Untreated infections by Chlamydia trachomatis can cause serious reproductive and other health problems with both short-term and long-term consequences. In both sexes Chlamydia infection can cause proctitis, trachoma and infertility as well as prostatis, epidiymitis in men and cervictis, PID, ectopic pregnancy and acute/chronic pelvic pain in women.
Mycoplasma genitalium is a bacterium that infects the mucous membranes of the urethra, cervix, throat and anus. Various symptoms of infection are known like urethritis (in men), discharge (both sexes), burning while urinating (both sexes), arthritis/reactive arthritis (mostly men), vaginal itching (women) as well as pain during intercourse (women).
- Scrapings of epithelial cells (urethral, cervical, vaginal)
- Prostatic fluid
- FAM (495 – 520 nm) for Internal Control (IC)
- HEX (535 – 554 nm) for Chlamydia trachomatis DNA
- ROX (575 – 602 nm) for Mycoplasma genitalium DNA