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Recommended by our doctors, our comprehensive 10 Test Panel tests for 10 common STDs.
Most sexually transmitted diseases do not show symptoms. It is possible to have them and not know it. If you have one STD, you may have multiple STDs. We are the only online STD testing service that offers an all-inclusive 10 Test Panel that tests for all common STDs, including HIV 1 & 2, herpes 1 & 2, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B & hepatitis C, chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis. Complete coverage gives you peace of mind. Get the Test Panel package today and know you are STD-free.
Our HIV RNA Early Detection Test diagnoses an HIV infection as early as 6 days after exposure. This FDA-approved test, only available at STDcheck.com, detects the virus directly by screening for the RNA genetic material in your bloodstream and is conclusive in 9-11 days.
What is chlamydia?
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria. It is the most common STD in the United States, and is spread through vaginal, anal or oral sexual intercourse. Chlamydia can also be transmitted from an infected mother to her child during vaginal delivery. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that about 2.86 million Chlamydia infections occur annually in the U.S., but many incidences do not get reported because people with the disease do not show symptoms. Chlamydia is most common among young adults.
How do you test for chlamydia?
Our chlamydia test is done using a small urine sample. STDcheck.com tests for chlamydia using the FDA-approved Nucleic Acid Amplification (NAA) test. It is the most accurate test for chlamydia and the gold standard for all Chlamydia tests available. Our NAA test looks for the Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria in urine. Our doctors advise that you not urinate at least an hour prior to arriving at the testing center.
How is chlamydia transmitted?
Chlamydia is transmitted through vaginal, oral or anal sex, or through non-sexual encounters including intravenous drug use. Mothers can also transmit the infections to their infants during vaginal childbirth. Any sexually active individual can transmit or contract chlamydia. Those with more than one sex partner are at greater risk of getting infected.
How soon can I get tested for chlamydia after exposure?
Our doctors recommend testing for chlamydia 1-5 days after exposure and retesting 2 weeks after treatment to ensure that your chlamydia infection is cured.
What do I need to do to prepare for a chlamydia test?
Besides not urinating at least an hour prior to testing, no preparation or fasting is needed.
See our Chlamydia Testing Information.
What is gonorrhea?
Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease caused by Neisseria gonorrhoea, a bacteria that grows in warm, moist places of the reproductive tract, including the cervix (opening to the womb), uterus (womb), and fallopian tubes (egg canals) in women, and in the urethra (urinary canal) in women and men. The bacteria can also grow in the mouth, throat, eyes, and anus.
How is gonorrhea transmitted?
Gonorrhea, like most sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is spread through vaginal, anal or oral sex. One does not have to ejaculate to spread the disease to his partner. Other ways gonorrhea can be spread is from a mother to baby during childbirth.
How do you test for gonorrhea?
Our testing centers require a small urine sample to test for gonorrhea infection. It is a quick and easy process and visits to our testing centers usually takes no more than five minutes.
How soon can I get tested for gonorrhea after exposure?
For an accurate test results, our doctors recommend getting tested 2-6 days from your last sexual encounter with an infected partner. If your test results come back positive, you should retest after 2 weeks of receiving treatment.
What do I need to do to prepare for a gonorrhea test?
Do not urinate for at least one hour before taking the test. No other preparation or fasting is needed to test for gonorrhea.
See our Gonorrhea Testing Information.
What is hepatitis A?
Hepatitis A is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). Hepatitis A infections occur mainly through person-to-person fecal to oral contact, eating infected ood or drinking infected water. HAV has an incubation period of approximately 28 days. Because of the method of transmission (fecal to oral contact), condoms are not usually effective at preventing HAV from spreading though pre-exposure vaccination can prevent hepatitis A infection.
How do you test for hepatitis A?
Our doctors conduct hepatitis A test using a small blood sample. The FDA-approved hepatitis A blood test looks for antibodies or proteins released by the body to combat the presence of the hepatitis A virus in the system.
How is hepatitis A transmitted?
Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is transmitted through oral contact with contaminated feces, eating contaminated foods or drinking contaminated water. Certain sexual acts could also expose you to hepatitis A.
How soon can I get tested for hepatitis A after exposure?
Our doctors recommend waiting a minimum of 2-7 weeks before getting tested for hepatitis A. HAV has an average incubation period of 28 days. While HAV infection usually does not result in chronic liver disease or infection, it can prove fatal in rare cases (0.5%). In addition, 10%-15% of HAV patients may have a relapse of symptoms during the 6 months following treatment.
What do I need to do to prepare for a hepatitis A test?
No preparation or fasting is necessary before visiting the testing center. At the testing center, a small amount of blood is taken.
See our Hepatitis A Testing Information.
What is hepatitis B?
