What is Mycoplasma genitalium?
The bacterium Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) is a species recently described as a cause of sexually transmitted infections, with special importance due to its resistance to some antimicrobials. The CDC points out that it is a more common sexually transmitted disease than gonorrhea and chlamydia, however, its diagnosis is complicated.
In women there are symptoms such as dysuria, pelvic pain, inflamed bladder, urethritis, vaginal discharge, hemorrhage, among others.
In the case of men, testicular pain, prostatitis, urethritis, urethral discharge and infertility may occur.
Process to carry out the study
You should only contact us to schedule an appointment one day in advance, we recommend having 3 days of sexual abstinence and prior washing with neutral soap. We perform the detection of Mycoplasma genitalium from samples obtained through urethral and cervicovaginal exudate.
Technique: PCR (polymerase chain reaction)
Type: qualitative (detection)