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The BD Affirm™ VP III Microbial Identification Test is the first direct specimen DNA probe-based diagnostic test for the differential detection and identification of the causative agents for vaginitis: Candida species, Gardnerella vaginalis and Trichomonas vaginalis.

Note: This instrument and related test strips require CLIA moderate licensure. 

Product Specifications

Sample type: Vaginal Fluid Sample

CLIA Categorization:  Moderate complexity

Time to results: 45 minutes

UNSPSC CODE: 41115822

Dimensions:  22.6” x19.2” x 13.15”

Weight: 23 lbs

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The BD Affirm VPIII Microbial Identification Test uses DNA probe technology to accurately and quickly identify Candida species, Gardnerella vaginalis and Trichomonas vaginalis.


  • Results for six samples are available in less than an hour
  • More consistent, accurate results with DNA technology
    • Clear results: Provides objective results; built-in procedural control
    • Detect mixed infections: One patient sample gives you results for Candida species, G. vaginalis and T. vaginalis
  • Eliminate reporting errors from subjective interpretation of microscopy results

Good Business for Your Lab:
With the BD Affirm VPIII Microbial Identification Test, your lab can make a measurable contribution to the care of vaginitis patients.

  • Quick turnaround time: Up to six results in less than an hour, less than 2 hours for a batch of 12 samples
  • Accurate results on three pathogens associated with up to 90% of vaginitis/vaginosis cases
  • Turnkey system fits right into your lab and your lab’s workflow
    • No specialized facilities required: Unlike other molecular tests, such as PCR-based tests, BD Affirm does not require specialized facilities.
    • No specialized personnel needed: Easy to learn, easy to use
    • Efficient: Hands-on time is less than 2 minutes
    • Quick start: Most labs report being up and running with BD Affirm in less than a day
    • Expanded outreach: Samples remain stable for up to 72 hours when used with the BD Affirm VPIII Ambient Temperature Transport System (ATTS)
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