What samples can be used?

Urine

How long until I get my results?

7 working days from your sample’s arrival at our accredited laboratory

Where is my nearest private clinic?

How soon after a sexual encounter can I get tested?

14 days

Which Better2Know screens include Trichomonas testing?

What is Trichomonas?

Trichomonas is caused by a protozoan, which is similar to bacteria. This small organism can infect the urethra and occasionally the prostate gland in men, and the urethra or vagina in a woman. It is often transmitted through vaginal, anal or oral sexual contact, particularly without the use of protection, such as condoms.

What are the symptoms of Trichomonas?

Men

Pain upon urination or during sexual intercourse

Unusual discharge

Inflammation, soreness or itching around the penis

Penile irritation

Women

Pain upon urination or during sexual intercourse

Unusual discharge

Inflammation, soreness or itching around the vagina

Unpleasant ‘fishy’ odour

What happens if I do not get tested and treated?

Men

Prostatitis (infection of prostate gland)

More likely to pass the infection on to a sexual partner

Women

Premature birth or low birth weight

More likely to pass the infection on to a sexual partner

How is Trichomonas treated?

Trichomonas is curable but is unlikely to go away without treatment. The infection may cure itself in rare cases, but you risk passing the infection on to someone else if you are not treated. Most people are prescribed a course of antibiotics, and you are advised to abstain from sex until you are sure that you are free from infection.

What else should I get tested for?

Not all sexually transmitted infections, Trichomonas included, show symptoms in the initial stages, which makes it even more important to get tested as regularly as possible. Our Platinum Screen was designed by a panel of medical specialists to give you a comprehensive view of your sexual health. The screen is available just 28 days after an incident of concern and includes testing for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis, Herpes I/II, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Mycoplasma, Ureaplasma and Gardnerella, as well as Trichomonas. If you would like to be tested for these STIs even sooner, Better2Know’s Early Platinum Screen will detect the same eleven infections at half the incubation period.

How can I book my test?

To book your confidential appointment in Europe today, call our trained sexual advisory team on the number displayed at the top of the page. They can answer any additional questions you may have before processing your booking. Otherwise, you can use our online booking system by clicking on the Book Now button above and following the instructions.