Brecksville, OH (PRWEB) August 13, 2013
Request A Test, a leading national provider of direct to consumer lab testing, is now offering testing for Mycoplasma Genitalium. M. Genitalium is a bacterial sexually transmitted disease which research indicates is becoming one of the most prevalent STD's in the country despite a low public awareness. Lack of awareness makes it easier for people to spread the infection and also increases the risk of complications which can result when M. Genitalium is left untreated. Request A Test offers a Mycoplasma Genitalium Urine Screening than anyone can order without having to schedule a doctor's appointment or get approval from an insurance company. Customers can choose from 1000's of convenient lab locations across the country and most tests see results in just a few business days. Getting tested is a great way to monitor one's health and help prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
Mycoplasma Genitalium was first discovered in the 1980's, but it has only been recently that research has shown just how common this particular infection is. Studies have shown that M. Genitalium is actually one of the most prevalent STD's in the United States. Cases of M. Genitalium are highest among young people where it has surpassed Gonorrhea and is right behind Chlamydia and Trichomonas. M. Genitalium is difficult to diagnose because, like Chlamydia and Gonorrhea, it often displays no symptoms. When symptoms do occur, they are very similar to those most commonly associated with Chlamydia and Gonorrhea infections. Symptoms of Mycoplasma Genitalium can include abnormal discharge, a burning sensation during urination, and itching or discomfort in the genital region. The lack of awareness of M. Genitalium means that many people do not screen for it, and many doctors don't normally include it in their usual prescribed testing for patients displaying symptoms. This has helped lead to the high number of M. Genitalium cases in this country. Screening for M. Genitalium can be done with a urine test. Testing can be done for anyone who believes they may be at risk for infection even if they are not displaying any symptoms. After Chlamydia, M. Genitalium is the leading cause of Nongonococcal Urethritis in men. In women it can cause Bacterial Vaginosis and Cervicitis. M. Genitalium can also cause Pelvic Inflammatory Disease in women (PID). PID is a condition which can cause serious complications such as infertility, ectopic pregnancy, and chronic pelvic pain. The best way to avoid health complications caused by Mycoplasma Genitalium is to identify and treat infections as early as possible. Getting tested can help a person work with their doctor to make an accurate diagnosis and prescribe the proper treatment.
Request A Test is committed to providing the most comprehensive selection of direct to consumer lab tests available. Allowing customers to order testing for emerging health concerns like Mycoplasma Genitalium empowers them to be proactive in protecting their health. Testing for M. Genitalium can be found in the STD category on Request A Test's website. For more information on getting tested for Mycoplasma Genitalium or any of the other services provided by Request A Test, customers can go online at http://requestatest.com/ or call 1-888-732-2348 to speak to a representative.
About Request A Test
Request A Test is a national lab testing service operating on the edict that knowledge is power. They are dedicated to providing outstanding customer service, same-day testing, no hidden fees and an informative, easy to use website. Request A Test is partnered with two of the largest certified laboratories in the country to ensure that clients receive affordable and accurate information in a high quality, professional setting.