Vaginal pH can be elevated with infection, blood, semen, vaginal medications, and use of certain soaps and douches. An elevated pH is also associated with low oestradiol.
Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection that may cause a yellowy green, ‘frothy’ discharge that is often accompanied by an unpleasant odour and vaginal or vulval itching.
Chlamydia is a very common sexually transmissible infection. If left untreated, chlamydia can cause pelvic inflammatory disease in women, which can lead to chronic pain and infertility.
Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Untreated gonorrhea can lead to long-term health concerns and, in some cases, infertility.
HSV-1 can cause genital herpes, but most cases of genital herpes are caused by herpes type 2.
HSV-2 can cause genital herpes - symptoms can include sores around the genitals or rectum.
Bacterial vaginosis is a common condition caused by an imbalance in the bacteria that occur naturally in the vagina. You are more likely to have bacterial vaginosis if you regularly douche (rinse or flush your vagina), use an intrauterine device (IUD), and have had sex, particularly with a new partner or multiple partners.
Your test kit and all instructions are posted directly to you, and there is no need to visit a collection centre.
Mail your sample back to the lab in the prepaid envelope.
Results for this test available in 2-3 weeks and will be published in your online dashboard.