Full STI Profile
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are genital infections that are passed on through unprotected sex. They can easily be spread from one infected person to an uninfected person if you do not practise safe sex - the best way to prevent this spread is to use condoms.
The main symptoms of an STI include a burning sensation and pain while urinating, more frequent urinations, a cloudy, white, grey or yellow discharge, pain during sex, bleeding between periods or bleeding after sex.
Itís best to get tested and treated for STIs as soon as possible Ė STI testing is easy to do and can help you protect yourself from problems later in life.
What does this test include?
A Full STI Profile - or 7 STI Profile by PCR - test will tell you with almost 100% accuracy whether any of the following infections are detected:
- Chlamydia trachomatis (PCR)
- Neisseria gonorrhoea (PCR)
- Mycoplasma genitalium (PCR)
- Ureaplasma urealyticum (PCR)
- Trichomonas vaginalis (PCR)
- Gardnerella vaginalis/Bacterial vaginosis (PCR)
- Herpes simplex I/II (DNA)
In addition, this test will also detect the presence of non-specific urethritis, a condition which is assessed by testing for chlamydia, mycoplasma and ureaplasma.
Tests and treatments
If you think you may have an infection, or have put yourself at risk of contracting an STI, it is best to visit your doctor or local GUM clinic and take an STI test as soon as possible. There are several ways of testing for an STI which include: giving a blood or urine sample, taking a swab of the urethra or infected area or a physical examination of the genitals, anus or mouth.
TestDiagnostics offers an extensive home sample collection urine PCR test for the most common sexually transmitted infections, allowing you to be sure you are completely STI-free. Take an STI test today to protect yourself from long-term health problems.
Untreated sexually transmitted infections can lead to premature birth, infertility, epididymitis and other health problems so itís very important to get tested and treated as soon as possible.