Full 10-Panel STD Test
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can affect anyone who’s sexually active. You may also hear them called sexually transmitted infections (STIs). They are not gender-specific—both men and women can contract STDs or STIs.
That’s why it’s important to make STD testing part of your regular health routine. A full 10-panel STD test from Rapid STD Testing offers highly accurate results as it looks for 10 different sexually transmitted diseases.
If STD symptoms in men and women arise, it’s worth getting a full STD panel test for peace of mind to ensure that your sexual health is at its optimal capacity.
The information that follows provides in-depth information about this test and answers questions like, “What is included in a 10-panel STD test?” and “How long does a full-panel STD test take?”
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How 10-Panel STD Tests Work
A full-panel STD test involves laboratory technicians taking blood, urine, plasma, and genital fluid samples. Then, they send each sample for lab testing to detect common STDs, as the table below indicates.
What Is a Full STI or STD Screening?
Contracting an STD can happen to any sexually active person. A full STI screening is an affordable, preventative solution for anyone who suspects they might be at risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease. The screening is also effective for those already seeing symptoms. It allows for earlier treatment and a greater chance of recovery in more severe conditions such as HIV and hepatitis.
Taking a 10-panel STD test is the best way to ensure that you’re clear of any potentially life-threatening diseases since it tests for 10 of the most common STDs. Regardless of your age, STD tests are imperative for you to maintain your sexual well-being.
Can a Urine Test Detect STDs?
Yes, urine can detect certain STDs such as gonorrhea and chlamydia. However, it is not an appropriate testing method for all STDs, as it only detects a few of them. Therefore, each STD requires its own type of testing to ensure detection.
Is an STD Screening Safe?
Yes, a full 10-panel STD screening is the safest and most accurate way to detect whether or not you have contracted an STD. Using blood tests, urine tests, and plasma tests, the process is relatively standard and involves minimal risks.
What Does a Full STD Test Include?
A full 10-panel STD test involves testing a sexually active individual for 10 different STDs, including chlamydia and gonorrhea, genital herpes, and HIV, to name a few. The laboratory technician will either draw a blood sample, plasma sample, or request a urine sample before sending it to the lab and then giving you your test results.
While some results may be available in as little as one day following exposure, others can take up to three months before results come in for a test panel.
Take a look at this table to find out precisely what a full-panel STD test includes.
|STD||Type of Test||Incubation Period||Is it Treatable?|
|Hepatitis A||Blood||15-50 days||No|
|Hepatitis B||Blood||60-150 days||No|
|Hepatitis C||Blood||2-26 weeks||Yes|
|Herpes Simplex Virus type 1||Blood||2-12 days||Yes|
|Herpes Simplex Virus type 2||Blood||2-12 days||Yes|
How Do You Get a Full-Panel STD Test?
If you are seeking excellent value when it comes to STD panel testing, look no further. At Rapid STD Testing, our prices are among the best without compromising the quality of service. To book a 10-panel STD test today, get in touch with us at (866) 872-1888. We’ll be happy to assist you.
Who Should Get a 10-Panel STD Test?
Findings from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest that the United States sees approximately 20 million new STIs appearing each year. Unfortunately, not all STIs are easy to detect. Some of them have no symptoms, which causes many people to overlook going for an STI test. The problem is that the longer an STD goes undetected—especially with more severe diseases like HIV—the longer the disease can progress.
You should get regular tests if you are sexually active, whether or not you have symptoms. This is especially important if you have had more than one partner since you risk infecting your partners as well. If you’re already experiencing symptoms like an infection, itching, or changes in the appearance of a body part, get a rapid STD test to check to make sure you’re safe.
Anyone who’s been raped or forced to have intercourse or any other form of sexual activity should immediately get tested. Unfortunately, it’s not unusual for victims of sexual abuse to contract STDs. Thus, we emphasize the importance of getting a test as soon as you can. Opt for same-day STD testing, if possible.
Pregnant women should also get regular screenings, and especially if they suspect a problem. This is because STIs and STDs can complicate pregnancy and cause harm to the fetus. Also, the earlier you get it treated, the sooner you can start healing and enjoying improved sexual health.
Common STD Symptoms
STD symptoms vary by disease. Some STDs do not even have symptoms—which is all the more reason to get regular testing. First, however, be sure to look out for some common symptoms that individuals who have contracted STDs experience. These may include:
- Painful or “burning” sensations when urinating
- Blisters on or around the genitals
- Pain or discomfort during sex
- Bumps, spots, or lesions on the genitals
- Clear, white, or yellow discharge
- Painful or uncomfortable ejaculation
- Rashes around the groin or directly on the genitals
- Itching on the genitals
- Anal itching or discomfort
- Bleeding from the rectum
- Abnormal discharge from the vagina or penis
- Painful bowel movements
- Sore throat
- Lower back pain
- Bleeding between menstrual cycles
- Pain in the scrotum or testicles
- Eye inflammation
- Tiredness or fatigue
- Abdominal pain
- Nausea and vomiting
- Loss of appetite
- Body pains
- Joint pain and clicking
- Itchy skin
- Dark-colored urine
- Light colored stools
- No symptoms
Ordering a 10-panel STD test is the easiest and most effective way to check to find out if any of these symptoms may indicate the presence of an STD. Even if you don’t experience symptoms, make sure to get a regular checkup and testing if you’re sexually active.
