Bacterial Vaginosis Test (BV)

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Discreet & easy at-home test to help diagnose Bacterial Vaginosis (BV), a common vaginal infection. Get on the path to relief from your symptoms with treatment delivered to your door.

Tests for:

Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)

Collection methods:
Vaginal swab
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$139 $139
This test is not permitted for use in NY due to state restrictions. Medication availability varies by state. Check your coverage here This test is not permitted for use in NY due to state restrictions. Medication availability varies by state. Check your coverage here
FSA & HSA cards accepted. FSA & HSA cards accepted.

88% of females experienced vaginal symptoms in the past year*

*Source: Hologic National Survey of 405 females aged 25-50, 2021

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About BV

  • Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)

    The cause of BV is unknown, but it is linked to an imbalance of good and bad bacteria in the vagina. BV will sometimes go away without treatment but if you have symptoms and a positive BV test result, treatment will be required.

We understand the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis can often cause discomfort, frustration, and even stress. However, BV is so common that the majority of women will experience at least one episode in their lifetime. In fact, 88% of females experienced vaginal symptoms in the past year*. Symptoms can vary depending on the cause.

Symptoms of bacterial vaginosis can include:

  • A change in vaginal discharge.
  • Pain, itching, or burning in the vagina.
  • A strong fish-like odor, especially after sex.
  • Discomfort with urination.
  • Itching around the outside of the vagina.

Talk to your healthcare provider about any symptoms or concerns. For positive BV test results, treatment will not be provided in the absence of vaginal symptoms.

*Source: Hologic National Survey of 405 females aged 25-50, 2021

Bacterial vaginosis is a common condition that happens when there is too much of certain bacteria in the vagina, which can lead to uncomfortable symptoms. If you suspect you may have bacterial vaginosis, you're not alone. In fact, it's the most common vaginal condition in women between the ages of 15 and 44*. You should consider getting tested if you are a female over the age of 18 and have symptoms of bacterial vaginosis.

Your risk of bacterial vaginosis can increase if:

  • You have a new sex partner or multiple sex partners
  • You practice douching or use perfumed products in or around the vagina
  • You have an IUD

The sample must be collected in the morning on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday and returned on the same day.

You should not collect your sample during your menstrual period or if you are pregnant. You must wait at least 48 hours after using vaginal creams, gels, tablets or engaging in sexual activity.

This test will not identify sexually transmitted diseases. If you are concerned about possible exposure to an STD, we also offer a range of at-home tests that may be suitable.

*Source: CDC, 2021

Effective treatment, without the guesswork or hidden costs

Did you know that BV is misdiagnosed a staggering 63% of the time?*

Many try to self-treat without knowing the underlying cause, spending money on ineffective treatment and, more importantly, prolonging uncomfortable symptoms.

With LetsGetChecked, you can get the right diagnosis along with effective treatment sent discreetly to your home at no extra charge.

*Source: Hologic National Survey of 405 females aged 25-50, 2021

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How it works


Order your test online

Whether you are experiencing uncomfortable symptoms or would like to check in on your health, order your test today.

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Free & discreet delivery

All of our home collection kits and follow-up medication are delivered free-of-charge in a plain envelope with no reference to LetsGetChecked visible.

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Easy sample collection

Collect your sample from the privacy of home with easy-to-follow instructions and video tutorials.

Return your sample to the lab at no cost to you, using the prepaid shipping label provided.

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Fast & accurate processing

Your sample will be sent to our network of CLIA-certified and ISO accredited laboratories for full analysis by our clinical scientists.

These are the same labs as those used by primary care providers and hospitals.

Lab sample processing

Secure results in 2 to 5 days

Once your sample arrives in the lab, easy-to-understand results will be available to view from your secure online account within 2-5 days.

  • Secure online result dashboard
  • Helpful factsheet from our clinical experts
  • Official lab report
Medication sent to you, at no extra cost
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Support you can trust

Your health record is reviewed by a LetsGetChecked clinician and additional support and treatment options will be provided to help guide you on your next steps.

Get 1-on-1 support from our clinical team at a time that suits you.

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Medication included

Treatment provided,
at no extra cost

To help you get treated in a discreet and affordable way, we provide treatment for bacterial vaginosis in line with clinical guidelines should you test positive.

We will send this treatment to your home at no additional charge, so there is no need to visit the drugstore.

Prescribing guidelines may vary depending on your individual situation*.

*For positive BV test results, treatment will only be provided if symptoms are present.

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A medical team you can trust

Meet your dedicated, at-home medical team.

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Robert Mordkin

Chief Medical Officer

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Ashley Harrison

Nurse Practitioner

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Jennifer Patykiewicz


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Kristin O'Connor

Nurse Manager

Still have questions?

Here are some questions we usually get about LetsGetChecked. If you would like yours answered, please get in touch.

