Other Menstrual Tissue Tests

Menstruation tissue testing (such as the Hidden-C Test) apart from detection of Chlamydia, can also be used for Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasma urealyticum testing in period tissue (menstrual blood). State of the art Real Time PCR testing offers extreme sensitivity and specificity for the detection of these microorganisms compared to conventional testing such as cervical fluid cultures etc.

Furthermore, as the sample can be self-collected at home, it is not necessary to visit a clinical facility or employ the help of a medical professional for specimen collection (of course your clinician should be advised for result interpretation and therapy).

Triple Μycoplasma-Ureaplasma-Chlamydia detection test in menstrual tissue:

  • Μycoplasma hominis
  • Ureaplasma urealyticum
  • Chlamydia trachomatis

Apart from Chlamydia, the endometrium is also susceptible to infections by microorganisms such as Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma, while Ureaplasma in particular has been associated with spontaneous abortions (miscarriage). Moreover, Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma originating at the prostate can adversly effect both sperm number and motility, while Chlamydia from sperm cells can be vertically transmitted to the embryo which may lead to recurrent abortions of immunological etiology (for more information see SPI test). We believe that the presence of Mycoplasma and especially Ureaplasma should be investigated and if found, should be treated in both male and female partners at the same time.