Vaginal BiomeFX

Test Details

Lab Company: Microbiome Labs
Sample Type: Swab
Collection Location: At Home

The Vaginal BiomeFX test determines the abundance of various microorganisms that affect your vaginal microbiome and thus overall vaginal.    

🔑 Key Details 📦 Shipping
Preparation & Timing 📊 Results
🧪 Collection Instructions 📚 More Resources
💳 Requisition & Payment
💬 Questions?

Key Details 

  • Do not collect while menstruating.
  • Keep your sample at room temperature until shipping. 
  • Ship your sample via USPS within 2 days of collection.

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Preparation & Timing

  • Do not collect while menstruating.

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Collection Instructions

  1. Complete the online test registration.
    1. You can find instructions on how to complete the registration HERE
  2. Wash your hands with soap and water.
  3. Dry your hands with a clean towel. 
  4. Open the pouch and remove the tube. 
  5. Place the tube on a clean surface. 
  6. Carefully grab the shaft of the swab and remove it from the package. 
    1. DO NOT touch the cotton tip of the swab to any surface, including your fingers.
  7. Hold the swab at the red mark on the shaft. 
  8. Get into one of the following positions for collection. 
    1. Stand with your legs apart. 
    2. Sit on the toilet with your legs wide apart. 
  9. Using your free hand, hold back the skin covering the opening of your vagina.
  10. Insert the swab into the vagina until your fingers touch the vulva.
  11. Gently rotate the swab three times.
    1. DO NOT use excessive pressure or bend the swab while collecting.
  12. Remove the swab from your vagina. 
  13. Open the collection tube.
    1. DO NOT touch or discard the liquid in the tube. 
  14. Place the swab in the collection tube. Ensure the swab shaft touches the side of the tube. 
  15. Swirl the swab around in the tube for 5 seconds.
  16. Push the swab up and down 5 times. 
  17. Remove the swab from the tube and dispose of it.
  18. Seal the tube tightly. 
  19. Place the collection tube into the plastic ziplock bag.
  20. Place the plastic ziplock bag into the biohazard bag. 
  21. Place the biohazard bag into the return mailer.

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Requisition & Payment

  • Your kit has been prepaid. You DO NOT need to pay anything extra.
  • You must register your test online. Instructions on how to register your test can be found HERE.

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Shipping

  • Ship your sample within 2 days of collection
  • To prepare your sample for shipping, 
    • Place the collection tube into the plastic ziplock bag.
    • Seal the bag.
    • Place the plastic ziplock bag into the biohazard bag. 
    • Seal the bag.
    • Place the biohazard bag into the provided return envelope. 
    • Seal the return envelope. 
    • Place the provided, prepaid return label onto the envelope. 
  • Make a note of the tracking number on the return label so that you can track your sample back to the lab. 
  • Take your sample to the nearest USPS office to ship.

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Results

  • Results should be released to your provider 14 business days after the sample is received at the lab. We cannot guarantee processing time. 
  • Your provider will notify you when your results are in and schedule a follow-up appointment for you to review them together. 
  • Your provider may choose to release your results to you. Rupa cannot release your results without provider authorization.

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More Resources

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Questions?

For general questions, email Rupa Health at support@rupahealth.com. For test-specific questions, contact Microbiome Labs by calling 904-940-2208 or emailing info@microbiomelabs.com