This product is an enzyme activity test for use in the detection of vaginal fluid specimens for sialidase activity, an enzyme produced by bacterial pathogens associated with Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) such as Gardnerella vaginalis, Bacteroldes spp, Prevotella spp., and Mobiluncus spp.
SPECIMEN COLLECTION AND PREPARATION
1. Collect a vaginal fluid sample from the side vaginal walls with a cotton swab. Collect as much fluid as possible.
2. Remove one test tube from the kit prior to use. Remove the cap from the testing vessel. Immerse the head of the sample swab into the test solution and gently swirl. Incubate
the test tube containing the cotton swab at 37ºC (98ºF) for 20 minutes.