Which uBiome product is right for you?

SmartGut

Doctor-ordered gut health test

SmartJane

Doctor-ordered women’s health test

Explorer

Discover your microbiome without the help of a doctor

Who is it for?

Patients with chronic gut conditions such as IBD or IBS, or symptoms such as gas, bloating or diarrhea.

Female patients with the need to know more about their own vaginal health and how to improve conditions, such as discharges or infections, through lifestyle or diet.

Designed for citizen scientists and academic researchers to conduct experiments relating to the microbiome

Doctor authorization required?

Yes

Yes

No

Where is it available?

US and Canada (other countries coming soon)

US and Canada (other countries coming soon)

203 countries and regions where online payments can be made with a credit card or PayPal

What is the price?

Fully or partially covered by most health insurance companies under “out-of-network” healthcare benefits. During current pilot period, any costs not covered by insurance will NOT be charged to patients.

Fully or partially covered by most health insurance companies under “out-of-network” healthcare benefits. During current pilot period, any costs not covered by insurance will NOT be charged to patients.

From $89 for one site to $399 for five sites.

Targeted at which body site(s)?

Gut microbiome exclusively

Vaginal microbiome

Gut, nose, oral, skin or genital microbiome.

Suitable for other sampling purposes?

SmartGut is solely for adult gut samples.

SmartJane is solely for adult vaginal samples

Yes! Sample kids, pets, home environment, etc.

Any age requirements?

Available to everyone aged 18 years and older.

Available to everyone aged 18 years and older.

Available to all ages, parental permission needed if under 18.

How is sample collected?

Easy self-sampling at home, takes under three minutes.

Easy self-sampling at home, takes under three minutes.

Easy self-sampling at home, takes under three minutes.

What do results show?

Detects beneficial and pathogenic microorganisms associated with specific infections, lifestyle choices, and gut conditions including Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Detects beneficial and pathogenic microorganisms associated with specific infections, such as cervicitis, bacterial vaginosis or vaginitis.

Interactive online tools enable you to explore how your microbiome compares to others, and to monitor yourself over time.

Where does processing take place?

In our San Francisco laboratory, which is CLIA-certified and accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), a standard only achieved by the top 3% of laboratories in the world.

In our San Francisco laboratory, which is CLIA-certified and accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), a standard only achieved by the top 3% of laboratories in the world.

In our San Francisco laboratory, which is CLIA-certified and accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), a standard only achieved by the top 3% of laboratories in the world.

Can you participate in scientific research?

Optionally enables you to anonymously participate in scientific research aimed at advancing understanding of the human microbiome.

Optionally enables you to anonymously participate in scientific research aimed at advancing understanding of the human microbiome.

Optionally enables you to anonymously participate in scientific research aimed at advancing understanding of the human microbiome.

A warm welcome
to you. And your
39 trillion bacteria.

Your microbiome is the unique collection of trillions of microorganisms in and on your body. They play a big part in your wellness.

Your microbes help to keep you healthy. Some enable your gut to digest fiber and manufacture vitamins. Others are less helpful, and some are actually harmful.

uBiome uses machine learning, artificial intelligence, and advanced statistical techniques, as well as our patented precision sequencing™ process to analyze the microbes in your sample. Test once, or track your microbiome over time – the choice is yours.

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How it works

1

Sample

Collect your sample in under two minutes at home, anytime. Your kit contains everything you need. Just swipe the swab across the appropriate site, then mail your sample back to our lab in the enclosed prepaid envelope.

2

Sequence

We use our patented precision sequencing™ methods and advanced computational techniques  to analyze your bacteria.

3

Results

Once we’ve processed your sample, we’ll email you a link to our secure website, where you (and your doctor, if appropriate) can download your test results.

SmartGut
SmartGut

Your gut has something to
tell you.

SmartGut™ is the world’s first sequencing-based clinical microbiome test, providing actionable information on dozens of bacteria to help you and your doctor manage gut conditions like Inflammatory Bowel Disease, (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) including Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease, and even obesity and diabetes. SmartGut is available through healthcare providers.

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SmartJane
SmartJane

Learn about your body.

SmartJane™ is the world’s first sequencing-based clinical microbiome test for vaginal health, providing genotyping of high-risk (14 strains) and low-risk HPV (5 strains), four common STIs (chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and mycoplasma genitalium) and 23 commensal bacteria to better understand your vaginal health. SmartJane is available through healthcare providers.

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Explorer
Explorer

Explore your microbiome.

Explorer™ helps consumers explore the universe within. Track your diet and lifestyle and learn how your bacteria can help you boost your wellness and stay fit.

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World class science

With over 50 scientists working on the uBiome team from universities including UCSF, Stanford, Harvard, UCSD, Cambridge (UK) and Oxford (UK), over 300 scientific papers, and over 100 patents filed (73 published, 6 granted) on our technology, uBiome continues to break new ground scientifically.

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CLIA-licensed and CAP-accredited laboratory in San Francisco

Your samples are safe with us. Our laboratory in San Francisco is licensed under CLIA and accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). Only the top 3% of laboratories in the world have been accredited by CAP, which is viewed as the gold standard for laboratory governance.

Protecting your privacy

Your privacy is our top priority. To ensure the confidentiality of your data and your results, we use multiple layers of encryption and the highest levels of computer security. Our clinical tests are HIPAA-compliant and our research has been approved by an external Institutional Review Board.

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Support

Our customer support team is available by email or chat, and is happy to answer your questions about your test kit, results, and more.

uBiome’s social mission

uBiome’s mission is to transform research into useful products based on the microbiome. Through our research with thousands of citizen scientists and dozens of universities, including Harvard, Stanford, UCSF and others, we have gathered millions of data points and built a set of tools that have enabled us to create clinical tests for doctors and patients.

For people

We are committed to empowering people to understand and take greater control of their health. Through our uBiome Explorer kits and our microbiome database – the largest in the world – we give people access to tools to better understand the microbiome.

For science

To advance the science of the microbiome, we work with over 1,000 researchers from around the world at institutions such as Harvard, Stanford, UCSF, University College London, and the National University of Singapore.

For the world

We also work with over 150,000 citizen scientists in more than 80 countries. Our projects include large-scale citizen scientist studies, partnerships with researchers and organizations, and support for underfunded scientific discovery via our $1 million Microbiome Impact Grant Initiative (as part of the White House National Microbiome Initiative).