Did you know that the vagina is home to a complex ecosystem of microbes?
The vagina consists of trillions of microorganisms — mostly bacteria, but may also include fungi, parasites and viruses. A disruption in this delicate ecosystem may result in infection and unwanted symptoms.
Every vaginal microbiome is different- factors such as age, hormonal disruptions and even antibiotics / probiotic use can contribute to changes.
Vaginal Microbiome Testing
Vaginal infections are among the most common reasons for which women seek medical investigation. However, often infections go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed due to lack of investigation or inaccurate testing. We also often see that misdiagnosis leads to incorrect treatment and the high rate of recurrence. Both leading to frustration for the patient.
The vaginal microbiome test, tests for a variety of opportunistic bacteria, common sexually transmitted infections, opportunistic fungal pathogens and important beneficial bacteria for a healthy vaginal microbiome.
This test kit can be ordered during your consult with one of our practitioners and is done in the comfort of your own home.