Advantages of 10-Panel STI Screenings
We can tell you many reasons to get tested for STIs and STDs. Here are a few of them.
Better Chances of Recovery
The earlier doctors identify an STI, the higher your chances of recovery from it. If your test comes out positive, you can immediately start treatment. Early treatment will boost your chances of coming through it with good health. Most STIs are curable and only require the administration of antibiotic medication. In some cases, however, advanced and undetected STIs may be lethal and may not respond to treatment.
When STIs remain undetected and unattended, they can cause infertility, which results from serious damage to the reproductive organs. By booking a full 10-panel STD test, you can catch and treat an STI or STD early and preserve your fertility.
If you suspect you and your boyfriend may have an STD, come to Rapid STD Testing, where couples can get tested together.
Immune System Protection
When the body becomes infected with an STD, it may lead to other infections. In addition, when the body’s immune system has become compromised, the weakened body has lower resistance and is vulnerable to other infections and diseases.
If you have regular STD testing, you can stay healthier since you can help prevent other infections from occurring. In addition, you’ll be able to get the appropriate treatment for the STI on time before other infections have time to develop.
Planning for the Future
Forming new relationships can be difficult if you’re currently dealing with an STD. However, you can get the clarity you need and the treatment you seek to get yourself sexually healthy by taking action right away. That way, you can start moving on with your life and building new relationships.
Preparing for a Full STD Panel Test
When visiting us at Rapid STD Testing for a 10-panel test, we will review your medical history and carry out a pelvic exam to check for symptoms. Our mission is to ensure your overall health.
You don’t need to do anything special to prepare for a panel test except to:
- abstain from urinating for an hour before the test
- make a note of any symptoms you have experienced and when those symptoms first started
The more information you can provide, the better we can narrow down the possible STD and how you might have acquired it.
Here are some details we’ll want to know:
- When did your symptoms start to appear?
- Where are they located on your body?
- How do your symptoms feel?
- How do your symptoms look or appear?
- How long have your symptoms lasted? Are they still present?
We fully understand that discussing your sex life with a stranger, even a medical professional, can be awkward. However, we can assure you that our conversations are always 100% confidential. Therefore, you won’t have to worry about us exposing your private information. Also, the more information you give us, the better we can determine which STD you may have.
Where to Get a Full STD Panel Test Near You
“Where can I get a full STD panel test?” you ask.
It’s essential to locate an STD testing center, like ours at Rapid STD Testing, with a robust reputation. We want you to feel safe and secure in our care. When it comes to your sexual health, always choose professional providers dedicated to helping you get healthy and keeping your personal information well-protected. At Rapid STD Testing, we offer the care and support you need to make the experience easier.
Here at Rapid STD Testing, we provide comprehensive 10-panel testing in three simple steps:
1. Order your test panel online. Select a panel or test, then complete your order.
2. Visit one of our test centers. You can choose from 2,500 centers nationwide.
3. Receive your results, usually in three days or less! Simply log in to see your results.
When you come to our office, be sure to come with the peace of mind that everything you say in the office stays at the office. We abide by strict confidentiality practices!
Frequently Asked Questions on Comprehensive STI Screenings
If you have questions, find answers to them below. And if you’re wondering how to tell the difference between ingrown hair vs. herpes, we can help answer that for you too.
How Long Does it Take to Get the Result of a Full STI Screening?
Most STD screening centers can take as long as two weeks to provide results. We aim to provide yours in as few as three days. With some tests, it may take longer. Contact us for an accurate estimate.
How Often Should I Have a Full STI Screening?
If you are sexually active with different partners on a regular basis, it’s important to get a full 10-panel STD test every few months. We recommend that those people who are in long-term, committed relationships get annual tests.
Can Women Do Full-Panel STD Tests During Their Period?
Yes, menstruation will not affect the results of STD tests. However, some women prefer to wait to take a test when they’re not on their period. In this case, book an appointment a few days later.
What Do I Do If I Test Positive for an STI or STD?
Our skilled and experienced physicians will devise a treatment plan to best suit your needs. Those who test positive for chlamydia, gonorrhea, or trichomoniasis will receive a prescription for the recommended medication.
Put Your Sexual Health First—Get Tested!
The sooner you get tested, the sooner you’ll enjoy peace of mind in knowing you’re in the process of recovery and soon to be all clear.