Collection Method


Kit Requirements

Saliva + Swab Kit

Turn Around Time

5-7 Business Days Turnaround times are estimates


Sample Report


The oral microbiome is identified as one of the major microbial ecosystems in the human body and has the potential to impact our health in various ways. Dysbiosis in the oral microbiome can have both local effects (e.g., dental caries, periodontitis, gingivitis, oral cancers), as well as systemic effects (e.g., neurodegeneration, diabetes, cardiovascular disease).

Systemic diseases can arise when pathogenic bacteria present in the oral cavity translocate into the gut in the presence of oral-gut barrier disruption. Fortunately, through re-establishing symbiosis in the oral microbiome through dietary and lifestyle changes, many unfavourable symptoms can be reversed.

NutriPATH uses quantitative PCR technology to accurately measure and quantify the microbiota of the oral cavity.

Reference: Park SY, Hwang BO, Lim M, Ok SH, Lee SK, Chun KS, Park KK, Hu Y, Chung WY, Song NY. Oral-Gut Microbiome Axis in Gastrointestinal Disease and Cancer. Cancers (Basel). 2021 Apr 28;13(9):2124.


  • Acinetobacter species
  • actinomycetemcomitans
  • Campylobacter rectus
  • Candida albicans
  • Candida species
  • Capnocytophaga gingivalis
  • Enterococcus faecalis
  • Fusobacterium nucleatum
  • Haemophilus species
  • Lactobacillus species
  • Parvimonas micra
  • Peptostreptococcus anaerobius
  • Porphyromonas gingivalis
  • Prevotella intermedia
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Streptococcus mutans
  • Streptococcus salivarius
  • Tannerella forsythia
  • Treponema denticola

Test Method

(PCR) Polymerase Chain Reaction

Common Conditions

  • Other Health Conditions
    • Atherosclerosis
    • CVD
    • Dental caries
    • Female reproductive health
    • Gingivitis
    • Neurodegeneration (Alzheimer’s)
    • Oral cancers
    • Periodontitis
  • Endocrine and Hormonal Health
    • Diabetes

Notice To Patients

NutriPATH practices in the usual practitioner-referral system for pathology laboratories. Patients are highly recommended to seek the supervision and guidance of a qualified healthcare practitioner for the interpretation of any lab results and associated information. NutriPATH can offer assistance in locating a suitable practitioner.

Find a Practitioner

How it works

Step 1

Order test

Your referring practitioner will place this order via their online portal.

Step 2

Collect Samples

A test kit will be dispatched to you and you can conveniently collect your sample in the comfort of your home.

Step 3

Return Samples

Return samples for analysis via the provided courier packaging.

Patient resources

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As a leader in the industry, practitioners are able to trust in our ability to provide them with the technology they need to adequately test their clients and patients.

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