Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that help support both the digestive and immune systems. Probiotic bacteria and yeasts are referred to as "good" or "helpful" because they assist in maintaining a healthy gut and a strong immune system
What We Test
Helix Biological Laboratory performs testing on raw and finished probiotic products to confirm the identity of specific probiotic species and strain types in single raw product samples and probiotic blends.
How We Test
Probiotic species and strain type confirmation testing is performed using the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) technique along with species and strain specific DNA markers from our extensive library of probiotic DNA markers.
Who We Test For
We perform probiotic species/strain confirmatory testing for a number of probiotic companies and manufacturers that include Nature's Way, Health Wright Products and Global HealthIndustries.