Tests in Current Use: An Overview

The micro skills course describes the laboratory tests that are commonly used in the community to treat sexually transmitted infections (STIs), but not clinical details of the conditions that they are used for.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare

What will I learn?

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  1. Choose appropriate tests for screening and/or diagnosis of common sexually transmitted infections;
  2. Interpret test results to make a presumptive or definitive diagnosis;
  3. Describe the optimum conditions for sampling e.g. window/incubation periods

Course provided in association with


  • This eLearning session is provided by the Content Providers listed above but it does not in any way constitute a qualification or accreditation from them.
  • Certificates provided at the end of each session are issued by Talisium under licence and cannot be used by students to seek membership, fellowship or any other form of recognition by the Content Provider.
  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
  • This micro skills course may contain features that are not optimised for mobile devices.