Standard STD Panel #3
Standard STD Panel #3
This package bundles several common STD screens including urine testing for genital Chlamydia and Gonorrhea and IgG antibody blood testing for Herpes type 1 & 2. These tests can help to determine if a person has been exposed to a sexually transmitted infection even if they are not experiencing any symptoms.
Chlamydia and Gonorrhea are bacterial infections. It is common for people who are infected not to experience any symptoms. When symptoms do occur they can include a burning sensation during urination, abnormal discharge, and redness or irritation around the genital area. Chlamydia and Gonorrhea are both usually cured with antibiotics. It is recommended to test again after completing treatment to ensure the infection is gone. If left untreated, chlamydia and gonorrhea can cause long-term health issues including infertility and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) as well as make someone more susceptible to other diseases such as HIV. Pregnant women with chlamydia or gonorrhea can experience complications and risk passing the infection to their infant.
Herpes is a viral disease. The 2 most common forms of herpes are Type 1 (HSV1) and Type 2 (HSV2). Infection with type 1 typically occurs around the mouth (oral) while type 2 usually affects the genital area. Both types are spread through skin to skin contact so it is possible to contract either type in the oral or genital area depending on the type of contact that spreads the virus. Herpes may cause periodic outbreaks or sores or blisters around the infected area. The frequency and duration of the outbreaks will vary from person to person and some people may not experience any symptoms until months or even years after they are infected. Herpes cannot be cured but medication can help to lessen the severity of an outbreak. It is possible for a person with herpes to spread the virus to someone else at any time even if they are not experiencing any outward symptoms. Herpes does not typically cause serious health complications but outbreaks may be painful or awkward. It is recommended that a person with herpes inform their partners before engaging in intimate contact.
Periodic STD testing is recommended for anyone who is sexually active. People who engage in higher-risk behaviors such as unprotected sex or sex with multiple partners should be tested more often. Positive results should be followed up with a doctor. People who test positive should inform their current or past partners to let them know they should also be tested. For further testing options including more packages and individual tests, please see our STD Testing Category.
The typical turnaround for these tests is 2-3 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.
Chlamydia and Gonorrhea may be detectable as early as a few days after exposure. For some people, it may take up to 3 weeks to be detectable.
Herpes IgG antibodies are typically detectable between 4-12 weeks from exposure or anytime after.
For the urine collection: Withhold urination for at least 1-2 hours prior to specimen collection. Do not cleanse the genital area 1-2 hours prior to specimen collection. Provide a first catch of urine, about 20-30 ml, from the initial stream into the collection cup and allow the remainder of the stream to go into the toilet. Larger volumes may result in the dilution of the specimen and reduce sensitivity.
This package includes:
Chlamydia Urine, pain free
Gonorrhea Urine, pain free
Herpes 1&2 IgG Abs Remote exposure type specific HSV 1&2