What yeast and std would show up in a simple urine test done in the ER?

by Rachel on April 25, 2011

My client went in hospital for chest pains. While in the hospital the er doctor did a simple urine test that showed yeast and a possible std. Why would the be testing for this stuff with chest pain and what yeast and std could it be. Due to clients rights she does not have to tell what std it is and for my safety I need to know if it could be treated and go away after treatment

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Jackie April 25, 2011 at 8:05 pm

First I would like you to know that I am a medical technologist and work in a hospital laboratory which has an er. So, It is routine that the urine is tested. They can check glucose, ketones (dehydration or diabetes) blood in the urine, etc…As for the yeast. It is routinely Candida albicans. Believe it or not it is found in the urine before people have any external signs. Obviously that is easily treated. As for the STD…well, that would be Trichomonas vaginalis. It is considered to be a sexually transmitted parasite. I believe this is the only STD that can be diagnosed via a urine sample. Yes the Trich is treatable. I believe the medication is flagel? not sure though.
I hope this helps and google the trich it will definitely gross you out and help anyone use protection. and by protection I mean condoms!!!!

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