The STI Clinic News > Vaginitis Test Information
# Thursday, June 12, 2014
Posted: Thursday, June 12, 2014 | Categories: Women's Sexual Health

We have launched a new test panel recently for women who have vaginal symptoms, such as an unusual discharge and/or vaginal inflammation and Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea have both been ruled out. This test is specifically designed for women so that we can look for the common non-Chlamydial causes of these symptoms. The test is better value and more appropriate in some cases than the full STI screen. For women who are sexually active, the full screen may still be appropriate.

The new BV test uses two swabs: one swab is a PCR swab for Gardnerella and Trichomonas analysis. The other swab is for culture and microscopy. The lab will look for common signs of Bacterial Vaginosis, such as clue cells and Gardnerella. We will also culture for any other bacteria that may be present and perform a sensitivity test on any bacteria cultured. The lab will also look for Mycoplasma Genitalium and Mycoplasma Hominis, along with Ureaplasma Urealyticum and Ureaplasma Parvum. Unlike any of our other tests, this screen also looks for yeasts, such as Candida Albicans.

If any infection is detected then we will arrange for a treatment to be prescribed. You can read more about this test at this page of our website.


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