The BD Affirm™ VPIII microbial identification system is a molecular system for the detection of vaginitis. It helps achieve objective results for better patient care through an accurate, easy-to-use, automated platform. Traditional methods for the detection of vaginitis, such as microscopy, Gram staining and culture, are subjective. These methods are also shown through repeated studies to be low in sensitivity and specificity, and highly demanding on staff. The BD Affirm™ VPIII system helps solve these problems.