Friday, December 1, 2023

They did a home test to detect 5 sexually transmitted diseases through a tampon

Daye focused on screening for five STDs at launch: chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, mycoplasma, and ureaplasma, with plans to add more tests in the future.

Sexually transmitted diseases are common and easily transmitted after intimate encounters, so accessible screening tools are needed.

Consequently, a European company,  developed tampons that aid in the detection of chlamydia and gonorrhea among women, thereby expanding tampon-based home screening services.

Expanding the European market

These tampons are set to be available soon in the UK for £99 per test, and the company has plans to expand their availability across Europe. In addition, they are working on an aftercare program to help patients in the European Union.

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How does this mechanism work?

The process of finding these tampons is simple and comfortable. Upon receiving a test kit at home, the user self-administers a vaginal swab by inserting and removing the tampon test, following the instructions provided.

The sample is sent to the associated laboratory of Daye for analysis, and the results will be delivered digitally via the company’s mobile app within days. Those who want a more detailed consultation with a nurse about their results can opt for an additional £29 service.

Technology is used

The technology used in this process is based on the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, which ensures accurate identification of pathogens. Daye focused on seeing five ETS launches: chlamydia, gonorrhea trichomoniasis, mycoplasma, and ureaplasma, with plans to add more tests in the future.

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The company claims that the test tampons are more effective than traditional swabs because they collect more vaginal fluid and cover a larger surface area, making the test more accurate and comfortable for users. compared to traditional methods.

Despite seeing the ETS through menstrual tampons is not new, introduced by researchers at the University of the United Kingdom in the 1990s, Daye intends to expand the reach and value of this technique in the future, giving women the opportunity to learn more about their bodies from the comfort of their homes.

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