What is tested in the STD Test Panel?
This panel tests for Chlamydia & Gonorrhea, Hepatitis B Surface Antigen, Hepatitis C Antibody, Herpes 1 & 2 (HSV), HIV-1 RNA (Qualitative), HIV 1 & 2, and Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR).
Why is the STD Early Detection Panel important?
People with a sexually transmitted infection can infect other people through unprotected sex.
Tell me more about the infections tested in the STD Test panel.
Chlamydia & Gonorrhea are sexually transmitted diseases that can cause burning or pain with urination. They are tested through a urine sample and are readily treated with antibiotics.
Hepatitis B is tested through the Hepatitis B Surface Antigen test. This test is the earliest indicator of the presence of a Hepatitis B infection and can be detected as early as 7 weeks before the onset of clinical symptoms.
The Hepatitis C Antibody test checks for the presence of Hepatitis C virus antibodies. A positive test suggests prior or current Hepatitis C virus infection.
The Herpes Test checks for the presence of IgG antibodies Herpes types 1 and 2. A positive test confirms exposure to a Herpes Simplex types 1 and/or 2 virus infection. A positive result for this test may occur even if a person infected with Herpes does not have symptoms. Once infected by HSV, it is possible to communicate the virus to other people even if you are not having symptoms.
The HIV test checks for the presence of antibodies to these viruses. The HIV-1 RNA test can detect HIV-1 as early as 6 days after exposure but is best used 2 weeks after a possible exposure.
The RPR, also known as the Rapid Plasma Reagin test, is a screening test for syphilis antibodies. Syphilis can cause infertility. The RPR test is a very accurate screening test for syphilis for people without symptoms.
What type of specimen will I submit?
This STD Early Detection Panel is a blood and urine test.
Do I need to fast to take this test?
Fasting is not necessary.
How long does it take to get test results?
It typically takes 4 business days or less.