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Thrush & Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) Test

£127.00 GBP

Laboratory test

Results by e-mail

Treatment available if needed


Product description

The Thrush & Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) Test checks for the presence of vaginal candidiasis (also known as thrush or yeast) infection, and for Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) caused by Gardnerella vaginalis, and also Trichomonas vaginalis bacteria.

Read about different types of vaginal discharge here.

Why do this test? 

The Thrush & Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) Test is most useful when women have a vaginal discharge from an unknown cause. It is sometimes difficult to tell if you have a fungal (candida) or bacterial infection based on the symptoms, or the appearance and smell of the vaginal discharge. This test will tell you for sure which one it is so that you can get the correct treatment. 

NB. Please note that Thrush & Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) Test does NOT screen for STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections). You should do an STI screen if you suspect that you have an STI.

How to do this test:

This test is done at Patient Reception at The Doctors Laboratory. You will be shown to a cubicle with 2 types of swab and will need to do the vaginal swabs yourself.

instructionsClick here for instructions on how to do the vaginal swabs at Patient Reception


Results take 4 working days* and will be e-mailed to you with a doctor's explanation. Treatment is offered when needed. 

* Indicative timings only. Actual result may be earlier or slightly later.

home-sti-testDo you want to do this test at home instead? Click here for the Home Thrush & Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) Kit.

Date of Birth Requirement

All laboratories need information regarding the client to uniquely identify their test sample.

Without these details, tests cannot be processed.

The minimum requirement is the full name, gender and date of birth.

You can enter these details securely at the top before you click 'Add to cart'.

How does it work?

1. Purchase test online with full name and date of birth.

2. Receive an email with either a request form and the address of our London Wimpole Street location, or a booking link to schedule your test at another location more convenient for you.

3. You will recieve a text message notification when your results are ready. They will be sent to you discreetly by email.

4. In the event of a positive test result, we provide STI treatment if needed.


How tests are done?

Blood tests are taken by a phlebotomist
Urine & Swabs: you will be shown to a cubicle to collect these yourself


Treatment for positive tests is available by payment of a £30 prescription fee.

A prescription token is then sent to you by email and SMS. You can take this to any pharmacy and have your medication dispensed. Typical pharmacy costs for one antibiotic is approximately £10-15 but can be more for certain antibiotics.

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Thrush & Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) Test

£127.00 GBP

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