Discreetly Test for Trichomoniasis
Trichomoniasis (or “Trich”) is a very common infection caused by a protozoan parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis. Most people, about 70%, who have the parasite have no symptoms.
Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the parasite Trichomonas vaginalis.
It is the most common curable sexual infection in the USA with over 3.5 million new cases annually. 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, and any individual who has had unprotected sex should consider getting tested.
This test will tell you whether or not you have Trichomoniasis within >99% accuracy.
As with all of EverlyWell’s tests, our at-home STD 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 checks whether or not you test positive for Trichomoniasis. 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 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 (TV), a parasite that lives in moist environments in the human body, such as the genitourinary tract.
If it isn’t treated, a trich infection can last for weeks, months, and even years in women. In men, trich infections usually last no more than 10 days.
Symptoms of trichomoniasis in women can include a yellow or green vaginal discharge, pain during sex, 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 can transmit it to their developing babies, who are more likely to be born with a low birth weight.
How is trichomoniasis treated?
Trichomoniasis 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 DNA—that’s unique to the Trichomonas parasite, making it a highly accurate testing method.
How does a trichomoniasis test work?
Testing for trichomoniasis 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 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.
- 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.
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