|Kit Size:||40T/Kit||Cut-Off:||See Insert|
|Storage:||2-30℃||Shelf Time:||24 Months|
lateral flow diagnostics,
lateral flow assay
AllTest Semi - Quantitative Determination Vaginal pH Rapid Test Panel IVPH-504
The Vaginal pH Rapid Test Panel (Vaginal Swab) is a rapid dry chemical method for the qualitative detection of pH in female vaginal swab specimens to aid in the diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis
Vaginal infections are quite common and often a recurring problem among women of all age groups. An indication of abnormal acidity of the vaginal discharge can help evaluate whether the vaginal symptoms are likely caused by an infection that may require follow-up with a healthcare professional.
An acidic vaginal pH value of 3.8 to 4.5 is a basic requirement for the optimal functioning of the body’s own system of protecting the vagina. This system can effectively avoid colonization by pathogenic germs and the occurrence of vaginal infections.
Under the influence of lacto bacteria, the glycogen released from the upper vaginal epithelium degrades to form the sugar glucose and then lactic acid. This results in an acid environment forming in the vagina, with a pH value that is usually 3.8 to 4.5. This acidic vaginal environment forms effective protection against infections, because the vast majority of bacteria that cause disease cannot thrive under such conditions.
Some vaginal infections known to be associated with abnormal vaginal acidity have no non-prescription treatments, and must be treated by a healthcare professional. Some cases of abnormal discharge with abnormal acidity may be caused by a combination of infections.
Vaginal infections may be very risky for pregnant women and dangerous for the mother and her fetus, thus symptoms and results should always be discussed with a healthcare professional.
How to use?
Allow the test, reagents, swab specimen, and/or controls to reach room temperature (15-30℃) prior to testing.
1 Remove the test panel from the seal pouch and use it within one hour. Best result will be obtained if the test is performed immediately after opening the foil pouch.
2 Place the test panel on a clean and balance desk or take it by your free hand.
3 Apply the head of swab onto PH area of the test panel for at least 5 times, make sure enough secretion is applied on the pH area of the test panel.
4 Read. the result immediately while the measurement zone is still wet. Compare the color in the pH measurement zone with the color scale on the foil pouch and note the value on the color scale that is closest to the color on the test unit. After evaluation, dispose of the used panel and swab.
INTERPRETATION OF RESULTS
NORMAL RANGE: Vaginal pH levels in the range 3.8-4.4 are within the normal range. The color of indicator is yellowish.
ABNORMAL RANGE: Vaginal pH levels over 4.4 are outside of the normal/healthy range. The color of the indicator is darker and becomes a brown-green-blue shade