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I don't know if I have ever been tested for trichomoniasis. Is this something that would show up in normal tests or cultures or do I have to be tested for it specifically?
trichomonas isn't necessarily a common test unless the presenting complaint is vaginal discharge, itching and possibly even an odor.
so, without background info...it'd be hard to speciulate.
now, if your doctor took a swab and spread it out on a microscope slide and then looked at it under the microscope...you were tested for trichomonas.
areas such as the ER and even family practitioners will usually collect a swab and send it to the lab for the wet prep to be done...we, as ob/gyns just usually do them ourselves.