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Free nasal microbiome test/study at uBiome

Discussion in 'Treating the Microbiome' started by adreno, Dec 14, 2017.

  1. adreno

    adreno Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    https://shop.ubiome.com/pages/sniffle-ome
     
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    JamBob Established Member

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    Thanks for posting this - I signed up as I am constantly getting sick with colds (when nobody else around me gets them) even though I rarely leave the house. Also have chronic sinusitis.
     
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    TigerLilea Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I'm thinking of doing this also as I have Chronic Sinusitis.
     
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    Esther12 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I think that the 'free' part of this ran out.

    Seems a little odd to be marketing a $90 test like this. If paying that much I'd want to have some reason to think that the test results are likely to be helpful.
     
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    dannybex Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    That's why it was free (and has been at times in the past), as they're trying to 'help us learn about how your sniffles relate to your microbiome.'
     
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    adreno Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    It's still free. You have to apply the discount code. As it says on the webpage.
     
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    Nellie Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    After the discount they still want $19 for shipping - maybe UK only?
     
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    Esther12 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Oops - sorry. I saw it was marked as being a limited offer, so when the full price came up I assumed the offer had ended.
     
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    JamBob Established Member

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    There was a statement saying "Domestic shipping is free both ways. International customers will need to pay shipping both ways."

    I wonder if I will have to pay another $19.99 to send it back or if the $19.99 covers both ways.
     
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    TigerLilea Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    It was free last night after you put in the code.
     
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    TigerLilea Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    All international orders have to pay shipping. If you live in the USA then shipping is free both ways.
     
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    TigerLilea Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    The $19.99 is for them to ship the kit to you. You then have to pay to have it sent back to them with the samples.
     
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    arewenearlythereyet Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Hmm. £35 for them to say I may have some interesting balance of strep and staph ? I'm not sure what my nose and throat microflora will actually tell me other than they are there?
     
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    TigerLilea Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I want to find out if I am missing L. Sakei as there is speculation that people who are missing this microbe in their sinuses have a higher tendency to get chronic sinusitis and infections.
     
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    Rosie Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Thanks for putting this up @adreno I've just ordered.
     
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    EzzieD Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Thanks for this info! Have just ordered the test kit. It is free after you put in the code, plus $19.99 shipping if you're in the UK which converted to about £15 when I ordered. Having had ongoing sinus infection throughout my illness, am looking forward to seeing if anything interesting shows up in the test!
     
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    Thank you, @adreno, I ordered it, too. Will you who ordered tell about your results?
     
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    arewenearlythereyet Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Interesting ...I guess I'm just unsure what you actually get for the money. By this I mean...does it lead to a treatment or understanding/steps you can take to improve symptoms? Or is it more about donating your biome to science? It doesn't seem very clear from the website?

    I can see if it is truly free you've got nothing to lose ( apart from wasted energy and cognitive time trying to work out what the results mean).
     
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    This is the reply I got to an email I sent yesterday:

    I'm more interested in finding out what bacteria it is that I am missing compared to the general population, rather than what bacteria are present. I think that it is the missing bacteria that are going to be important.
     
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    Could do.
     
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