STD Testing – FAQ

Why do I need to consider STD testing?

Each and every year well over 19 million completely new instances of STD infections are documented by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Considering that most of these transmissions tend not to display any signs or symptoms, you and your partner may very well be infected and never have any idea until the later stages of the condition develops, which could cause significant and life threatening problems.

Why go to an STD testing clinic?

Screening facilities are state and federal licensed, Fda approved, and capable of performing precisely the same tests made available through a hospital or doctor’s office. By going direct to the exact same labs that medical practitioners and private hospitals work with, it will save you time and money.

What if I’m infected? Exactly what happens next?

In the event that any of your lab tests come back positive, your counselor will recommend the proper next actions to ensure that you can get the treatment you may need. For certain STDs, we’ll be able to provide a medical doctor’s prescription so that you can take care of the condition. Please note that exact treatment decisions are entirely up to the doctor’s discretion to be certain that all appropriate actions are taken.

Is an STD screening appointment required?

STD Testing Services can get you in to a testing center within minutes of setting up your test on the telephone. Our counselors will assist you to analyze your level of risk and suggest the most effective tests provided your needs. By the time you get off of the phone, your test requisitions will be ready and waiting at the laboratory.

How private is STD testing?

Privacy is one of the key advantages of private STD testing. Getting examined through your doctor or at the state or county clinic would require you to provide information that is personal and your testing will become a part of your lasting medical record. When you get private STD testing through us, YOU and only YOU know the outcomes of your test or even the fact that you were screened at all. Of course, if you’d like to receive an electronic copy of your testing to discuss with a partner, we’re happy to provide that to you.

How long does it take to get results?

The majority of test results return within 24 hours. By sending you to our labs directly, you will get your results back much faster as compared to seeing a doctor. It is important to note, however, that some of the more advanced testing can take from one to five business days for results. Your counselor should be able to answer any specific concerns you might have regarding the timing of your results.

Do you have STD testing locations near to me?

Yes! With more than 3,500 labs countrywide, you can rest assured that you have a testing center within minutes of you. Major Cities in our network include: New York City, St. Louis, Vegas, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Antonio, Houston, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, Dallas, Detroit, San Jose, Indianapolis, San Francisco, Jacksonville, Columbus, Austin, Memphis, Baltimore, Milwaukee, Boston, Charlotte, El Paso, Seattle, Fort Worth, Denver, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Portland, and more!

Why would I choose confidential STD testing instead of visiting my family doctor?

Getting tested by your physician generally calls for three separate appointments: One to your doctor in order to determine if they think you ought to get tested, one to the laboratory to get the testing, and yet another visit back to your physician to go over the results. By testing directly with us, you will save time and money. You can get tested today, and know your results as soon as the next day!

Do I need to do anything special before getting STD tested?

No. The only thing to keep in mind is to attempt to not use the bathroom 1 hour ahead of any tests which requre urine, such as when testing for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, or other bacterial infections.