Tests for bacterial vaginosis, or BV – one of the most common causes of abnormal vaginal discharge in women.
Concerned about changes in the color, odor, or texture of your vaginal fluids? With the BV Home Test, you can screen for one of the most common causes of abnormal vaginal discharge from the comfort of your home. As easy as 1-2-3. No awkward conversations, no hassle.
The myLAB Box BV Home Test uses advanced DNA technology to detect the specific genetic material causing the infection and deliver extremely accurate results. This is the best method available to screen for abnormal vaginal discharge.
Use the kit instructions to collect your sample in as little as 5 minutes. Mail it to the lab using the pre-addressed stamped envelope (postage paid). Receive secure electronic results back in a matter of days. It’s that easy!
What’s Included: 1 (ONE) mail-in kit for a Bacterial Vaginosis Home Test.
For your convenience the kit also includes: simple to use instructions and postage pre-paid return envelope.
Many women with BV have no symptoms. But if you have symptoms, you should be tested and treated.
Bacterial vaginosis, or BV is a very treatable infection is caused by a change in the natural balance of bacteria in the vagina. You get BV when the normal level of one kind of bacteria, Lactobacillus, is replaced by high levels of other bacteria. The most common bacteria found in BV is Gardnerella vaginalis. The myLAB Box BV home test screens for multiple types of bacteria that may cause BV, including Gardnerella vaginalis, making it highly accurate. At-home test kits that screen for fewer types of bacteria may not be able to confirm you have BV and are more likely to have false negative results.
You may get BV after having sex with a new partner or your current partner. Without treatment, BV may increase your chances of getting HIV or other STIs, such as chlamydia or gonorrhea. Having BV while pregnant puts you at greater risk of delivering your baby too early.
You can also get BV if you are not sexually active. This may happen if something upsets the natural balance of bacteria in the vagina, such as douching, taking certain medicines, or even wearing tight pants. Getting tested and treated if you have BV is one of the best ways to help keep your vagina healthy.
myLAB Box offers at-home collection of samples that are mailed to our CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited laboratory. The testing performed on your samples complies with all state and federal regulations regarding laboratory testing.
myLAB Box offers individuals with laboratory services for wellness monitoring. All tests are validated by myLAB Box clinical laboratory affiliates. Results are comparable to samples collected in a physician’s office or clinical laboratory. Tests used in myLAB Box kits have been developed and performance characteristics determined by myLAB Box clinical laboratory affiliates. Tests have not been approved by the US Federal and Drug Administration (FDA), although individual components of some tests performed in the laboratory are FDA-cleared. The FDA has determined that such clearance or approval is not necessary for laboratory-developed tests such as those offered by my LAB Box. These tests are used for clinical purposes only. They should not be regarded as investigational or for research. myLAB Box clinical laboratory affiliates are regulated under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA) of 1988 as qualified to perform high complexity clinical testing and follow the guidelines of the College of American Pathologists (CAP). The tests, and services are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure disease. All information given as to the use of the tests is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for a physician’s consultation.
If you ever test positive, enjoy free physician consultations via phone.