STD Test Panel
STD Test Panel FAQ
What is tested in the STD Test Panel?
Why is the STD Test Panel important?
Tell me more about the infections tested in the STD Test panel.
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 and is typically positive by 25 days after an infection. 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 Herpes, 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. Negative results are reported as Non Reactive.
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?
Do I need to fast to take this test?
How long does it take to get test results?
Accesa Labs does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All users should consult with a medical provider for specific health concerns.
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STD Testing Panel - More Information
This STD test panel checks for seven common STDs, also known as sexually transmitted diseases or sexually transmitted infections (STIs), through blood and urine specimens.
STDs are very common in the United States with millions of new cases reported each year (according to the CDC). STDs are a public health concern because they are easily spread through sexual activity and other activities that involve the sharing of body fluids. Because one might carry an STI and not have any symptoms, regular STD testing is recommended for sexually active people and particularly ones with multiple partners.
This STD testing panel is a good choice for people who want a general screening panel and are not concerned about an early exposure to HIV. In those circumstances, getting the STD early detection panel or just the HIV-1 RNA test might be more appropriate.
This STD lab testing panel tests for chlamydia and gonorrhea, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, specific herpes and HIV markers, and the RPR test which is a screening test for syphilis. This group of tests provides a wide range of coverage for sexually transmitted infections in the community and also covers some less common ones for added comfort.
Many people order this STD testing panel when starting a new relationship. Other people get the STD panel because of a recent possible exposure. While one situation is clearly more positive than the other, a negative STD test report can be quite helpful in bringing quick peace of mind, even if future confirmatory testing might be considered at a later date.
To get a private STD test near you, just order online and get tested at the Quest Diagnostics lab you selected. Once your STD panel lab report is ready, it will be available for electronic download. As can be seen on the sample STD test panel lab results above, the individual components of the STD panel are reported next to reference ranges provided by the lab.
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