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.

Female patients with the need to know more about their own vaginal health and how to improve conditions, such as discharges or infections, through lifestyle or diet.

Designed for citizen scientists and academic researchers to conduct experiments relating to the 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.

 

News & press

For media inquiries, please contact us here.

View our media kit.

Recent press releases

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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Support

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