*Only in Malta* Sexually Transmitted Diseases Screening test


The STD screen test requires a self-collected urine sample, with an option of a self-collected swab for females using a swab provided by our laboratory.

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About this test

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Real-Time PCR Detection Kit is designed for the specific identification and differentiation of Neisseria gonorrhoeae (causative agent for Gonorrhea), Chlamydia trachomatis (causative agent for Chlamydia), Mycoplasma genitalium (causative agent for Pelvic Inflammatory Disease), Trichomonas vaginalis (causative agent for Trichomoniasis), Ureaplasma urealyticum (causative agent for Pelvic Inflammatory Disease), Ureaplasma parvum and/or Mycoplasma hominis (associated with Infertility and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease)

Analysis is done on samples taken from urogenital, endocervical and urine, from patients with signs and symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). This test is intended for use as an aid in the diagnosis of STDs in combination with clinical and epidemiological risk factors.

DNA is extracted from clinical specimens, multiplied using Real-Time amplification, and detected using fluorescent reporter dye probes specific for:

  • Trichomonas vaginalis (Causative organism for vaginal/urethral infection)
  • Mycoplasma hominis (Causative organism for genital inflammation in women)
  • Mycoplasma genitalium (Causative organism for genital inflammation in men)
  • Ureaplasma spp. (Causes inflammation)
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae (Causative organism for Gonorrhea)
  • Chlamydia trachomatis (Causative organism for Chlamydia)

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can the sample be collected?

You can collect the sample in the comfort of your home.

What is the type of sample that needs to be collected for this test?

Urine sample, in a sterile container from a pharmacy or from our laboratory, with an option of a self-collected swab for females using a swab provided by our laboratory.

Where will my sample be sent & who will do the analysis?

You will need to drop off the sample within 2 hours from collection at our diagnostic laboratory where we will be performing the analysis.

Diagnostic laboratory address:

The BioArte Ltd.

Malta Life Science Park (LS2.1.12 – LS2.1.15), San Gwann, SGN 300, Malta.


How long before I receive my results?

After your sample is received by our lab, it will be analyzed and a result will be sent to you within 3 working days.

Does the result need to be evaluated?

Should you require a consultation regarding this result, you may contact your medical doctor.

Do you ship this test worldwide?

The test is currently only available for those living in Malta.