STD. Sexually Transmitted Disease Screening
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This 4th generation test is designed as an aid to diagnose HIV-1/HIV-2 infection including primary HIV1 infection.
HIV infection is transmitted by sex and by sharing needles, although not curable it is manageable with medication. HIV weakens a persons immune system and may lead to AIDS.
Blood antibodies to HIV ½ implies that immune system has been previously exposed to it.
Current guidelines suggest that everyone should get a HIV test at least once.
A Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) Test is a blood test used to screen you for Syphilis. It works by detecting the nonspecific antibodies that your body produces while fighting the infection. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the spirochete bacterium Treponema pallidum.
False-positive results have been associated in patients with infections, pregnancy, autoimmune disease, old age, Gaucher disease and malignancy.
This test measures the Hepatitis C antibodies level and is used to screen for Hepatitis C infection.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends hepatitis C testing to all “baby boomers” (adult born from 1945 – 1965) and for anyone who has injected drugs.
The Hepatitis C infection typically affects the liver and if not treated can lead to cirrhosis, liver failure, liver cancer and other critical disorders. It is a disease transmitted by contact with blood.
The Hepatitis B Test detects the antibodies that the body produces when it has been exposed to the Hepatitis B virus.
Hepatitis B is a disease of the liver, it is transmitted by contact with blood.
The test determines if a person has a previous or an ongoing infection.