Rapid CDIATM BV kits are intended for the detection of bacterial vaginosis by detecting sialidases.
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a syndrome characterized by overgrowth of endogenous Gram-negative bacterial flora and the lack of the normal flora. Elevated sialidase activities in women with BV can increase risk for pre-term birth and low birth weight. Within bacterial enzymes, sialidases (neuraminidase) have been considered a virulence factor of many pathogenic microorganisms colonizing the different mucous membranes. Their presence in vaginal discharges can be correlated with VB.