Our Founder’s Vaginal Microbiome Screening Report

Founder of Daye

I founded Daye with one core mission in mind: to bridge the gender health gap that keeps so many gynae health issues in the dark.

Our Vaginal Microbiome Screening is a simple at-home test, which uses nothing but your trusty Daye tampon.

It provides important insights into your gynaecological health — like whether you’re at risk of contracting STIs, recurrent infections, and the likelihood of your IVF cycle being successful.

At Daye we believe in radical transparency — so here’s a sneak preview of my own test results below.

Disclaimer: This screening is designed to help you make sense of your vaginal microbiome, but it shouldn’t replace a medical diagnosis or your regular gynaecologist appointments. You can use the Daye platform to connect with vetted physicians.
Your results start with a snapshot of your overall vaginal microbiome, and a brief explanation of the most dominant microorganisms within it.
Your microbiome
Your vaginal microbiome is well-balanced. Yeasts were detected.
Your vaginal microbiome is balanced and abundant in lactobacilli, the good bacteria that have been found to prevent overgrowth of pathogens and maintain a protective acidic environment.
Your microbiome contains yeast-like fungi, which may require further attention.
Please note this is not a health emergency
Read more and find study references below
The report introduces the different kinds of microorganisms we’ve screened for, which ones have been detected, and whether or not they were in the normal range.
Good bacteria that help ward off infections
In abundance
Anaerobic bacteria
Disruptive bacteria associated with bacterial vaginosis (BV)
Not detected
Yeast-like fungi
Disruptive pathogens associated with thrush (candida)
Detected, out of normal range
Disruptive bacteria associated with other vaginal infections
Detected, out of normal range
Pathogenic microorganisms
Disruptive bacteria associated with sexually transmitted infections
Not detected
During the test kit activation process, you fill out information about your symptoms and medical history. This helps us make the right recommendations for further care.
What your results mean
Your symptoms may require attention
The symptoms you specified in the activation questionnaire might require further attention. To err on the side of caution, it may be best if you discuss them with a specialist.
View your symptoms below or skip to next steps.
Your symptoms
Vaginal discharge
Grey colour
Fishy smell
Not too thick or heavy texture
Vaginal symptoms
Severe itchiness around the vulva
Moderate itchiness around the vulva
Moderate burning sensation inside the vagina
Mild pain/burning while peeing
Here you can find more detailed information about each of the microorganisms we test for in your vaginal microbiome, and learn what your results mean in plain English.
Anaerobic bacteria
Yeast-like fungi
Detected, out of range
What is candida?
Candida are yeasts which affect 75% of women. They are part of the normal vaginal flora in many women and often don’t cause any symptoms. If it grows out of balance, Candida can cause an infection, commonly known as thrush.
What your result means?
Research shows that people with microbiomes abundant in Candida have a high risk of a yeast infection. You might experience symptoms like burning and itching in and around the vagina, unusual white thick discharge, and in some cases pain while peeing or having penetrative vaginal sex. Replenishing the microbiome with lactobacilli or reducing the amount of Candida with medication can help restore a balanced flora.
Read medical studies below or skip to next steps.
You shouldn’t need a medical degree to understand your own body. That’s why we provide summarised medical research that’s easy to understand, and relevant to your results.
What research says...
Vaginal & urinary tract infections
Candida is a type of fungus, which has been found to cause thrush (a.k.a. vaginal candidiasis), a very common yeast infection, which typically leads to itching and discomfort. Usually, your immune system tends to keep vaginal yeast under control, but if the vaginal microbiome is thrown out of whack, yeast overgrowth can happen. This is why people who are pregnant, have diabetes, have taken antibiotics, are immunosuppressed or are on the oral contraceptive pill may be at a higher risk of getting thrush.
Types of yeasts that cause vulvovaginal candidiasis in chronic...
Vulvovaginal candidiasis: species distribution of Candida and...
The role of diet and probiotics in prevention and treatment of...
Yeast infections, caused by Candida overgrowth, are common after menopause. This has been associated with the depletion of protective lactobacilli bacteria, as a result of hormonal changes in this period. Studies show that hormone replacement therapy significantly increases the risk of a Candida vaginal infection.
Vulvovaginal Candidiasis in Postmenopausal Women: The Role...
Pathogenic microorganisms

We never want to leave you stuck with a set of confusing or potentially troubling results.

That’s why you can access a range of aftercare options through us — like speaking directly to a specialist or requesting medication to be delivered to your door*.

You can also export your results to show your GP.

* Subject to availability
Next steps
Request treatment
Get your symptoms reviewed by one of our prescribing specialists who will prescribe treatment if suitable.
Book a call with a specialist
When was your last STI test?
Did you know that some STIs don’t show symptoms and go under the radar? If you’re leading an active sex life or have a new partner, it’s always a good idea to get tested.
Find a NHS or private clinic nearby
Probiotic supplements can boost your microbiome
Export a PDF for your doctor
We believe that prevention is the best medicine. Keep vaginal symptoms at bay with these health hacks designed to boost your vagina’s natural protective powers.
Health hacks
Sometimes changes in your lifestyle can help you treat or avoid recurrent infections and improve your vaginal, hormonal, and reproductive health. Here’s a few suggestions for you:
Antibiotics kill your good vaginal bacteria
Antibiotic treatments kill bad and good bacteria alike, leaving your lactobacilli levels depleted. Always supplement with probiotics after a course of oral or vaginal antibiotics, and increase your intake of probiotic-rich foods. Keep in mind that you are at a higher risk of vaginal infections like thrush (candida overgrowth) and bacterial vaginosis after taking a course of antibiotics.
Condoms prevent microbiome disruptions
Ejaculate has been shown to change your vaginal pH
Ditch the douche!
Pay attention to what’s in your lube
Smell your knickers
At the end of your report you’ll find your lab results and reference values.
Detailed results
Test item
Reference value
Sample intake control
This test confirms the quality and integrity of the collected sample
More than 10^4
Total bacterial mass
Making sure the collected sample is sufficient to produce valid results
More than 10^6
Normal flora
The good bacteria (probiotics) that keep the vaginal microbiome healthy and ward off infections.
More than 80%
Obligate anaerobic microorganisms
Studies commonly link these microorganisms with bacterial vaginosis (BV) and anaerobic vaginitis.
Gardnerella vaginalis, Prevotella bivia, Porphyromonas
Not detected
Less than 10%
Yeast-like fungi
Studies have established the correlation between these fungi and thrush.
Less than 10^4
Studies connect these microorganisms with reproductive difficulties.
Mycoplasma hominis
Not detected
Less than 10^4
Ureaplasma parvum, Ureaplasma urealyticum
Less than 10^4
Pathogenic microorganisms
These microorganisms can be sexually transmitted and can cause infections.
Mycoplasma genitalium
Not detected
Not detected