BD Molecular Diagnostics

Introducing the NEW BD MAX™ Vaginal Panel
The first microbiome-based, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay that directly detects the 3 most common infectious causes of vaginitis1

  • Bacterial vaginosis, vulvovaginal candidiasis, and Trichomonas vaginalis1
  • Maximize efficiency with 1 collection, 1 test for the 3 most common infectious causes of vaginitis
  • Supports antimicrobial resistance initiatives by reporting Candida krusei and C. glabrata

WHY CHANGE?
Traditional diagnostics leave up to 40% of women with vaginitis undiagnosed after an initial clinical visit.2 The BD MAX™ Vaginal Panel provides more complete, accurate detection,1 to help more patients.

Vaginal Panel- Significant prevalence. Severe complications.


WHY NOW?
Health risks include

  • Preterm or low birth-weight babies
  • Late-term miscarriages
  • Increased risk of sexually-transmitted infections, such as HIV and pelvic inflammatory disease1

A Need for Improved Testing
Clinical diagnosis and traditional diagnostic techniques tend to be subjective with variable sensitivity and specificity3

40% OF WOMEN WITH VAGINITIS LEAVE AN INITIAL MEDICAL VISIT UNDIAGNOSED

This potentially leads to:

  • Continued symptoms
  • Repeat visits
  • Inappropriate treatment
  • Poor antimicrobial stewardship
  • Unnecessary associated healthcare system costs2,3,5

 

Overall Performance Compared to Patient Infection Status


WHY BD?
Accurate treatment begins with an accurate diagnosis. BD MAX Vaginal Panel is the first FDA-authorized, microbiome-based assay that detects the 3 most common infectious causes of vaginitis,3 with the efficiency of 1 swab. Consistent, accurate results that surpass traditional methods for vaginitis detection.1


References: 1. Package Insert/Clinical Trial Data. 2. Carr PL et al. “Shotgun” versus sequential testing. Cost-e_ ectiveness of diagnostic strategies for vaginitis. JGIM. 2005;793-799. 3. Hainer BL et al. Vaginitis: diagnosis and treatment. Am Fam Phys. 2011;83:807-815. 4. Kent HL. Epidemiology of vaginitis. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1991;165:1168-1176. 5. Powell K. Vaginal thrush: quality of life and treatments. Br J Nurs. 2010;19:1107-1111.