R.E.D. Laboratories is a biotechnology company developing tests and therapies for chronic immune diseases. We actively pursue basic research programs to unravel the mechanisms leading to chronic disease development, and provide clinicians and researchers with unique and innovative tools to assess immune dysfunctions.
Metagenomics Stool Analysis (MSA test)
A new, state of the art procedure for stool microbial population analysis is now available at RED Laboratories. Our metagenomics stool analysis is based on bacterial 16S PCR amplification followed by high-throughput sequencing. It provides a complete overview of bacterial populations present in a stool sample, including aerobes, anaerobes, and bacterial species which cannot be analyzed by traditional culture techniques.
See Intestinal Dysfunction Assays page for more information.
Important note regarding testing
Only health care practioners (physicians) have the capacity to decide whether or not a test is necessary. Depending on the medical history of the patients, they will decide which analysis should be performed and the conditions of sample collection. Result interpretation can only be made by a physician. We will not accept samples for analyses which have not been requested by a physician. Results will be sent only to the requesting physician. We will not give testing advice, or test result comments, directly to the patients.