STD Testing in US | View Price & Order Online
STD Testing cost varies from $24 to $350 depending on the labs and location across the United States. We have an exclusive offer where you can choose your nearest lab from over 4500 labs across the country. You will also get a discount of $10 at our STD Testing Partner site.
STD Testing panel covers the screening test for the most common sexually transmitted diseases like Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Herpes 1, Herpes 2, HIV 1 & 2 antibody (4th Gen) and Syphilis. To book the STD testing at a discounted price, click on the link below.
After booking the test online, you can visit your chosen lab anytime during the working hours without any prior appointment. Once you have taken the test in the lab, the test results will be confidentially emailed to you within 2 to 3 business days. Free doctor consultation is also available for further treatment if your STD test results are positive.
How to get the STD testing at home?
If you don’t have time to visit the lab for your STD tests, then order your STD test kits sitting at home.
- Order the STD home test kit online.
- Get the test kit via post.
- Read the instructions carefully before taking the test.
- Take the blood or urine sample or sample using swab.
- Post the samples to the given address.
- Get your confidential STD test results in your personal mail within 2 to 3 business days.
Click on the link below to get the STD home test kit. Book online and take the test from home.
The article covers the following topics:
- How much does a STD testing cost with insurance?
- What is STD?
- How is STD transmitted?
- What are the most common STDs?
- What is Oral STD?
- What are the signs & symptoms of STDs?
- How to check for STD?
- Is there any preparation before the test?
- Which is the ideal time to do STD testing?
- How is STD treated?
- Are STDs curable?
- What are the methods to prevent STD?
How much does a STD testing cost with insurance?
Some insurance companies do not cover for STD screening tests. STD testing can be done at a free of cost or at a very low cost if the insurance companies reimburses you. Even though our STD testing partner site doesn’t accept insurance, you can get an itemized receipt for insurance reimbursement purposes.
What is STD?
STD stands for Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Sexually transmitted diseases are infections caused by bacteria, viruses, yeast and parasites passing from one person to the other through sexual contact. The genital areas are generally moist and warm which is ideal for the growth of microorganisms. STDs are also known as Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) or Venereal diseases. There are more than 20 types of STDs affecting both men and women.
How is STD transmitted?
STDs are the most contagious diseases and are generally transmitted during vaginal, oral or anal sex. They also spread through blood contact and skin contact with the infected person. There are also rare chances of getting a STI when you come into contact with the moist objects like towels, wet clothing or toilet seats.
What are the most common STDs?
The most common sexually transmitted diseases are mentioned below:
Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases caused by a bacterium called Chlamydia trachomatis. It affects both men and women. When Chlamydia is diagnosed at an early stage, it is curable. You may get eye chlamydia when you touch your eye without washing the hands after having sex. Some chlamydia infected people never show any symptoms for several weeks but severe chlamydia can damage the reproductive system. Some of the common symptoms for both men and women are
- Unusual discharge in the genital areas
- Frequent urinating
- Pain during urination
- Vaginal bleeding in women
It is compulsory for a sexually active young woman or a woman with multiple partners to get tested for Chlamydia infection every year.
Gonorrhea is also referred to as The Clap and caused by the bacterium called Neisseria gonorrhoeae. It can be experienced with Chlamydia simultaneously. Gonorrhea doesn’t show any symptoms in some people but if it is left untreated it may lead to some serious complications. You can get gonorrhea infection even in the throat. Some of the common symptoms experienced by both men and women are
- Swollen and painful joints
- Painful urination
- Swollen neck lymph nodes
- Unusual discharge from the genital areas
- Pain in the testicles for men
- Painful sexual intercourse
Gonorrhea can be easily treated with the help of antibiotics. If it is not diagnosed and treated at an earlier stage, it may result in infertility in both men and women.
3) Hepatitis A
Hepatitis A is a liver inflammation disease caused by the Hepatitis A virus. This virus is transmitted through sex, close personal contact and contaminated stools. Hepatitis A vaccine helps to prevent the disease. Some people get better in a few weeks even without treatment. The common symptoms of Hepatitis A found in both men and women are
- Feeling tired
- Loss of appetite
- Stomach pain
Hepatitis A is not a chronic disease unlike other infections. It can be treated with Hepatitis A immune globulin which helps to protect the disease in the initial stage after the exposure of virus. However research is ongoing to find out the other treatments.
4) Hepatitis B
Hepatitis B is the most common serious liver infection caused by the Hepatitis B Virus (HBV). This infection has two possible phases namely acute hepatitis B and chronic hepatitis B. Acute hepatitis B refers to newly acquired infections and can be cured. Chronic hepatitis B is an infection where the virus lasts for more than 6 months and it is very difficult to get rid of it. Since HBV is a blood-borne virus, it is transmitted via blood or fluids contaminated with blood. The common symptoms of Hepatitis B virus are
- Nausea and vomiting
- Abdominal pain (location of the liver)
- Pale colored stools
- Dark urine
Usually acute hepatitis can be resolved on its own whereas chronic hepatitis should be treated. Hepatitis B vaccine works well to prevent the disease.
5) Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C is a inflammatory disease in liver caused by Hepatitis C Virus (HCV). It has two possible phases namely acute hepatitis C and chronic hepatitis C similar to Hepatitis B. Hepatitis C is a highly contagious disease transmitted usually through blood contact with the infected person. It may lead to liver cancer. The symptoms of Hepatitis C in both men and women are
- Stomach pain
- Appetite loss
Unlike hepatitis A and B, there are no vaccines for hepatitis C. It is compulsory to get regular hepatitis C screening tests. Hepatitis C can be treated with some medications like interferons and antivirals.
