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These tests use a sample of urine or other body fluid to look for the bacteria that cause these sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The fluid sample can come from the cervix, vagina, rectum, throat, or eyes.
These tests may be done to:
You may need more testing if you have symptoms. You should also get tests every 3 to 6 months if you have:
The test will take a few minutes. You'll get the results in 1 to 3 days, depending how the lab tests the sample you gave.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse advice line (811 in most provinces and territories) if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to keep a list of the medicines you take. Ask your doctor when you can expect to have your test results. Learn more about STIs at Sexual and Reproductive Health.
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Adaptation Date: 8/3/2022
Adapted By: Alberta Health Services
Adaptation Reviewed By: Alberta Health Services
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