How is trichomoniasis diagnosed?

Updated: Jan 02, 2020
  • Author: Darvin Scott Smith, MD, MSc, DTM&H; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Given the poor reliability of history and physical findings, diagnosis of trichomoniasis depends on laboratory testing. According to the CDC, providers should perform laboratory tests for trichomoniasis in all women seeking care for vaginal discharge and all women at high risk of STIs. [48]


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