There are more than 26 million new sexually transmitted infections (STIs) annually in the United States, with rates trending upward. At MD Molecular Diagnostics in Dallas, Texas, the laboratory professionals offer STI pathogen detection testing using highly sensitive and accurate reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing. Find out more about STI pathogen detection at MD Molecular Diagnostics by calling the office.
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), also called sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), are infections passed from person to person through sexual contact.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 out of every five people in the US has an STI. Every year, more than 26 million people are diagnosed with an STI, and infection rates are rising.
STIs are a major public health problem, and the US Department of Health and Human Services wants to increase awareness, testing, and treatment to reduce the rate of infections.
STI pathogen detection refers to the highly sensitive and accurate STI testing available at MD Molecular Diagnostics.
Screening is an integral approach to identifying and treating STIs that would otherwise go undetected. With STI pathogen detection at MD Molecular Diagnostics, clinicians can quickly, easily, and discreetly get their patients tested and treated to prevent further health problems.
STI pathogen detection is vital because undiagnosed and untreated STIs have long-term health consequences, increasing a person’s risk of infertility and certain types of cancer.
Many people with STIs don’t have obvious symptoms and may not think to get tested. When left untreated, STIs can cause irreversible damage.
STI pathogen detection at MD Molecular Diagnostics makes STI testing easy and efficient. All they need from a patient is a simple swab or urine sample, and they can test for several STIs, such as:
MD Molecular Diagnostics’ RT-PCR detects pathogens with 98-100% accuracy and is 3-5 times more sensitive and 2-3 times faster than conventional STI culture techniques. This advanced testing system also provides a more accurate diagnosis so patients get the most effective treatment plan from the start.
Results from STI pathogen detection at MD Molecular Diagnostics take 24-48 hours.