The qPCR analysis of vaginal microflora for the diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis


  • M.E. Senina «Lytech» Ltd, 3A/2 Malaya Semyonovskaya str., Moscow, 107023 Russia
  • Y.A. Savochkina «Lytech» Ltd, 3A/2 Malaya Semyonovskaya str., Moscow, 107023 Russia
  • L.V. Skvortsov «Lytech» Ltd, 3A/2 Malaya Semyonovskaya str., Moscow, 107023 Russia
  • T.I. Popova «Lytech Laboratory» Ltd, 3A/2 Malaya Semyonovskaya str., Moscow, 107023 Russia
  • L.V. Dzhedzheia «Lytech Laboratory» Ltd, 3A/2 Malaya Semyonovskaya str., Moscow, 107023 Russia



Femoscreen; Megasphaera type 1; Bacterial Vaginosis–Associated Bacteria; Eggerthella; real-time PCR


The correct information about of the vaginal microflora plays an important role in preventing the occurrence of urinary tract infections and sexually transmitted infections among women. Disbalance of obligate and facultative microflora causes disbacteriosis, a risk factor for emergence of infectious diseases. It is known that the cause of bacterial vaginosis (BV) is not a single pathogen but a impairments in of the general balance of the vaginal microflora, which manifests a decrease of the normal microflora (Lactobacillus spp) and intense increase of pathogenic aerobic and anaerobic bacteria. The development of molecular genetic analysis methods, in particular, approaches based on the use of polymerase chain reaction (PCR), significantly expanded understanding of the diversity of microbial biotopes, including identification of the key and new «players» in the development of BV. The aim of our study was to evaluate the performance of real-time PCR kit «Femoscreen» («Lytech», Russia) for comprehensive BV diagnosis.


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How to Cite

Senina, M., Savochkina, Y., Skvortsov, L., Popova, T., & Dzhedzheia, L. (2019). The qPCR analysis of vaginal microflora for the diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis. Biomedical Chemistry: Research and Methods, 2(2), e00084.