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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News & press

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Recent press releases

January 24, 2019 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Julia Oh, PhD, Skin Microbiome Researcher, to its Scientific Advisory Board

January 23, 2019 – uBiome Awards Grant to the University of the West Indies to Study Gut Microbiota in Childhood Asthma

January 21, 2019 – uBiome Awards Grant to Monash University in Malaysia to Explore Microbiomes of Indigenous and Hunter-Gatherer Communities

January 18, 2019 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Jennifer Rowland, PhD, Leading Epigenetics and Microbiology Researcher, to its Scientific Advisory Board

January 17, 2019 – uBiome Awards Grant to University of Northern Colorado to Study the Effect of Kefir on Inflammation in Cancer Survivors

January 16, 2019 – uBiome Launches Research Collaboration with doc.ai to Potentially Predict Optimal Supplements for Crohn’s Disease

January 15, 2019 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Purna Kashyap, MBBS, Mayo Clinic Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, to its Advisory Board

January 14, 2019 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Sarkis K. Mazmanian, PhD, MacArthur Genius and Luis & Nelly Soux Professor of Microbiology at Caltech, to its Scientific Advisory Board

January 11, 2019 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Mahboobeh Mahdavinia, MD, PhD, Nasal Microbiome Researcher, to its Medical Advisory Board

January 10, 2019 – uBiome to Host Microbiome Conference in Davos-Kloster, Switzerland in January

January 10, 2019 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Anders Cervin, MD, Acclaimed ENT and Sinonasal Disease Researcher, to its Medical Advisory Board

January 09, 2019 – uBiome Releases New Explorer™ Story to Help Consumers Understand Sleep Quality

January 08, 2019 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Jason Yamaki, PharmD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy at Chapman University, to its Scientific Advisory Board

January 07, 2019 – uBiome Releases New Explorer™ Story for Alcohol Metabolism

January 03, 2019 – uBiome Completes ISO 15189 Assessment, Internationally-Recognized Clinical Testing Accreditation

January 02, 2019 – uBiome Announces Launch of SmartFlu™, the First Doctor-Ordered, At-Home Cold anuBiome Receives Patent for Diagnostics and Therapeutics for Autoimmune Disorders

December 31, 2018 – uBiome Announces Launch of SmartFlu™, the First Doctor-Ordered, At-Home Cold and Flu Screening Test

December 28, 2018 – uBiome Receives Patent for Diagnostics and Therapeutics for Endocrine System Conditions

December 27, 2018 – uBiome to Host Second Annual Microbiome Conference at JP Morgan 37th Annual Healthcare Conference

December 26, 2018 – uBiome Receives Patent for Diagnostics and Therapeutics for Microbiome Functional Features

December 24, 2018 – uBiome Awards Grant to Florida State University to Study Effect of Dietary Intervention on Bone Health in Men

December 21, 2018 – uBiome Receives Patent for Diagnostics and Therapeutics for Cardiovascular Disease Conditions

December 20, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Jana Jandova, PhD, Assistant Scientific Investigator of Otolaryngology at the University of Arizona, to its Scientific Advisory Board

December 19, 2018 – uBiome to Host First Annual Microbiome Conference in Summer 2019

December 18, 2018 – uBiome Receives Patent for Diagnostics and Therapeutics for Neurological Health Issues

December 14, 2018 – uBiome Receives Patent for Microbiome-Derived Diagnostics and Therapeutics for Immune-Microbial Dysfunction

December 12, 2018 – uBiome Receives Patent for New Method of Microbiome Analysis, from Sample Preparation to Data Generation and Results

December 11, 2018 – uBiome Awards Grant to Morgan State University and Non-Profit Green and Healthy Homes Initiative to Study Effects of Environmental Molds on Microbial Diversity

December 04, 2018 – uBiome Announces First Stage of Companion Diagnostic Development in Collaboration with Puma Biotechnology, Inc.

