Complete Sexual Health Panel

Complete Sexual Health Panel


A clear view of what matters to bring your health into perspective.

If you’re sexually active, it’s important to screen for STDs so you can stay informed about your sexual health. This panel includes tests for trichomonas, which is a curable parasitic infection, and hepatitis B and C, which are viral infections spread through vaginal secretions, saliva, and semen. It’s important to screen for these STDs because you may be infected but have no symptoms. For more information, please see the descriptions of the individual tests.

Blood, Urine, Fasting Required

Whats included?

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Hepatitis A, B, & C

Hepatitis is a viral infection of the liver. Symptoms of hepatitis infection are relatively similar for A, B, and C. In the acute phase of the virus, the patient may experience mild liver pain and swelling, along with fever, chills, and nausea.

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A common STI caused by the bacteria, Neisseria gonorrhoeae. While many men exhibit symptoms of a gonorrheal infection, women usually do not.

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Herpes 1 & 2

Most commonly measured in the evaluation of low testosterone (possible androgen deficiency) in men; also commonly used in the evaluation of women with signs and symptoms suggestive of excess male hormones (androgens).

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HIV Combo

HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system. If HIV is not treated, it can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome).

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A common STI caused by the bacteria, Chlamydia trachomatis. Many people with chlamydia have no symptoms. When present, symptoms may include discharge or painful urination. Chlamydia is easily treated with antibiotics.

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A folate test measures the amount of folate in the blood. Folate is one of many B vitamins. The body needs folate for normal growth and to make red blood cells (RBC), white blood cells (WBC), and platelets.

Why consider this test?

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Sexually Active Women

Annual chlamydia and gonorrhea screenings are recommended for all  sexually active women  younger than 25 years, as well as older women with risk factors such as new or multiple sex partners, or a sex partner who has a sexually transmitted infection.1

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Sexually Active Men

Annual screening for syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea is recommended for all sexually active men, bisexual, and gay men. Some STDs—like HIV, chlamydia and gonorrhea—are spread through body fluids, such as semen. Other STDs, including HIV and Hepatitis B, are also spread through blood.2


1.“Which STD Tests Should I Get? | Prevention | STDs | CDC.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, www.cdc.gov/std/prevention/screeningreccs.htm. Last reviewed June 30, 2014.

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