Use uBiome for Your Study


Thank you for your interest in using uBiome kits for your study. Whether you want to test yourself over time or run an academic study with thousands of participants, we would love to partner with you!

What You Get
How about open access to uBiome’s world-leading technology to run microbiome studies at any scale? Here's how it works: we send you kits (either directly to your participants or to you in bulk), you send us samples, we sequence and perform bioinformatics analysis, and you login to see your results, with the option of comparing your data to our existing aggregate dataset.

Technical Specs
The uBiome test can analyze all the way down to species level. We use Human Microbiome Project 16S protocols with strict engineering and microbial controls. Sequencing is performed on the Illumina NextSeq 500 platform. uBiome has pioneered an easy-to-use microbiome navigator for study coordinators and participants, and a powerful comparison engine for large cohort studies. This is based on our own high throughput microbiome informatics, including advanced statistical techniques, custom phylogenetic algorithms, and machine learning specifically designed for microbiome data. Data security and privacy are key priorities at uBiome. We work with de-identified data and secure server encryption using a high-performance computing cluster on Amazon Web Services. Our data is collected using IRB-approved research protocols.

Get Started Today
We offer six testing sites (gut, mouth, nose, skin, genitals, and dental), with special research pricing. We can also test any other site, and have analyzed samples from air filters to cancer biopsy samples, from pig feces to sea water.


NOTE: uBiome is not a diagnostic test. We provide information about what is in your microbiome and how it correlates with others. The information is for research purposes only.