BioReference Laboratories Aerobic Vaginitis Testing
BioReference Laboratories and its specialty women’s health division, GenPath, launched new testing for aerobic vaginitis, a vaginal infection caused by the overgrowth of aerobic bacteria that triggers an inflammatory response.
Aerobic vaginitis occurs with bacterial vaginosis in 36.9 percent of vaginal discomfort cases, but they are separate infections.
While similar, they require different treatment regimes, BioReference said. If untreated, complications of aerobic vaginitis include an increased risk for contracting sexually transmitted infections, pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, premature labor, preterm delivery, and premature rupture of membranes.