In the analysis of the results of the vaginal biocoenosis study, the percentage of patients with normal bacterial flora was quite high (from 70.6% in women aged 10-19 years) and increased with the age of the patients up to 91.3% (percentage of patients aged 50-59 years with proper vaginal biocenoses).
Comparative analysis of vaginal biocoenosis assessment results with the infectants diagnosed according to the Betsheda system.
fungal infection diagnosed with the vaginal biocoenosis assessment and cytological smear.
Abnormal bacterial flora was observed in 101 female patients, of which 69.3% were diagnosed with the vaginal biocoenosis test, whereas 26.7% of these infections were determined via cytological smear according to the Bethesda system.
Trichomonas vaginalis was more frequently diagnosed using the cytological smear (20 female patients) compared with the vaginal biocoenosis test (5 female patients).
Comparison of vaginal biocoenosis test results with infectant diagnosed according to the Bethesda system depending on type of test.
One of key purposes of this study was to analyse associations between lesions revealed during vaginal biocoenosis assessment in correlation to lesions described in studies dedicated to cytological assessment of ectocervical smear.
Lack of 100% correlation of vaginal biocoenosis test results with the cytological results according to the Bethesda system means that assessing the vaginal microflora in phase-contrast microscopy should not be abandoned.
Vaginal purity degree assessment may be performed by healthcare personnel trained in vaginal biocoenosis assessment, particularly in performing ectocervical examinations, also done by midwives.