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.

Dealing with IBD?

Diarrhea and cramping are common symptoms — SmartGut can help.

What is IBD?

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of conditions characterized by chronic inflammation of the gut. The two most common types of IBD are ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease. In UC, inflammation is limited to the colon and rectal areas, while the inflammation in Crohn’s disease can potentially spread throughout the whole gastrointestinal system.

 What causes it?

The cause of IBD appears to be an autoimmune process, which means the body’s own immune system is attacking parts of the digestive system. In both conditions, there is an increased risk for other complications, like colon cancer [1]. The gut’s bacterial composition in patients with IBD generally exhibit characteristic differences in the microbiome from the rest of the population [2].

IBD symptoms

Symptoms of IBD can vary over time and may be different for each individual. Common symptoms include diarrhea, frequent or urgent bowel movements, bloody stools, and abdominal cramping and pain. People with IBD may also have total-body symptoms like fatigue, weight loss, joint pain, and low appetite.

Diarrhea

Urgent, frequent, and loose stools are common symptoms of IBD in both Crohn’s Disease and UC.

Abdominal Pain

Many people with Crohn’s Disease and UC experience frequent abdominal cramping and pain.

Weight Loss

Patients suffering from IBD may experience decreased appetite and weight loss, especially during a symptom flare.

Joint Pain

The chronic inflammation of IBD can sometimes be associated with arthritis, or pain in the joints.

SmartGut can help you and your healthcare provider learn more about your IBD symptoms

How does SmartGut help me?

SmartGut can provide you and your healthcare provider with information about your intestinal microbiome, and the associations between your gut microbes and ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Diagnosing and treating IBD can be challenging, but SmartGut provides unique information about these conditions that can help you and your healthcare provider make informed decisions about your healthcare.


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What else can SmartGut tell me?

You’ll receive a detailed report with information on microorganisms associated with lifestyle choices, specific infections and gut conditions. You and your doctor can use this report to gain valuable insight into your gut health that might help to determine a diagnosis.

 

Report

With SmartGut, you and your doctor can gain valuable insights to better understand what’s going on inside your gut, then take steps for you to feel better. Using precision sequencing™ technology, SmartGut identifies microbes in your gut that might be affecting your health.


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References

[1] – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4123369/
[2] – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5319707/