Women's Health


Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) is the most prevalent lower genital tract infection in women of reproductive age worldwide. Traditional testing methods fail to grow and identify commonly associated pathogens, as well as lack sensitivity and specificity. Most pathogenic species are hard to culture, which limits detection. Quantitative PCR (qPCR) detects slow-growing and difficult-to-cultivate microorganisms. It also provides better categorization and detection of these microorganisms.

Commonly found Bacterial Vaginosis pathogens include:

  • Atopobium vaginae
  • Bacteroides fragilis
  • BVAB2
  • Mycoplasma hominis
  • Gardnerella vaginalis
  • Haemophilus ducreyi
  • Lactobacillus crispatus
  • Lactobacillus gasseri
  • Lactobacillus iners
  • Lactobacillus jensenii
  • Megasphera 1
  • Megasphera 2
  • Mobiluncus curtisii
  • Mobiluncus mulieris
  • Ureaplasma urealyticum
  • Prevotella bivia
  • Enterococcus faecalis
  • Candida auris
  • Treponema pallidum
  • Candida albicans
  • Candida dubliniensis
  • Candida glabrata
  • Candida krusei
  • Candida lusitaniae
  • Candida parapsilosis
  • Candida tropicalis
  • Mycoplasma genitalium
  • Chlamydia trachomatis
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Herpes simplex virus 1
  • Herpes simplex virus 2
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Streptococcus agalactiae
  • Escherichia coli