Bacterial Vaginosis/Vaginitis Panel

The Bacterial Vaginosis/Vaginitis Panel test contains 1 test with 3 biomarkers.

G. vaginalis is associated (in concert with other organisms) with bacterial vaginosis. Trichomonas and candida species are known agents of vaginitis

The following is a list of what is included in the item above. Click the test(s) below to view what biomarkers are measured along with an explanation of what the biomarker is measuring.

Also known as: Affirm, Affirm VPII, Bacterial VaginosisVaginitis Panel, BV/Vaginitis Panel DNA Probe, Candida, Gardnerella, Trichomonas, Trichomoniasis, Vaginal Infection, Yeast

Trichomonas:

Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the parasite Trichomonas vaginalis.

Gardnerella:

Gardnerella-associated vaginitis also called bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common cause of vaginitis symptoms among women of childbearing age. BV is a sign of a change in the growth of vaginal bacteria. The resulting chemical imbalance occurs when different types of bacteria outnumber the normal “good,” or beneficial, ones. Instead of Lactobacillus (a type bacteria that normally lives in the vagina) being most common, increased numbers of bacteria such as Gardnerella vaginalis, Bacteroides, Mobiluncus, and Mycoplasma hominis inhabit the vaginas of women with BV.

Candida:

Candida - fungal infection