Most women don’t know or care about vaginal microflora, so they’re not aware of the amazing job it does at keeping the vagina healthy. But if anything goes wrong ‘down below’, a VFA test can help get things back on track. But what exactly is the VFA test for vaginal microflora.
What does the VFA Test do?
The Vaginal fluid analysis (VFA) test is done to assess the type and quantity of the vaginal constituents. It is very helpful in determining whether or not the vaginal microflora is in a normal or altered state.
The bacteria that live in the vagina, often referred to as the vaginal microflora is dominated by ‘good’ bacteria known as lactobacilli, which protect the vaginal mucosa. The lactobacilli co-exist with lesser quantities of ‘bad’ bacteria. However, if there is a decline in lactobacilli the bad bacteria take over, and this can lead to a bacterial or yeast infection.
In order to restore the vaginal microflora, it’s important to first determine the vaginal constituents that are out-of-balance. That’s where the VFA test is helpful. A VFA test involves the use of advanced microscopic equipment that helps to identify important vaginal constituents If an altered microflora pattern is confirmed, the physician can customize a treatment plan to restore balance.
VFA test at Fowler GYN International Laboratory
Board certified gynecologist Dr. R. Stuart of Fowler GYN International (FGI) has developed an innovative VFA test that precisely identifies the vaginal constituents. It is the only one of its kind in the US. Once the specific altered vaginal micro-flora pattern has been established, FGI uses vaginal rejuvenate therapy to restore the vaginal ecosystem. Its so unique, women come from across the US and 4 continents for evaluation and treatment (learn more).
Do you need expert help for vaginal concerns?
Contact Gynecology Board Certified Dr. R. Stuart at Fowler GYN International, Paradise Valley, AZ for a consultation.
You can reach FGI at www.fowlergyninternational.com, or by calling (480) 420-4001.