Ureaplasma Testing: Reliable Tests for Ureaplasma
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Ureaplasma Testing: What You Need to Know
Culture versus DNA Testing for Ureaplasma: How to Test for Ureaplasma?
Ureaplasma testing can be performed with a urethral swab or urine specimen. Traditionally, urethral swabs for Ureaplasma were done in men and vaginal swabs in women.
Modern DNA testing made urethral swabs and vaginal swabs largely unnecessary. Studies show that the success rate of detection is the same in a urine sample, so it’s no longer necessary to do swabbing. In most people, Ureaplasma can be detected from a urine sample.
There are two ways of testing for Ureaplasma infection, culture or DNA/RNA testing. At New York Urology Specialists, we do DNA/RNA Ureaplasma testing because it is a more reliable method with a detection rate of up to 98 percent. Mycoplasma infection often co-exists with ureaplasma and we routinely test for mycoplasma infection as well.
The PCR test looks for DNA of the bacteria in the urine sample of the patient. PCR assays are more sensitive and specific compared to culture (link). DNA testing can detect Ureaplasma infection even in the presence of other infectious agents. PCR assay is much quicker than culture. DNA testing for Ureaplasma in men is recommended because sometimes the infection remains undetected on culture.
When you come to New York Urology Specialists, you can be assured that we use the most advanced DNA-based tests for ureaplasma in men and women.
Where to Get Tested for Ureaplasma in NYC?
At New York Urology Specialists, we offer same-day mycoplasma and ureaplasma testing and treatment for men and women.
We also perform comprehensive STD testing for other infections. We offer confidential appointments. Our prices are affordable with or without insurance. Call/text today: 1-646-663-4125 or make an appointment online.
Why Was I Not Tested for Ureaplasma?
The majority of individuals who carry Ureaplasma in their body do not have any symptoms. Symptoms only develop when the person has a high bacterial load. Extensive testing and treatment of Ureaplasma is an unnecessary cost and can lead to antibiotic resistance in these bacteria and other sexually transmitted infections (link). Routine screening for Ureaplasma in men and women with no symptoms is not recommended.
If symptoms are present, testing for Ureaplasma is usually recommended in conjunction with testing for other STDs like gonorrhea and chlamydia. Treatment is offered if a person is found to have a high bacterial load of Ureaplasma.
We offer routine ureaplasma and mycoplasma testing for men and women as part of our comprehensive STI testing.
Benefits of Ureaplasma Testing and Treatment at New York Urology Specialists:
- Same-day Ureaplasma testing in New York City
- Experienced specialists in Ureaplasma treatment in men and women
- Latest technology (DNA/RNA testing) for Ureaplasma
- Evidence-based treatments for Ureaplasma
- Comprehensive STD testing and treatment for you and your partner
Scheduling Appointments for Ureaplasma Testing at New York Urology Specialists
STDs are Treatable in Nearly Every Man and Woman
At New York Urology Specialists, our urologists are specially trained in the evaluation and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STI). We understand the challenges that STDs such as chlamydia, herpes, gonorrhea, and ureaplasma create for our patients, their relationships, and their self-esteem. We help you find an effective treatment for your symptoms that may be caused by STD, UTI or another cause.
Urologists are doctors specializing in the treatment of infections in men and women caused by sexually transmitted diseases as well as bladder infections (UTI). By the virtue of our experience and skill, we are able to offer an effective treatment option for nearly every man and women with urinary problems and bladder control problems.
We treat some of the most complex STD problems including:
- Persistent urinary urgency
- Frequent recurrence of genital warts
- Frequent recurrence of herpes outbreaks
- HIV prevention
- Genital warts in the urethra
- Treatment of infections when antibiotics do not work well
- Testing for urinary ureaplasma and mycoplasma.
Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Shteynshlyuger:
Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a fellowship-trained board-certified urologist with expertise in evaluation and treatment of urological problems in men and women using modern effective and proven treatment methods. He is highly recommended by top primary care physicians in the New York area. If you or someone you know has been experiencing urological symptoms, make an appointment to take advantage of Dr. Shteynshlyuger’s expert advice. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
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