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.

 

News & press

For media inquiries, please contact us here.

View our media kit.

Recent press releases

September 21, 2018 – uBiome Announces Expansion into Microbiome-Based Therapeutics, Appoints Pharmaceutical Veteran Joseph Jimenez to Board of Directors

September 21, 2018 – uBiome Announces $83 Million Series C Financing

July 17, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Martin Blaser, Pioneer in Human Microbiome Studies, to its Scientific Advisory Board

June 29, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Tiffany Lester, Medical Director of Parsley Health, San Francisco to its Medical Advisory Board

June 26, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Joel Kahn, Founder of the Kahn Center for Cardiac Longevity, to its Medical Advisory Board

June 21, 2018 – uBiome Awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

June 07, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Acclaimed Researcher Dr. Elaine Hsiao, PhD, to its Scientific Advisory Board

June 05, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Genomic Epidemiologist, Dr. Jennifer Gardy, PhD, to its Scientific Advisory Board

June 01, 2018 – uBiome Sponsors Second Annual Yog-a-Wish Event to Benefit the Make-a-Wish® Foundation

May 14, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Acclaimed Sleep Doctor, Dr. Michael Breus, to its Scientific Advisory Board

May 08, 2018 – uBiome Introduces ExplorerPlus™ at Inaugural HLTH Conference

May 07, 2018 – uBiome Co-Founder and CEO to Speak on Panel at Inaugural HLTH Conference

May 03, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Felice Gersh, OB/GYN and Internal Medicine Specialist, to its Scientific Advisory Board

April 30, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Renowned Infectious Disease Epidemiologist, Dr. Jennifer Balkus, to its Scientific Advisory Board

April 27, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Nutrition Expert, Danielle Capalino, MSPH, RD to its Scientific Advisory Board

April 26, 2018 – uBiome Sponsors Annual Fundraising Walk, SF Take Steps, to Support the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation

April 13, 2018 – Brigham Young University Professors Publish Microbiome Study Results, Showing uBiome Explorer™ Kits Enhance Student Engagement in Undergraduate Science Courses

March 13, 2018 – uBiome, Leader in Microbial Genomics, Named One of the Most Innovative Companies of 2018 by Fast Company

February 06, 2018 – uBiome, the Leader in Microbial Genomics, Launches New Research Study Allowing SmartGut™ Patients to Assess the Impact of Diet and Lifestyle on Gut Conditions

January 31, 2018 – uBiome Launches ExplorerPlus™ Metagenomic Sequencing-Based Product that Includes Viruses, Fungi, and Functional Genes, as well as Bacteria and Archaea

January 29, 2018 – uBiome, Microbial Genomics Pioneer, Launches World’s First Microbiome Counselor™ Program

January 26, 2018 – uBiome, the Leader in Microbial Genomics, Launches SmartGut and SmartJane Microbiome Test Kits in Canada

January 17, 2018 – New Article Published in British Journal of Pharmacology Reviews How the Human Gut Microbiome Processes Food and Medicine

January 05, 2018 – uBiome to Present at the 36th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

December 26, 2017 – Submitted Publication from uBiome Examines the Use of Vaginal Self-Sampling and Its Potential Positive Impact on HPV Screening Worldwide

November 14, 2017 – uBiome Launches SmartJane™ – Revolutionary Test for Women’s Health

August 8, 2017 – uBiome Grant Will Enable UCSF Scientist to Explore ‘Spit Test’ to Predict Blood Infections in Young Bone Marrow Transplant Patients

July 12, 2017 – uBiome and Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine to Study Pathogen Transmission in Geriatric Communities

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

February 14, 2017 – Study on How Marital Stress May Affect the Gut Microbiome with uBiome Microbiome Impact Grant

February 10, 2017 – uBiome Announces SmartBiome ID™: Sample-Agnostic Pathogen Detection Platform

February 8, 2017 – Boston Children’s Hospital and uBiome to Investigate Premature Births

January 26, 2017 – Stanford Medicine and uBiome Investigate Relationship Between Gut Bacteria and Diabetes

January 18, 2017 – Dutch Journal of Medical Microbiology Publishes uBiome Science Editor’s Most Recent Microbiome Paper

January 11, 2017 – Self-Experimenting Scientist Receives uBiome Grant to Investigate Consequences of Long-Term Antibiotic Use for Skin Conditions

