https://www.science-et-vie.com/corps-et-sante/microbiote-maigrir-regime-poids-sante-microorganism-bacteries-champignons-99357.html

https://www.lefigaro.fr/sciences/la-piste-du-microbiote-dans-la-lutte-contre-l-obesite-est-encore-a-l-etude-20230122²
https://www.femmetemporel.fr/minceur/conseils-minceur/microbiote-comment-le-booster-pour-mincir-plus-facilement-2113106

To find out more about the link between microbiota and depression:
https://www.pasteur.fr/fr/espace-presse/documents-presse/microbiote-intestinal-participe-au-travailnement-du-cerveau-regulation-humours-0
https://www.lefigaro.fr/sciences/le-microbiote-antidepresseur-du-futur-20230108

The Body CheckUp test is not a predictive test for disease or pathology. Only a doctor specializing in the microbiota is authorized to diagnose a suspected disease based on the results.

The security of your data is of the utmost importance to us. We use appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure the security and confidentiality of your information, and only share your information when necessary to provide our products and services or when we have a legal basis to do so. All samples are discarded after analysis.

For more information about our privacy and security practices, please review our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions or feel free to contact our Data Protection Officer at t.derville@Bodycheckup.com

Thucheck from Datar Center Genetics is a blood test that has been awarded the “Breakthrough Device” label (considered revolutionary) by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Ce test non invasif peut détecter plus de 70 types différents de tumeurs solides qu’ils soient métastatiques ou non et ne nécessite qu’un échantillon de sang de 25 ml. 

Trucheck détecte les cellules tumorales circulantes (CTC).
Les CTC ne sont pas détectés chez les individus sans cancer ou chez ceux souffrant de maladies bénignes (non cancéreuses). Les CTC permettent la détection des cancers avec une sensibilité élevée et permettent la différenciation entre les patients atteints de cancer et les individus en bonne santé avec une spécificité élevée.

Mais cela ne constitue que la partie visible de l’iceberg, car des chercheurs ont mis en lumière la présence de neurones dans notre intestin, liés indirectement au microbiote intestinal. Avec environ 500 millions de neurones, formant le système nerveux entérique, cet intestin se révèle être un « deuxième cerveau ». Ces neurones interagissent constamment avec ceux du cerveau, transmettant diverses informations via les voies sanguines et le nerf vague.

Dans l’ensemble, le microbiote héberge environ un millier d’espèces différentes, représentant un poids total d’environ 2 kg. Cette complexité souligne davantage l’importance de comprendre et de maintenir l’équilibre de cet écosystème pour promouvoir une santé optimale.

The test has a sensitivity of 88.2% in detecting cancers of all stages and types. Additionally, it has an accuracy of 93.1% in determining the tissue or organ of origin in  positive cases. This means that even early-stage cancers are reliably detected. Additionally, the specificity of Trucheck is 96.3% in asymptomatic individuals and 95% in individuals with benign tumors.

 

The test will give a negative or positive result. A negative result suggests that no circulating tumor cells were detected in the donated blood sample. A positive result occurs when CTCs are detected in the donated blood sample, suggesting malignancy with a sensitivity of 99.9%. This can be further analyzed to determine the tissue or organ of origin.

In certain circumstances, an imbalance in the composition of the microbiota can manifest itself, characterized by an excessive or insufficient presence of certain bacteria compared to normal, which is called dysbiosis.

Evidence suggests that this disruption of the balance of the intestinal microbiota could be linked to problems such as depression, obesity, chronic inflammatory diseases, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or certain cancers.

Maintaining the balance of the intestinal microbiota is therefore of crucial importance for:

Guarantee the proper functioning of its various functions.
Limit its involvement in the development of metabolic, digestive, and other pathologies.

In order to achieve this objective, it is essential to know the composition of one’s microbiota to detect possible imbalances and identify the possible presence of pathogens. With this in mind, we offer you the “intestinal microbiota” assessment, which allows you to establish a detailed map of your intestinal microbiota.

In certain circumstances, an imbalance in the composition of the microbiota can manifest itself, characterized by an excessive or insufficient presence of certain bacteria compared to normal, which is called dysbiosis.

Evidence suggests that this disruption of the balance of the intestinal microbiota could be linked to problems such as depression, obesity, chronic inflammatory diseases, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or certain cancers.

Maintaining the balance of the intestinal microbiota is therefore of crucial importance for:

Guarantee the proper functioning of its various functions.
Limit its involvement in the development of metabolic, digestive, and other pathologies.

In order to achieve this objective, it is essential to know the composition of one’s microbiota to detect possible imbalances and identify the possible presence of pathogens. With this in mind, we offer you the “intestinal microbiota” assessment, which allows you to establish a detailed map of your intestinal microbiota.

Nearly one in two people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime and 50% of these people will be diagnosed after their cancer has spread significantly.