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This test is not suitable:

  • for persons without a vagina
  • if you are pregnant
  • if you have symptoms suggestive of pelvic inflammatory disease
  • if you have had a total hysterectomy with a past history of high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL)
  • if you have been advised not to use a tampon for medical reasons
  • if you have had surgery or a procedure to the vagina resulting in damage to the area or scar formation
  • if you are experiencing unusual bleeding or pain.

Please talk to your healthcare provider about suitable test options.

This test is only suitable for people with a vagina. The sample collection method for this test requires a vaginal swab. If you self-identify as a man but have a vagina then you can take this test.

We prescribe widely used medication from our pharmacy based in the US. The medication prescribed differs based on the type of infection identified.

The most common treatment we prescribe for bacterial vaginosis would be a 7 day course of metronidazole tablets taken orally.

However, it's important to note that our dedicated team will prescribe medication based on your individual situation. Our team will discuss any symptoms or other concerns that you are experiencing to provide the best treatment option for you, so the medication type may vary from person to person.

Bacterial vaginosis is caused by an overgrowth of bacteria that causes symptoms. Without symptoms, the presence of the bacteria alone isn't necessarily harmful and the body usually restores balance on its own. Taking treatment without any symptoms can do more harm than good and can lead to treatment-resistant strains of bacteria.

This test is not for use during pregnancy. If you are pregnant, please talk to your healthcare provider as additional testing and treatment in the absence of symptoms may be required.

If you meet our eligibility criteria, we can send this medication directly to your home at no additional charge. If you are eligible, our nurses will call you to explain your results and ask a few additional medical questions to ensure this medication is right for you. As your safety is our number one priority, medication is at the discretion of the prescribing clinician.

Due to state regulations, we cannot provide medication in every State.

Please click here click here for the list of States where we can offer treatment.

Treatment for bacterial vaginosis is available if you test positive for strains of bacteria that can cause bacterial vaginosis and have symptoms.

Due to state regulations, we cannot provide medication in every State. Check your coverage. Check your coverage.

As your safety is our top priority, medication is at the discretion of our prescribing clinicians and will not be suitable for everyone. Some people with other conditions or risk factors may not be eligible to receive treatment through LetsGetChecked as in-person evaluation by a healthcare provider may be required.

Our nursing team will advise you of the appropriate next steps to take if you are not eligible for treatment.

Activating the test connects you to the unique alphanumeric barcode within your LetsGetChecked sample collection kit. The laboratory cannot process your sample if the test is not activated and linked to you.

Yes. LetsGetChecked works with a medical practice and its board-certified physicians who have created expert support materials and detailed result breakdowns for your testing journey. Our nursing team is on standby throughout the testing process and, if you test positive, you will receive a call to discuss your results and next steps.

The sample must be collected on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday and returned on the same day.

You should not collect your sample during your menstrual period or if you are pregnant.

Please wait at least 48 hours after using vaginal creams, gels, tablets or engaging in sexual activity.

Please do not collect or return samples on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

Return your sample using the carrier method provided within the sample collection kit. Each of our health tests includes a prepaid shipping envelope to return your samples to the laboratory.

Note that this test only tests for bacteria that cause bacterial vaginosis. If you are concerned you may have been exposed to an STD then you will need to test for them separately. LetsGetChecked offer a full range of sexual health tests.

Keeping your personal data secure is important to us. We use appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure security and confidentiality of your information, and only share your information where required to deliver our products and services or where we have a legal basis to do so. All samples are disposed of following analysis.

LetsGetChecked tests are physician-approved and are as accurate as tests you would take in a healthcare facility. All tests are analyzed in labs which are CLIA certified and CAP-accredited in the US.

Our laboratories undergo a frequent quality control check to ensure the highest standard of testing. The equipment and analyzers used in our partner labs are all designed for the specific function of capillary testing. All kits come with clear instructions that will guide you on how to take your sample. Failing to follow these instructions may increase the possibility of inaccurate results.

Bacterial vaginosis is not considered to be an STD.

This test looks for three bacteria that are associated with BV:

  • Lactobacillus
  • Atopobium
  • Gardnerella vaginalis

If any of these bacteria are detected, you will receive a positive test result but the specific bacteria identified will not be provided. Treatment will not be provided in the absence of vaginal symptoms if any of these bacteria are detected.

Testing is the only way to be sure what is causing your symptoms. A recent study found that while most healthcare providers diagnosed bacterial vaginosis (BV) from symptoms alone but 63% of the time it was a misdiagnosis. This leads to ineffective treatment and more frequent trips to the doctor. 74% of women have used at-home remedies which may or may not be effective without a diagnosis. Some home remedies can interfere with the delicate PH balance of your vagina and lead to more frequent infections.

With a laboratory test, you can be sure your diagnosis is backed by science and have peace of mind that your treatment is right for your diagnosis.

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