STD testing is an important part of sexual health for many people and our team of medical professionals offer the care and advice needed when it comes to STD testing.
Common STDs include:
- genital herpes
- hepatitis B
Elite Medical Mornington offers STD testing for a wide range of conditions.
Expect caring and compassionate advice in all circumstances when you make an appointment for STD testing with Elite Medical Mornington.
More information about STD testing
1. What is STD testing?
STD testing refers to the process of determining whether an individual has been infected with a sexually transmitted disease (STD).
It involves various methods such as blood tests, urine tests, swabs, and physical examinations.
2. Who is STD testing for?
Put simply, STD testing is for anyone who is sexually active. Having said that, it’s recommended to get a test if:
- Your partner has recently had an STI
- You have a new partner
3. When should I consider STD testing?
It is recommended to get tested for STDs if you have engaged in unprotected sex, have multiple sexual partners, or if your partner has been diagnosed with an STD.
Additionally, if you experience any symptoms like unusual discharge, sores, or itching, it’s important to get tested.
4. How accurate is STD testing?
The accuracy of STD tests varies depending on the specific test and the duration since potential exposure. Some tests have higher sensitivity and specificity rates than others.
It’s essential to follow the recommended testing guidelines and consult with a healthcare professional for accurate interpretations of test results.
5. Which STDs are commonly tested for?
Commonly tested STDs include HIV, gonorrhoea, chlamydia, herpes, and hepatitis B and C.
However, the specific tests may vary depending on factors such as sexual history, symptoms, and risk factors.
6. Do I need to prepare for STD testing?
Preparation requirements can vary depending on the type of test. In some cases, you may be asked to refrain from urinating for a certain period before a urine test.
For other tests, such as blood tests or swabs, there may not be any specific preparation needed.
It’s best to get in touch with us for any specific instructions.
7. How long does it take to get STD test results?
The time it takes to receive STD test results can vary. Some tests provide immediate results, while others may take a few days or weeks, depending on the type of test and the laboratory processing the samples. We can provide information about the expected turnaround time.
8. Are STD testing results confidential?
Yes, results are confidential. Your results will be made available to you only.