Aids in the diagnosis of infectious vaginitis caused by bacterial vaginosis bacteria (40-50%), yeast (20-25%), and Trichomonas vaginalis (15-20%), although the sensitivity is only 50-75%.
Female or male external discharge
Aerobic bacterial culture collection & transport swab (BBL) or
ESwab mini-tip collection kit (green)
Other bacterial culture swab or
Swab in Saline (sterile) vial/tube
Transport as soon as possible as Trichomonas dies quickly after collection.
Ambient (strict) - 24 hours
Vaginal discharge is one of the most common women’s healthcare problem. 90% of infectious vaginitis is caused by bacterial vaginosis bacteria (40-50%), yeast (20-25%), and Trichomonas vaginalis (15-20%). Mixed infections are found in up to 25% of patients with infectious vaginitis.