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FemoScan® Screen

FemoScan® Screen is a new molecular test that can simultaneously detect 15 different pathogenic microorganisms, responsible for causing various pathological conditions in a woman's urogenital system. The test includes the following microorganisms:

  • Group Gardnerella vaginalis + Prevotella bivia + Porphyromonas sp.
  • Candida sp.
  • Ureaplasma urealyticum + Ureaplasma parvum
  • Mycoplasma hominis
  • Mycoplasma genitalium
  • Trichomonas vaginalis
  • Neisseria gonorrhea
  • Chlamydia trachomatis
  • Herpes Simplex Virus type 1 (HSV-1)
  • Herpes Simplex Virus type 2 (HSV-2)
  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
  • As well as, the vaginal lactobacilli Lactobacillus sp.

Vaginitis (vaginal infection) is the most common gynecological condition. Patients with vaginitis almost always have abnormal vaginal discharge. The most common causes for vaginitis are trichomonads (Trichomonas vaginalis), vaginal candidiasis (Candida albicans) and bacterial vaginosis (BV).

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common cause of vaginal hypersecretion in women of childbearing potential. It is characterized by overgrowth of anaerobic bacteria (Gardnerella vaginalis, Gram-negative anaerobic bacteria of the genera Prevotella and Porphyromonas and rarely other species), which leads to the replacement of lactobacilli and an increase in vaginal pH.

Genital herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases. It is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). Most cases of genital herpes are caused by an infection with the herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2). Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) is the most common cause of cold sores, but it can also rarely cause genital herpes.

Most patients with genital herpes do not know it because most of them either have no symptoms or are very mild. The genital herpes virus is transmitted from person to person through sexual contact even if the carrier has no symptoms or signs of infection.

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus that can infect almost anyone. After infection, the virus stays in the body forever. Most people are not aware that they have CMV because it rarely causes problems in healthy people.

However, in pregnant women or people with weakened immune systems, CMV can cause problems. When a woman develops active CMV infection during pregnancy she can pass the virus to the baby, and which can then develop various pathological conditions. CMV is transmitted from person to person through body fluids such as blood, saliva, urine, semen, and breast milk.

 

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