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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.


DNA-probe technology has been shown to be more sensitive and specific, leading to improved outcomes.


The system processes six specimens simultaneously in under 45 minutes with less than 2.5 minutes of hands-on time.

Actionable results

Easy-to-read visual results cards allow for consistent outcomes and improved workflow.

Management of difficult infections

DNA-probe technology manages mixed or difficult infections by binding only the true target and not interfering substances.


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.

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