Early Detection Panel – STD (19 Tests)
This panel tests for Chlamydia & Gonorrhea, Hepatitis B Surface Antigen, Hepatitis C Antibody, Herpes 1 & 2 (HSV), HIV 1 & 2, Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) and Urinalysis with microscopic review.
Chlamydia & Gonorrhea are sexually transmitted diseases that can cause burning or pain with urination. They are tested through a urine sample and are readily treated with antibiotics.
Hepatitis B is tested through the Hepatitis B Surface Antigen test. This test is the earliest indicator of the presence of a Hepatitis B infection and can be detected as early as 7 weeks before the onset of clinical symptoms.
The Hepatitis C Antibody test checks for the presence of Hepatitis C virus antibodies. A positive test suggests prior or current Hepatitis C virus infection.
The Herpes Test checks for the presence of IgG antibodies Herpes types 1 and 2. A positive test confirms exposure to a Herpes Simplex types 1 and/or 2 virus infection. A positive result for this test may occur even if a person infected with Herpes does not have symptoms. Once infected by HSV, it is possible to communicate the virus to other people even if you are not having symptoms.
The HIV test checks for the presence of antibodies and particles (p24) of these viruses. It can be used as early as 2 weeks after a possible exposure.
The RPR, also known as the Rapid Plasma Reagin test, is a screening test for syphilis antibodies. Syphilis can cause infertility. The RPR test is a very accurate screening test for syphilis for people without symptoms.