MPC is caused by other STDs such as chlamydia or gonorrhea and can lead to PID if left untreated.
There is no specific test for MPC, but a health care provider can diagnose the infection based on symptoms and a visual examination of a patient’s genitals. The provider will look for white blood cells or pus, which may indicate MPC. Because MPC can be caused by other STIs, a health care provider will probably test for chlamydia, gonorrhea or other infections based on a patient’s sexual history and symptoms.
Since no lab test is required, diagnosis will occur during an exam. However, if a health care provider wants to test for other STIs, which is likely, it may be a couple of days to a week for the results.