STI (Sexually transmitted infections)

Possibility to diagnose sexually transmitted infections also by PCR technique

There are no requirements for this test, you do not need to fast. No appointment is necessary, blood samples are taken from 8:00h – 10:30h from Monday to Friday. It is also possible to carry out the analysis by taking a urethral/vaginal sample. The sample can be taken in the laboratory or you can have the sample taken by a urologist.

    Blood sample testing

  • Hepatitis B and C
  • AIDS
  • Syphilis (VDRL/RPR)
    Tests by exudate sample
  • Chlamydia urethral/vaginal swab.
  • Genital herpes vaginal/urethral or buccal swab.
  • Gonorrhoea vaginal/urethral smear.
  • Trichomoniasis/fungi urethral/vaginal swab.
  • Ureoplasma urealyticum and Mycoplasma hominis urethral/vaginal swab.

Please inform us at the time of sampling of the parameters to be analysed. The results are delivered in 48-72 hours.

The following pathogens may be determined by PCR technique (urethral/vaginal or urine sampling): Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Trichomonas vaginalis, Ureaplasma parvum, Ureaplasma urealyticum, Mycoplasma hominis, Mycoplasma genitalium, Herpes simplex I, Herpes simplex II, Treponema pallidum, Chlamydia trachomatis, Haemophilus ducreyi, Cytomegalovirus and Varicela zoster virus.

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are usually transmitted through sexual contact. The organisms (bacteria, viruses, or parasites) that cause STIs can be transmitted from one person to another through blood, semen, or vaginal or other body fluids.

Sometimes these infections can be transmitted in a non-sexual way, such as from mother to child during pregnancy or childbirth, or through shared blood transfusions or needles.

Sexually transmitted diseases do not always have symptoms. It is possible to get sexually transmitted diseases from people who seem perfectly healthy and don’t even know they have an infection.

Signs and symptoms that may indicate a sexually transmitted infection include the following:

  • Sores or bumps on the genitals or in the oral or rectal area
  • Pain or burning when urinating
  • Discharge from the penis
  • Unusual or strange-smelling vaginal discharge
  • Unusual vaginal bleeding
  • Pain during sex
  • Pain and swelling of the lymph nodes, particularly in the groin, although sometimes more extensive
  • Pain in the lower abdomen
  • Fever
  • Rash on the trunk, hands or feet

Signs and symptoms may appear a few days after exposure, or it may take years before you have any noticeable problem, depending on your body.