Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Urine Test, Random
The Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Urine Test, Random, helps to screen for two of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
What are STDs?
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), or sexually transmitted infections (STIs), are infections transmitted between sexual partners and through skin-to-skin contact. Some STDs can be transmitted from a pregnant person to the baby during pregnancy or birth. STDs may also be spread during breastfeeding, through blood transfusions, or by sharing needles. Many STDs cause mild symptoms or no symptoms at all. Unfortunately, having an STD can also increase the risk of getting HIV. STD screening is vital to ensure early detection and prompt treatment to prevent the spread of infection.
What is the purpose of this test?
Order this Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Urine Test, Random, to help to screen for two of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Chlamydia and gonorrhea are the most common bacterial sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the United States today, but many infected people have no symptoms. These infections usually affect the genitals and cause infections of other mucous membranes, eyes, or joints. In addition, pregnant women may transmit infections to their newborns. Often progressing silently, these diseases can cause infertility and other health complications if left untreated. However, both diseases can be cured with antibiotics.
This test screens for the following STDs:
Chlamydia - caused by bacteria called Chlamydia trachomatis- is the most commonly sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the US. However, because it often doesn't cause symptoms, many people may not know they have it. Although antibiotics can cure it, if left untreated, chlamydia can cause serious health problems.
Gonorrhea - is an STD that can cause infection in the genitals, rectum, and throat. It is widespread, especially among young people ages 15-24. It is an easily treated STD, but left untreated can cause severe reproductive and health problems.
When should I order a Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Urine Test, Random?
Individuals may order this test if they have experienced symptoms related to chlamydia or gonorrhea infection. For women, if symptoms occur, they may include:
- Bleeding between menstrual periods and after sexual intercourse
- Abdominal pain
- Painful intercourse
- Painful and frequent urination
- Abnormal vaginal discharge
Men may have no noticeable symptoms. However, if they do, they may include the following:
- A white, yellow, or greenish discharge from the genitals
- Pain or burning when urinating
- Pain, tenderness, and swelling of the testicles
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