This package includes urine screenings for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Trichomonas (Trich). These screening look for bacterial or parasitic infections in the genital area only. These three infections are all typically spread through sexual contact. While they often display no symptoms, some people may experience itching or pain in the genital area, burning during urination, or abnormal discharge. Because they are often asymptomatic, and the symptoms they do display are very similar to each other, these STD's can be difficult to diagnose without being tested.
For more information, please see the individual test listings.
STD testing is recommended for anyone who is sexually active, espeically if they are experiencing symptoms which are indicative of infection. Pregnant women are advised to get STD testing to avoid health compications for their infants.
Turnaround time for these tests is typically 3-7 business days.
Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.
In some people these tests may be detectable as early as a few days after a suspected exposure. The majority of people will typically be detectable at around 3 weeks after a potential exposure.
Customer should withhold urination for at least 1-2 hours prior to specimen collection. Customer should provide a first catch of urine, about 20-30 ml, from the initial stream into the collection cup and allow remainder of the stream to go into the toilet. Larger volumes may result in the dilution of the specimen and reduce sensitivity. Customers should not cleanse the genital area 1-2 hours prior to giving their urine specimen.