Use uBiome for your study

Welcome! Thank you for your interest in using uBiome kits for your study. We’d love to offer you a special discounted rate below, whether you want to test yourself over time or run an academic study with thousands of participants.

What You Get
How about open access to uBiome’s world-leading technology to run microbiome studies at any scale?

Here's how it works: we send you kits (either directly to your participants or to you in bulk), you send us samples, we sequence and perform bioinformatics analysis, and you login to see your results, with the option of comparing your data to our existing aggregate dataset.
Technical Specs
The uBiome test can analyze all the way down to species level. We use Human Microbiome Project 16S protocols with strict engineering and microbial controls. Sequencing is performed on the Illumina NextSeq 500 platform.

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 is collected using IRB-approved research protocols.

Get Started Today
We offer six testing sites (gut, mouth, nose, skin, genitals, and dental), with special research pricing.

We can also test any other site, and have analyzed samples from air filters to cancer biopsy samples, from pig feces to sea water.

Choose the kit and quantity that are right for your study, and we’ll get them off to you right away. If any questions come up, please write to Alexandra Carmichael, our Director of Research and Community (

Thank you for choosing uBiome! We'd love to hear what you learn.

Apply the Research Discount

Qty Price Discount
Buy 1 $89.00 ea 0% Off
Buy 10 $80.10 ea 10% Off
Buy 50 $71.20 ea 20% Off
Kit Type Price Per Kit Quantity
Five Site$399.00
Other site$89.00

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NOTE: uBiome is not a diagnostic test. We provide information about what is in your microbiome and how it correlates with others. The information is for research purposes only.