Canesten Canestest thrush and BV self testing kit

Canesten’s Canestest thrush and BV testing kit is a self diagnostic kit used to help diagnose common vaginal infection conditions. Knowing what condition you have is useful as it allows you to select the appropriate treatment. Thrush and bacterial vaginosis is very common but they are treated with different medication. A GP can arrange a swab to confirm the infection or you can use the self testing kit from the comfort of your home. It is over 90% accurate and gives results in seconds.


Thrush is caused by an over growth of yeast (Candida Albican) – causing symptoms such as vaginal itching, soreness and white discharge

More information can be found here

Bacterial Vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis is caused by overgrowth of bacteria causing fishy odour and greyish discharge

Sexual Transmitted Infections

If you have had a new partner and are experiencing symptoms we highly recommend you to see your GP to rule out any sexually transmitted infections

How to use Canesten thursh and BV self testing kit

Unwrap the swap and gently insert the yellow tip into the vagina. Rotate the swab and remove. Wait 10 seconds to see if the yellow tip remains the same colour or turns yellow or blue. If the tip remians yellow and you have thrush symptoms then you are most likely not suffering from BV. If the tip changes to blue or green and you have the fishy odour this indicates you have BV

Please consult your GP if you are unsure, pregnant or have other signs and symptoms.

Keep out of the SIGHT and REACH of children

Further Information on Thrush and BV: