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Will STDs be detected in urinalysis, syphilis serology tests?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Depends.

In an normal urinalysis they do not test for stds.
But you can use the same urine sample to test for chlamydia or gonorrhea. When they take blood for the syphilis test, the can also test for HIV and hep c, but not for chlamydia or gonorrhea. In summary, to have a "full std panel", you need to give both blood and urine.

In brief: Depends.

In an normal urinalysis they do not test for stds.
But you can use the same urine sample to test for chlamydia or gonorrhea. When they take blood for the syphilis test, the can also test for HIV and hep c, but not for chlamydia or gonorrhea. In summary, to have a "full std panel", you need to give both blood and urine.
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Syphilis serology will detect syphilis.
A urinalysis will pick up trichomonas but most other stds need to be specifically tested for - gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes, hiv, hepatitis b & c, etc.

In brief: Depends

Syphilis serology will detect syphilis.
A urinalysis will pick up trichomonas but most other stds need to be specifically tested for - gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes, hiv, hepatitis b & c, etc.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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