Three critical targets

Our sexual health test targets three pathogens that, if left untreated, can cause permanent damage to a woman’s reproductive system, including infertility, or potentially causing fatal ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy that occurs outside the womb). Fast PCR can help with early detection of these serious infections.

Chlamydia

The most common reportable bacterial STI in the US2. Often without symptoms but is associated with significant healthcare costs, affects people of all ages, and is most common in young women.

2. National overview – sexually transmitted disease surveillance, 2019. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website

Gonorrhoeae

The second most common reportable condition in the US, this bacterial STI3, if untreated, may cause infertility. Babies of infected mothers can be infected during childbirth.

3. National overview – sexually transmitted disease surveillance, 2019. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website

Trichomonas

Caused by a protozoan parasite, Trichomonas is the third most common STI in the US4, yet most do not realize they are infected. Trichomoniasis increases the risk of contracting other STIs, including 2-3 times greater risk of HIV acquisition5.

4. Microb Cell. 2016;3:404-418
5. J Infect Dis. 2007;195:698-702