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how accurate are urine tests for std's??? i had a urine test done and PCR tests for Chlamydia trachomatis, Gonorrhoea, Mycoplasma genitalium, Ureaplasma genitalium, Trichomonas vaginalis, Gardnerella vaginalis and Herpes Simplex I/II.

all were negative. but i was told these tests are not reliable and swabs have to be done. is this true???
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Urine tests aren't good for herpes, trich, and gardnerella (bacterial vaginosis).  I'm surprised they even did urine tests for those.

Trich and bv need to be a swab test, and herpes should be a swab test if there are symptoms, and in the absence of symptoms, you can get a type specific IgG blood test.

You should also get a blood test for syphilis.

If your doctor thinks this is good std testing, perhaps you need a new doctor.

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