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Sexual Health Panel

Sexual Health Panel

$200.00

A comprehensive panel of the most common sexually transmitted diseases.

This test screens for many common sexually transmitted diseases. If you’re sexually active and have unprotected sex, it’s important to screen for STDs so you can stay informed about your sexual health. For more information, please see the descriptions of the individual tests.

SAMPLE TYPE
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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Herpes 1 & 2

Genital herpes is an STD caused by two types of viruses. The viruses are called herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2).

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Syphilis

Syphilis is a bacterial infection usually spread by sexual contact. The disease starts as a painless sore — typically on your genitals, rectum or mouth. Syphilis spreads from person to person via skin or mucous membrane contact with these sores.

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Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is an infection caused by a sexually transmitted bacterium that infects both males and females. Gonorrhea most often affects the urethra, rectum or throat.

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Chlamydia

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.

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

References

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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