Complete screening for and treatment of genitourinary infections and sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs)
Various urogenital infections have become a major problem in many countries all over the world. And the problem is getting worse, because many infections are resistant to antibiotics. Besides, some doctors prescribe treatment based on the results of urethral swabs only. Such treatment is usually ineffective. STDs often affect prostate, testes and seminal vesicles in men and ovaries, uterus and urinary bladder in women. Thus, to make an accurate diagnosis and prescribe an effective treatment, a complete screening is needed.
In VIAMED, you may undergo tests for STDs. We offer our patients two screening programs:
1. Complete screening for STDs, which includes
tests for 7 infections: chlamydiae, ureaplasma, trichomonas, candida fungi, gonococci, gardnerella, herpes; tests for bacteria and white blood cell count. We use PCR technique and microscopes to examine smears. You will also have to take syphilis and HIV blood tests.
The complete screening for infections helps to promptly detect the most common and dangerous complications of STDs. We offer to undergo the screening to the patients who have started to notice the signs of the disease recently (a week or two ago), to the patients who complain of discharge form or feel cutting in the urinary tract.
You should prepare for the tests. You should not urinate for 2-3 hours. Samples are taken in the evening at a time which is convenient to you.
The discounted price for the screening is about 60 BYN. The test results are usually available within 2-3 days. As soon as your doctor has the test results, he will decide on a treatment option.
2. Extended screening for STDs.
The extended screening for STDs includes 3 types of tests: microscopy, PCR and bacterial culture technique, for 17 infections: chlamydiae, trichomonas, candida fungi, gonococci, gerdnerella, herpes (HSV), cytomegalovirus (CMV), cancerous human papilloma virus (HPV), E.coli, proteus, pseudomonade, staphylococci, enterococci, streptococci, ureaplasma, mycoplasma, and test for the sensitivity to antibiotics.
We recommend undertake the extended screening for STDs to the patients with various urological and gynecological problems, infertility, erectile dysfunctions, etc. and to the patients, whose partners have some urological or gynecological disorders.
The discounted price for the extended screening for STDs amounts to app. 100 BYN.
To prepare for the tests please avoid urination for 2 or 3 hours or from night. You should also avoid sex the day before. Your urologist will collect swabs in the evening at a time which is convenient for you.
The test results are usually available within 3-5 days. After that your doctor will prescribe you a relevant treatment.