Cancer is the leading cause of premature mortality in France, ahead of cardiovascular diseases. In 2023, it is estimated that more than 433,136 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in France and that 3.8 million people live in France today with a cancer diagnosis.

The goal of screening is to be able to diagnose cancer at an early stage, even if it does not yet produce symptoms. Very early treatment promotes the chances of recovery and limits the after-effects linked to the disease and certain treatments.

The test is reserved for asymptomatic adult men and women without a prior cancer diagnosis and over the age of 35.

In addition to genetic factors, other elements such as taking medications, smoking, stress and environmental influences influence the composition of the intestinal flora. So, if you take regular medication, smoke, or face chronic stress, a microbiota test is particularly relevant.

This exploratory assessment is intended for anyone seeking to evaluate their microbiota, whether to understand possible chronic illnesses, digestive conditions, lose weight or simply to maintain their well-being through rebalancing the intestinal flora.

In certain circumstances, an imbalance in the composition of the microbiota can manifest itself, characterized by an excessive or insufficient presence of certain bacteria compared to normal, which is called dysbiosis.

Evidence suggests that this disruption of the balance of the intestinal microbiota could be linked to problems such as depression, obesity, chronic inflammatory diseases, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or certain cancers.

Maintaining the balance of the intestinal microbiota is therefore of crucial importance for:

Guarantee the proper functioning of its various functions.
Limit its involvement in the development of metabolic, digestive, and other pathologies.

In order to achieve this objective, it is essential to know the composition of one’s microbiota to detect possible imbalances and identify the possible presence of pathogens. With this in mind, we offer you the “intestinal microbiota” assessment, which allows you to establish a detailed map of your intestinal microbiota.

Datar Cancer Genetics

is a global oncology research and applications company that is at the forefront of developing non-invasive technologies to improve the detection, treatment and management of cancer. The company’s state-of-the-art cancer research center is NABL, ISO, CAP and CLIA accredited. The company serves cancer patients and suspected cases in the UK, EU, US, GCC and India. The company has modern cancer research facilities in the United States, United Kingdom and India.

The test is already available in Europe under the name Trucheck and carries the CE mark.

A positive result means that CTCs have been found in your blood. The test results will indicate the location of the selected cancer type with high accuracy, and in other cancers the tissue of origin can be identified with reasonable accuracy. This means we can tell you where the cancer started to grow in your body.

If you test positive, your doctor will personally call you to discuss your results, what they mean, and guide you in your next steps, including a referral. We have established a patient pathway if you get a positive result.

In case of dysbiosis, the composition of your intestinal flora is disrupted, with a predominance of unwanted bacteria. This situation can lead to an inability of the intestinal flora to effectively neutralize harmful bacteria coming from outside. The dysbiosis index makes it possible to measure the balance of the intestinal microbiota in this context.

It is worth noting that a significant number of unwanted bacteria appear in people suffering from inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Therefore, researchers suggest that it could be beneficial to rebalance the balance in favor of beneficial bacteria.

A negative result means that at the time of the test, there were no detectable cancer cells for the cancers included in the test circulating in your blood. This doesn’t mean you’ll never develop cancer. For all cancers not covered by the test, no conclusions should be drawn from a negative result.

Sensitivity is the ability to correctly identify people with cancer. All TruCheck tests detect early signs of cancer at least 88% of the time. So the test will correctly identify at least 88 out of 100 people with early signs of cancer. We scan your body’s entire gene expression, allowing our artificial intelligence to analyze millions of data points that it then matches it to the specific foods, nutrients, or ingredients you need.

Your body functions as a single chemical unit. Foods and nutrients act as information guiding your body’s reactions. Each individual requires a distinct set of information to function at their best. Each of our tests generates up to 50+ health indicators with personalized recommendations.

The tests are In Vitro Diagnostics (DMDIV) and as such they have been developed according to the essential requirements of European Directive 98/79/EC. This CE marking is evidence of compliance with essential health and safety requirements. We are accredited to ISO13485:2016 by an independent body.

Clinical studies are carried out on adult populations residing in France and Belgium, which is important because the microbiota has a “local” component. It is not scientifically fair to compare the microbiota of the French with that of the Americans, for example.

Furthermore, Body CheckUp supports you after the test with a consultation with a specialized doctor who will interpret and explain your tests to you.

Body CheckUp is a subsidiary of Kensington International Clinic (https://kensingtoninternationalclinic.co.uk/fr/)

Located in the Kensington district of London, Kensington International Clinic (La Maison Médicale) is an international clinic created by a group of French doctors in 2010 and which includes a complete health center and 3 centers of excellence: gastrointestinal, gynecology, mental health and well-being. The clinic has more than 40 doctors and has welcomed nearly 20,000 patients. The clinic created the KIC ACADEMY which works in particular in the field of microbiota and preventive detection of cancers. La Maison Médicale has become a pioneer in these exciting areas of medicine, offering very effective diagnostic and treatment programs specifically adapted to each patient.

