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.

We have received your request.

 

By partnering with uBiome, you’ll get access to our cutting-edge DNA sequencing technology and the proprietary bioinformatics pipeline, which compares your data to almost 100,000 samples. Whether you want to test your cohort over time or do a large-scale crowdsourced study, we can help you advance your research.

Technical specs

uBiome can analyze the human microbiome and many other bacterial samples – from brain tissue to cancer biopsy samples. We follow Human Microbiome Project 16S ribosomal RNA (16S rRNA) gene sequencing protocols with strict engineering and microbial controls to sequence your samples on an Illumina® Next-Generation sequencer.

uBiome has pioneered an easy-to-use microbiome navigator for study coordinators and participants, and a powerful comparison engine for large cohort studies. This is based on our own high-throughput microbiome informatics, including advanced statistical techniques, custom phylogenetic algorithms, and machine learning specifically designed for microbiome data.

Data security and privacy are key priorities at uBiome. We work with de-identified data and secure server encryption using a high-performance computing cluster on Amazon Web Services. Our data are collected using IRB-approved research protocols.

 

How to get started

We offer six testing sites (dental, genitals, gut, mouth, nose, and skin). We can also test any other site, and have analyzed samples from air filters to cancer biopsy samples, from animal feces to sea water.

If you have questions, please email studies@ubiome.com.

How it works

  1. We send you kits (either to you in bulk, or directly to your participants)
  2. You send us samples, which we will sequence and analyze using our advanced bioinformatics analysis
  3. You log in and see your results, with the option of comparing your data to our existing aggregate dataset