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A warm welcome
to you. And your
39 trillion bacteria.

Your microbiome is the unique collection of trillions of microorganisms in and on your body. They play a big part in your wellness.

Your microbes help to keep you healthy. Some enable your gut to digest fiber and manufacture vitamins. Others are less helpful, and some are actually harmful.

uBiome uses machine learning, artificial intelligence, and advanced statistical techniques, as well as our patented precision sequencing? process to analyze the microbes in your sample. Test once, or track your microbiome over time – the choice is yours.

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How it works



Collect your sample in under two minutes at home, anytime. Your kit contains everything you need. Just swipe the swab across the appropriate site, then mail your sample back to our lab in the enclosed prepaid envelope.



We use our patented precision sequencing? methods and advanced computational techniques ?to analyze your bacteria.



Once we’ve processed your sample, we’ll email you a link to our secure website, where you (and your healthcare provider, if appropriate) can download your test results.


Explore your microbiome.

Explorer? helps consumers explore the universe within. Track your diet and lifestyle and learn how your bacteria can help you boost your wellness and stay fit.

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Your gut has something to
tell you.

SmartGut? is the world’s first sequencing-based clinical microbiome test, providing actionable information on dozens of bacteria to help you and your Healthcare provider manage gut conditions like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and even obesity and diabetes. SmartGut is available through healthcare providers.

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Learn about your body.

SmartJane? is the world’s first sequencing-based clinical microbiome test for vaginal health, providing genotyping of high-risk (14 strains) and low-risk HPV (5 strains), four common STIs (chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and Mycoplasma genitalium) and 23 commensal bacteria to better understand your vaginal health. SmartJane is available through healthcare providers.

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SmartFlu is the world’s first clinical, next generation sequencing upper respiratory test. In 48 hours or less, SmartFlu helps a patient and their healthcare provider determine accurately – from an inclusive list of more than 20 microbes – which virus or bacteria is related to their symptoms, using an easy-to-use nasal microbiome swab.

Delivered to a patient’s home, SmartFlu makes testing accessible to everyone and enables a patient and their healthcare provider to reach the right course of action, whether it’s a targeted antibiotic, Tamiflu, or simply rest at home – and limit possibility of contagion.

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Stay in touch with the world of the microbiome

Catch up on our weekly blog posts to learn more about the latest research on the microbiome, the science behind uBiome, and stories from citizen scientists in our community. Sign up for our newsletter, above, and never miss a post.

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April 4th

Seasonal Eating and the Microbiome

For millennia, humans have enjoyed a symbiotic relationship?with our gut-dwelling microbes. In exchange for the food and shelter of living in our bodies, our microbiota evolved to help keep us healthy. Our friendly bacteria help us digest food, protect our intestines from invading pathogens, and send important signals to the […]

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April 2nd

TMA & Cardiovascular Wellness: The Gut-Heart Connection

It’s widely accepted that the consumption of red meat and full-fat dairy may affect your cardiovascular system. More recently, the role that your gut microbiome may be playing in the process has been analyzed to an interesting result. Recent research is finding that microbes in your gut may be playing […]

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March 22nd

L’Oréal Partnership To Advance New Research Into The Skin Microbiome

Last Friday, we announced a partnership with L’Oréal’s Technology Incubator, to continue help continueL’Oréal’s longtime research into the skin microbiome—the trillions of bacteria that live on, and provide an important barrier to, your skin. This collaboration bridges L’Oréal’s expertise in the science of skincare with uBiome’s leadership in microbiome research. […]

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World class science

With over 50 scientists working on the uBiome team from universities including UCSF, Stanford, Harvard, UCSD, Cambridge (UK) and Oxford (UK), over 300 scientific papers, and over 100 patents filed (73 published, 6 granted) on our technology, uBiome continues to break new ground scientifically.

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CLIA-licensed and CAP-accredited laboratory in San Francisco

Your samples are safe with us. Our laboratory in San Francisco is licensed under CLIA and accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). Only the top 3% of laboratories in the world have been accredited by CAP, which is viewed as the gold standard for laboratory governance.

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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. Our clinical tests are HIPAA-compliant and our research has been approved by an external Institutional Review Board.

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Our customer support team is available by email and is happy to answer any questions you have about sampling, results, and more.

uBiome’s social mission

uBiome’s mission is to advance the science of the microbiome and make it useful to people. 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 healthcare providers 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).