Can a urine test analysis reveal STDs like trichomoniasis?

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One has to be careful in interpreting the urine analysis. To be accurate it has to be a clean mid-stream urine specimen. This may be difficult to collect at times.

What happens very often is the urine will pick up White blood cells which are part of a vaginal discharge and gives the false impression that it is a urinary tract infection.

A specific test for vaginal infection must be done if there is an associated abnormal vaginal discharge. The Trichomoniasis comes from the vagina rather than from the bladder.

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White blood cells in the urine can mean many things.

To diagnose trichomoniasis, you might need to run special urine tests like a urine culture or more commonly a swab test inside.

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