Microbiome Series

Measuring the Microbiome: Assessment Methods and Clinical Implications


Lectures: 0
Credits: 0.75
Supported by independent educational grants from Ortho Dermatologics and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc.

About this course

Skill level: all levels
Estimated time to complete activity: 45 min
Release date: October 15, 2018
Expiration date: October 14, 2019


American Nurses Credentialing Center(ANCC), American Medical Association(AMA)


This activity is part of a 13-course series designed to equip licensed practitioners from medical, nursing, and related disciplines with a multidisciplinary approach to managing patients through microbiome education.

2. Measuring the Microbiome: Assessment Methods and Clinical Implications

Several technologies have emerged for the assessment of the microbiome that includes bacterial, fungal, and shotgun metagenomics. In addition to DNA based assessments, there are now methods available to measure metatranscriptomics.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, participants will able to:

  • Compare and contrast the different approaches to assessing the microbiome
  • Evaluate the reasons for why one methodology may be chosen how this affects the clinical correlation to the microbiome

The faculty reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this activity:

Name of Faculty Reported Financial Relationship
Julia Oh, PhD None



Julia Oh, PhD

Contact Information

This activity is jointly provided by SynAptiv and Dermeda

Questions about CE accreditation or CE certificates related to this course, please contact us via email at yourcesource@synaptiv.org.

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Lectures: 0
Credits: 0.75