10 million women seek medical advice for vulvovaginitis each year and millions attempt to self-diagnose and self-treat.1,2

Unfortunately, incorrect medical diagnosis and treatment is common, leading to a circle of recurring infections that negatively impact women's physical and mental health.1,3-6

It also costs the healthcare system billions each year.1,7

Bacterial vaginosis (BV), vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) and Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) are the most common causes of vaginitis.1

However, each condition causes unspecific and overlapping symptoms, making accurate diagnosis and treatment difficult using traditional diagnostic methods.1,8-11

Only a molecular diagnostic test can accurately identify the root cause of vaginitis symptoms, avoid recurrence, decrease the risk of treatment resistance, and prevent complications.1,12

The BD MAX™ Vaginal Panel is a comprehensive diagnostic test that directly detects the 3 most common infectious causes of vaginitis - BV, VVC and TV - in one test, with one swab.13-15

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BV, bacterial vaginosis; TV, Trichomonas vaginalis; V/V, vulvovaginitis; VVC, vulvovaginal candidiasis.

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11. Trichomoniasis CDC Fact Sheet, CDC. Accessed July 11, 2022.
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13. BD MAX™ Vaginal Panel Package Insert (P0258).
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15. Gaydos CA et al. Obstet Gynecol. 2017;130(1):181–9.