Vaginal Microbiome Profile

Vaginal Bacteria & Infection Microbiome Test – Vaginal infections, including bacterial vaginosis (BV), vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC), and trichomoniasis (TV) are among the most common reasons for which woman seek medical investigation.

Complex ecosystems of microbes reside in the female reproductive tract. The vagina consists of trillions of microorganisms, mostly bacteria, together with some fungi and viruses. A disruption in this ecosystem, usually a deficiency of Lactobacillus and an overgrowth of pathogenic bacteria, may result in possible infections and undesirable symptoms.

Roughly, 75% of woman will have at least one episode of VVT, TV or BV in their lifetime and over 30% of woman test positive for BV.

The Vagina consists of an intricate ecosystem of organisms such as bacteria, viruses, parasites and yeasts. Some of these organisms are essential for keeping us healthy because they discourage potential pathogens from thriving. Disruptions in the balance of these microbes can lead to infections and/or uncomfortable symptoms. Every vaginal microbiome is different and factors such as age, hormonal disruptions and antibiotic use can contribute to changes in the vaginal microbiome.