Hepatitis B is a contagious liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV) . Incubation period for hepatitis B infection is 6 weeks to 6 months post exposure. After exposure an infected person can experience acute symptoms that range from mild to severe and in some cases no symptoms at all. For some, hepatitis B infection may become chronic (long term) illness and result in liver failure or death.
How do you test for hepatitis B?
STDcheck.com makes testing for hepatitis B easy. All our testing center needs is a small blood sample to perform the test. Our CLIA-certified testing centers use the Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) with Confirmation by Neutralization Assay Test. This blood test screens for the hepatitis B surface antigen, which detects acute hepatitis B infection. The antigen for hepatitis B is a substance on the surface of the virus that causes the immune system to respond to the infection.
How is hepatitis B transmitted?
Hepatitis B is transmitted through contact with infected blood or bodily fluids from unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex, or through non-sexual contact like sharing needles during intravenous drug use. You can also become infected by sharing razors or toothbrushes with an infected person.
How soon can I get tested for hepatitis B after exposure?
Our doctors recommend waiting at least six weeks after exposure before testing for hepatitis B. You should also retest six months after treatment to make sure that the infection has been cleared.
What do I need to do to prepare for a hepatitis B test?
No special preparation or fasting is needed for getting tested for hepatitis B.
See our Hepatitis B Testing Information.
What is hepatitis C?
Hepatitis C is a contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). It is the most common chronic blood-borne infection in the United States with about 3.2 million people testing positive. Hepatitis C is spread through contact with contaminated blood during intravenous drug use (sharing of needles) or in healthcare settings by health professionals. HCV is rarely spread through sexual intercourse. It is possible to have Hepatitis C and not know it because early stages of the infection could be asymptomatic (no symptoms) or show mild fever . It takes 8-9 weeks for HCV antibodies to develop in the body.
How do you test for hepatitis C?
Our FDA-approved Hepatitis C Antibody Test is a blood test. As the industry "gold standard" for hepatitis C tests, it searches for antibodies released by the body to fight the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Our doctors recommend this hepatitis C antibody blood test for routine HCV screenings for acute (new) and chronic (long-term) infections.
How is hepatitis C transmitted?
Hepatitis C is transmitted through contact with contaminated blood mostly through intravenous drug use or exposure in healthcare settings. It is sometimes spread through oral, anal or vaginal sex as well as blood transfusions and organ transplants.
How soon can I get tested for hepatitis C after exposure?
Hepatitis C antibody tests can detect the presence of HCV 8-9 weeks after exposure. Our doctors recommend giving your body enough time to develop antibodies to the hepatitis C virus before taking the test to eliminate any chances of false positive results.
What do I need to do to prepare for a hepatitis C test
You do not need to do anything or fast to prepare for the hepatitis C test. Our testing center needs only a small amount of blood.
See our Hepatitis C Testing Information.
Herpes 1 (HSV-1)
What is herpes 1?
Herpes 1 (Oral Herpes), also called herpes labialis, is an infection of the lips, mouth, or gums caused by the herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1). It causes small, painful blisters commonly called cold sores or fever blisters. Herpes 1 commonly infects most people before the age of 20. Majority of infected adults have minimal or no symptoms from herpes 1.
How do you test for herpes 1?
STDcheck.com testing centers use a small blood sample to test for herpes 1. Our doctors use the type-specific herpes blood test recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This test differentiates between type 1 herpes (HSV-1) and type 2 herpes (HSV-2). Our test looks for antibodies to the HSV-1 virus in the blood.
How is herpes 1 transmitted?
Herpes 1 virus (HSV type 1 virus) is transmitted through kissing or close contact with an infected person. You can also acquire herpes 1 by touching or coming in contact with infected objects such as razors, towels, dishes, and other personal items.
How soon can I get tested for herpes 1 after exposure?
Our doctors recommend testing for herpes 1 virus 4-6 weeks after exposure. Herpes 1 antibodies can take from 2 weeks to 6 months to develop. Though herpes 1 is not a life threatening disease, our physicians recommend regular testing to avoid blindness that could result when herpes 1 infection moves from the mouth to the eye.
What do I need to do to prepare for a herpes 1 test?
No preparation or fasting is needed for herpes type 1 test.
See our Herpes 1 Testing Information.
Herpes 2 (HSV-2)
What is herpes 2?
Herpes 2 (Genital Herpes) is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV). Herpes 2 can be caused by Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 (HSV-1) or Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 (HSV-2) but most genital herpes are caused by HSV-2. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 776,000 Americans are infected with the herpes 2 virus annually. 16.2% or 1 in 6 individuals aged 14-49 years have genital herpes infections making it one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the country.
How do you test for herpes 2?
STDcheck.com uses the CDC recommended and FDA-approved type specific herpes 2 blood test. When you arrive at our testing center, our technicians will draw a small amount of blood and you are done. Our herpes 2 test can differentiate between herpes 1 and herpes 2 and looks for antibodies to the herpes 2 in the blood.
