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A 33-year-old female asked:

Hi i went the dr for discharge they test for bacterial infection and std dr came back 10mins and said bacteria. does the test usally take longer?

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Dr. Michael Jelinek
Infectious Disease 41 years experience
Grams stain: A rapid test that can show bacteria can be done in just a few minutes.
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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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It depends on the test. As Dr. Jelinek wrote, a simple microscopic exam of the discharge can often diagnose vaginal infections fairly accurately. Tests for STD's like Chlamydia will be run by an outside lab. Results take longer to come back. Make sure you follow up on this.
Apr 23, 2015

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