Can urine test detect STIs? Do they test for STI present in the mouth/throat region as well?
Hello, I am 23 years old male. I was wondering about the urine tests which test for certain STIs: Do they test for STI infections anywhere in the body? Do they test for an STI which is present in the mouth/throat region and the anal region as well as the vagina or penis? Or do separate tests need to be done for these mouth/anus regions? Can anyone help me with this?
@marion Hello, No. If you've tested only urine for gonorrhea and chlamydia, the results will not identify the presence of those infections in the throat or anus. That means if you engage in receptive anal or oral sex, you could have these infections in locations that a urinalysis alone cannot identify. To diagnose chlamydia in the throat, a doctor will likely use a cotton swab to get a fluid sample. They then typically send the sample to a lab, which will test for the bacteria. If the result is positive, the person should let any recent sexual partners know. If you develop any symptoms then visit a doctor. Thanks!