Specificity is the ability to correctly identify people who do not have cancer.

All TruCheck tests have a specificity of 99%. So the test will correctly identify 99 out of 100 people without cancer. This means you have a low probability of receiving a false positive result and undergoing unnecessary medical procedures.

Lims-Mbnext is a Belgian laboratory which employs 180 people and which carried out more than 15 million medical analyzes last year, with the laboratory receiving samples from all over the world. Considered the “best equipped private laboratory in Europe”, it is also the only European laboratory with the new generation “Illumina” sequencer, which allows sequencing of the intestinal microbiota to be carried out within the molecular biology department.

Certain clinical requirements must be met in order to be eligible for this test.

Before registering, a pre-consultation call with our doctor will be arranged.

To take this test, you must:

  • Be aged 40 or over. (People aged 35-40 are accepted subject to being considered high risk, please inquire)
  • Currently have no symptoms of cancer. If you have suspicious symptoms, you should consult your GP urgently.
  • Do not currently have any clinical or radiological suspicion of cancer.
  • Have never been diagnosed with any cancer.
  • Have never received treatment for any type of cancer.
  • Do not receive a blood transfusion within 72 hours before your blood test appointment.

Sample tubes contain an additive or activator that must be mixed gently with the sample, to ensure sample stability.
The sample will remain stable during transport. It must be returned to the laboratory on the same day of collection. We have taken every precaution and tested different shipping conditions and temperature variations to ensure that the samples remain intact during transport to the laboratory.
In the rare event that there are transport delays or extreme temperatures and your sample cannot be tested by the laboratory, you will be contacted and our customer team will arrange for a new test kit to be sent out.

Included in the price is the test kit, home delivery, the DHL return envelope, the test report and an interview with a specialized doctor in the event of positive results who will be able to guide you towards the best protocol.

Not included in the test: The blood test to be carried out in the laboratory of your choice.

As this early cancer detection test is non-invasive, there is no downside to frequent testing. However, we advise carrying out this test every 12 months in the case of each negative result, perhaps as part of an annual comprehensive health check process.

To find out more about the link between microbiota and Parkinson’s:

https://www.sciencesetavenir.fr/sante/cerveau-et-psy/la-maladie-de-parkinson-serait-causee-par-un-dereglement-du-microbiote-intestinal_169464
https://www.parkinson.ca/fr/profile/lincidence-des-bacteries-intestinales-sur-la-maladie-de-parkinson/

To find out more about the link between microbiota and Alzheimer’s:https://www.caminteresse.fr/sante/alzheimer-il-y-a-un-lien-avec-le-ventre-11190953/
https://www.science-et-vie.com/cerveau-et-intelligence/alzheimer/lien-entre-microbiote-intestinal-maladie-alzheimer-116094.html
https://www.vaincrealzheimer.org/2023/06/23/maladie-d-alzheimer-et-microbiote-liens/

To find out more about the link between microbiota and endometriosis:
https://www.science-et-vie.com/corps-et-sante/endometriose-le-microbiote-implique-dans-cette-maladie-qui-touche-20-des-femmes-104922.html

https://www.lemonde.fr/sciences/article/2023/06/27/endometriose-une-infection-bacterienne-pourrait-en-etre-la-cause_6179346_1650685.html

To find out more about the link between microbiota and obesity :
https://www.science-et-vie.com/corps-et-sante/microbiote-maigrir-regime-poids-sante-microorganisme-bacteries-champignons-99357.html

https://www.lefigaro.fr/sciences/la-piste-du-microbiote-dans-la-lutte-contre-l-obesite-est-encore-a-l-etude-20230122²
https://www.femmeactuelle.fr/minceur/astuces-minceur/microbiote-comment-le-booster-pour-mincir-plus-facilement-2113106

To find out more about the link between microbiota and depression :
https://www.pasteur.fr/fr/espace-presse/documents-presse/microbiote-intestinal-participe-au-fonctionnement-du-cerveau-regulation-humeurs-0
https://www.lefigaro.fr/sciences/le-microbiote-antidepresseur-du-futur-20230108

-TruCheck detects the existence of cancers and not the possibility of cancers

– Conventional means of detecting cancer (mammography, colonoscopy, etc.) should still be favored

– A negative response to this test does not mean that you are free from any possibility of getting cancer

– TruCheck is not a substitute for medical diagnosis or treatment

The security of your data is of the utmost importance to us. We use appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure the security and confidentiality of your information, and only share your information when necessary to provide our products and services or when we have a legal basis to do so. All samples are discarded after analysis.

For more information about our privacy and security practices, please review our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions or feel free to contact our Data Protection Officer at t.derville@Bodycheckup.com