In the UK there are 2 primary healthcare authorities that provide regulatory oversight. These are:
- Care Quality Commission (CQC) for clinical tests
- Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for medication and devices
The Biomesight gut microbiome test does not fall into either of these regulatory categories, as it is not a diagnostic test or medication/device. We are a wellness analytics research service that provide our customers and practitioners with the latest research findings as it relates to their microbiome makeup with the aim of increasing overall well-being and longevity.
Note that regardless of this we are in discussion with the MHRA to see if registration and oversight can be provided by them or others in the future.