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Biomarkers Included with the STI Sexual Health Screen C – Urine Only blood test
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About the STI Sexual Health Screen C – Urine Only blood test
Sexual screening test to check for 4 common sexual health Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Trichomonas vaginalis (trich) and Mycoplasma genitalium (MG). For this test, we will collect a urine sample from you.
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Biomarker information for STI Sexual Health Screen C – Urine Only blood test
Chlamydia or specifically chlamydia infection, is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis. The infection is often spread through sexual contact, however, this may not always be the case. It can be caught from the semen or vaginal fluid of an infected person. It can also pass from one infected person to another through genital contact, even if there’s no sex. Pregnant women can give it to their unborn children during delivery.
Gonorrhoea, specifically gonorrhoea infection, is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by bacteria called Neisseria gonorrhoeae or gonococcus. It can infect both males and females.
The infection is often spread through sexual contact, however, this may not always be the case. Gonorrhea can spread during vaginal, oral or anal sex. Babies of infected mothers can be infected during childbirth.
Trichomonas vaginalis or trich is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by Trichomonas vaginalis parasite. The infection is spread through unprotected sexual intercourse. In women, the infection is most commonly found in the lower genital tract. In men, the infection is most commonly found inside the penis (urethra). Most people who have trich do not have symptoms. When trich does cause symptoms, they can range from mild irritation to severe inflammation
Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that infects the urinary and genital tracts of men and women. MG is spread through unprotected vaginal or anal sex. It’s most common among people who have multiple sexual partners.
If a test shows you do have MG, then your current sexual partners should be tested too, even if they’re not showing symptoms.
What does the STI Sexual Health Screen C – Urine Only blood test involve?
This blood test is just like a standard blood test.
You will be asked to uncover you left or right arm and suitable vein is found. A tourniquet will be placed and tightened around your upper arm allowing the veins to swell and a needle will be placed into your vein. A small quantity of blood is then drawn into tubes. Once the procedure is complete a small plaster will be placed onto the site which can be removed after a few hours.
How do I prepare
- The blood test requires access to the area of interest, therefore, it is recommended to wear loose clothing to facilitate this process.
- No specific preparation is required for this scan.
- We will require details of your GP / Health Care Professional, which may be requested before or at the time of the scan.
- Blood results require interpretation. All results should be interpreted by your regular health care professional / GP.