Sexually Transmitted Infections
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are infections that people can get by having sex with someone who is infected. There are many different kinds of STIs. You may have heard of Chlamydia, herpes, HPV, syphilis and gonorrhea. There are many other kinds as well. STIs are much more common than you think. Anyone who has sex can get an STI, and it can be transmitted through vaginal, anal or oral sex.
Common STI symptoms include sores on the genitals, discharge, itching, a burning sensation during urination, dark or smelly urine, strange rashes or spots on your body, bumps, blisters, warts, or lesions on the genitals, unusual odors, and white spots in your pubic hair.
Remember: Many STIs do not show symptoms. STIs can make you unable to have children, cause birth defects or diseases in babies. Some STIs are painful. A few can even kill you.
Most sexually transmitted diseases (STIs) syphilis, gonorrhea, or Chlamydia are curable if detected early, although some like HIV and herpes are not, and can only be managed, and NOT curable.
Sexually Transmitted Infections Panel
Chlamydia Trachomatis, Neisseria Gonorrhea, Trichomonas Vaginalis, Mycoplasma genitalium
Retrogen's Sexually Transmitted Infections Program utilizes Thermo-Fisher's patented TaqMan technology, providing accurate diagnostic testing to identify and discriminate among 5 pathogens known to be responsible for Sexually Transmitted Infections. The program only requires a single, non-invasive sample collection, has very short turnaround time and provides your referring physician a detailed, comprehensive report that leads to actionable decisions and forward treatment options.
Retrogen's Laboratory methodology uses the TaqMan® genotyping assay with PCR and allelic specific primer extension (ARMS) to identify the pathogens present in vaginal swabs.
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