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What STD or STI can you just get a urine sample for?

What STD or STI can you just get a urine sample for?

Chlamydia, gonorrhea: It depends on what is available at the office/place you seek treatment. It is common to be able to check for chlamydia & gonorrhea with a urine sample at emergency rooms & urgent care centers. Not all places have the means to do all tests. Sometimes trichomonas can be seen on a microscopic exam of the urine, but that method is not the best way to check for trich. Urine tests are less reliable.

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I urinated 30 minutes before giving a urine sample for STD testing. Does this reduce effectivness of amp test?

I urinated 30 minutes before giving a urine sample for STD testing. Does this reduce effectivness of amp test?

Possible...: How long should one wait to collect urine for testing STD? There is no firm set rule, but it is sensible to wait for 2-4 hairs at least so to let the std-related germs produce enough amount of their metabolic residual for testing; of course, make sure to collect the first (dirty) part of urine, not the midstream. That is why the first part of morning urine is the best specimen for testing STD.

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Can a STD test still work if the urine sample is a few days old? Chlamdyia??

Can a STD test still work if the urine sample is a few days old? Chlamdyia??

Here are some. ..: Good question! But, in daily medical practice, the best result of test comes from testing the timely collected fresh specimen, especially the urine which is known to change its odor & cloudiness from oxidation and many sequential chemical change after exposing to the air. So, give a fresh urine as advised. Yet, I don't believe there has been a scientific study to specifically address your question

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Would giving a STD urine sample on Saturday and it not going into the lab till Tuesday affect the testing for a DNA style test? Stored in Refrigerator

Would giving a STD urine sample on Saturday and it not going into the lab till Tuesday affect the testing for a DNA style test? Stored in Refrigerator

Here are some. ..: Technically, a fresh specimen is best for testing, but logistically, refrigerating specimen is a common practice if the timing difference in testing result is acceptable. So, ask the local lab for detail and even preference.

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Is white discharge discomfort and burning a sign of UTI or bacterialv I have no STDs dr only did a urine sample said its a UTI I think it's bacterialv?

Is white discharge discomfort and burning a sign of UTI or bacterialv I have no STDs dr only did a urine sample said its a UTI I think it's bacterialv?

See a Gynecologist: Vaginal discharge, irritation may associated with a infection other than a yeast infection. You should see your gynecologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. You may have a yeast infection resistant to that specific otc medication. Other infections such a bacterial vaginosis, trichomonas, contact dermatitis, or other skin conditions can have similar symptoms to a yeast infection.

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If you had an STD and gave a urine sample for a standard UTI screen, would bacteria from std be mistaken for just a UTI?

If you had an STD and gave a urine sample for a standard UTI screen, would bacteria from std be mistaken for just a UTI?

Usually not: STD screening and or germ testing must be ordered specifically because the germs involved require specialized testing and or growth media. Some UTI screening is based on presence of pus cells, which might cause a STD to be mistaken for a UTI. The best UTI screening is based on a culture which would miss the STD.

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Yes I understand that, but I never had any STDs period, I was having trouble urinating and all that was taken was a urine sample and prescribed antibiot?

Yes I understand that, but I never had any STDs period, I was having trouble urinating and all that was taken was a urine sample and prescribed antibiot?

Urinary hesitancy: Hi Thomas, If you are having problems initiating your urinary stream, I would recommend that a physician manually examine your prostate gland. You may want to see a urology specialist, if you do not feel that you received a complete urinary evaluation of your problem.

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Std testing and urine sample dr said I have UTI I think is bacterialv I have discomfort and white discharge and I have no STD dr prescribed sulfameth?

Std testing and urine sample dr said I have UTI I think is bacterialv I have discomfort and white discharge and I have no STD dr prescribed sulfameth?

Urinary Tract Infect: It sounds like the doctor has put you on a medication to treat a uti. There is nothing else in your statement above that appears to be a question so am not sure what you are really asking for here. It sounds all normal.

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Doctor storing STD urine sample in refridger at his clinic from Saturday-Tuesday till being send to the lab affect the results? Causing false negtive?

Doctor storing STD urine sample in refridger at his clinic from Saturday-Tuesday till being send to the lab affect the results? Causing false negtive?

