STD TESTING

Our STD Lab Testing includes several diagnostic tests for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia, Herpes Simplex 1 & 2 Exposure Screen, HIV 1 & 2 with Confirmation, syphilis and our STD Pregnancy Panel. Below we have outlined our lab testing tests.

STD PREGNANCY PANEL

If you’re sexually active, it’s important to screen for STDs so you can stay informed about your sexual health. It’s important to screen for these STDs because you may be infected, but have no symptoms, and may be at risk for infecting your developing baby. For more information, please see the descriptions of the individual tests. This test does not require fasting.

STD EXPANDED SCREENING PANEL

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. This test does not require fasting.

STD BASIC SCREENING PANEL

This test screens for gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, and HIV. 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. This test does not require fasting.

SYPHILIS WITH CONFIRMATION

This test screens for syphilis, an infection that leads to sores, rashes, and lesions on your body. If left untreated, it can spread to the brain and nervous system (neurosyphilis) or the eyes (ocular syphilis), potentially leading to blindness. Fortunately, syphilis can be cured with treatment. This test does not require fasting. You might consider testing if you have had unprotected sex or do not speak to your partners about their STD status. Have multiple sex partners or learn your partner has an STD. Are a man who has sex with men. Have exchanged sex for drugs or money or are pregnant

To learn more about the tests below, please click on each of the titles to expand the section.

Herpes Simplex 1 & 2

This test screens for exposure to herpes, an STD that can cause painful sores around the mouth or genitals. The test checks for both types of herpes: herpes type-1 most often causes oral herpes and herpes type-2 most often causes genital herpes, although herpes type-1 is responsible for an increasing proportion of genital infections. Although there is no cure for herpes, treatment can help relieve the symptoms and prevent future episodes. This test does not require fasting.

 

Most people with HIV do not initially have symptoms. Those with symptoms may experience flu-like symptoms including fever, chills, rash, night sweats, muscle aches, sore throat, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes, or mouth ulcers lasting 1-2 weeks.

 

If you previously had a negative test but are still experiencing symptoms, you may want to consider taking the test again since the average window period for tests to detect HIV is 3-12 weeks. This test does not require fasting.

Gonorrhea And Chlamydia

This test screens for gonorrhea and chlamydia, common STDs that can infect the genitals, rectum, and throat. You may or may not have any symptoms. If left untreated, these STDs can lead to serious complications like infertility and ectopic pregnancy. Gonorrhea and chlamydia may be cured in almost all cases with the right treatment. This test does not require fasting.

 

You might consider testing if:
• Have had unprotected sex or do not speak to your partners about their STD status
• Have multiple sex partners or learn your partner has an STD
• Are a woman and have symptoms including pain or burning when urinating, increased/abnormal vaginal discharge, or abdominal pain or bleeding between periods.
• Are a man and have symptoms including burning after urination or ejaculation, itching of the penis, white, yellow, or green discharge from the penis, or swollen testicles.
• Have rectal symptoms including discharge, anal itching, soreness, bleeding, or painful bowel movements. Symptoms in the mouth can occur if you have engaged in oral sexual activity.
• Previously had a negative test but are still experiencing symptoms. You may want to consider taking the test again since the average period for detecting chlamydia/gonorrhea is 2-6 days but can be up to 30 days.
• Are sexually active and have tested positive for chlamydia or gonorrhea in the past (up to 25% of women treated for chlamydia get re-infected within three to six months. Gonorrhea can also recur and may require retesting).
• Are a man who has sex with men
• Share or have shared injection drug equipment
• Are pregnant

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HIV 1 & 2 With Confirmation

This test screens for HIV, an STD that can lead to AIDS if not treated. HIV is a virus that weakens your immune system by destroying important cells that fight disease and infection. If you’re sexually active, it’s important to know your HIV status so you don’t infect others. There is no cure for HIV, but it can be controlled with treatment.

 

You might consider testing if:
• Are 65 years of age or younger
• Have been exposed or are at risk of exposure
• Want to get screened to know your status

 

Annual testing is recommended if you:
• Are a man who has sex with men
• Have had more than one sex partner since your last test
• Have had sex with an HIV-positive person
• Use/have used needles for drug injection
• Have exchanged sex for drugs or money
• Have had another STD since your last test
• Have hepatitis or tuberculosis (TB)
• Are pregnant

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FAMILY WELLNESS PROGRAM
Our FAMILY WELLNESS PROGRAM was designed specifically for individuals who want to commit to a wellness program and healthier lifestyle that is designed to keep you, your family healthy using preventative medicine as a catalyst to reach health goals.

We make staying healthy easy with flexible hours, multiple providers and service to help maintain a healthy mind, body and soul. While you are a patient at Costal Med Urgent Care you have the support of the doctors, medical assistants and staff members. We are here to assist on the journey to optimal wellness.

The FAMILY WELLNESS PROGRAM is a monthly membership that will help keep everyone important in your life healthy.
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ADOLESCENTS VACCINATIONS

• MENINGOCOCCAL (MENINGITIS) One type of MCV4, Menveo, is licensed for use in people aged 2 to 55. Another version, Menactra, is approved for those 9 months to 55 years old. MPSV4 is the only vaccine licensed for use in people over 55 as well as people 2 to 55. Both vaccines protect against four types of meningococcal disease.

 

• TETANUS/DIPHTHERIA/PERTUSSIS (TDAP) Tdap is a combination vaccine that protects against three potentially life-threatening bacterial diseases: tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough). Td is a booster vaccine for tetanus and diphtheria. It does not protect against pertussis.

• HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS (HPV) Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine protects against cancers caused by HPV infection. … HPV infection can cause cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancers in women and penile cancer in men. HPV can also cause anal cancer, cancer of the back of the throat (oropharynx), and genital warts in both men and women.

 

• MEASLES/MUMPS/RUBELLA (MMR) CDC recommends all children get two doses of MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine, starting with the first dose at 12 through 15 months of age, and the second dose at 4 through 6 years of age

VARICELLA (CHICKENPOX) Varicella vaccine, also known as chickenpox vaccine, is a vaccine that protects against chickenpox. One dose of vaccine prevents 95% of moderate disease and 100% of severe disease. … Either one or two doses of the vaccine is recommended.

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Lab Testing Services We Offer:

 

Other Lab Testing Services we offer to our patients.

 

Infectious Disease Lab Testing
Men’s Health Lab Testing
Women’s Health Lab Testing
STD Lab Testing
Allergies Lab Testing
General Health Lab Testing
Drug Testing

On-Site Dispensary Kits

 

At our On-Site Dispensary we offer in home testing strips and kits.

 

Diabetes Testing
Alcohol & Drug Tests
Home Cholesterol Tests
Blood Pressure Monitors
STD Test Kits
Fertility & Pregnancy Tests

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