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.

Our learning center.

Expanding our collective understanding of the human microbiome.

At this moment, two to six pounds of microbes are living in and on you.

This ecosystem of trillions of microbes is also known as your microbiome, which contains bacteria and other microorganisms that are both beneficial and detrimental to your health.

The mission of uBiome is to explore important research questions about the microbiome and develop accurate and reliable clinical tests based on the microbiome.

 

About the microbiome

The human gut is home to trillions of microorganisms, which are collectively known as the microbiome. These microbes play a vital part in our gut health, supporting digestion and the synthesis of vitamins.

The human microbiome has a profound impact on our health. It has been correlated with a wide range of conditions, including obesity and Type 2 diabetes, as well as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

Why the microbiome matters

Bacteria and other microorganisms carry out important work the body cannot do itself. Some species process dietary fiber, while others synthesize essential vitamins.

A balanced microbiome – the ecosystem of microorganisms living in and on your body – is important for good health. By sequencing the DNA of your gut microbes, our SmartGut test identifies specific pathogens associated with lifestyle choices and gut conditions, including Crohn’s Disease and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). With this information, you and your doctor can take steps to rebalance your microbiome and improve your gut health.

Stay in touch with the world of the microbiome

Catch up on our weekly blog posts to learn more about the latest research on the microbiome, the science behind uBiome, and stories from citizen scientists in our community. Sign up for our newsletter, above, and never miss a post.

Microbiome Awareness Month — Your Emotional Gut

DECEMBER 24

While there are plenty of things you may attribute your mood to – the weather, your job, life in general – have you thought about how your gut microbiome may be influencing your mood?

Microbiome Awareness Month– Your Dog is a Probiotic

DECEMBER 23

This is a time of year to cherish our loved ones — including man’s (and woman’s) best friend. It turns out that your dog is not only your best friend, but a friend to your gut microbiome as well.

Microbiome Awareness Month – Mom’s Bacteria with you for life

DECEMBER 21

During this time of year of giving thanks, don’t forget to be thankful for the amazing gift of bacteria from Mom. There’s even a name for it – the maternal microbiome.

Science at uBiome

On the science page of the uBiome website, you can watch a video about gut bacteria, marvel at the expertise of the scientific and medical advisory boards, and explore the publications and patents of the uBiome scientific staff. Learn more about community outreach talks or peruse conferences and presentations. You’ll see that scientific credibility and uBiome go hand in hand.

Additional resources

These resources will help you learn more about our company, our SmartGut™ test, the groundbreaking science we are doing at uBiome, and how our work is advancing the field of microbial genomics.

Helpful reading


Microbiome Digest:
A daily digest of scientific microbiome papers. Founded by Elisabeth Bik, Science Editor at uBiome.com

World-class science

With over 50 scientists working on the uBiome team from universities like UCSF, Stanford, Harvard, UCSD, Cambridge (UK) and Oxford (UK), with the collective experience of hundreds of years in the microbiome industry and over 300 scientific papers.

Learn more about our science

CLIA-licensed and CAP-accredited laboratory in San Francisco

Your samples are in safe hands with us. Only around 3% of laboratories in the US have the level of accreditation achieved by the uBiome lab, which has been accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and has received a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certificate.

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. You control your data, and can choose whether or not you consent to having your data anonymized and aggregated into uBiome research studies.

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