Intimate area infections are common especially among sexually active women of childbearing age and are transmitted by men. Currently, the proper diagnosis of the etiology of infection is based on the microscopic exams of swabs, which are often performed in primary care sites.
Similarly to the previous described diseases, in case of intimate infections successful management and appropriate treatment depends on accurate identification of the etiologic agent. Clinical examination and laboratory tests are usually adequate to diagnose bacterial vaginosis. Diagnosis of Candida vulvovaginitis and vaginitis caused by Trichomonas may require culture.
However, the needs of the diagnosis of vaginal infection may vary depending on world region (Gardnerella vaginalis, Corynebacterium vaginalis, Bacteroides, HPV, HSV1 and HSV2, Chlamydia trachomatis). Intimate SensDx will allow for quick identification of the etiology of the infection. The product is at early stage of development and accurate marketing research is needed to define up to 7 pathogens to diagnose as well as target groups depending on the country (GPs, gynaecologists, clinics, hospitals) and distribution channels.