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[SILEX™ - Self Test] Vaginal Infection Self-Test

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Vaginal Infection Self-Test to determine vaginal pH as an aid to the investigation of vaginal discharge or odour.

An acidic vaginal pH value of 3.8 - 4.5 is a basic requirement for the optimal functioning of the body’s own system for protecting the vagina.

A vaginal pH outside of this threshold is indicative of Bacterial Vaginosis.

This easy to use self test can give you a clear and fast indication if an infection is present. 


Why you need it:

  • The Vaginal PH Test Strips are essential for obtaining rapid and dependable results, allowing you to promptly detect any pH imbalances in the vaginal area. This quick insight enables you to seek urgent treatment, alleviate irritating symptoms, and mitigate potential complications associated with bacterial vaginosis.
  • The test strips provide the convenience of self-testing, empowering individuals to monitor their vaginal health in the comfort of their own homes. This is particularly valuable for those who want immediate insights into potential infections without the need for a clinic visit.
  • Bacterial vaginosis poses risks for pregnant women, and early detection through pH testing allows for timely intervention and management, reducing potential complications and ensuring the well-being of both the mother and the baby.

Why we love it:

  • We appreciate that the Vaginal PH Test Strips offer a holistic approach to women's health by enabling the semi-quantitative determination of pH in vaginal swab specimens. This allows for a more comprehensive understanding of vaginal health beyond just identifying infections.
  • The test is designed for in vitro diagnostic use only, ensuring its suitability for self-testing purposes. This adherence to quality standards adds a layer of reliability and accuracy to the results.
  • The inclusion of information about bacterial vaginosis, its symptoms, and the importance of maintaining a healthy vaginal pH level provides users with educational insights.

What is it (and why):

  • The main component of the package is the Vaginal PH Test Strips, designed for the semi-quantitative determination of pH in female vaginal swab specimens.
  • The package contains valuable information about bacterial vaginosis, including its symptoms and treatment options. This educational content enhances users' understanding of the condition, its implications, and the importance of timely testing.
  • Clear and concise instructions for use are included to ensure that individuals can perform the test accurately. This instructional component is crucial for user confidence and the proper interpretation of results.
how to use


Always follow the instructions provided in the package with the test.

1. Use the swab to collect the vaginal secretion from the vagina.

2. Apply the swab head onto the pH test area at least 5 times.

3. Read the results immediately whilst the measurement zone is still moist.

Please refer to self-test insert for full instructions and how to interpret your results.



  • Pouch
  • Sterile Swab
  • Test panel
  • Colour card
[SILEX™ - Self Test] Vaginal Infection Self-Test
[SILEX™ - Self Test] Vaginal Infection Self-Test
[SILEX™ - Self Test] Vaginal Infection Self-Test
[SILEX™ - Self Test] Vaginal Infection Self-Test
[SILEX™ - Self Test] Vaginal Infection Self-Test
  • Results in 1 minute

  • Reliable detection to determine vaginal pH

  • Test at home today for your peace of mind


Frequently asked

What is a vaginal infection?

A vaginal infection is also known as bacterial vaginosis. It is not a sexually transmitted disease. It is a common condition caused by the overgrowth of bacteria in the vagina. This causes a change in the normal vaginal discharge which may become more noticeable or develop a fishy smell.

Normally there is a healthy mix of millions of bacteria in our bodies, including the vagina. We rely on them being there and they are important to us. In bacterial vaginosis, the balance of vaginal bacteria is altered.

How common is bacterial vaginosis?

Some estimate that as many as 1 in 3 women develop bacterial vaginosis at some point in their lives.

Is bacterial vaginosis a sexually transmitted infection?

Bacterial vaginosis is not a sexually transmitted infection. It can however increase your risk of getting a sexually transmitted infection (e.g. Chlamydia).

What are the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis?

Bacterial vaginosis often causes unusual vaginal discharge that has a strong fishy smell. It can also change colour and consistency, becoming greyish-white and watery. Around half of women with bacterial vaginosis do not have any symptoms. Bacterial vaginosis does not usually cause any soreness or itching, but it can sometimes cause painful urination.

Is bacterial vaginosis caused by poor hygiene?

Bacterial vaginosis is not caused by poor hygiene. In fact, excessive washing of the vagina may alter the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina which may cause bacterial vaginosis

What is the treatment for bacterial vaginosis?

Bacterial vaginosis is usually treated with antibiotic tablets or gels/creams. These are prescribed by a GP or sexual health clinic. If you have a same-sex partner, they may also need treatment. In some women, bacterial vaginosis recurs and further treatment may be needed.

How can I avoid getting bacterial vaginosis?

Use water and plain soap to wash your genital area. This is because bacterial vaginosis is caused by a change in the natural balance of bacteria in your vagina. Water and plain soap maintain this natural balance better than other forms of soaps or shower gels.

Can men become infected?

No, the infection does not get passed to the male sexual partners.

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