Female EcologiX™

Vaginal Health & Microbiome Profile

A ground-breaking clinical tool for the assessment of the vaginal microbiome – a key ecosystem for female health and reproductive optimisation.

By Invivo Diagnostics, our CQC registered UK microbiome laboratory.

RRP: £179

The Vaginal Microbiome

The vaginal tract is host to over 200 species of microorganisms. It is a dynamic and complex ecosystem comprising fluctuating populations that modulate host immune responses and maintain homeostasis.

Disruption of microbiota composition and functions, termed dysbiosis, has been linked to a multitude of disorders, including: bacterial vaginosis (BV), premature delivery in pregnant women, infertility, miscarriages and increased risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Analysis and monitoring of the vaginal microbiota is therefore extremely important for health and can be used to inform treatment plans and lifestyle factors.

Read more about key bacteria for vaginal health

Methodology

Establishing a methodology that is the most accurate we currently know of in the microbiology field, and using the latest technology was absolutely critical for us in the development of the EcologiX™ profiles. For this, we established an incredibly knowledgeable and experienced Scientific Advisory Board to join the Invivo Diagnostics laboratory team, and dedicated time and money to create profiles we are all proud of.

We use quantitative realtime polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR), using TaqMan technology, to analyse the bacterial and fungal communities of the vaginal ecosystem.

We have also added a couple of quality measures to ensure accuracy, which differ from other microbiome tests on the market. We utilise a fixed amount of DNA (ng) from the sample and uses an endogenous control to measure your ‘baseline’ microbial load. This enables us to report accurately on the relative abundance of the target microbes.

Doing these extra steps means it is easier for you to compare your, or your patient’s samples before and after treatment.

Learn more about the science behind the EcologiX™ profiles

What We Measure


HEALTH MARKERS PATHOBIONTS
IL-1B Escherichia coli
pH Enterococcus faecalis
LACTOBACILLI Streptococcus agalactiae
Lactobacillus crispatus Staphylococcus aureus
Lactobacillus iners OPPORTUNISTIC FUNGI
Lactobacillus jensinii Candida albicans
Lactobacillus gasseri Candida parapsilosis
COMMENSAL BACTERIA Candida tropicalis
Gardnerella vaginalis Candida krusei
Mobiluncus mulieris Candida glabrata
Mobiluncus curtisii
Atopobium vaginae
BVAB2
Prevotella bivia
Ureaplasma urealyticum
Megasphera 1
Megasphera 2

 

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Test Indications


○ Female health optimisation
○ Vaginal bacterial and fungal infections
○ Endometriosis
○ Conception care
○ Fertility & IVF
○ Chronic pelvic pain

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