How is trichomoniasis (trich) diagnosed?
Your healthcare provider may perform the following tests to diagnose trich:
- Physical exam: For women, this exam includes a pelvic exam.
- Lab test: Your healthcare provider examines a sample of the genital discharge under a microscope to check for signs of infection. The vaginal swab collected may be sent to the lab for further testing if trichomonads are not seen under the microscope.