Evvy’s Laboratory for Analysis

Evvy Introduces the First At-Home Vaginal Microbiome Kits test for the presence of four of the most common vaginal bacterial species, which are associated with feminine odor. The kits are designed to be self-administered at home, using a cotton swab to collect vaginal secretions. The samples are then mailed to Evvy’s laboratory for analysis.

Evvy’s kits are designed to be a “first step” in understanding one’s unique vaginal microbiome and are not intended as a diagnostic tool for any particular condition. They can be used as a baseline before starting probiotics or other types of treatment.

The four species that Evvy tests for include:

  • Lactobacillus acidophilus (L. acidophilus)
  • Gardnerella vaginalis (G. vaginalis)
  • Atopobium vaginae (A. vaginae)
  • Bacteroides vulgatus (BV)

 

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Each test costs $99 per kit and is available online at evvymicrobiomekits.com, where individuals can also find additional information about the microbiome and feminine odor issues, including an infographic on the topic that highlights common symptoms such as itching, burning, or redness in addition to feminine odor itself; an infographic on how bacteria in the vagina affects feminine fragrance; and an infographic on what causes bacterial vaginosis or BV.

According to the Mayo Clinic, BV is the most common vaginal infection among women of childbearing age and affects approximately 75% of women at some point in their lives. In addition to feminine odor, other symptoms include:

  • A thin, grayish-white or yellow discharge with a strong odor.
  • Pain or burning with urination.
  • Itching of the vagina or vulva.

 

The Mayo Clinic states that BV is not considered a sexually transmitted disease (STD), but it can be passed from one person to another through sexual contact.

Original source to learn more: https://ideamensch.com/evvy/