If you are considering to have STD testing because you’re not sure of a possible STI, it sure is the right thing to do.
There is no need to feel mortified or to spend sleepless nights over the issue. These tests are:
- Hassle free
After the test results are known, you know exactly what to do if you test positive.
1. Anonymous lab testing near your home
It’s always the best to visit a nearby lab and get your STD testing. Even if you have to come out of your comfort zone for this type of testing, you should opt for this.
We have more than 4000 labs all around. All you have to do is check for the nearby lab location as per your ZIP code. You can use the search window to your right.
Then select the type of testing you want to undergo.
For the first-timers, it’s advisable to undergo all the tests.
The reason to undergo a complete STD test is to ensure that you are free from all types of STIs. It’s possible when you conduct all the tests in one go.
The benefits are:
- Combined, these tests cost a fraction of the cost if you undergo all these tests one by one.
- It’s easy as you can collect the samples once.
- It saves a lot of time and cost involved in commuting.
Then, select the time of testing and register.
All our registration is code based, so no one other than you knows the type of testing you are about to undergo.
If you test positive for any of the STDs, then you can get professional advice at our labs.
2. Sending test samples to a lab
If you don’t want to visit a lab to submit the samples personally, you can ask for a sampling kit during registration. An appropriate kit, as per your selected test package will arrive at your doorstep, by post.
You’ve to collect the samples in the sample bottles. All the instructions are enclosed with the kit. It’s easy because you’ve to collect samples as directed. See the video below to get further information on how to collect the test samples.
After you’ve collected the samples, seal it with the transparent pack provided and put it into the dispatch container. Never drop it into a mailbox, hand it over at the post office.
After the testing is complete, you would be intimated either by email or by phone as per your preference at the time of registration.
The only disadvantage with these types of STD testing is it takes a bit of more time.
3. STD Testing at home with a home STD test kit
This is the easiest type of STD testing of all three.
If you don’t like any hassle of involvement with any lab, then a complete home std test kit. You get everything you will ever need to carry out the tests at home. These kits are as simple as a home pregnancy test or ovulation test kit.
These are instant or rapid test kits and overall duration of a test is not more than 5 to 15 minutes depending upon the type of test.
Why not a free STD testing?
If you’re considering a free STD testing, you can go ahead, but most likely you wouldn’t like the outcome. First, you’re not sure of the test results. Second, it’s not anonymous. Free things come with its own dose of inconveniences.
What’s the solution?
Private STD Testing. You pay for results which you can trust.
Free STD testing is not anonymous because the testing agencies have to report the outcome of your test. In private STD testing, the agencies report neither your STD testing nor the test results to anybody, not even to your insurance agency. However, if you want to get a medi-claim, you can get an invoice to settle your claim.
There’re 3 distinct ways to get your STD testing done.
For “how-to-use information” on instant STD test kits click here