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Does Evvy test for Mycoplasma genitalium?
Does Evvy test for Mycoplasma genitalium?
Updated over a week ago

The short answer is yes — Evvy tests for Mycoplasma genitalium, but only if you order our Expanded PCR Panel in addition to your Vaginal Health Test.

As you may have seen in recent CDC guidelines, Mycoplasma genitalium has been re-classified as an STI, requiring specific testing, reporting, and treatment guidelines.

Evvy's metagenomic vaginal microbiome test (our Vaginal Health Test) is not designed to report on STIs, and any results from the Evvy mNGS test will not include Mycoplasma genitalium (meaning the results of any future Evvy mNGS test will not confirm the presence or absence of this bacteria). The metagenomics-based test does report on Mycoplasma hominis, Ureaplasma parvum, Ureaplasma urealyticum, and other non-STI species of Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma.

If you're interested in testing for Mycoplasma genitalium, you can access STI testing by adding our Expanded PCR Panel to your Vaginal Health Test. This will test for and report on Mycoplasma genitalium, in addition to chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trich.

If you have seen Mycoplasma genitalium in your previous Evvy results, we recommend that you and any partners get an STI test that includes Mycoplasma genitalium to determine if you need treatment.

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