Discreetly test for trichomoniasis
This at-home lab test checks for the sexually transmitted infection trichomoniasis. If positive results are detected, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with our independent physician network and may receive treatment, if applicable.
Measures Presence of Trichomoniasis
Urine sample collection
Free Shipping • FSA / HSA accepted
This test is used to detect the presence or absence of trichomoniasis
Experiencing symptoms such as genital itching or irritation, abnormal discharge, or painful intercourse?
- Discomfort with urination
- Foul/fishy smelling vaginal discharge
- Greenish/yellowish/frothy vaginal discharge
- Vaginal itching
- Vaginal bleeding
- Penile discharge
- Penile itching
- Painful intercourse
Everything you need to understand your results
- Pre-paid shipping both ways
- All materials for sample collection and shipping back to the lab
- Detailed directions and an instructional video to guide you
- Help along the way from our customer care team
- Digital and printable results
- Outreach on positive results
Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the parasite Trichomonas vaginalis.
It is the most common curable sexual infection in the USA, affecting an estimated 3.7 million people.. Individuals who have been diagnosed with Trichomoniasis previously have a 20% chance of getting it again within a few months of initial diagnosis. Anyone who has a sexual partner with known Trichomoniasis should be tested with a trich test, and any individual who has had unprotected sexual contact with a sex partner whose sexual health status is unknown should consider taking our trichomoniasis urine test.
This test will tell you whether or not you have a trichomoniasis infection within >99% accuracy.
How to test for trichomoniasis
Wondering how to test for trich? As with all Everlywell tests, our trichomoniasis home test is delivered in discreet packaging and taken in the privacy of your own home. Once you return your test sample to our lab and your sample is processed, you'll be notified via email when your results are ready. You will then be able to access your results through an easy-to-understand report on our secure online platform.
The Trichomoniasis Test for men and women checks whether or not you test positive for a trichomoniasis infection. In the event that your test results are abnormal, a board-certified physician in your state will contact you at no additional cost to discuss your particular case and prescribe medication where applicable.
We take customer privacy very seriously and only you will have access to this information. In rare cases you may not receive a definitive result because of early infection or inadequate sampling and repeat "trich testing" is suggested. Don’t take a chance on your sexual health. Know where you stand with our at-home Trichomoniasis test.
Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by Trichomonas vaginalis infection; Trichomonas vaginalis, or TV, is a parasite that lives in moist environments in the human body, such as the genitourinary tract. If you have had sexual intercourse with an infected person without a condom, you may be at risk of contracting this infection.
An untreated trichomoniasis infection can last for weeks, months, and even years in women. In men, trich infections usually last no more than 10 days.
Vaginal trichomoniasis symptoms in women can include a yellow or green vaginal discharge, pain during sexual intercourse, painful urination, and vulval itching. Among men, trichomoniasis often has no symptoms. Men who do have symptoms often experience inflammation of the urethra, which can result in pain while urinating.
Pregnant women who are infected with trichomoniasis are more likely to have a preterm delivery and deliver a low birth weight newborn.
How is trichomoniasis treated?
A trichomonas infection is treated with antibiotic medications like metronidazole or tinidazole.
Note: If you get a positive result on this test, our independent physician network partner will contact you to schedule a consultation at no additional cost, so you can discuss your results with a board-certified physician in your state. When appropriate, and at the physician’s discretion, you may be offered a prescription for antibiotic medication.
How do you test for trichomoniasis?
This at-home Trichomoniasis Test uses the nucleic acid amplification technique to screen for trichomoniasis. This technique uses a urine sample to detect genetic material—or RNA—that’s unique to the Trichomonas parasite, making it a highly accurate testing method.
How does a trichomoniasis test work?
Trich testing can be done in several different ways, including wet mount microscopy, antigen tests, and nucleic acid amplification tests (or NAATs).
- Screening for Trichomonas by wet mount microscopy is based on microscopic examination of a vaginal smear or “wet prep” made from a vaginal swab. Identifying Trichomonas in a wet prep requires a skilled microscopist who looks for actual Trichomonas parasites in the vaginal swab sample. This screening method has several drawbacks. For example, it can't reliably detect Trichomonas parasites in urine samples-making it an ineffective method for trichomoniasis screening in men. Antigen tests often use a test strip coated with specific proteins (called antibodies) that lock onto certain molecules (antigens) found in the Trichomonas parasite. When that happens, the test strip changes color or changes in some other way, indicating the presence of Trichomonas. Antigen tests, however, usually can't be used to check for trichomoniasis in men because they often use a vaginal swab sample, too. A nucleic acid amplification test (or NAAT) can detect Trichomonas in urine-in both women and men-with a high level of accuracy. This kind of test identifies genetic material (RNA) of Trichomonas and is the gold standard for trichomoniasis testing. The Everlywell Trichomoniasis Test uses this method.
- Antigen tests often use a test strip coated with specific proteins (called antibodies) that lock onto certain molecules (antigens) found in the Trichomonas parasite. When that happens, the test strip changes color or changes in some other way, indicating the presence of Trichomonas. Antigen tests, however, usually can’t be used to check for trichomoniasis in men.
- A nucleic acid amplification test (or NAAT) can detect Trichomonas in urine—in both women and men—with a high level of accuracy. This kind of test identifies the genetic material (DNA) of Trichomonas and is the gold standard for trichomoniasis testing. The EverlyWell Trichomoniasis Test uses this method.
Taking a Trichomoniasis Test at Home
Taking this test from home is easy:
- Start by registering your kit online (using the unique ID located inside the kit box). This will allow you to view your results online after your sample has been analyzed by the lab.
- Collect your sample by urinating in the collection cup provided by the kit.
- Place the urine sample into the transport tube (using the pipette that’s included inside the kit), and put the tube into the biohazard bag.
- Place the biohazard bag into the envelope found inside the kit, and place it in the mail using the prepaid shipping label.
- After the lab has analyzed the sample, you can check your results online—privately—on our secure platform to see if you have a trich infection. If you have a positive result, our third-party physician network will try to contact you 3 times via phone before your results can be released to your Everlywell account.