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.

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About the SmartGut™ test

SmartGut™ is the first sequencing-based clinical microbiome screening test. The test detects beneficial and pathogenic microorganisms associated with specific infections, lifestyle choices, and gut conditions including Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Why Test with SmartGut

Simple and mess-free

Requires only a very small sample of fecal matter (just enough to tint a cotton swab) that you can collect and return to us quickly and cleanly.

Requesting your test is quick and easy.

Once your test is approved, we will mail your SmartGut Collection Kit directly to your home.

Comprehensive report

The SmartGut™ test report allows you and your doctor to better understand:

1) If there are specific pathogens present that might be causing illness

2) The balance of commensal and beneficial bacteria that may be contributing to symptoms

3) Risk factors relating to the microbiome

No cost to you

Throughout the duration of uBiome’s SmartGut pilot period uBiome will NOT balance bill patients. That means any costs not covered by your insurance company will be covered by uBiome.

Your microbiome

Your gut is home to trillions of microorganisms, which are collectively known as the microbiome.

These microbes play a critical role in your digestion, synthesis of vitamins, and immune function while many have been linked to a variety of conditions, including gastrointestinal disease, obesity, diabetes, and even kidney stones.

Symptoms and diagnoses

SmartGut is a screening test that can help you monitor your overall gut health regularly. It detects the microorganisms associated with several common gut symptoms, including:

  • Abdominal pain/tenderness
  • Constipation
  • Crohn’s disease/Ulcerative Colitis
  • Bloating
  • Diarrhea
  • Gas
  • General Screening (no symptoms)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

How The Test Works

Request your test

Requesting a test is quick and easy process. Click on the link below and answer a few simple questions about your health.

We’ll send your request to a uBiome network doctor and once it is ordered, we will mail your SmartGut Collection Kit directly to your home.

Sample at home

Sampling can be done in your own bathroom at home and takes just a few minutes.

Simply swab your toilet paper, stir in the tube for a minute, seal and shake the tube.

Then, simply place your sample in the pre-paid return mailer and drop it in the nearest mailbox.

Access your results online

Once we’ve processed your test, we’ll send you a link to our website, where you can download a PDF of your test report.

Your doctor will also receive a copy of your results automatically.

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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.