Why Use the Microbial Organic Acids Test (MOAT)?
The MOAT is a convenient and effective way to evaluate a patient’s gut health by analyzing 21 organic acids present in a single urine sample. These organic acids are metabolic byproducts that can help healthcare providers detect imbalances in gut health, including harmful bacteria, beneficial bacteria, Clostridia species, Candida species, yeast and fungal metabolites, and general markers of dysbiosis that may be impacting the patient’s overall health.
The MOAT is particularly useful for individuals experiencing chronic health issues that may be related to gut imbalances. Healthcare practitioners can use the MOAT to identify specific abnormalities, monitor microbial balances, or assess treatment efficacy. However, the full OAT is recommended as the initial screening test.
Learn More About the Microbial Organic Acids Test (MOAT): Explore FAQs
The MOAT measures 21 urinary organic acids (including creatinine) such as markers for beneficial bacteria, harmful bacteria, Clostridia species, Candida species, yeast and fungal metabolites, and general markers of dysbiosis from one, easy to collect, urine sample.
See full list of markers below:
- HPHPA (Clostridia marker)
- DHPPA (bene cial bacteria)
The Microbial Organic Acids Test report is a useful resource for practitioners who want to gain valuable insights into gut health, including harmful bacteria, beneficial bacteria, Clostridia species, Candida species, yeast and fungal metabolites, and general markers of dysbiosis that may be impacting the patient’s overall health.
Test Prep and Instructions
MosaicDX offers patient-friendly sample collection kits that simplify testing. Our kits include visual, step-by-step instructions for test preparation and sample collection, personalized shipping cards, and pediatric collection bags if needed. With MosaicDX, patients can easily collect samples for testing with confidence and accuracy.
Related Symptoms and Conditions
Symptoms and conditions associated with microbial imbalances:
- Neurological Problems
- Behavioral Issues
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Gastrointestinal dysbiosis
- Optimizing Health
- Digestive Disorders