How is herpes 2 transmitted?
Herpes 2 virus is transmitted through sexual intercourse. Having oral, vaginal or anal sex with someone infected with the herpes virus exposes you to the infection. Most people infected with herpes 2 do not show symptoms or experience very mild symptoms that are usually confused for other skin conditions. Transmission can occur even when no symptoms are visible.
How soon can I get tested for herpes 2 after exposure?
Although it is possible to test for herpes 2 virus three weeks after exposure, our doctors recommend testing 4-6 weeks after exposure to allow antibodies to develop in your system.
What do I need to do to prepare for a herpes 2 test?
There is nothing for you to do to prepare for the herpes 2 test. No fasting is required. Our testing center just needs a small sample of blood for herpes 2 test.
See our Herpes 2 Testing Information.
What is HIV?
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Syndrome) is the virus that causes AIDS. HIV targets and destroys specific cells of the immune system called CD4 cells or T cells, making it hard for the body to fight common diseases. Unlike some other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), it is impossible to get rid of HIV. Once you have HIV infection, you have the disease for life. Doctors cannot cure the infection but antiretroviral therapies are available to control the disease. With proper medical care, someone diagnosed with HIV can live a normal life.
How do you test for HIV?
At STDcheck.com, we test for HIV using the FDA-approved HIV Antibody test with Reflex to Western Blot confirmation or the HIV RNA test which looks for the presence of HIV directly in the blood, and is conclusive in 9-11 days. We are the only online STD testing service that offers this HIV RNA test.
How is HIV transmitted?
HIV is transmitted mainly through sexual intercourse. The virus is spread through blood, semen (cum), pre-seminal fluid (pre-cum) and rectal fluids. It can also be transmitted from mother to infant through breast milk. Having unprotected sex with someone who has HIV exposes you to the disease. HIV infection risk is highest among those that engage in anal sex followed by vaginal sex and intravenous drug users who share needles with others.
How soon can I get tested for HIV after exposure?
It depends on whether you are taking the HIV Antibody test with Western Blot confirmation or the HIV RNA test. Wait at least 25 days to 2 months for HIV antibodies to develop in the blood before taking the HIV Antibody Test. If you want to take the HIV RNA test, wait 9-11 days before taking the test. Our FDA-approved HIV RNA test results are conclusive in 9-11 days after possible exposure.
What do I need to do to prepare for a HIV test?
You do not need to do anything or fast to prepare for our FDA-approved HIV antibody test with Western Blot exam or HIV RNA test.See our HIV Testing information.
What is syphilis?
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the Treponema pallidum bacterium. Syphilis can cause long-term complications and even death if not treated properly. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports about 56,000 new syphilis infections annually in the United States, of which 13,970 are primary and secondary (P&S) infections . Syphilis symptoms can look like many other diseases and the infection progresses in stages if not treated early. The first stage of syphilis is known as chancre which occurs on the genitals, vagina, anus or in the rectum. This chancre appears where the syphilis virus entered the body. Without treatment the person progresses to the second stage which begins with skin rashes and mucous membrane lesions or sores that are usually found in the mouth, vagina or anus. During the last and most dangerous latent stage, syphilis becomes asymptomatic (shows no symptoms) if the infected person does not receive treatment. This period lasts for years and could result in serious organ damage and even death.
How do you test for syphilis?
STDcheck.com tests for syphilis using the FDA-approved Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) test. This RPR test looks for antibodies developed by the body to combat the syphilis virus. A confirmatory test is performed if the initial test comes back positive.
How is syphilis transmitted??
Syphilis is transmitted through direct contact with a syphilis sore which can be a chancre or a lesion on the body of an infected person. Chancres are usually present on external genitals, vagina, anus, or in the rectum of an infected person. They can also be found inside the mouth or on the lips. The easiest way to contract syphilis is by having unprotected vaginal, anal, and oral sex with an infected person. It can be transmitted is by an infected mother to her baby during pregnancy.
How soon can I get tested for syphilis after exposure?
Our doctors recommend syphilis testing 3 - 6 weeks after possible exposure.
What do I need to do to prepare for a syphilis test?
No preparation or fasting is necessary to take the syphilis RPR test through STDcheck.com.
See our Syphilis Testing information.
When Is The Best Time To Test For STDs?
Now is the best time to test for sexually transmitted diseases and the best way to test for STDs is to take the 10 Test Panel STD testing package that checks for most common STDs.
Most STDs are "silent" and do not show symptoms. You can have an STD and unknowingly transmit it others. If you suspect you have contracted a STD through unprotected sexual contact, sharing drug injection equipment, or by coming in contact with infected blood, it is important that you get tested as soon as possible to avoid any health complications.
For any questions about when to get tested and what test is right for you, call our counselors 24/7 at 1.800.456.2323.
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