Bacterial Vaginosis w/ Vaginitis Plus (BV) (VG+)


Vaginitis is a common gynecologic condition of vaginal area discomfort, pain and possible vaginal discharge

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What is Vaginitis?

Vaginitis or inflammation of the vulva or vaginal area is a common gynecological condition that results in vaginal area discomfort and possible discharge.  The most common causes of Vaginitis are Bacterial Vaginosis (See BV Test) where there is an imbalance in the health bacterial species of the vagina (45%), infection with Candida species (See Candida Test; Candidiasis) (25%) and Trichimonas infection (20%).

What are the Causes of Vaginitis (Inflammation of the Vaginal Area)

The vagina has a number of microorganisms that live in balance.  Changes in this balance of organisms can result in Vaginitis. Risk factors that can impact the normal homeostasis of organisms in the vaginal vault include:

  • Age
  • Hormone levels
  • Hygiene
  • Sexual activity


Symptoms of Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)

  • A gray or white vaginal discharge
  • A strong, fish-like odor
  • Pain in or around the vaginal area
  • Itching in or around the vaginal area
  • Burning sensation when urinating

What’s Tested?

Organisms Associated with Bacterial Vaginosis (See BV Test)

  • Atopobium vaginae
  • Gardnerlla vaginalis
  • Megasphera 1
  • Megasphera 2
  • Bacterial Vaginosis Associated Bacteria -2 (BVAB-2)

Candida Infection

  • Candida albicans
  • Candida glabrata
  • Candida tropicalis
  • Candida parapsilosis

Lactobacillus Infection

  • Lactobacillus crispatus
  • Lactobacillus iners

Trichimonas Infection

  • Trichimonas vaginalis

Will I need to do anything to prepare for the test?

You should not use tampons, douche, or have sex for at least 24 hours before your test.

Sample Type

  • Self-collected Swab – We will provide you privacy in our bathroom and provide instructions on collecting a swab sample on yourself
  • Urine sample – We can also test urine samples

After The Test

  • When your results are ready, we will send them to you in a clear, easy-to-read report in our HIPAA-protected Patient Portal.
  • You will have the option to speak with an independent physician to discuss your results and treatment options, if applicable
  • Together, you and your physician may develop a personalized plan to treat your condition.
  • If a medication is prescribed, it will be sent by the physician to the pharmacy of your choice.
Are you a Provider or Patient that needs more information? Please reach out at 407-783-1000

Sample Collection Instructions

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Urine Clean Catch Collections


Sample Report

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