December 03, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Amir Zarrinpar, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology at UC San Diego, to its Medical Advisory Board

November 30, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Hannah Holscher, PhD, RD, Director of the Nutrition & Human Microbiome Lab at University of Illinois, to its Scientific Advisory Board

November 29, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Wendy Garrett, MD, PhD, Gastrointestinal Immunologist and Oncologist, to its Medical Advisory Board

November 28, 2018 – uBiome Awards Grant to MEBO Research, a Public Charity, to Study the Dynamic of Gut Microbiota in Idiopathic Malodor Production

November 27, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Steven Salzberg, PhD, Computational Biology and Genomics Expert, to its Scientific Advisory Board

November 26, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Brandon Wuerth, MD, Founder of IBDwatch, to its Medical Advisory Board

November 23, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Emeran Mayer, MD, World-Renowned Gastroenterologist and Neuroscientist, to its Medical Advisory Board

November 21, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Cindy Geyer, MD, Faculty Member at the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, to its Medical Advisory Board

November 20, 2018 – uBiome Awards Grant to The Ohio State University to Study Microbiome Composition in Perinatal Women and Their Infants

November 16, 2018 – uBiome Awards Groundbreaking Grant to University of Denver to Study the Role of the Microbiome in Perinatal Depression

November 15, 2018 – uBiome Awards Grant to Team of Urology Researchers at UCLA to Investigate Dietary Intervention in Prostate Cancer

November 14, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Jill Carnahan, MD, Functional Medicine Expert, to its Medical Advisory Board

November 13, 2018 – uBiome Awards Groundbreaking Grant to Investigators at NYU Winthrop Hospital to Study Gut Dysbiosis Signatures in Multiple Myeloma Patients

November 12, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Sharon Donovan, PhD, RD, President of the International Society for Research on Human Milk and Lactation, to its Scientific Advisory Board

November 09, 2018 – uBiome Awards Grant to University of Alicante Researchers to Study Influence of Diet on Gut Microbiome and Sports Performance

November 08, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Pablo Valenzuela, PhD, World-Renowned Biochemist and Entrepreneur, to its Scientific Advisory Board

November 07, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Catherine Lozupone, PhD, Respected Microbiologist, to its Scientific Advisory Board

November 06, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Leading Biochemist Dr. Joseph DeRisi to Board of Directors

November 05, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Corrie Moreau, PhD, Director of the Integrative Research Center at the Field Museum of Natural History, to its Scientific Advisory Board

November 01, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Christian Jobin, PhD, Co-leader of Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response at University of Florida Cancer Center, to its Scientific Advisory Board

October 31, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Marie-Claire Arrieta, PhD, Microbiologist and Science Writer, to its Scientific Advisory Board

October 30, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Suzanne Devkota, PhD, Cedars-Sinai Researcher and Professor, to its Scientific Advisory Board

October 29, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Sünje Pamp, PhD, Microbial Ecology and Infectious Diseases Researcher, To its Scientific Advisory Board

October 26, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Donnica Moore, MD, Women’s Health Expert and Advocate, to its Medical Advisory Board

October 25, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Jonathan Braun, MD, PhD, Prominent UCLA Physician-Researcher, to its Scientific Advisory Board

October 24, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Katie Pollard, PhD, Director of the Gladstone Institute of Data Science and Biotechnology, to its Scientific Advisory Board

October 23, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Kathie Swift, MS, RDN, FAND, Co-founder of the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy, to its Scientific Advisory Board

October 22, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Philip Bourne, PhD, Director of the Data Science Institute at the University of Virginia, to its Scientific Advisory Board

October 19, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Whitney Bowe, MD, Esteemed Dermatologist, to its Medical Advisory Board

October 18, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Peter Turnbaugh, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at University of California San Francisco, to its Scientific Advisory Board

October 17, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Srinivasa Reddy, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Molecular & Medical Pharmacology at UCLA, to its Scientific Advisory Board

October 16, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Isabel Moreno-Indias, PhD, Senior Researcher of Cellular and Molecular Endocrinology, to its Scientific Advisory Board

October 15, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Steven Medwell, MD, Distinguished Colorectal Surgeon, to its Medical Advisory Board

October 12, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Liz Lipski, PhD, CNS, Academic Director of Nutrition and Integrative Health, to its Scientific Advisory Board

October 12, 2018 – uBiome Launches Innovation Challenge to Advance Microbiome Clinical Outcomes Research

October 10, 2018 – uBiome, the Leader in Microbial Genomics, Launches Research Collaboration with PlateJoy to Assess the Connection between Weight and Gut Health

October 04, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Leo Treyzon, Acclaimed Gastroenterologist & Clinical Nutrition Specialist, to its Medical Advisory Board

October 03, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Alessio Fasano, Division Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, to its Medical Advisory Board

October 02, 2018 – uBiome Awards Grant to Harvard Medical School to Study Exceptional Responders to Cancer Treatment

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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