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?

uBiome clinical tests are fully or partially covered by most health insurance companies under “out-of-network” healthcare benefits. We have patient assistance programs in place to assist eligible patients with the remaining patient responsibility.

uBiome clinical tests are fully or partially covered by most health insurance companies under “out-of-network” healthcare benefits. We have patient assistance programs in place to assist eligible patients with the remaining patient responsibility.

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.

Learn about your body.

SmartJane™ is the discreet and easy screening test for HPV, STIs, and the balance of vaginal flora.
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The inclusive vaginal health check.

SmartJane™ is the first women’s health screening test to simultaneously check multiple conditions – including HPV, STIs and other vaginal factors – all from one sample.

Using our patented precision sequencing™ technology, as well as our proprietary algorithms, the test genotypes 14 high-risk HPV strains, 5 low-risk HPV strains, 4 common STIs (chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and mycoplasma genitalium). SmartJane also measures 23 other vaginal flora.

SmartJane does not screen for cancer and is not intended to replace traditional Pap smears or well woman visits. SmartJane is only available with a valid lab test order from a healthcare provider.

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Easy, accessible, private and empowering for women. Love it.

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With SmartJane, I finally found something that put an end to my recurrent BV and UTI.

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It wasn’t until I received SmartJane that I found out I am positive for a high risk strain of HPV.

Why SmartJane?

SmartJane is the world’s first sequencing-based clinical microbiome screening test for vaginal flora, HPV and STIs.

Sample at home, when it’s right for you. Your SmartJane Collection Kit contains everything you’ll need to collect your sample in less than three minutes, in the comfort of your own bathroom.

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Detects high-risk HPV strains

SmartJane tests for HPV, which is associated with cervical cancer and precancerous cervical lesions1. We detect the two most common strains (HPV-16 and HPV-18), as well as twelve additional strains.

1 Audirac-Chalifour et al., 2016, Lee et al., 2013

 

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Detects low-risk HPV strains

such as HPV-6 and HPV-11. These strains are responsible for about 90% of genital warts, but they rarely develop into cancer.

 

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Reveals your flora balance

SmartJane can tell you about your vaginal flora balance. An imbalance is associated with conditions such as bacterial vaginosis (BV), a common vaginal infection2.

Onderdonk et al., 2016, Srinivasan et al., 2012

 

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Identifies microbial co-factors

Certain bacteria are associated with HPV infection3. SmartJane provides information on these unique co-factors and how they relate to your health.

3 Mitra et al., 2016, Mitra et al., 2015

 

How SmartJane works

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Request test

Requesting your test is quick and easy. A few online questions, and you’re done.

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Healthcare provider reviews request

Your own healthcare provider can approve your test, or an independent healthcare provider from an external clinical care network can review your request.

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Sample at home

In a few business days, your kit will arrive in a discreet package. Clear instructions will tell you how to self-sample. It’s fast and private, and takes place in the comfort of your home. 

Instructions for SmartJane

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We process

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 and your healthcare provider can download your test results.

The inside story

Have we mentioned how easy this is?
Collect your sample in less than two minutes.

  • 1Sample tube

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

  • 2Sterile DNA-free water

    DNA-free water is a special grade of water used to collect microorganisms.

  • 3Two sterile swabs


    Use these to take your sample.

  • 4Replacement sample tube

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

  • 5Sample return bag

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

  • 6Return mailer

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

    Check Your Eligibility

    Did you know? You can monitor your microbiome.

    Learn much more about your microbiome and how it changes over time with regularly analyzed samples or as recommended by your healthcare provider. SmartJane does not screen for cancer and is not intended to replace traditional Pap smears or well woman visits. SmartJane is only available with a valid lab test order from a healthcare provider.


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    Detailed clinical report

    You’ll receive a detailed report with information about your vaginal microbiome – including lactobacillus, HPV, and other sexually transmitted infections. You and your healthcare provider can use this report to gain valuable insight into your vaginal health that might help to determine a diagnosis. SmartJane is friendly to trans and non-binary patients.

    HPV screening

    Your sample will be checked for the 14 most common high-risk strains of HPV, including HPV-16 and HPV-18 as well as the 5 low-risk strains that can cause genital warts.

    Sexually transmitted infections

    Your results include screening your sample for four common STIs, chlamydia and gonorrhea.

    Vaginal flora balance

    Get information about the composition of your vaginal microbiome, and learn how your vaginal microbes may impact overall health and wellness.

    “Vaginas are complex and impact our daily lives and general health. We need to talk about vaginal health more!”

    SmartJane™ Patient Dec. 2017

     

    Why is HPV testing so important?

     

    There are multiple strains of HPV. Those that are considered high-risk are associated with cervical cancer, while low-risk types can cause genital warts. Other types of HPV have no known health consequences.

    HPV spreads from person to person by having vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who already has the virus, even if they have no symptoms. It’s possible to get HPV after only having sex with just one person in your lifetime, who didn’t know they were infected. What’s more, your infection may not become apparent for years after you had sex with this person.

    It is recommended that any individual who is – or has been – sexually active or who may have concerns about the risk of cervical cancer, should be regularly screened for HPV. Even if you have been vaccinated, getting screened can help you have more information about your future risk. For more information, see the NIH National Cancer Institute website.

    The SmartJane test does not replace your regular physical exams or standard of care cervical cancer screening. Please make sure to see your healthcare provider regularly.

    Symptoms and diagnoses

    • SmartJane genotypes HPV, tests for STIs, and assesses vaginal flora balance, which affects the risk of cervicitis, idiopathic infertility, pelvic inflammatory disease, bacterial vaginosis, and aerobic vaginitis.
    • SmartJane enables you to compare the levels of 23 microorganisms in your vaginal microbiome to a healthy reference range.
    • SmartJane tells you about the significance of the state of your microbiome in relation to 10 health conditions.
    • Positive SmartJane results can prompt an early visit to your healthcare provider for timely follow up, diagnosis, and treatment.

    Are you a licensed healthcare provider?

    Read about the benefits of SmartJane to discover how SmartJane can help you provide better care for patients. SmartJane does not screen for cancer and is not intended to replace traditional Pap smears or well woman visits. SmartJane is only available with a valid lab test order from a healthcare provider.


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    How much does SmartJane™ cost?

    SmartJane™ is an insurance-reimbursed test ordered by a healthcare provider. uBiome clinical tests are fully or partially covered by most health insurance companies under “out-of-network” healthcare benefits. We have patient assistance programs in place to assist eligible patients with the remaining patient responsibility. You may receive an Explanation of Benefits (EOB) from your insurance company. An EOB is NOT a bill. It is simply informational and shows how your insurance processed the claim for your uBiome service.

    *SmartJane is also available to patients in Canada, however health insurance cannot be utilized. Canadian patients can take advantage of a prompt payment discount and purchase SmartJane™ for $599 CAD.

    FAQs

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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 advance the science of the microbiome and make it useful to people. 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 healthcare providers 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).