Depends: If he puts it in a certain container that prevents further growth of bacteria, it would be accurate. If not, it's more likely to be falsely positive since small amounts of bacteria contaminants could grow to the amount of colonize that constitute a UTI.

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Which std's are not detectable by just blood and urine samples?

Which std's are not detectable by just blood and urine samples?

Several: Gonorrhea or chlamydia of the throat or rectum won't be picked up by blood or urine samples. Throat/rectal swabs are required. Herpes is not diagnosed by blood or urine tests either. (blood tests will tell you whether you have herpes in your body, but they won't tell you whether you have an active outbreak.) there are other less common stds that require other tests as well.

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Can all std's be diagnosed in both men and women by just having their blood and urine samples? Without taking pap smear or swabs from them?

Can all std's be diagnosed in both men and women by just having their blood and urine samples? Without taking pap smear or swabs from them?

No.: There are certain diseases (syphillis, hiv, hep c) that are proven byblood tests, but most clinical exam and/or require culture (gonorrhea, chlamydia, mycoplasma). Empiric treatment is indeed done.

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Urine tests pos for leukocytes, cultures and catheterized sample and CT scan all neg. Only symptom is some pain in kidney area. Could this be an std?

Urine tests pos for leukocytes, cultures and catheterized sample and CT scan all neg. Only symptom is some pain in kidney area. Could this be an std?

Possibly: If you had leukocytes and dysuria with negative culture I would say yes, but the flack pain is unusual with an std. You should still probably be screened if you are concerned or at risk for an std.

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Can you catch any STDs from urine? If so, which ones and how?

Can you catch any STDs from urine? If so, which ones and how?

Water sports: I am surprised to see this question here. It is a first for me. But, urine play during a sexual encounter is a common experience that some couples use to enhance their sexuality. It is very difficult to think that urine exposure can put one at risk for stds. Most stds require blood, semen, or vaginal secretions to pass along the std.

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Can women get urine tests for stds?

Can women get urine tests for stds?

Yes: There are urine tests that can pick up chlamydia and gonorrhea. Many other std's do not send anything into the urine. Blood tests are often required before these can be detected.

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If urine has luekocytes could it be an std?

If urine has luekocytes could it be an std?

Yes and no: Leukocytes are immune cells responding to an infection. They may be present for a variety of infectious causes including stds. If you are concerned about an std you should get specifically tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea and not rely on this generic test.

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Can you catch an std from urine on a toilet seat touching you?

Can you catch an std from urine on a toilet seat touching you?

No, ancient myth: Throughout modern medical history, when it was learned that STDs are infections transmitted from partners, there have been rumors and stories about infections caught from toilet seats, shared clothing or towels, and so on. It's an urban myth and always was, used by patients (and in past years, some doctors) to explain away some infections in people who seemed to be at low risk. It never happens.

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Please tell me if you can get tested for all std's through urine?

Please tell me if you can get tested for all std's through urine?

No: There are more than a dozen diseases that can be passed through sexual contact. Only a fraction will shed any material into the urine that could be used for diagnosis and treatment.

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What STDs are tested with urine and which ones are tested with blood?

What STDs are tested with urine and which ones are tested with blood?

See answer: Gonorrhea and chlamydia generally can be tested by a urine assay, whereas hiv, syphillis, hepatitis, herpes can be tested for with a blood assay. "crabs" is a clinical dx. If active herpes infection, a direct culture/bx can also be obtained.

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Can you get an STD by cleaning a toilet seat with someone eldest urine on it?

Can you get an STD by cleaning a toilet seat with someone eldest urine on it?

STD: That would very unlikely. The std would likely need to make contact with a mucosal membrane (like mouth or genitalia) on you or go directly in through a break in your skin (depending on what it is). In other words the type of contact you have would not be conducive to this. However, there can be lots of germs in general on toilets- so hope you clean toilets with gloves. Take care.

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White sticky drops after urine no pain and any discomfort and no any chance of STD?

White sticky drops after urine no pain and any discomfort and no any chance of STD?

Std: If you have unprotected sex is possible you could have an STD. Go see a doctor. They can check for chlamydia and gonorrhea with a urine sample

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