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Would 40 -45 mins be ample time since last urination for an

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Would 40 -45 mins be ample time since last urination for an accurate std test?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 10 months ago.
Hello,
I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

What is your age and gender?
What are your symptoms?
Are you specifically asking for the urethral swab?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.

Male 28 years old


 


Increased urinary frequency.


 


The test was a urine sample.


 

Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 10 months ago.
Hello,

The routine urine exam and urine culture are done to look for a urinary tract infection, which can be due to sexually transmitted disease (if there is a history of unsafe sex). These tests (urine culture and routine exam) are good when the last urination and sample time had a time interval of 40-45 minutes.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.

always protected intercourse, very brief 1-10 second unprotected oral.


 


May have had fluids on my hands?


 


I was tested for Claymdia, Ghonorea and UTI's. All negative. STD tests were NAAT (SDA).


 


Doctor feels It may have anxiety?


 

Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 10 months ago.
Hello,

The chance of STD is quite unlikely as your STD screening and UTI tests are negative (and exposure has a very low risk). And I agree that anxiety might be playing role causing increased frequency of urination.

It is privilege assisting you.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.

Thank you very much for help. So having urinated less than an hour before hand should not have affected the accuracy?

Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 10 months ago.
You are very welcome.

Yes, accuracy is not affected for urination done in less than an hour.
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