Package test for Gonorrhoea, Chlamydia and Trichomonas vaginalis from one sample site.
The test is looking for evidence of the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis, the most common bacterial sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the United Kingdom, the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae, which causes the STD gonorrhoea, and the bacterium Trichomonas vaginalis, a sexually transmitted, microscopic parasite that causes vaginal infections in women and urethritis in some men.
These STDs are easily treated but can cause severe reproductive and health problems if left untreated.
1-4 weeks, up to 6 weeks. Many patients are asymptomatic carriers.
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR).
Please tell your doctor or healthcare professional about the use of antibiotics or, for women, douches or vaginal creams within 24 hours before testing vaginal samples, as they may affect test results. For a urine sample, you may be instructed to wait for one to two hours after you last urinated before collecting a urine sample. Follow any instructions you are given.
The swab could be taken from throat, urethra and rectum (the price shown is for one spot only).
A doctor may request the test if you have symptoms such as (for women) a yellow or bloody vaginal discharge, bleeding associated with vaginal intercourse, or burning/painful urination; or (for men) pus discharging from the penis or a burning sensation during urination.
However, about 70% of infected women and 50% of infected men show no active symptoms, but can still infect a sexual partner without knowing. Risk factors for Chlamydia infection include age under 25 years, having new or multiple sexual partners, having sex with someone who has other partners, and not using barrier contraceptives such as condoms. You may wish, or your doctor may suggest, that you be screened for the infection if you have any these risk factors.
A positive test indicates an active infection that requires treatment with a course of antibiotics.
The laboratory test results are NOT to be interpreted as results of a "stand-alone" test. The test results have to be interpreted after correlating with suitable clinical findings and additional supplemental tests/information. Your healthcare providers will explain the meaning of your tests results, based on the overall clinical scenario.
Certain medications that you may be currently taking may influence the outcome of the test. Hence, it is important to inform your healthcare provider of the complete list of medications (including any herbal supplements) you are currently taking. This will help the healthcare provider interpret your test results more accurately and avoid unnecessary chances of a misdiagnosis.
Gardnerella Vaginalis is an infection of the female genital tract by bacteria of the Gardnerella vaginalis strain, often in combination with various anaerobic bacteria.
Mycoplasma genitalium, Ureaplasma urealyticum and Ureaplasma parvum have been associated with a number of clinically significant infections, although their clinical significance may not always be clear as they are part of the normal genital flora. This test detects the presence of specific gene sequences of Mycoplasmas and Ureaplasmas.
The test is looking for evidence of infection by herpes simplex virus, a common sexually transmitted disease that causes small blisters (vesicles) on the mouth or genitals. The blisters seen around the oral cavity and in the mouth are commonly called “cold sores” and are evidence of active herpes infection. This test identifies the presence of the virus in a sample from a blister, sore or urine to diagnose an acute herpes infection.
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