January 5, 2017 – uBiome Appoints Boston Children’s Hospital Genomics Expert, Dr. Olaf Bodamer, to its Advisory Board

December 22, 2016 – UCSF Researcher to Investigate Diabetes and the Microbiome in Filipino Populations with uBiome Microbiome Impact Grant

December 8, 2016 – uBiome Joins Google, SpaceX, and Oculus as 2016 World Technology Award Finalist

December 7, 2016 – uBiome Announces SmartBiome™, a Novel Comprehensive Metagenomic Deep Sequencing Research Platform

December 3, 2016 – uBiome Awards Microbiome Impact Grant to Explore Effects of Heavy Drinking and Smoking on Oral Microbiome

November 30, 2016 – Huffington’s Thrive Global Pop-Up Store Showcases uBiome Gut Explorer Kits for the Microbiome

November 11, 2016 – uBiome CEO Dr. Jessica Richman to Deliver Opening Keynote at American Medical Informatics Association Symposium

November 8, 2016 – Stanford Microbiome Pioneer Elisabeth Bik Becomes New Science Editor at uBiome

November 3, 2016 – uBiome Reveals Details of Clinical Screening Test for Gut Health

November 1, 2016 – uBiome Announces World’s First Sequencing-Based Clinical Microbiome Test

October 31, 2016 – uBiome CEO Jessica Richman Joins Sean Parker, Maria Shriver, Arianna Huffington and Others, Speaking at Fortune Brainstorm HEALTH

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

August 26, 2016 – Preventive Health Pioneer Dr. Michael McNamara Joins uBiome’s Advisory Board

July 21, 2016 – Eminent Harvard Geneticist Professor George Church Joins uBiome Advisory Board

July 12, 2016 – uBiome and University of Oxford Investigate the Relationship Between the Human Microbiome and Personality

June 30, 2016 – uBiome Completely Re-Imagines Microbiome Experimentation with New Launch

June 16, 2016 – uBiome Doubles Research Grant to Award Two Microbiome Researchers up to $100,000 Each

May 13, 2016 – uBiome Announces Over $1 Million in Microbiome Grant Funding to Support National Microbiome Initiative

February 25, 2016 – Impact of Sleep Disruption on Mental and Physical Well-Being Probed by uBiome, Australia’s CQ University, and University of Chicago

February 17, 2016 – uBiome Named One of World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Healthcare by Fast Company

Recent media highlights

July 18, 2017 – ELLE Magazine: Women in Tech: Star Tech Voyagers

May 23, 2017 – The Scientist: Companies Pursue Diagnostics that Mine the Microbiome

January 10, 2017 – Nature Biotechnology: Gut microbiome profiling tests propelled by customer demand

November 29, 2016 – Fast Company: The “Internet Of Food,” DNA Testing, And The Quest For The Perfect Diet

November 12, 2016 – Natural News: Startup will ‘DNA test’ your poop to analyze your gut health

November 9, 2016 – MedCity News: Are we ready for consumer microbiome testing?

November 2, 2016 – Fortune: Why Gut Bacteria Are Having a Moment

November 2, 2016 – IBD News Today: uBiome CEO Headlined Fortune Magazine’s Brainstorm HEALTH event

November 1, 2016 – FierceBiotech: uBiome launches gut microbiome sequencing test, reels in Series B

November 1, 2016 – TechCrunch: Gut health startup uBiome raised $22 million and is launching a DNA test for your poop

June 21, 2016 – Fortune: Why Everyone’s Suddenly Talking About Gut Bacteria

May 30, 2016 – New York Magazine: Everything You Need to Know About Poop

April 27, 2016 – Wall Street Journal: A Timely Gut Check

April 25, 2016 – Sharp Heels: 3 Insights on the Importance of Patents and How Women Inventors Made Their Dreams Tangible

April 13, 2016 – Ars Technica: What do You Want to Know About Your Microbiome?

April 8, 2016 – Tech Crunch: 13 Women Leading the Life Sciences Movement in Silicon Valley

March 30, 2016 – Men’s Health: 5 Ridiculously Easy Ways To Improve Your Gut Bacteria

March 7, 2016 – Huffington Post: Sleep Deprivation Caused By Jet Lag And Shift Work Could Be Treated Through Your Gut Microbiome

February 26, 2016 – Medscape: Advances in Genomic Medicine “Unstoppable”

February 23, 2016 – Fast Company: uBiome Ranked #6 for Most Innovative Companies in the Healthcare Category

View our media kit.

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