All About Preparing for Your STD Test


Sexually transmitted diseases don't always show symptoms. For that reason, testing is important if you have been sexually active. You don't even necessarily need to have a reason to believe an STD is a concern. Any sexual activity could put you at risk unless you are in a monogamous relationship and you and your partner have been previously tested.

We make it easy for you to get your testing done in a professional, private and thorough manner. Preparing for your test is simple too.

Advance Concerns

Getting tested for sexually transmitted diseases is different from other blood work you may have needed. You don't have to fast or avoid food the morning of your test. There are only a couple of times when you will need to do anything to get ready. If you are having tests for gonorrhea or chlamydia, then it is important that you do not urinate for an hour before you visit a testing center. That's because you will need to provide urine in addition to blood for testing purposes.

Other than that, there is nothing else you will need to do in order to get ready for the test.

Choosing Your Package

Right on our website you will be able to choose what STD tests you would like to have. If you aren't sure what type of disease you may have been exposed to, then a testing panel would be the best option because it will look for several different diseases at once. However, you could also choose individual STD tests if you are certain about what you need to be tested for. We offer testing for:

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Oral and Genital Herpes
  • HIV
  • Syphilis

Again, only choose individual tests if you are certain of what you have been exposed to. For example, if a sexual partner has tested positive for one disease, then you would want to be tested for that disease as well. If you want to gain peace of mind and ensure you aren't suffering from any type of STD, then a multi-test panel, which can be chosen with or without HIV early detection, would be the ideal choice.

Getting Tested

Once you have chosen your STD testing package, you will be given the option to pick from thousands of testing centers across the country. Choose the testing center nearest to you. You will need to go there for the actual blood work or urine testing. Then you can make your appointment and arrive for your test.

STD testing only takes one or two days for you to get results. That way, if you do have a sexually transmitted disease, you can get treatment promptly. If you don't, then you can go back to your life with peace of mind.