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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Media Kit

Mission

uBiome’s mission is to transform the science of the microbiome into useful products and services that improve people’s lives.

History

uBiome was launched in 2012 by scientists and technologists educated at Stanford, UCSF, and Oxford after a crowdfunding campaign raised more than $350,000 from citizen scientists, roughly triple its initial goal. The company is now funded by Y Combinator, Andreessen Horowitz, 8VC, and other investors.

 

     

 

Recent media highlights

Nature Biotechnology – January 10, 2017
Gut microbiome profiling tests propelled by customer demand
“San Francisco–based uBiome in November launched SmartGut, a clinical microbiome screening test that measures bacterial diversity in a person’s gut using DNA sequencing.”

Fortune – November 2, 2016
Why Gut Bacteria Are Having a Moment
“Research has started to show that the microbiome is linked to mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety.”

ELLE Magazine – October 27, 2016
The Ultimate Guide to DIY DNA Testing Kits
“I think health care will be controlled by the patients. We’re the ones who care most about our health.”

Medscape – June 21, 2016
Citizen Science and Mapping the Microbiome
“How we can involve the public in science at a broader level. We have 7 million scientists now. What would our world look like if we had 20 million, or 100 million, or 1 billion?”

New York Magazine – May 30, 2016
Everything You Need to Know About Poop
“We could see [the citizen scientist’s] microbiome change pretty dramatically to fat-digesting bacteria versus carbohydrate-digesting bacteria within three days.”

Recent news releases

May 3, 2017 – uBiome Publishes Peer-Reviewed Scientific Paper in PLOS ONE on First Version of Technology for Gut Health Screening Test

October 4, 2016 – uBiome’s Laboratory Receives Accreditation by College of American Pathologists (CAP)

September 1, 2016 – uBiome Hires New Vice President of Research and Development: Dr. Audrey Goddard Joins from Genomic Health and Genentech

Co-founders


Jessica Richman, PhD

Zack Apte, PhD

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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.