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  • Discharge as criterion/basis for pcr test

    Dear doctors,
    Extremely grateful for all the help you gave to netizens like me. Thanks for answering my pervious qns.
    I know i should have spoken to my doctor in DSC during the consult, but i was too nervous, hence forgot to raise my queries.
    Basically i am experiencing discharge for penis.
    However, the discharge are intermitten. (not present all the time)
    I had a urine pcr test. The thing is, i did not had any discharge on that day. I did followed the 4 hours time period.
    Now, im wondering if the test would be accurate as i have no discharge on that day. Im still waiting for results.
    Must discharge be present?
    Thank you
    Yours sincerely,
    WBC

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    Hi, thanks for your query. Obvious visible discharge does not have to be present for the test to pick up the infection. However, DSC testing will usually only run Chlamydia and Gonorrhea PCR. This can miss out NSU (non-specific urethritis) organisms such as Ureaplasma and Mycoplasma spp, which are also important causes of urethral infection. If you are still having any further concerns, you may contact us for a consultation.

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