Women’s Health

Importance of Women’s Health PCR Panel Testing 

  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are major causes of acute illness and infertility worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates 499 million new cases of STDs occur annually worldwide in adults aged 15-49 years.
  • Bacterial vaginosis (BV), a type of vaginal inflammation caused by the overgrowth of bacteria naturally found in the vagina, upsetting the natural balance, is the most common vaginal infection in women ages 15-44.

Why Get Tested

  • Having BV can increase your chance of getting other STDs, such as chlamydia and gonorrhea. Identifying infections early can help prevent the spread of the infection before it becomes a more serious STD.
  • Can sometimes cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which can make it different for women to have children.
  • Testing by PCR identifies exact organism causing infection and provides an accurate and reliable diagnosis (high sensitivity & specificity).

Advanced molecular testing that provides quick and accurate results leading to effective treatments for Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) and VC infections.

Women’s Health

Bacteroides fragilis
Candida species
Mycoplasma hominis
Staphylococcus aureus
Mobiluncus curtisii
Reflex to MRSA
Mobiluncus mulieris
Streptococcus agalactiae (GBS)
Ureaplasma urealyticum
Escherichia coli
Prevotella bivia
Trichomonas vaginalis

Mycoplasma hominis

Streptococcus agalactiae

Enterococcus faecalis

It is highly imperative to get tested if you have any itching or burning symptoms. Having BV can increase your chances of getting other STDs.

Testing identifies pathogens which are difficult to culture and can identify bacteria after recent antibiotic use.