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Análisis de enfermedades de transmisión sexual

STDs are asymptomatic, which increases the risk of transmitting any of the more than 20 types of Sexually Transmitted Diseases that currently exist.

From This we know that early detection is crucial to treat STDs. For that reason, in our associated center Eurofins LGS Megalab you can get a specific analysis to detect STDs.

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How are STDs diagnosed?

To detect STDs it is enough to perform a blood and urine test, in addition to analysing the appropriate gynaecological samples.

Why should I get my STD test in Tenerife?

Our associated center has an analytical profile that analyses seven pathogens that are transmitted during sexual intercourse through molecular biology. These pathogens are: Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Mycoplasma hominis, Mycoplasma genitalium, Ureaplasma parvum, Ureaplasma urealyticum and Trichomonas vaginalis in urine. To this we can add the possibility to detect HIV and syphilis in a blood sample.

In addition to get a complete analytical profile, the patient will obtain reliable results and will get his tests in complete safety and privacy.

Getting the samples to make an STD analysis

Collecting the samples has some differences in men and women:

  • Men should collect the first urine in the morning or the urine after spending two hours without urinating. A blood test is also done.
  • Women should also collect that urine. In addition to the blood sample, your gynaecologist will get a swab from the cervix that is also tested.

Most frequent STDs

Nearly 80% of the sexually active population has the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhoea, genital herpes and HIV are other of the most frequent STDs.

What symptoms can these diseases cause?

In certain occasions, the STD carrier will not show any symptoms, which increases the risk of infection. In other cases, these symptoms start to manifest themselves after a few weeks, months or even years from the infection.

Most frequent symptoms are usually: rashes, genital pain, fever, malaise, burning during urination, among others.

Consequences of not getting an early STD diagnosis

Not diagnosing STDs can have consequences for the person who has them:

  • Herpes or syphilis multiplies by three the risk of contracting HIV.
  • HPV infections can lead to cervical cancer. They also produce more than 250,000 deaths every year.
  • Gonorrhoea and chlamydia cause pelvis inflammatory diseases. This can cause infertility or suffering high-risk pregnancies.
  • If the mother infects the foetus during pregnancy, this can cause congenital deformities, prenatal death or premature births.

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