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Mycoplasma Genitalium Testing

Hidden Danger: Why You Should Take A Mycoplasma Genitalium Test

Mycoplasma Genitalium is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI), but only recently has a Mycoplasma Genitaliam test become available.  In fact, you can screen for this infection from the comfort of home. If you are sexually active, it really is a good idea to do so.

Mycoplasma Genitalium Testing

This infection spreads through vaginal or anal intercourse.  Over the past few decades, this sexually transmitted infection has become one of the most common infections in the United States. While there is some disagreement about whether a Mycoplasma Genitalium test should be given to someone who doesn’t have symptoms, the infection continues to spread. Testing is an important step in the quest to eradicate this STI.  After all, the lack of testing just leads to more people being clueless about their status.

All sexually active people should screen for this STI. In particular, anyone with persistent urethritis, cervicitis or PID should consider testing. In addition, anyone who has had vaginal or anal sex with someone who has been positively diagnosed should consider a home Mycoplasma Genitalium test.

Health Problems Caused by Mycoplasma Genitalium

Unfortunately, the infection often shows no symptoms, yet it can be persistent.

If there are symptoms in men, they can be recognized as Urethritis. This causes a burning sensation while urinating or a discharge from the penis.

Women may experience burning during urination, abnormal vaginal bleeding or vaginal discharge. These symptoms are synonymous with Cervicitis.

In addition, Mycoplasma Genitalium may cause pelvic inflammatory disease, often known as PID. This complication causes pain in the pelvic area or discomfort during sex.

Choose Your Mycoplasma Genitalium Test

myLAB Box offers two options to test for this STI.

First is the Mycoplasma Genitalium Test. This test allows you to test for just this infection alone. This is a good option for people who know that they were exposed to this particular STI.

Your other testing option is myLAB Box’s Total Box.  This comprehensive 14-panel test screens for Mycoplasma genitalium, but also for HIV (I & II), Hepatitis C, HSV-2, Syphilis, Chlamydia (genital, throat and rectal), Gonorrhea (genital, throat and rectal), Trichomoniasis. Women who are 30 years of age and older can add the option to test for HPV as well.

Here’s How it Works

The testing process is so simple that it only takes three simple steps:

  • Order your STI panel kit online. Don’t worry: we even include free shipping!
  • Test yourself at any time and from any place using the easy-to-follow instructions. This part only takes five minutes! When you’re done, send your sample back to the lab with the pre-paid return envelope that comes with your kit.
  • Get results online in a matter of days. You’ll receive an email that alerts you when your results are ready. Simply log into a secure portal for your private lab-certified results.

It’s as easy as that! Testing for Mycoplasma Genitalium from home can help to prevent the spread of this infection.  It’s time to take our health into our own hands!

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