What can I expect from the test?
This test 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 infections:
- Trichomoniasis vaginalis (trich)
- Gardnerella vaginalis (gardnerella)
- Candida albicans
- Candida glabrata
- Candida parapsilosis
- Candida tropicalis
Why should I get this combination test?
Fungal and other infections seldom travel solo. Fungal infections increase your risk of getting a sexually transmitted infection (STI), and vice versa, so testing for both is a good precaution—especially since many infections have similar or no symptoms.
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 infection in your urine and you do not currently have an active infection.
What treatment is available?
If you test positive for a fungal infection or 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.