Home-Bio One Step Trichomonas /
Candida Albicans Combo Test
Home-Bio One Step Trichomonas/Candida
Albicans Combo Test is an
easy-to-use two-in-one test kit that can detect both Trichomonas and
Candida antigens in a fast
single step. It tests for two types of infections: the parasite
Trichomonas, which causes Trichomoniasis, and Candida Albicans, which
cases Vulvovaginal Candidiasis or yeast infections.
- Convenient : One Test, One Specimen, Get two
- Save your time and cost: Can detect Trichomonas
vaginalis and Candida Albicans simultaneously;
- 99.17% accuracy (specificity) and 93.60% sensitivity to detect for
Trichomonas rapid test compared with wet mount and culture;
- 99.26% accuracy (specificity) and 87.33% sensitivity to detect for
Candida Albicans rapid test compared with wet mount and culture;
- Rapid Test Results came in less than 15 minutes;
- Easy-to-use: No special equipment required;
- Room temperature storage.
About Trichomoniasis and Candida Albicans
a curable sexually transmitted disease that affects both males and
females, but it often produces more identifiable symptoms in women. It is the
most common STD that affects young, sexually active women. Every
year, an estimated 7.4 million are added to the records of
Trichomoniasis cases. Trichomoniasis is also a significant cause of
morbidity in people affected by sexually transmitted diseases.
caused by the parasite Trichomonas vaginalis, which commonly
affects the vagina in women and the urethra in men. The parasite can
be transmitted through intercourse (penis to vagina) and through
vulva contact. This means that it is also possible for the disease to
be transmitted from an infected female to another female.
infection is easier to detect in women than in men due to
more pronounced symptoms. In women, symptoms include a frothy vaginal
discharge with a strong odor and a yellow-green color, as well as
irritation or itching of the genital area and discomfort during
urination and intercourse. In some rare cases, the infection also
caused lower abdominal pain. These symptoms usually appear within 5
to 28 days after a woman is infected. The worst symptom, which can
increase a woman’s susceptibility to HIV infection, is inflammation
of the female genital area. Also, if a woman is pregnant and gets
Trichomoniasis, her baby may be born early or with low birth weight
of less than 5.5 pounds.
on the other hand, symptoms are milder; these include temporary
irritation inside the penis, a slight burning after urination or
after ejaculation, and a mild discharge. In some cases, however,
Trichomonas does not even produce noticeable symptoms in men.
can result in timely and appropriate treatment of the
infection. Trichomoniasis is best diagnosed by a doctor with the use
of vaginal swabs and the isolation of viable pathogens in order to
detect the infection. Using the DiagLine One Step Trichomonas/Candida
Albicans Combo Test is an effective way to identify the infection.
be cured with prescription drugs, namely tinidazole or
metronidazole. These drugs are taken orally in single doses.
Metronidazole is safe for pregnant women.
of Trichomoniasis in men may disappear within a few weeks
even without treatment. But since the infection does not disappear,
he may continue to infect a female partner repeatedly until the
infection is treated. Ideally, therefore, sexual partners should seek
treatment at the same time, during which they should avoid sex until
the treatment is complete.
can also re-occur even after a man or woman has been
treated for it in the past. Thus, preventative measures should be
effective way to prevent Trichomoniasis, like any other sexually
transmitted disease, is to abstain from sexual contact or to commit
to a mutually monogamous long-term relationship with an uninfected
partner. Using latex condoms consistently and correctly can also
reduce the risk of transmitting Trichomonas infection.
Candidiasis, commonly known as yeast infection, is an infection that
affects the vagina caused by an overgrowth of yeast or a fungus known
as Candida. This yeast normally occurs in the mouth, vagina, and the
gut. However, if the balance of the microorganisms that are naturally
present in the body is disrupted, an overgrowth of yeast may occur.
Such disruptions may be caused by several factors, such as hormonal
fluctuations or the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics. Vulvovaginal
Candidiasis is a common problem that affects nearly 75% of sexually
active adult women at least once in their life. Around 50% of these
women will suffer recurrent infections. Chronic Candidiasis, however,
only occurs in about 5% of patients.
Symptoms of candida
Candidiasis causes itching and a thick white discharge, the two most
common symptoms of the infection. Infected women may also experience
some pain during urination and sexual intercourse. The vulva, or the
external tissue surrounding the vagina, may also become red and
inflamed. There may also be some itching and rashes on the outer lips
of the vagina.
can be done through tests that measure the vaginal pH and a closer
look at the vaginal yeast under a microscope. Some experts also
advocate the use of yeast cultures as adjunctive diagnosis, but since
these cultures are expensive and the tests usually takes up to a week
before results can be interpreted, they are not considered the most
viable diagnostic methods for the said infection.
many women who experience symptoms seek self-treatment without formal
candida yeast infection
Candidiasis can be treated with anti-fungal agents, some of which are
prescription medications and some of which are available over the
counter. Some of them are in topical cream forms, while some are in
tablets or suppositories that are placed directly in the vagina.
to the availability of OTC anti-fungal agents, some studies suggest
that two-thirds of women self-medicating themselves for yeast
infection actually do not have vaginal candidiasis. However,
the right treatment can resolve all symptoms. If symptoms persist or
re-occur, it indicates that another condition is present or that the
yeast has developed tolerance and has become resistant to the
treatment being used.
Candidiasis is rarely a cause of medical emergency. However, some of
its symptoms are similar to those of certain, more serious problems.
Thus, women who experience said symptoms should seek diagnosis and
treatment. If the symptoms occur with a high fever of over 101
degrees Fahrenheit, persistent nausea, vomiting, and pelvic or
abdominal pain, or if a pregnant woman experiences the symptoms along
with some bleeding, immediate medical care is required.
candida yeast infection
cases of Vulvovaginal Candidiasis become recurrent, so preventative
measures are highly recommended. Preventative measures for fungal
infections may require weekly doses of fluconazole. Fluconazole
is synergistic with berberine, ibuprofin, and minocycline, and so
adding taking all these together greatly enhances the effect of
fluconazole. However, women
should consult a doctor before starting a preventive medication as
extended use of fluconazole can sometimes lead to treatment
are natural ways to prevent fungal infections, including the right
diet and a healthy immune system. It is important to avoid certain
foods, beverages, or ingredients that promotes the growth of yeast.
These products include yeast, dairy, wheat, caffeine, sugar, alcohol,
and nicotine. There are also foods that can suppress the growth of
yeast. Consuming larger amounts of these foods, such as milk, yogurt,
and garlic, may help prevent yeast infections.
are also some activities that can aggravate or cause fungal
infections to reoccur. Douching, for example, should be avoided since
it changes the normal acid levels in the vagina and may thus cause
inflammation. Using scented laundry soap and fabric conditioners as
well as any fabric cleaner that contain bleach can also cause yeast
infections. Tight clothes, which can trap air and keep the skin damp,
can also create an environment more susceptible to the growth of
yeast. Cotton underwear that allows air to circulate freely,
therefore, is recommended. For recurring Vulvovaginal Candidiasis,
the use of a non-soap cleanser for the vagina may be
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 09 December, 2011.