Trichomonas testing

Sample type needed


Incubation period 

14 days

Who is this test suitable for?

Men and women at risk

Results time 

Within 4 days from when your sample is received in the lab


Trichomonas can be cured with antibiotics

Where can I get tested?

All Better2Know centres

What is Trichomonas?

Trichomonas is a protozoa.  It affects the vagins and urethra in women.  In men it affects the urethra and occasionally the prostate.

How do I know if I have it?

It is often difficult to know whether or not you are infected with Trichomonas.  Many people with the infection will have no symptoms at all.  However symptoms may include:


  • Burning or painful sensation when urinating
  • Discharge from the penis
  • Need to urinate more often


  • Yellow or green vaginal discharge
  • Pain during urination
  • Itchy or uncomfortable genital area
Did you know? …

Trichomonas is the second most common STI in the USA after Chlamydia.  It is postiive in around 30% of people presenting for STI testing.

How can I get it?

Trichomonas can be transmitted during vaginal or anal sex between infected partners.

What happens if I do not get treatment?


If left untreated, symptoms may continue of get worse.  It can lead to prostitis, an infection of the prostate gland.


Women with Trichomonas may continue to experience symptoms.  An infection during pregnancy can lead to complications with the pregnancy, a low birth weight baby and/ or risk of early delivery.

How do I get tested?

Getting tested for Trichomonas with Better2Know is fast and easy.  The test can also be combined with other tests and is included with many of our screens.

A Trichomonas infection is easy to treat but it is also very easy to pass it on to a partner. Getting tested is the only way to know if you carry this infection. Book your test with Better2Know now.