MOAT Microbial Organic Acids Test

MOAT Microbial Organic Acids Test

Organic acids are metabolic intermediates produced in pathways of central energy production, detoxification and neurotransmitter breakdown. Accumulation of specific organic acids in urine often signals a metabolic inhibition or block. This abnormality can be due to a nutrient deficiency, an inherited enzyme deficit, toxic buildup or drug effect.

A microbial organic acids urine test helps reveal activity and changes at the metabolic level.

We also offer the full Great Plains Organic Acid test – found here

The Microbial Organic Acid Test (MOAT) reports 21 metabolites. This includes creatinine. The metabolites include products of beneficial and harmful bacteria, Clostridia species, Candida and other yeast species, plus mould and fungal metabolites. This provides an understanding of dysbiosis.


  • 2-Hydroxyhippuric
  • 2-Hydroxyphenylacetic
  • 3-Hydroxy-3-methylglutaric (CoQ10)
  • 3-Indoleacetic
  • 3-Methylglutaric
  • 3-Oxoglutaric
  • 4-Cresol (C. di­fficile)
  • 4-Hydroxybenzoic
  • 4-Hydroxyhippuric
  • 4-Hydroxyphenylacetic

Urine sample. Full details for collection will be sent with the test kit.

Women should not collect samples during menstruation.

Limit liquid intake starting at 6pm the night prior to collection to avoid sample dilution.

Do not consume alcohol for 48 hours prior to collection.

Avoid apples, grapes, pears, and cranberries as well as their juices or products 24 hours before collection.

Avoid arabinogalactan, echinacea, reishi mushrooms and ribose supplements for 48 hours before collection.

Do not discontinue any medication without consulting your GP or practitioner.

3 years and above.

Return your samples Monday to Thursday only via the courier provided with your test kit using the prepaid enclosed label and shipping instructions.

Please keep your sample in the freezer if the next day is not a working day in the UK.

30 days.

Your test results will be emailed to you.

MOAT Microbial Organic Acids Test