What can I expect from the test?
This test for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) requires a small urine sample. Because of this, you should refrain from urinating for about an hour before your appointment.
When you enter our clinic, you will be asked for your name and date of birth, to verify your appointment. You will then be handed a collection cup and directed to a private room to provide a sample of your urine. When you're done providing the sample, you can leave. The process is completely private and takes just a few minutes.
What does the test screen for?
This test screens for the presence of the following bacteria:
- Chlamydia trachomatis (chlamydia)
- Neisseria gonnorrhoeae (gonorrhea)
- Mycoplasma gentalium (MG)
- Trichomoniasis vaginalis (trich)
- Gardnerella vaginalis (gardnerella)
Why should I get this combination test?
Sexually transmitted infections seldom travel solo. If you have sex with a person infected with one STI, there's a good chance that person is also infected with at least one other STI. Since many STIs exhibit the same symptoms—or no symptoms—there is often no way to tell from your symptoms alone what STI you might have. Getting tested for multiple STIs is a smart way to check for any infections you might have.
How long does it take to get my results?
If you test at one of our Twin Cities locations, you will receive your test results within one business day. If you test at our Bemidji or Rochester clinics, test results are available within two business days.
What does a positive test result mean?
If your test returns a positive result that means that you have an active infection and need treatment. If your test returns a negative result that means there was no sign of the STI in your urine and you do not currently have an active infection.
What treatment is available?
If you test positive for an STI, you can schedule a convenient telemedicine visit with one of our providers to discuss treatment options and next steps. Our provider will prescribe the appropriate medication to stop the infection.