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.

Patients with the desire to, alongside their healthcare provider, learn more about their own vaginal health and how to improve conditions, such as discharges or infections, through lifestyle or diet.

Health and wellness tool to help you better discover how diet and lifestyle affect your 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 all ages, parental permission needed if under 18.

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.

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How explorer works

1

Buy your kit

Buying your Explorer kit is quick and easy. Simply choose the bundle that works best for you, and we’ll ship it to you!

2

Sample at home

Clear instructions in your kit tell you how to self-sample. It’s fast and private, and takes place in the comfort of your home. Yes, really—check out how easy it is below.

3

Return your sample and get your results

After you collect your sample, stick it in the prepaid envelope and drop it in the nearest mailbox. Once it’s processed in our lab, we’ll send you a link so you can download your test results.

Explorer around the world

Citizen scientists around the world are learning about their microbiomes. Please join us in our discovery process to learn more about the microbiome.

 

 

 

Did you know? You can monitor your microbiome.

Learn much more about your microbiome. Once a month, once a quarter or as often as you see fit, you can discover how your microbes change over time.

  • 1Sample tube

    This tube contains a special stabilizing fluid that preserves your sample during its journey to our laboratory.

  • 2Two sterile swabs

    Use these to take your sample.

  • 3Replacement sample tube

    Use this as a replacement only if you spill or lose your sample tube.

  • 4Sample return bag

    Place your sample in this bag before putting it into the return mailer.

  • 5Return mailer

    Your sample tube and return bag go inside the return mailer. Postage is prepaid by uBiome.

  • 15 sample tubes

    These tubes represent one for each sampling site: gut, mouth, nose, genitals and skin.

  • 2Six sterile swabs




    Use these to take your sample.

  • 3Replacement sample tube

    Use this as a replacement only if you spill or lose your one of your sample tubes.

  • 4Sample return bag

    Place your samples in this bag before putting it into the return mailer.

  • 5Return mailer

    Your sample tubes and return bag go inside the return mailer. Postage is prepaid by uBiome.

    Exploring your results

    Improve your lifestyle by understanding your flora

    Immediately after we’ve processed your sample, you’ll receive an email containing a secure online link to your results. Then you can view it confidentially at the time that’s right for you.

    Report

    “I’m having my microbiome tested with uBiome. It’s the future.”

    Tim Ferriss Entrepreneur, New York Times Best-Selling Author, and Microbiome Geek

     

    Interested in more than exploration?

    Our doctor-ordered SmartGut test may be right for you.

    Looking for actionable insights? Need a test that detects beneficial and pathogenic microorganisms associated with specific infections, lifestyle choices, and gut conditions including Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)? Learn about SmartGut, the first sequencing-based clinical microbiome screening test.

    Learn more

    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.

    Email: support@ubiome.com