Help your patients take control of their gut health

IBD-specific microbiome monitoring with AlvusIBD

The AlvusIBD test delivers IBD-specific gut microbiome data that you can use to empower your patients to better manage their inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) over the long term.

Track your patients’ progress

Personalize your treatment plan

The specificity of the test allows you to track your patients’ gut microbiome over time – which may be connected to their gut inflammation and IBD status. This ability to monitor microbiome changes can help you customize recommended treatments.

This evidence-based, personalized approach helps to create more engagement between you and your patients and increase compliance with your care recommendations.

Monitor microbiome changes

Customize treatment plans

Engage patients over time

What the test examines

AlvusIBD tests a patient’s gut microbiome by examining their stool sample and comparing their microbial community to that of two different groups: healthy control individuals and patients diagnosed with IBD. The report then delivers a score, which is called the IBD score.

Key test terminology

The IBD Score

A simple way to capture the complex changes in your gut microbiome over time.

The score shows the probability that the fecal microbiome is typical of someone diagnosed with IBD rather than typical of a healthy individual.

A score above 50% means the microbiome sample more closely resembles someone with IBD, and a score below 50% means the microbiome sample more closely resembles a healthy individual.

Decreases in the IBD score over time means your microbiome is bearing a closer resemblance to that of a healthy individual.


Diversity is a value that shows how your diversity score compares to that of healthy individuals. For example, 47th percentile means that 47% of healthy people have a diversity score that’s the same or lower than the patient’s diversity score.

The diversity value ranges from 0 to 1 (low to high diversity). It is a measure of both the number and the proportion of different species of bacteria present in someone’s microbiome.

Generally, a high diversity score (with many different types of bacteria present) is considered healthier, while a low diversity score may indicate vulnerability in your microbiome.

Microbial Abundance

Shows the breakdown of different bacteria types in your microbiome, listed from more abundant to less abundant. It is set at the Genus level by default.

The report shows the top 5 bacteria types present in your microbiome at the Genus level. You can choose to view the names of the bacteria at different taxonomic levels (from phylum down to species), and the values will be automatically adjusted.

Ordering a test kit

To place your first order, create a free account,
which allows you to:

View patient test results

View existing patients or add new patients

Review your order history

Assign an admin to manage your account and place orders

Empower your patients with AlvusIBD