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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About SmartBiome


SmartBiome is a novel metagenomic deep-sequencing research platform. SmartBiome combines the discovery power of metagenomic deep-sequencing with the simultaneous specific enrichment and detection of hundreds of different genes. 

Metagenomic deep-sequencing is often utilized in identifying microbial pathways, novel functional genes, antibiotic resistance genes, and genes involved in interactions and coevolution between microbiota and host. However, deep sequencing is unable to easily resolve low abundance species or genes. 

uBiome’s new research platform, SmartBiome, combines targeted sequencing of hundreds of different genes with metagenomic sequencing to overcome this limitation. 

The SmartBiome platform will both expand uBiome’s research capabilities as well enrich uBiome’s extensive collaborative research work. uBiome has a successful record of numerous past and ongoing collaborations, including work with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to better understand hospital-acquired infections, an project with Harvard University on a large-scale study of the relationship between genomic and microbiome data in collaboration with Dr. George Church, and investigations with the University of North Carolina that aim to better understand the relationship between the microbiome and eating disorders. 

We’re seeking applications for our SmartBiome early access program from research collaborators with an interest in microbiome sequencing.

How to apply

We’re excited to learn about new collaborative project through our selective early access program. We encourage microbiology researcher with an interest in human microbiome sequencing to apply.

To apply, please complete the form below. After review of the initial project requests, select applicants will be contacted to move on to the following round and submit a more detailed project proposal for review by our Executive Scientific Committee. If you have any questions, please contact smartbiome@ubiome.com.

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Support

Our customer support team is available by email or chat, and is happy to answer your questions about your test kit, results, and more.