If you are experiencing unusual discharge, genital pain, redness, or inflammation, it is recommended that you get tested for bacterial infections. This will cover bacterial infections that are sexually transmitted, such as chlamydia, gonorrhoea, & trichomoniasis, as well as other infections such as thrush or BV (bacterial vaginosis). The main difference between this test & the full screen is that it does not include a blood sample, so it can’t test for things like syphilis or HIV
When should I get tested?
You should get tested for bacterial infections if you are experiencing unusual discharge. The doctor or nurse may recommend this test if you have other symptoms as well, such as redness, itching, pain, or inflammation of the genitals.
What the test includes?
The test is done using a urine sample, as well as a genital swab. The infections tested for are candida (thrush), BV (bacterial vaginosis, an imbalance of the vaginal pH), trichomoniasis, gonorrhoea, & other abnormal bacterial growth such as staph, strep, ureaplasma & mycoplasma.