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Frequently Asked Questions
What are microbiomes?
Microbiomes are the community of bacteria and other microbes that live in and on us. They are the combined genetic material of our body’s microorganisms in a particular environment, for instance in our mouths, guts, vaginas, and elsewhere.
What is the vaginal microbiome?
The vaginal microbiome is the community of microbes that live in the vagina. Your vaginal microbiome is made up of bacteria (both healthy and unhealthy types) and other microbes and organisms. These microbes and bacteria contribute to our overall health and wellness.
Is it important to know what makes up my vaginal microbiome?
Yes. By decoding the vaginal microbiome, we can identify and treat under-addressed conditions that are often incorrectly diagnosed or treated otherwise. The vaginal microbiome plays a significant role in over 30 major women’s health conditions, including recurrent bacterial-vaginosis and preterm birth.
How can I find out what’s in my vaginal microbiome?
Take our at-home vaginal microbiome test. From a simple vaginal swab, our experienced pathologists are able to tell you exactly what makes up your vaginal microbiome. By extracting all the microbial DNA from your sample, we can determine exactly which microbes they belong to, their purpose, and what all this information means for you. By giving you in-depth insights as only our pathologist lab can, you’ll know exactly where you stand.
Why should I care about my vaginal microbiome?
Knowing what makes up your unique vaginal microbiome is the first step in avoiding and eliminating health issues that can arise due to vaginal health issues.