Aptima® BV Assay
Detect Imbalances in Vaginal Flora
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common cause of abnormal vaginal discharge in women of childbearing age.1 More than 50% of women diagnosed with BV experience recurrent symptoms within 12 months.2 The Aptima BV Assay is a Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) that helps to detect one of the most common causes of vaginitis: bacterial vaginosis (based on algorithm using; Lactobacillus spp, Gardnerella vaginalis, Atopobium vaginae).3
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Delivering a clear, objective result for Bacterial vaginosis.
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- Sherrard J, Wilson J, Donders G, et al. 2018 European (IUSTI/WHO) International Union against sexually transmitted infections (IUSTI) World Health Organisation (WHO) guideline on the management of vaginal discharge. International Journal of STD & AIDS. 2018;29(13): 1258–1272
- Bradshaw C, Morton A, Hocking J, et al. High Recurrence Rates of Bacterial Vaginosis over the Course of 12 Months after Oral Metronidazole Therapy and Factors Associated with Recurrence. Journal of Infectious Disease. 2006 June; Volume 193, Issue 11: 1478–1486.
- Aptima BV Assay [Package Insert] AW-23712-001 Rev.001 San Diego, CA; Hologic, Inc., 2022.
- Schwebke JR, Taylor SN, Ackerman R, et.al. Clinical Validation of the Aptima Bacterial Vaginosis and Aptima Candida/Trichomonas Vaginitis Assays: Results from a Prospective Multicenter Clinical Study. J Clin Microbiol. 2020;58:e01643-19.
- Van der pol B, Daniel G, Kodsi S, et al. Molecular-based Testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections Using Samples Previously Collected for Vaginitis Diagnosis. Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Feb 1; 68(3): 375-381.
- Anderson MR, Klink K, Cohrssen A. Evaluation of vaginal complaints. JAMA. 2004;291(11):1368–79.
- Adapted from Kent H. Epidemiology of Vaginitis. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1991 Oct;165(4 Pt 2):1168-76
- AW-26055-001 Rev. 001 Panther / Panther Fusion Operators Manual
- Ratnam S, Jang D, Gilchrist J et.al. Workflow and Maintenance Characteristics of Five Automated Laboratory Instruments for the Diagnosis of Sexually Transmitted Infections. J. Clin. Microbiol. 2014;52(7):2299-2304
- Aptima CV/TV Assay [package insert] AW-18812-001 Rev. 004., San Diego, CA; Hologic, Inc., 2021
- Sobel J, Subramanian C, Foxman B et al. Mixed Vaginitis—More Than Coinfection and With Therapeutic Implications. Current Infectious Disease Reports. 2013; 15:104–108.
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