Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)

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About the Test

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a common condition in which the natural balance of bacteria in the vagina becomes disrupted, leading to an overgrowth of certain bacteria. This can cause symptoms such as unusual discharge, odor, itching, and burning.

BV is not a sexually transmitted infection (STI), but certain behaviors such as having multiple sexual partners or using douches or other vaginal products can increase the risk of developing the condition. BV is diagnosed through a pelvic exam and laboratory tests of a vaginal sample. The test can detect the presence of abnormal bacteria in the vagina and help distinguish BV from other vaginal infections such as yeast infections or STIs.

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Sample Type :

Self-Collected Vaginal Swab

Results :

Results are usually ready within 10-15 minutes

Cost of Test :

Price:   $99

Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a common condition in which the natural balance of bacteria in the vagina becomes disrupted, leading to an overgrowth of certain bacteria. This can cause symptoms such as unusual discharge, odor, itching, and burning.

BV is not a sexually transmitted infection (STI), but certain behaviors such as having multiple sexual partners or using douches or other vaginal products can increase the risk of developing the condition. BV is diagnosed through a pelvic exam and laboratory tests of a vaginal sample. The test can detect the presence of abnormal bacteria in the vagina and help distinguish BV from other vaginal infections such as yeast infections or STIs.

Treatment for BV typically involves antibiotics to clear the overgrowth of bacteria. In some cases, BV may resolve on its own, but it is important to get treatment to reduce the risk of complications, such as increased susceptibility to STIs or preterm birth.

It’s important to talk to a healthcare provider if you have symptoms of BV or have other risk factors, such as multiple sexual partners or a history of vaginal infections. Early diagnosis and treatment can help improve symptoms and prevent complications.

What Does This Test Tell Me?

Presence of Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) 

Test Details:
  • Methodology/Detection: Enzyme activity test for use in detection of vaginal fluid specimens.
  • BV is present by detecting elevated vaginal fluid sialidase activity, an enzyme produced by bacterial pathogens associated with Bacterial Vaginosis including Gardnerella, Bacteroides, Prevotella and Mobiluncus