Home Test: Vaginal Smear Culture +Urinalysis

This home test is a special deal which includes a vaginal smear culture test and a urinalysis. The vaginal smear (sampled with vaginal fluid) checks for the overall health of the vagina by identifying any microbial infections such as bacteria, yeast (fungus), or viruses as well as some sexually transmitted infections. The urinalysis (sampled with a urine) is used to diagnose for Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) as well as provide an antibiogram (in the case of bacterial infection) to measure the body’s resistance to certain antibiotics to ensure a targeted and effective treatment. The home test includes delivery of the kit to your home to take your own sample, free shipping to the lab for analysis, and results within 3-5 working days by email.

 

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75.00

This home test is only available in Attica, Greece.

Vaginal smear culture: Often vaginas experience vaginitis, which is a general medical term used to describe various disorders that cause infection or inflammation of the vagina and vulva. Usually this discomfort or pain is caused by an infection. The vaginal smear culture home test isolates and identifies the responsible germ (bacteria, fungi, virus, STI) that can cause vaginitis.

Τhe Vaginal Smear Culture test includes:

  1. Microscopic observation for diagnosis of: Pyocytes, Fungus ,Trichomonas, Neisser, Clue Cells.
  2.  Aerobic culture for diagnosis of: Candida Albicans, E. coli, Proteus Mirabilis, Pseudomonas spp., Klebsiella spp., Staphylococcus spp., Enterococcus spp., Streptococcus spp.
  3. Anaerobic culture for diagnosis: Gardnerella Vaginalis
  4. Special examinations for the diagnosis of: Mycoplasma Hominis, Ureoplasma Urealyticum, Chlamydia Trachomatis.

Urinalysis: One of the most common reasons to seek a urinalysis test is because of the discomfort caused by urinary tract infections. This type of infection can be anywhere in the urinary tract and is often caused by bacteria, which enter the urinary tract through the urethra and begin to multiply in the bladder. The urinalysis home test identifies the type of bacteria and the type of antibiotics that will work on your body.

This test is for people who:

  • experience one or many of these symptoms: pain or burning while urinating, frequent urination, feeling the need to urinate with an empty bladder, bloody urine, pressure in the lower abdomen
  • have been sexually active and have not been to the gynecologist for a pap smear for a while
  • would like to get an overview of their general vaginal health
  • have been sexually active and are experiencing discomfort or unusual symptoms in their genital area (itching, swelling, redness, dryness, unusual smells or discharge), pain in the abdominal area, pain during sexual intercourse, or bleeding between periods

What does this home test cover?

  • A kit in discreet packaging that is delivered to your home for self-sampling
  • Free pickup of your sample and delivery to the lab
  • Sample analysis in an ISO-certified lab
  • Results within 3-5 working days by email
  • Anonymous results retrieval with unique password

What’s in the self-sampling kit?

 

  1. Form to be filled out and sent back with the samples
  2. Two dry STERILE R swabs
  3. One STUART swab with preservation gel
  4. Sodium Chloride 0.9% 5ml bottle
  5. Three stickers with an ID number
  6. Box for return shipping
  7. Black eco-bag for return shipping
  8. An instructions manual

 

 

What is the step by step process?

  1. Order your Vaginal Smear Culture + Urinalysis home test
  2. Receive it in a discreet packaging by our courier within 48 hours
  3. Follow the instructions manual and take your own sample
  4. Select a pickup time within 24 hours (QR code provided in the instructions manual)
  5. Your sample is picked up and sent to the lab for analysis
  6. Get your private results within 3-5 working days by email

How do I take my sample?

Taking your sample is very easy and painless, follow the instructions below (also included in the kit) to use a swab and take a sample of your vaginal fluid. For the vaginal smear culture, you will take 3 samples.

  1. First, wash your hands
  2. Open the STERILE R tube, take out the swab
  3. In a comfortable position, hold the swab in one hand, and separate your labia with the other
  4. Insert the swab 5cm (which is about half the size of your index finger) into the vaginal opening
  5. Gently rub the swab against the walls of your vagina by turning it around for about 30 seconds
  6. Put the swab back in the tube and close it tight

Note: Follow the detailed instructions in the manual to ensure that all three samples are properly taken and preserved.

To take your urine sample, use the provided sterile cup and fill it halfway.

What happens if my results come in positive?

If you would like to discuss your results and/or receive a prescription from a certified doctor, head over to our telehealth page to view our list of recommended doctors and book an online consultation.