Introducing an easy and accurate solution for detecting vaginal infections.
Gnagyn BV Test
An acidic vaginal pH value of 3.8 to 4.5 is a basic requirement for the optimal functioning of the body’s own system of protecting the vagina. This system can effectively avoid colonization by pathogens and the occurrence of vaginal infections. The most important and most natural protection against vaginal problems is therefore a healthy vaginal flora. There are many factors that regulate the composition and dynamics of the vaginal microbial ecosystem and that maintain the natural protective functions of the vagina. One important factor is lacto bacteria.
Under the influence of lacto bacteria, the glycogen released from the upper vaginal wall degrades to form the sugar glucose and then lactic acid. This results in an acid environment forming in the vagina, with a pH value that is usually 3.8 to 4.5. This acidic vaginal environment forms effective protection against infections because the vast majority of bacteria that cause disease cannot thrive under such conditions. The physiological vaginal pH level is therefore dependent on the quantitive presence of the lactic acid.
READING AND EVALUATING THE TEST RESULTS
Read the result immediately after removing the vaginal applicators, while the measurement zone is still damp. Compare the color in the pH measurement zone with the color scale on the foil packaging and note the value on the color scale that is most similar to the pH level you have measured. After evaluation, you may dispose of the used applicator with the regular household waste.
Vaginal pH levels in the range 4.0 to 4.4 are within the normal range.
The color of the indicator is yellowish
Vaginal pH levels over 4.4 are outside of the normal/healthy range.
The color of the indicator is darker and becomes a brown-greenblue shade.
Yellowish colour indicates negative BV infection. In the presence of unusual vaginal signs (discharge, irritation and itching). Yellow colour indicates possible yeast infection.
Brown-Green-Blue colour indicates positive Bacterial Vaginosis infection.