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FPIES Study

uBiome is partnering with Dr. Jeanelle Boyer, an Assistant Professor at Keene State College to launch a study around FPIES (Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome). 

FPIES is a type of food allergy that affects the gastrointestinal tract causing a delayed reaction that could include severe vomiting, lethargy, diarrhea, and potentially life threatening shock. FPIES usually affects infants and toddlers, but some experience food allergy symptoms into childhood and even adulthood.  

The cause of FPIES is unknown and there is no cure for this disease. Preliminary evidence and previous research regarding gut bacteria and food allergy suggest that the gut microbiome may play a role in the development of FPIES.

If you have a baby that is 12 months old or younger, you may be eligible to participate.  We are recruiting healthy, allergy free babies, and babies with FPIES for this study.

How it works

1

Sample

We'll send you a home sampling kit that takes less than 5 minutes to use (and is not gross). It's super easy!

2

Sequence

Our lab uses cutting-edge next generation DNA sequencing technology to identify your child's bacteria.

3

Citizen Science

uBiome will send you your child's results and share findings about FPIES to accelerate research.