Today I added another tests to the list on this page. This is the 2nd one from this lab.
Dealing with non 16s tests means that a totally different lab process is used with ranges being different. Ranges for most labs is done by taking a sample of people close to the labs and then computing average and standard deviations. This works fine if you are a match for the people in the sample (DNA, diet, etc.) If you are Hindu vegetarian working in pork-country of Germany — your numbers may be very different. The reality is that their values are the only thing we can work from.
The lab may show values like this, with the ranges covering 65-95% of the population according to statistics. The numbers from our 16s samples do not agree. Instead of 5% being outside of the normal range, we could have 80% outside.
Each lab will have different normal ranges. The solution that I used to allow people to use the suggestion engine is pretty simple.
Red below – pick two down arrows
Yellow below – pick one down arrows
Green — no errors
Yellow above – pick one up arrows
Red above – pick two up arrows
Can you use Jason Harwelak reference ranges? In general, likely. The values are below, so just copy your numbers across. I used the results from the above A6 test below. Notice that there can be major disagreement between the two on what the desired range is!!!
Remember, on the data entry — you can pick if you want to deem a value to be normal or abnormal. No one has the perfect answer (unfortunately).
Try to isolate definite issues.
If the lab says “normal” skip that bacteria
If it says outside of range a little, you may wish to skip it.
If it says outside a lot,
Check Jason’s ranges
Click on the bacteria link and see if your values are:
In the top 5-10% of values
In the bottom 5% for bacteria that 99% of people have
Then click Analysis and see what suggestions comes up. If the lab has suggestions, compare them. If both agree — those are your first choices. If one is quiet and the other recommends, those are your second choices.
If the suggestions disagree — discuss with your medical professional before doing.
A reader ask me about this and a quick browse found that it definitely warrants a post because it is off the usual beaten path for both conventional and alternative medicine. It’s a herb that you may wish to season your meals with. It has a nice profile.
” Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, immunomodulatory, and anti-apoptotic activities of Sumac(RC) are especially due to its phenolic compounds. In this study, the anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, immunomodulatory, and anti-apoptotic activities of RC were demonstrated in a rat NEC model. RC can suggest as a new treatment option for preventing intestinal injury. ” 
” Gallic acid was determined as the primary phenolic acid in the extracts of R. coriaria, followed by cyanidin, peonidin, pelargonidin, petunidin, delphinidin glucosides and coumarates. R. coriaria also contains some organic acids including malic acid, citric acid, tartaric acid and fumaric acid ” 
The ethanol extract of the fruit of the genetically related Rhus coriaria L., known as sumac, afforded protocatechuic acid, isoquercitrin, and myricetin-3-O-α-L-rhamnoside from the fruits for the first time, in addition to the previously reported phenol acids and flavonoids, gallic acid, methyl gallate, kaempferol, and quercetin. 
I have briefly touched upon night sweats in an earlier post, Biohacking Night Sweats and though it may be good to revisit the little literature on it. It is a symptoms of a vast multitude of conditions. Many of the conditions have association with some form of microbiome dysfunction.
This is the start of a new year and new decade. I am a data consolidator not a physician or medical person. I am an Expedia or Travelocity not a KLM, Delta or Air India. If the information on this site or http://microbiomeprescription.com/ has had a positive effect on you, consider adding your experience as a comment. Be specific and try giving the following information:
What data did you base that decision on? (Thryve, uBiome, GI Map)
The specific condition/symptom that you were attempting to address
What did you try (including brand and web link)
If this came from a specific post or page, include it
When was the positive outcome or change (i.e. how long to see changes)
The purpose is to give encouragement and hope to others struggling with issues.
Thanks — and have a good new year on this 8th day of Twelveth Night!
However, Bifidobacteriaceae are capable of binding iron in the large intestine, thereby limiting the formation of free radicals synthesized in the presence of iron, and thus reducing the risk of colorectal cancer. Animal studies have revealed that supplementation with probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics has a significant effect on bone calcium, phosphate and bone metabolism. The dynamic interaction between microbiota and zinc was shown. Human studies have provided evidence of the influence of probiotic bacteria on parathormone, calcium and phosphate levels and thus on bone resorption. Recent studies have produced new information mainly on the impact of the intestinal bacteria on the metabolism of calcium and iron. From a scientific perspective, the most urgent fields that remain to be investigated are the identification of all human gut microbes and new therapies targeting the interaction between intestinal bacteria and minerals.
Association between the gut microbiota and mineral metabolism. 
In this post, I will try finding the studies and further information.
” that arsenic and mercury were significantly associated with Parabacteroides and Oscillospira in the gut. ” 
The available literature suggests that Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium are dominate player for calcium levels. Since these are much higher in children than adults, this would assist in bone growth by providing the needed calcium. This appears to extend to other minerals such as zinc, copper, phosphorus in a similar manner.
Both Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium decrease with old age and may account for calcium /bone loss issues. ” The presence of the Bifidobacterium, Faecalibacterium, Bacteroides group, and Clostridium cluster XIVa decreased with age up to 66-80 years of age, “
Low levels of one of more of theses would hint towards insufficient of these, or a bad balance with them. High levels of one or more would hint towards a surplus of these, or a bad balance with them.