There are no requirements for this test, no need to fast. Neither is an appointment necessary, blood draws are performed from 8:00h – 10:30h from Monday to Friday. It is also possible to carry out the analysis by taking a urethral sample. The extraction can be done in the laboratory or the sample taken by a professional.
The results are delivered within 48-72 hours.
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
- 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.