Vaginal Microbiome Check
The vaginal microbiome is a dynamic ecosystem of microorganisms that maintains women's reproductive health. Factors such as sexual activity and medication can disrupt it. Proper hygiene, healthy habits, and targeted treatments can help maintain a healthy microbiome.

The vaginal microbiome is a complex and dynamic ecosystem that plays a crucial role in maintaining women's reproductive health. It consists of a diverse array of microorganisms, including beneficial lactobacilli, which produce lactic acid and maintain a low pH to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria. However, disruptions in the vaginal microbiome can lead to various infections and diseases, such as bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections.


Factors that can affect the vaginal microbiome include sexual activity, hormonal changes, and the use of certain medications. Maintaining a healthy vaginal microbiome is essential for women's overall well-being and can be achieved through proper hygiene, healthy lifestyle habits, and targeted treatments when necessary.

View a sample Vaginal Microbiome report here.

What we test
Vaginal pH
Maintaining a slightly acidic vaginal pH is crucial for vaginal health as it helps to keep harmful bacteria, fungi, and viruses at bay. A high pH can disrupt the delicate balance of bacteria, leading to infections such as bacterial vaginosis, while a low pH can cause irritation and inflammation of vaginal tissues.
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Sexually Transmitted Infections
Some of the most common vaginal STIs include chlamydia, gonorrhea, genital herpes, syphilis, and human papillomavirus (HPV). Symptoms of vaginal STIs can vary, but may include abnormal vaginal discharge, itching or burning sensations, pain during sex or urination, and sores or lesions on the genitals.
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Opportunistic Bacteria
Opportunistic bacteria can take advantage of changes in the vaginal environment, such as a decrease in acidity, to multiply and cause infections. These bacteria are normally present in small numbers in the vagina but can become problematic when their population increases. Some of the most common opportunistic bacteria of the vagina include Gardnerella vaginalis, Atopobium vaginae, and Prevotella species. They can cause bacterial vaginosis, a condition characterised by an abnormal vaginal discharge and odor.
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Beneficial Bacteria
Beneficial bacteria play an important role in maintaining vaginal health. Lactobacillus species, in particular, are the most commonly found beneficial bacteria in the vaginal microbiota. These bacteria produce lactic acid, which helps to maintain an acidic pH in the vagina, preventing overgrowth of harmful bacteria and maintaining a healthy bacterial balance.
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Opportunistic Fungal pathogens
Opportunistic fungal pathogens can cause infections in the vagina when the immune system is weakened or the vaginal microbiota is disrupted. Examples of opportunistic fungal pathogens that can cause vaginal infections include Candida albicans and Candida glabrata. These fungi normally live harmlessly in the vagina, but when there is an overgrowth, it can lead to symptoms such as itching, burning, and a thick, white discharge.
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Bacterial Vaginosis
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a common vaginal infection caused by an imbalance of bacteria in the vaginal microbiota. In BV, the normal balance of beneficial lactobacilli and other bacteria in the vagina is disrupted, and there is an overgrowth of harmful bacteria such as Gardnerella vaginalis and Atopobium vaginae. This can lead to symptoms such as a foul-smelling discharge, itching, burning, and discomfort during sex.
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Test instructions
Your test kit and all instructions are posted directly to you, and there is no need to visit a collection centre. Please note that the kit is shipped internationally and may take 1-2 weeks to arrive.
Mail your sample back to the lab using the prepaid envelope and packaging.
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Results for this test available in 3 weeks and will be published in your online dashboard.
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