6) Herpes 1
Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV 1) causes Herpes 1 which appears more commonly in the genital areas and mouth. HSV 1 is also known as Oral Herpes. It is spread by the casual interactions including kissing, sharing the lip balm and eating from the same utensils. Symptoms of Herpes 1 are
- Blistering sores on the mouth
- Fatigue and tiredness
There is no cure found for herpes. Though there is no remedy, treatment can be done to relieve the symptoms.
7) Herpes 2
Herpes 2 is caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (HSV 2) also known as Genital herpes. People having multiple sex partners, weakened immune system, having an other sexually transmitted infection are at higher risk of getting the herpes 2. The common symptoms of Herpes 2 are
- Blisters found in the genitals
- Itching sensation on the blisters
- Muscle pains
- Painful urination
Blood tests of HSV 1 & 2 antibodies help to diagnose the herpes infection. There is no medicine to cure this but treatment can be done to reduce the symptoms. Then the virus becomes inactive and remains in the body unless it is induced to be active again.
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) causes a syndrome called AIDS (Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome). AIDS is the most advanced stage of HIV. HIV has three stages namely acute stage, chronic stage and AIDS. There are two types of HIV called HIV 1 & 2. HIV 1 is the most common virus found worldwide. HIV affects the most important parts of our body and T cells of our immune system. It gets transmitted sexually, prenatally or through blood. This virus cannot spread in air or water. The symptoms of HIV infection are
- Sore throat
- Joint pain
- Unexpected weight loss
- Sweating in the night
- Tiredness and weakness
- Dry cough
- White spots on the tongue or mouth
HIV is deadly and cannot be cured. But if you diagnose it at an early stage and treat it with anti-retro viral drugs HIV can be managed and your life can be extended. If HIV is left untreated, it weakens your immune system to fight against infections. HIV 1 & 2 antibody tests are taken to diagnose the HIV infection.
Syphilis is the bacterial STI caused by Treponema pallidum in both men and women. But men having sex with men are more prone to this infection. Syphilis has four stages namely primary, secondary, latent and tertiary. It is more infectious in the first two stages. Tertiary stage is the advanced stage which is life threatening . Initially a painless sore called chancre appears on the genital areas and rectum. This indicates that bacterium has entered into your body. Other symptoms may include
- Hair loss
- Joint pain
These symptoms will go away after a period of time even without treatment but still syphilis remains in your body at a hidden stage. At the advanced stage, you may suffer from blindness, deafness, memory loss, heart disease and/or neurological disorders. The only way to prevent syphilis is having safe sex. Primary and secondary stages of syphilis can be easily treated with a penicillin injection. Syphilis infected people are at higher risk of getting HIV infection.
What is Oral STD?
Oral STD is getting a sexually transmitted infection through oral sex. Oral sex is nothing but the stimulation of genitals using the mouth and tongue. Gonorrhea, syphilis and genital herpes are the most common oral STDs found in United States. Oral STD affects the mouth and throat both in men and women. Some of the symptoms of oral STD are sores and fever blisters in the mouth and having a painful throat.
What are the signs & symptoms of STDs?
Many STDs do not show any signs and symptoms at the early stage of infection. It is advisable to consult a doctor if you suspect of having a STI or being exposed to it. However some of the common symptoms found in men and women are
Symptoms in women:
- Unusual vaginal discharge
- Painful urination
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Lower abdominal pain
- Heavy menstrual bleeding
Symptoms in men:
- Thick penile discharge
- Burning sensation while urinating
- Swollen testicles
- Anal itching
- Irritation inside the penis
- Painful bowel movements
Common symptoms in men and women:
- Weight loss
- Joint pains
- Sore throat
- Dry cough
- Night sweat
How to check for STD?
There are different tests available for STD check. Your physician may ask you to take a particular test depending on the sexual history and the symptoms you have. You may be asked to take a blood sample or urine sample or sample using a swab in the infected area such as mouth, throat, vagina, penis or anus to check for STD. Even though you do not experience any symptoms but scared of getting a STI, you can take the STD testing.
Is there any preparation before the test?
There is no special preparation required before taking the STD test. Chlamydia and Gonorrhea requires a urine sample to be tested. For taking a urine sample, it is compulsory to abstain from urinating for at least 1 hour prior to the test. Other STDs can be tested using a blood sample. You can have your normal diet.
Which is the ideal time to do STD Testing?
To get accurate results, you should wait for a week minimum after the exposure. STDs like Chlamydia and Gonorrhea can be tested after a week of infection whereas other STDs can be tested after a month of exposure. Only HIV requires a minimum period of 2 months to get tested.
How is STD treated?
STDs can be treated using antibiotics at the earlier stage of infection. It is very important to take all the antibiotic drugs prescribed even after the symptoms go away. There are some anti-retro viral drugs to manage the symptoms if the diseases cannot be cured. Penicillin injection can be used to treat syphilis.
Are STDs curable?
Not all STDs are curable. The diseases caused by bacteria like Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Syphilis can be cured when diagnosed at an earlier stage. Viral infections like HIV, Herpes and Hepatitis can be controlled but cannot be cured. Once you get these viral infections, they will stay with you for your lifetime.
What are the methods to prevent STD?
STDs can not only be prevented by having protected and safe sex. There are also other preventive methods like
- Get regular vaccination for contagious diseases like hepatitis.
- Don’t share towels and underclothing.
- Get tested for STD regularly at least once in a year.
- Use condoms or dental dams during sexual intercourse.
- Do not have multiple sex partners.
- Make sure your sex partners have taken the STD testing.
To prevent reinfection, do a check after 1 month of your past treatment and don’t practice sex until you got cured completely.
STD testing can be done anywhere over 4500+ labs located in the following states of US.
- District of Columbia
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Puerto Rico
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
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