Vaginitis and STI co-infection is common.1 Identify it from visit 1, with one swab.1-5


One study found that approximately 25% of women with either bacterial vaginosis (BV) or vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) also had an STI.1


As many as 1 in 2 women with vaginitis are misdiagnosed, perpetuating a cycle of ineffective treatment and repeat doctor visits while increasing the risk of recurrence and serious health repercussions.6,7



The BD Molecular Swab Collection Kit can be used to test for up to five different women’s health and STI conditions, including CT, GC, TV, BV, and VVC.2,3

With the BD CTGCTV2 assay and the BD MAX Vaginal Panel, you can use the same sample to test for vaginitis and the 3 most common non-viral STIs in symptomatic women.1-5


BD’s comprehensive diagnostic Women’s Health portfolio helps you confidently diagnose your patients and provide the best quality care.1-3,5,7-9


Discover the BD Onclarity™ HPV Assay with extended genotyping, the only FDA-approved HPV test that individually identifies HPV 31, which poses a higher risk for cervical precancer as compared to HPV 18 and should be managed similarly.10-13

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BV, bacterial vaginosis; CT, Chlamydia trachomatis; GC, Neisseria gonorrhoeae; STI, sexually transmitted infection; TV, Trichomonas vaginalis; VVC, vulvovaginal candidiasis.

1. Van Der Pol B et al. Sex Transm Dis. 2021;48(2):134–40. 
2. BD CTGCTV2 for BD MAX™ System Package Insert [P0237(01)]. 
3. BD MAX™ Vaginal Panel Package Insert [P0258(02)].
4. Sexually Transmitted Infections Prevalence, Incidence, and Cost Estimates in the United States, CDC. 2021. Accessed 29 Apr 2022.
5. Van Der Pol B et al. Clin Infect Dis. 2019;68(3):375–81. 
6. Hillier SL et al. Clin Infect Dis. 2021;72(9):1538–43.
7. Brown H and Drexler M. Popul Health Manag. 2020;23(S1):S3–S12. 
8. Gaydos CA et al. Obstet Gynecol. 2017;130(1):181–9. 
9. Schwebke JR et al. J Clin Microbiol. 2018;56(6):e00252–18. 
10. Monsonego J et al. Gynecol Oncol. 2015;137(1):47–54. 
11. Bonde JH et al. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2020;24(1):1-13. 
12. Stoler MH et al. Gynecol Oncol. 2019;153(1):26–33. 
13. Perkins RB et al. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2020;24:102–31.