Accurate Testing for Vaginitis

A problem for millions of women

A third of all women will have symptoms of vaginitis at some point in their lives, most commonly during their reproductive years. Bacterial vaginosis (BV), candida vaginitis (commonly known as a yeast infection or CV), and trichomoniasis (Trichomonas vaginalis or TV) account for 95% of the vaginitis cases that result in approximately 10M OB/GYN visits each year.1,2,3

Point-of-care (POC) diagnostic assessments are insufficient

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.4 But while molecular-based laboratory tests have been found to be more accurate in diagnosing vaginitis than POC assessments alone, they still have not been widely adopted.

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A new standard for vaginitis testing

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 co-infection cases than clinical diagnosis with wet mount and
Amsel’s criteria.5

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 co-infection cases than clinical diagnosis with wet mount and
Amsel’s criteria.5

NAAT detects:
  • 3X more Candidiasis + BV co-infections
  • 3X more Candidiasis + TV co-infections
  • 4X more BV + TV co-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.6

Aptima® BV Test

Aptima® CV/TV Test

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