STD Testing

Many technological advancements have been made over the years, making it possible for people to access a number of services from the comfort of their homes. Medical testing procedures like DNA tests and ancestry exploration that had to be done in health centers can now be done easily from home. It is now possible to carry out STD tests at home and get accurate results. These procedures have been designed to meet the same standards met by physicians and other practitioners in health centers.

The procedures below explain how you can test yourself or another person for STD while at home.

Placement of an order

You first have to select the company that you want to consult for the testing. In order to place an order through the company’s website, you will have to first create your personal account on the site. Kit registration is also done in the account and you will be asked to provide your information so that the company can offer you a more personalized service. You will also submit the methods of payment that you are going to use.

Sample collection

Once you have placed an order in your account, you will receive a kit that you will use to store your specimen. You will be asked to either provide a urine sample or a blood sample depending on the type of test you have ordered. Sometimes, you may be asked to submit both samples when you ordered to test for more than one illness. The kit comes with instructions that will help you avoid the risk of contaminating your sample to ensure that the results that you receive are accurate. You don’t have to prepare yourself for sample collection in STD testing like other medical procedures that need preparations like avoiding eating. However, you should try and avoid going to the loo if urine is the sample needed for testing.

Delivering your sample

You have to send the sample you have collected to the company’s labs for testing. For most companies, the mailing fees are included in the lump sum that you pay for the testing hence you do not have to spend more money to send the sample.

Results inspection

After your sample has been screened, the findings of the test will be detailed in a report. You will be notified of the results through the contacts you submitted while creating the account. You can either go to the company’s premises to personally receive the report or you can view the results online in your account. If for any reason you are not able to either personally collect the results or access your online account, you can send someone else with a letter that proves that you have sent him/her.

At Home STD Test

 It is important to get tested regularly for sexually transmitted diseases. Now you can get tested without having to leave your home. Many providers now offer at home STD testing. The sample is taken out home and then mailed out to the lab for the results.

 Testing Procedure

 The direct to consumer tests follow specific steps:

 .1 Place Order

 Once you have determined what company you are going to work with, place the order for the kit on their official website. You may need to create a user name and password. You can then register your kit and it will be mailed out to your home.

 .2 Collect a Sample

 When you get your kit you will need to provide a blood or urine sample. If you are looking to get tested for several diseases you may need to provide a sample of both. Be sure to follow the instructions to get accurate results. You will not need to do anything special to get your sample. If you are providing a sample you should not urinate at least one hour before taking the test.

 .3 Sending in the Sample

 Once the sample has been collected send it into the lab to be tested. The company may include a mailer to send it directly to them. Some of the kits include a timeline for processing and how long it will be until the results are in.

 .4 The Results

 Once your sample is processed you will get a report from the lab. You will get some type of notification to tell you that the results are ready. You may also make arrangement and instruction on how you want to get your results. You may get them in the mail or can have them send to a pack number. Some results can be picked up in person.

 This tell will allow you to get SDI testing in the privacy of your own home. No one has to know you are getting tested or the results. Everything is safe and confidential.

The Importance of Getting Tested for STDs

When considering to take your relationship to the next level of intimacy, a big concern your partner or even yourself might have is the potential risk for STDs. While traditional protection such as condoms offer a buffer and help with preventing the transmission of some STDs, its not a 100% guaranteed to protect you, or your partner. STDs are something to be discussed, and taking a blind leap into intimacy can have terrible consequences if you don’t know your partner’s status, or even your own. The good news is that STD testing is very simple, and many previously incurable STDs are now curable if caught early. Even syphilis can be cured with a strong antibiotic regiment if caught early, and early symptoms tend to resemble a common cold but late stage symptoms can cause lasting damage to your nervous system and even death. There is also a decreased stigma against those with STDs in today’s culture as opposed to even as early back as 20-30 years ago, and services and guidance are a lot more available, regardless of your testing results.

The First Step, Getting Tested:

It may be a scary first step, but to take, but knowing your status can give you a better idea of the next steps to take. With STDcheck.com, we provide private and confidential FDA approved testing. Since we don’t go through your insurance, your test results won’t show up on your medical records. The only people who will know about your testing is yourself and our doctors. Getting tested with us is easy as well. Simply place your order for testing, and then you are free to visit any one of our nationwide testing centers at your own convenience, no appointment needed. The testing itself is quick and discrete. No questions asked, simply provide your sample and you are free to go.

The Results:

As one of the only testing centers that test for 10 different kinds of STDs rather than just the major ones, you’ll have a comprehensive test result providing all of the information you’ll need. We even test for Hepatitis A. We believe that the more knowledge you have about your own situation, the better prepared you will be to make informed choices about your sex life and what to do next. The test results are also available as soon as 1-2 days after the test, so if you’re curious about the results, feel free to give us a call.

Consultation:

If you do get a positive result back, we have plenty of doctors on staff available to help you figure out the next steps. Not only can they provide advice on prevention or protection strategies to prevent the spread of STDs, but they can also prescribe medications to be sent to your pharmacy right over the phone, making things discrete and easy for you. Be it something curable like a bacterial infection, or something more long lasting like a viral or parasitic infection like crabs, our doctors are here to provide counsel, and can even refer you to a specialist if need be.

While the 10 panel test is the most comprehensive, we do offer individual of grouped tests as well if you’re checking for a specific STD or if you’ve been with a partner you know has a specific STD and want to be safe and make sure you’re disease free. We also offer comprehensive information about some of the most common STDs, including symptoms and treatment plans. There are also a variety of payment options available, ranging from Visa and Money Orders to even crypto currencies and a pay later option. For your protection we do NOT accept insurance.

Being informed is the most important tool you can have when it comes to protecting yourself from STDs, as well as dealing with STDs you may already be living with. Don’t wait, place your order for testing and let us help you make the best decisions for your sex life. If you have any questions or are looking for more information about our services, feel free to visit out website or contact our medical staff. We’d be glad to answer any questions you have and help you take the first step in knowing your status.