1. Please refrain from taking an at-home vaginal microbiome test if you:

  2. Are currently menstruating - Menstruation can alter the vaginal biome therefore for the most accurate representation, it is best to test 5-7 days before or after menstruation.

  3. Used antibiotics in the past 48 hours - Antibiotics can destroy healthy flora and cause an inaccurate representation of your vaginal microbiome.

  4. Had sexual intercourse in the past 24 hours. - Another person’s bodily fluids can alter your vaginal microbiota temporarily.

  5. Applied vaginal lotions, topical creams, or emollients in the past 24 hours. - These can alter the bacteria in your vaginal microbiome.

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