When to use the test:
You should use this test if you have at least one of the following symptoms:
– Acute itching
– Vaginal discharge, soreness, irritation
– Rash on outer lips of the vagina
– Genital burning that may increase during urination
– Test device-1 test
– Sterile swab-Copan, CE MDD 0123
– Package insert
Directions for use:
– Do not open this test kit until you are ready to use it.
– Do not use test if pouch is damaged.
– Make sure that you have a watch available.
– Make sure to perform the test on a clean surface, wash your hands!
- Remove the device from the sealed pouch and place it on a flat horizontal surface.
- Hold the device stable with one hand. Carefully remove the aluminum cover of the purple cap with the other hand. Note! The purple cap contains liquid.
- Remove swab from the wrapper.
- Insert the swab one inch (2cm) inside the vagina and rotate for 20sec. Pull the swab out carefully!
- Rotate the swab in the liquid placed in the purple cap, for 20sec.
- Pull out the swab carefully while squeezing it against the inner wall of the purple cap. Discard the swab.
- Hold the device stable with one hand. Turn the purple cap counterclockwise until it stops (b), and then turn it back to starting point.
- Repeat step no.7 two more times. In the final position the notches on the purple cap and the white base must be aligned.
- Read results after 10 minutes. A blue line should appear at the control mark. In case of positive results, an additional blue line should appear at the test (T) mark.
In case of negative or unclear result read again after 10 more minutes.
Interpretation of results:
- Positive – Appearance of both lines-Detection of yeast infection.
NOTE: The intensity of the color in the test line region (T) should be considered positive even if the colored line is faint.
- Negative – Appearance of only the control line (C). No detection of yeast infection.
NOTE: If both lines do NOT appear or only the TEST LINE (T) appears, no results can be derived from the test. You must perform a new test, while adhering strictly to the instructions.
– The Vaginal Yeast Test is not reusable.
– The test works only if the instructions are followed carefully.
– Negative test results do not eliminate other infections. Consult your physician!
– The test should not be used during the menstrual period.
– Do not use this test within 7 days after taking medications for vaginal infections.
– Do not use this test within 24 hours after using cream, gel, foam, douching solutions or any other vaginal product.
– Do not use after the expiry date stamped on the foil pouch.
– Store in a dry place at room temperature between 20-300C / 360-860F.
– Keep out of reach of children.
– For in-vitro diagnostic use only. Not to be taken internally.
– Dispose of the device and the swab in the regular trash after use.
Questions & Answers:
Q: What should I do if the test result indicates a negative result?
A: You should consult your physician regarding other infections.
Q: What do I do if the test result indicates a positive result?
A: Please consult your physician for vaginal yeast infection treatment.
Q: In case of a positive result, will both lines be equal in strength?
A: Not necessarily. It does not matter which line is darker. Even a faint line indicates a positive result.
Q: How important is the time frame for reading the results?
A: It is important to read the results between 10-20 minutes but not after 20 minutes.
Q: How do I know if I used the swab correctly and obtained enough sample?
A: The test is sensitive enough to detect a small amount of the yeast.
Q: Can I use the test if I have recently used vaginal cream, gel, foam, or douching solution?
A: Do not use the test if you have applied one of the above materials within the recent 24 hours.
Q: Can I use the test after taking vaginal medication?
A: The test might be affected by various vaginal medications, it is not recommended to use the test within 7 days after taking medications for vaginal infections.
Q: What if no line appears in the window?
A: The test is not valid.
Q: What if the device drops?
A: If all components remain intact the test is usable. However, if any of the components, sealing, etc. is damaged, then the test is not valid.
Q: Is there a preferred time of the day to perform the test?
A: The test may be performed at any time of the day.
Q: What if part of the fluid in the cap of the device is spilled out during or after opening of its cover?
A: In any of these cases, the test is not valid. The amount of the fluid in the cap is crucial for the correct function of the test.
Q: If I rotated the cap by mistake before opening the seal or introducing the swab into the cap, can I return it to the initial position in order to perform the test?
A: No. Once the upper part of the device is rotated it is not reversible and the test is not valid.