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.

Helping you help patients.

Understand your patient’s condition with greater precision.
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SmartJane™ uses advanced DNA sequencing technology to accurately identify dozens of important species and genera.

SmartJane screens for multiple conditions. uBiome’s broad approach and pinpoint accuracy checks a range of important micro-organisms associated with:

HPV (Human papillomavirus)

UTIs (Urinary tract infections)

BV (Bacterial vaginosis)

STIs (Sexually transmitted infections)

Vaginal flora imbalance

Infertility

The SmartJane test is not intended to replace routine exams with a doctor. Patients still need to see their doctor for their regular health maintenance exams and standard of care cervical cancer screening.

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SmartJane Resources

Learn more about our company, our SmartJane™ test, the groundbreaking science at uBiome, and how our work is advancing the field of microbial genomics.

To start ordering our clinical tests, create a provider account now. If you have any questions, contact our Clinical Partnerships Team.

 

SmartJane...

  • 1Detects high- and low-risk HPV strains

    SmartJane tests for high-risk HPV, the leading cause of cervical cancer and precancerous cervical lesions (Audirac-Chalifour et al., 2016, Lee et al., 2013). We detect the two most common strains (HPV-16 and HPV-18), as well as twelve additional strains. SmartJane also tests for low-risk HPV, which is associated with genital warts.

  • 2Screens for STIs

    SmartJane also screens for four STIs: gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, and mycoplasma genitalium with the same test (Edwards and Apicella, 2004, Lane and Decker, 2016).

  • 3Reveals flora imbalance

    SmartJane can tell your patient about her vaginal flora balance. An imbalance can lead to common and bothersome conditions such as bacterial vaginosis (BV), a common vaginal complaint. (Onderdonk et al., 2016, Srinivasan et al., 2012).

  • 4Identifies biological co-factors

    Certain bacteria are associated with a greater risk of HPV infection (Mitra et al., 2016, Mitra et al., 2015). SmartJane provides information on these unique co-factors and how they relate to your sample.

    World class science

    Our team includes over 50 scientists from universities like UCSF, Stanford, Harvard, UCSD, Cambridge (UK) and Oxford (UK), with the collective experience of hundreds of years in the microbiome industry and over 300 scientific papers.

    Learn more about our science

    CLIA-licensed and CAP-accredited laboratory in San Francisco

    Your samples are in safe hands with us. Only around 3% of laboratories in the US have the level of accreditation achieved by the uBiome lab, which has been accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and has received a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certificate.

    Protecting your privacy

    Your privacy is our top priority. To ensure the confidentiality of your data and your results, we use multiple layers of encryption and the highest levels of computer security. You control your data, and can choose whether or not you consent to having your data anonymized and aggregated into uBiome research studies.

    Scientific research

    Recent partnerships have included those with 1,000 researchers from around the world at institutions such as Harvard, Stanford, UCSF, National University of Singapore, and University College London.

     

    uBiome’s social mission

    uBiome’s mission is to transform research into useful products based on the microbiome. Through our research with thousands of citizen scientists and dozens of universities, including Harvard, Stanford, UCSF and others, we have gathered millions of data points and built a set of tools that have enabled us to create clinical tests for doctors and patients.

    For people

    We are committed to empowering people to understand and take greater control of their health. Through our uBiome Explorer kits and our microbiome database – the largest in the world – we give people access to tools to better understand the microbiome.

    For science

    To advance the science of the microbiome, we work with over 1,000 researchers from around the world at institutions such as Harvard, Stanford, UCSF, University College London, and the National University of Singapore.

    For the world

    We also work with over 150,000 citizen scientists in more than 80 countries. Our projects include large-scale citizen scientist studies, partnerships with researchers and organizations, and support for underfunded scientific discovery via our $1 million Microbiome Impact Grant Initiative (as part of the White House National Microbiome Initiative).