Accurate Testing for Vaginitis

Vaginitis is the leading reason for OBGYN visits1-2

Most women will experience an episode of vaginitis at least once in their lifetime.3 90% of vaginitis is caused by bacterial vaginosis (BV), yeast infection (CV) and trichomonas vaginalis (TV) infections, either individually or in combination; resulting in approximately 10 million OB/GYN visits each year.4-5

Complexity and poor accuracy contribute to diagnostic
and treatment errors

Complexity and poor accuracy contribute to diagnostic and treatment errors

Mixed infections and overlapping symptoms make clinical diagnosis a challenge.6 In fact, in one study, 37% of women with BV were also infected with TV and/or Candida species.7 Appropriate diagnosis is essential to prescribe the optimal treatment for vaginitis and—just as crucial—to reduce the likelihood of persistence or recurrence. While current guidelines primarily recommend examination of vaginal discharge, microscopy, and culture methods, they are not sufficient to accurately diagnose vaginitis, especially when multiple pathogens are present.8 Because each etiology requires different treatment, accurate testing is essential for patients to receive the right diagnosis the first time.

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NAAT results in more accurate diagnosis and better clinical management

The Aptima® BV and Aptima® CV/TV assays are NAAT tests that identify bacterial vaginosis (BV), vulvovaginal candidiasis (Candida vaginitis or CV) and Trichomoniasis (Trichomonas vaginalis or TV) in symptomatic women from one vaginal sample. NAAT detects 3x more mixed infections cases than clinical diagnosis with wet mount and Amsel’s criteria.9

The Aptima® BV and Aptima® CV/TV assays are NAAT tests that identify bacterial vaginosis (BV), vulvovaginal candidiasis (candida vaginitis or CV) and Trichomoniasis (trichomonas vaginalis or TV) in symptomatic women from one vaginal sample. NAAT detects 3x more mixed infections cases than clinical diagnosis with wet mount and
Amsel’s criteria.9

NAAT detects:
  • 3X more Candidiasis +BV mixed infections
  • 3X more Candidiasis + TV mixed infections
  • 4X more BV + TV mixed infections

Hologic’s offerings

Our suite of testing tools leads the market in accuracy and sensitivity, providing the insights you need for your patient’s best care.10

Aptima® BV Assay

Aptima® CV/TV Assay

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