Vaginal Microbiome Test
The vaginal microbiome (VMB) is a dynamic microecosystem consisting of bacteria, yeast and fungi. These microbes protect the vagina against infection, support vaginal mucosal health and may also support healthy pregnancy outcomes. A healthy VMB thrives on low microbial diversity and is typically dominated by one of the following Lactobacillus species: L. crispatus, L. gasseri, L. iners and L. jensenii. If Lactobacillus abundance drops, unwanted microbes have an opportunity to take over.
Symptoms that can lead to an unhealthy vaginal system could include:
- Vaginal Dryness
- Abnormal discharge
- Abdominal Pain
- Vaginal Infection
- Foul Odor
- Burning Sensations
- Painful intercourse
- Gray discharge
Some of the benefits of taking a vaginal biomeFx test are:
You can learn about the balance of beneficial and harmful microbes in your vaginal microbiome, and how they may affect your risk of infections, inflammation, and other conditions.
You can get personalized recommendations for dietary, lifestyle, and probiotic interventions to improve your vaginal microbiome health and resilience12.
You can monitor the changes in your vaginal microbiome over time and see how your interventions are working.
Overall reproductive health
It help you identify the presence of certain pathogens or imbalances that may be associated with different genital tract conditions, such as bacterial vaginosis, vaginitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, menstrual disorders, and poor pregnancy outcomes.
The Vaginal BiomeFx (Vaginal Swab) by MicroBiome is a test that determines the abundance of various microorganisms that affect your vaginal microbiome and thus overall vaginal health. It plays an important role in your reproductive health, immune system, and overall well-being.