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Rapid Trichomonas Testing

Trichomonas vaginalis is a sexually transmitted disease which affects both males and females. Globally, WHO estimates that there are more than 200 million infections in 2015 which makes it one of the most prevalent non-viral sexually transmitted diseases.  

It has been associated with increased risk of HIV infection by 2-3 times. It can also cause infertility in males and can result in pre-term birth for pregnant women. Importantly in majority of infection, both males and females have no symptoms. Thus, resulting in transmitting the infection to your partner unknowingly.

  • We adhere to guidelines recommended by the Ministry of Health (MOH) Singapore.
  • We offer only the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) approved rapid Trichomonas test kits.
  • Our male & female doctors are trained and certified to conduct specialised Trichomonas Testing.
  • All our STD and HIV clinics adopt a discreet and professional approach during the STD consultation.

How do I know if I have been infected with Trichomonas vaginalis?

In most cases you do not have any symptoms that shows that you have been infected. If you do have symptoms, you may experience the following:

MaleFemale
Itchiness inside the penisVaginal discharge that might be watery, smelly, or yellow-green 
Discomfort or pain when you pass urineVulvar itchiness
Discharges from the penis

Traditionally, lab tests for Trichomonas may miss a significant proportion of infections as the tests are not very sensitive. Depending on the test that is used by the lab the sensitivity of picking up the infection can range from 30-60%. It may take up to 3-5 days for results to be available.

Which is why at Dr Tan and Partners , we are introducing a new Trichomonas vaginalis test that is more sensitive than many of the tests that are offered currently. It uses real-time PCR (nucleic acid) to detect the organism.

 

TestAdvantagesDisadvantages
MicroscopyFast (same day)Not sensitive (30-50%);
CultureSensitivity about 70%Takes up to 7 days
Non-PCR testSensitivity 60-80%Some of the tests cannot be used to test in males;

Expensive compared to microscopy and culture

PCR test

Used at DTAP Clinics

Very Sensitive: 90-97%

Able to test for both males and females;

Fast results: next working day

About the same cost as non-PCR test

What is required for the test?

For females with symptoms: A Swab inside the vaginal (similar to what is done for pap smear); no pain

For females without symptoms: A Swab inside the vaginal or urine 

For males: Urine

For those taking the urine test, we recommend that you do not visit the toilet to pass urine 2 hours before doing the urine test.  

(This will be determined by your doctor after the assessment)

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Trichomonas?

Trichomonas is a common STD that affects both men and women.

Can Trichomonas be cured?

Trichomonas is easily cured with tablets.

How accurate is the test?

The test used at DTAP clinics is the most accurate available with accuracy up to 97%.

Is the test painful?

Not at all. All we need is a urine sample.

How long do I have to wait for the test results?

We use a rapid testing technology and can get results the next working day.

Other Rapid STD Testing!

We also provide Chlamydia & Gonorrhoea PCR Testing & HIV Testing.

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Rapid Trichomonas Testing (Next Day Results)

If you are interested in getting a Rapid Trichomonas Test, please visit any of our clinics and consult with our doctors today.

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