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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Detection of selected agents of human STD.

STDs include a group of diseases in which sexual transmission is likely and frequent.

Analysis methods Availability Number of genes Test code Retail Price
PCR 3 – 4 weeks GHC 041 £ TBA

Detailed information

Untreated sexual diseases and their complications can cause fertility disorders, affect pregnancy (miscarriages, premature births) but can also be transmitted to the fetus (a child with permanent consequences). The most reliable way of preventing a long-term relationship with one uninfected partner. Protection from most sexually transmitted diseases is primarily with the use of condoms. Our genetic test detects the presence of STDs, namely human papillomaviruses (HPV-HR / LR), Herpesviruses (HSV 1, 2), Chlamydia trachomatis, Treponema pallidum (syphilis) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (gonorrhea).

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) include a group of diseases in which sexual transmission is likely and frequent. The disease is caused by a group of bacteria, protozoa and viruses that are very sensitive in the external environment and therefore the possibility of transmission in the extra-sexual way is very rare. There are more than 20 sexually transmitted infections (STI), including syphilis, lues, gonorrhea, ulcus molle, vaginal lymphogranuloma and granuloma inguinale (Donovani), which are genital warts transmitted almost exclusively during sexual intercourse, and are subject to reports and require monitoring.

The examination is appropriate if:

  • You are sexually active and want to prevent risks
  • Symptoms of cervical cancer appear
  • You suspect a sexually transmitted disease
  • You want to avoid potential risks of late detection

Who is the test suitable for?

The examination is appropriate for all sexually active persons in the clinical manifestations of sexually transmitted diseases or as preventive protection. Our genetic test detects the presence of DNA pathogens for sexually transmitted diseases (STD) within local infections.

How does the test work?

Genetic examination is performed from your DNA, which can be obtained by swabbing from the oral cavity (buccal wiping of the inside of your mouth cheek - DNA isolation from oral mucosal cells). You can take the sample yourself in the comfort of your home and send it to our lab, or have your collection taken by your GP.

How is the test done?

You can order the test from attending your Doctor/GP, private clinic or online at ghcgenetics. co.uk. Once you have signed the informed consent form, either a swab of your mouth will be taken or a blood sample will be collected. Once the genetic analysis is finished, you or your Doctor/GP will receive a report with the results and based on these he/she will recommend suitable preventive measures.