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.
Hepatitis C Antibody with Reflex to HCV 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.
Herpes Simplex Test screens for exposure to Herpes, a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that can cause painful sores around the mouth (Type 1) and genitals (type 2) and can be transmitted to other people through sexual contact.
Herpes is one of the most common STD’s and testing might be useful for anyone who is sexually active with multiple partners.
After symptoms are present for a period of time, they often disappear spontaneously.
Chlamydia or Urine Chlamydia Test checks the presence of the bacteria that causes Chlamydia.
Chlamydia is a leading cause of sexual transmitted diseases ( STD's).
The Chlamydia test is a urine test (initial portion of your urine).
This test is recommended for:
• Women under 25 who are sexually active.
• Women over 25 who are considering getting pregnant.
• Men on a yearly basis if he has sex with other men.
Turnaround time for Chlamydia test is typically 2 -4 days.
Gonorrhea Test checks for the presence of Neisseria Gonorrhea RNA in the urine.
Gonorrhea, also known as the "Clap" is a sexually transmitted disease (STD), It can be spread through all forms of sexual contact. Its sometimes called a “silent disease” because it may not display any symptoms.
Gonorrhea is highly infectious, and testing is recommended for anyone who is sexually active.
Pregnant women should seek testing as the infection can affect the infant during birth.