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NuSwabSM VG: A New Diagnostic Approach to Vaginitis
J Fam Pract. 2012 October;61(10):S1-S4
Vulvovaginitis is a major health problem and is the reason for at least 10 million gynecologic office visits each year in the United States. Conditions that once were discussed in low voices behind closed doors are now the subject of national media attention, thanks to their broad prevalence and the desire of patients to keep informed about their health. The NuSwabSM VG assay (LabCorp), helps clinicians determine whether the cause of vaginitis is bacterial, parasitic, or fungal, and enables them to tailor treatment accordingly.