Method - Vaginal Swab
- Upon ordering, the lab kit will be sent directly to your home address.
- You take your sample in the comfort of your own home and send your sample to the lab via pre-paid courier.
- 2-3 week turnaround time
- You receive a follow up appointment and your test results
Yeast infections - Candida e.g.
Sexually Transmitted Infections - Trichomoniasis, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea,
Herpes 1 & 2
Bacteria - Beneficial and pathogenic
The Vaginal Microbiome
The vagina is home to a complex ecosystem of organisms that may include bacteria, viruses, parasites and yeasts. Some of these organisms are important in keeping us healthy as they act to discourage other potential pathogens from thriving.
Disruptions in balance of any of these can lead to infections and/or uncomfortable symptoms. Every vaginal microbiome is different and factors such as age, hormonal disruptions and even antibiotic/probiotic use can contribute to changes.
The vagina consists on carefully balanced bacteria & fungi with an ideal pH of between 3.8 and 5.
Several things can bring this out of balance, such as the oral contraceptive pill, antibiotics, pregnancy, anti-fungal creams among others.
Vaginal infections, including bacterial vaginosis (BV), vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC), and trichomoniasis (TV) as well as STI's can cause
unpleasant symptoms such as;
Itching, vagina or anus
Vaginal Health Analysis + STI's
We recommend that you always seek the advice of a qualified health care practitioner regarding any medical or health related diagnosis or treatment before acting on this test information. Nourished by Nature does not provide diagnosis, treatment, or medical advice. Nourished by Nature is not liable to you or anyone else for any loss or negative consequence caused in whole or in part by interpreting, delivering, or reporting information through the utilizing of laboratory testing services. In no event shall we be liable to you or any other party for any decisions made or action taken or not taken by you in reliance on such information.