Trichomonas Test
  • Product Description
  • How it works
  • FAQs

Product Description

Trichomonas Test

What is a Better2Know Trichomonas test?

Trichomonas Vaginalis is a small organism that can infect the genital and reproductive tracts of both men and women. A Trichomonas infection can be easily spread through sexual contact between men and women, women and women and men and men. This infection seems to affect women more than men, but both can catch it. Trichomonas is one of the most common Sexually Transmitted infections around the world and the most common non-viral STI. Infection with Trichomonas is called Trichomoniasis or simply “Trich”. It is spread mostly from unprotected sex and by sharing sex toys which have not been properly cleaned after use.

Why consider a Trichomonas test?

A Trichomonas infection requires treatment as it will no go away on its own. Most people who have a Trichomonas infection will not have any symptoms so will not necessarily know that they are carrying the infection. Because Trichomonas is relatively easy to pass on, you do not need to have many sexual partners to be at risk. If you have had a new sexual partner, have not used condoms or have shared sex toys then you should consider getting a Trichomonas test. If you do have any symptoms of Trichomoniasis, these are likely to include the following:

    In women, symptoms can include:

    • Redness, itching, burning or soreness of the genitals
    • Discomfort when urinating
    • A clear, white, yellowish, or greenish vaginal discharge
    • Discharge with an unpleasant fishy smell

    In Men, symptoms can include:

    • Itching or irritation inside the penis
    • Burning sensation after urinating or ejaculating
    • Unusual discharge from the penis

    How does this test work?

    Trichomonas is tested using a urine sample. Once the urine sample has been collected into a small tube, simply follow the instructions provided in the kit and place it back in the prepaid postage envelope included for your sample to be sent to our accredited laboratory for analysis. You will receive your results within two working days.

    What tests will you run on my sample?

    Your urine sample will be tested for Trichomonas. The presence of Trichomonas indicate that you have an active Trichomonas infection that will require treatment.

    When will my test kit arrive?

    If ordered before 4pm Monday-Friday, your test kit will be mailed the very same day using first class postage and should arrive the next working day, depending on your location.

    How will I receive my test results?

    Your results will be available within two working days after your sample arrives at the lab. Better2Know will provide you with a confidential login code for our secure online patient login area, where you will be able to view your results once they are available. A member of our team will also contact you directly, to inform you when the results are in.

    What should I do with my results?

    If your results are positive for Trichomonas, you should visit a doctor to discuss the treatment options that are right for you. Better2Know can connect you with a private doctor in your local area, or you can visit your own GP.

    How can I order my test?

    Select the ‘Add to Basket’ button and proceed to checkout to order your Trichomonas test. If you require assistance do not hesitate to call, we are able to complete your order over the phone. If you have any further questions use the phone number above, our team is happy to help.

How it works

How It Works

Buying your home test kits online is simple:

  • 1 Buy your test online.
  • 2 Receive it in the post.
  • 3 Provide a sample.
  • 4 Free return postage to the lab.
  • 5 Check your results securely online.

We provide a completely confidential and anonymous service. Please refer to our FAQs above, for more information. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, using the phone number at the top of the page.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When will you send my kit to me?

If your order is placed before 4pm on a working day, then it will be sent the same day. Otherwise it will be sent on the next working day.

Q: Why do you need my email address?

Your Patient Services Manager, Louise Wright, will email you your login details to access your results, a confirmation your kit has been dispatched and finally when all your results are ready. We do not sell on or email you any other marketing materials, that is why we do not ask you to opt in or out of anything.

Q: Do I need to use my real name?

No, but the postman does need to know where to deliver the kit to. As long as you use a name that will get the kit to you, then we do not need your real name.

Q: What does the kit packaging look like?

It will arrive in plain white envelope with your typed name and address on it.

Q: What if I have any more questions?

You can email Louise by replying to one of the emails she has sent to you. She will do her best to answer them.