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Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) panel from a single sample

STI is short for Sexually Transmitted Infections, and is an umbrella term for various infections caused by different pathogenic microorganisms, which are transmitted from person to person via sexual intercourse.

A range of illnesses may be transmitted with sexual intercourse, all with different signs and symptoms. Their incubation period varies from several hours to months, and often do not have any visible signs or symptoms.
If the infection is mostly limited to the genitals, the symptoms may include abnormal urethral or vaginal discharge, sores, blisters, various growths, pain or itching. In other cases there are no noticeable symptoms for quite some time, despite the fact that the individual has been infected and is able to pass it on. In these cases, STI testing may be employed to spot the infection before the onset of effects and symptoms.

An accurate diagnosis is vital for proper treatment. Post-treatment tests are just as important to determine if the patient is completely healthy. The diminishment or disappearance of symptoms does not necessarily mean that the infection has been eliminated.
Left untreated, these diseases lead to serious complications. Pathogens can attack the internal genitalia in both men and women, causing infertility. In the case of pregnancy, the parents’ STI poses a risk for the unborn child, because during pregnancy, birth or breastfeeding the mother may infect the embryo or child. There are also STIs which cause secondary inflammations of the joints and eyes, as well as skin diseases, which are even harder to treat.
Sexually transmitted diseases may be caused by various pathogens. These include bacteria, viruses, fungi and other microbae. Most of these infections can be completely cured. Several STIs caused by viruses still pose a problem for treatment, these illnesses can only be treated but not cured.

The STI tests can be requested as single assays or combined in different groups, for example 8+1 (including HPV test). Due to the common technological platform developed by GenoID, one sampling is sufficient (cervix, urine, semen etc.) to perform 9 tests. The Treponema pallidum test can only be performed from genital ulcer scraping sample.


9 tests from 1 sample presents several advantages to both the practitioner and the patient:


Vaginal
discharge/cervicitis/urethritis/prostatitis
STI and HPV screeningGenital ulcerationCervical cancer screening
Complete panelFirst screeningvaginitis
vaginosis
CT++ +
NG+++
MG+++
UU/UP+++
TV+ ++
GV+ ++
AV+ ++
HSV1/2+ ++
TP +
HPV+++++


The HPV test may be requested together with all panels, except for the genital ulcer panel.


Tests from blood sample:

HIV/HCV/HBV PCR screening test (cobas s201 MPX test 2.0, Roche, CE) is intended for the screening of blood and other organ donations, and is not intended for diagnosis.
We accept samples with these indications only.


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