BD Affirm™ VPIII microbial identification system
Improve accuracy with DNA-probe technology that efficiently detects from a single swab the three organisms most associated with vaginitis
The BD Affirm™ VPIII microbial identification system is a molecular system for the detection of vaginitis. It helps achieve objective results for better patient care through an accurate, easy-to-use, automated platform.
Traditional methods for the detection of vaginitis, such as microscopy, Gram staining and culture, are subjective. These methods are also shown through repeated studies to be low in sensitivity and specificity, and highly demanding on staff. The BD Affirm VPIII system helps solve these problems.
A single swab is for all three organisms (Candida, Gardnerella, Trichomonas).
The system features automated processing.
The system features a nonamplified, built-in threshold of disease detection (it will not overcall normal flora as an infection).
Built-in controls give you confidence in results.