Winter Illness Study

Take part in the uBiome Winter Illness Study, and learn about your microbiome:

  • Do you have cold or flu-like symptoms?
  • Join this study and get 2 samples for the price of 1 with the coupon code WINTERILLNESS
  • Learn which germs are in your nose and throat, and help find out what affects winter illnesses

How it works



We'll send you a home sampling kit that takes less than 5 minutes to use (and is not gross). It's super easy!



Our lab uses cutting-edge next generation DNA sequencing technology to identify your bacteria.


Citizen Science

uBiome will share findings about winter illnesses, to accelerate health research.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible to participate if:

  1. 1. You have cold or flu-like symptoms
  2. 2. You are willing to answer survey questions about your health

  3. What happens next?

    After ordering, we’ll send your kit straight to you. Collect your sample with two quick swabs, and mail them back to us in the prepaid envelope. We will keep you posted on the results!

    Thank you (and your bacteria) so much for being part of this study.