You can take the ZOE test as normal. There is not yet enough research to prove that taking a probiotic, daily or sporadically, will change your gut microbiome significantly. So it should have little effect on the results of your test.


Unfortunately, antibiotics will change your gut microbiome. If you’re currently taking a course of them, you can either:

  1. Wait three months after taking your final antibiotic before starting your ZOE test. This will give your gut time to repopulate and you can measure your usual gut profile.

  2. Take the test during your course of antibiotics and explore how your gut profile looks when on the medication.

Whatever you choose to do is ok, but if you would like to discuss this with a member of the team please reach out to us through the chat feature in the app.

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