I have IBD, should I continue with my medication in the run-up to the Gut Health Test?

You should always continue with any medication you've got from your doctor, unless you've asked them first.

If you're worried how it will affect the test, you should talk to your doctor.

As an example, Mesalazine, the active substance in a common Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) medication, will likely not influence the test procedure or chemistry of the test itself.

You might see its impact in the results as Mesalazine decreases bacterial richness and influences your microbiome.

This is part of the medication's mechanism of action, because the microbiome affects how IBD develops and progresses.