SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES ANALYSIS

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The specific test for the diagnosis of sexually transmitted diseases.

Description

More than 40% of adults acknowledge that they have had sex without precaution, that is, without protection. This increases the risk of being able to spread any of the more than 20 types of Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

In the specific case of the Canary Islands, the dates on which most infections occur are during carnivals and summer.

The main problem of transmitting these diseases via intercourse is that they have no symptoms until they are in very advanced stages. Having already caused serious damage to your health. For this reason, there is so much emphasis placed on the prevention and early detection of them through the periodic performance of specific analysis of Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

What does it consist of?

The Eurofins LGS Megalab Sexually Transmitted Disease analysis detects 7 pathogens that are sexually transmitted through molecular biology. Specifically, it detects Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Mycoplasma hominid, Mycoplasma genitalia, Ureaplasma parvum, Ureaplasma urealyticum and Trichomonas vaginalis.

With this test, the most frequent causes of urethritis and cervicitis are analysed. In addition, it also detects HIV and syphilis. The first is done by detecting Antibodies and P24 Antigen by chemiluminescence.

Con esta prueba se analizan los causantes más frecuentes de uretritis y cervicitis. Además, también detecta el VIH y Sífilis. El primero se realiza detectando Anticuerpos y Antígeno P24 mediante quimioluminiscencia.

Both men and women should collect the first urine of the morning or after having spent two hours without urinating. A blood extraction is also performed.

In addition, women should perform endocervical exudate at their gynaecologist.

Failure to diagnose Sexually Transmitted Diseases in time can have serious consequences on the sufferer. These are some of the most frequent consequences:

  • Herpes or syphilis triples the risk of contracting HIV.
  • Human papillomavirus infections cervical cancer.
  • Gonorrhoea and chlamydia are causes of inflammatory diseases of the pelvis that can cause infertility or risk pregnancies.
  • When a mother is infected during pregnancy, it can cause premature births, prenatal death or congenital deformities.