What are STDs?
What is a complete STD Panel?
A full STD panel is a simple test done with blood and urine samples and includes all of the most common STDs, including:
- Herpes I & II (blood)
- HIV I & II (blood)
- Hepatitis B (blood)
- Hepatitis C (blood)
- Syphilis or Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) (blood)
- Chlamydia (Urine)
- Gonorrhea (Urine)
Who should get this test?
Anyone who is sexually active in a non-monogamous relationship or with a new partner, or anyone who is concerned that they may have been exposed to an STD should get a complete STD panel. There are roughly 20 million new STD cases in the US every year according to the CDC, with nearly 50% of them occurring in people between the ages of 15-22.
Can STDs be treated?
Once detected, most STD’s can be both treated and cured. Depending on the type of STD that a person has contracted. Doctors can prescribe medicines to cure STDs like chlamydia and gonorrhea, but unfortunately, other STDs, like herpes can’t be cured, but can be treated to help lessen the symptoms and prevented from spreading.
How do I prepare?
No preparation or fasting required. Just bring your LabFinder Order and Insurance Card to your appointment.
How long does it take to get results?
It usually takes 4-5 business days.