STIs: A public health issue 

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are a significant public health issue, with millions of new cases diagnosed each year. Accurate and timely diagnosis is crucial to prevent the spread of these infections and ensure that patients receive appropriate treatment. Multiplex CT/NG/TV/MGEN is a molecular diagnostic test that can detect several of the most common STIs, including Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG), Trichomonas vaginalis (TV), and Mycoplasma genitalium (MGEN). The test uses a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique to amplify and detect genetic material from these pathogens.