One of the prevalent reasons why people are worried about getting an STD test is that they are scared it will require embarrassing or uncomfortable swabs. But thanks to technological advancement, many STDs can now be detected through a urine or blood test.
Several of the sexually transmitted diseases have STD blood tests and some of them are;
Herpes blood tests abound in the market, but their accuracy is somewhat variable. Aside from the downside of accuracy, the possibility of herpes blood test diagnosing where you are infected in the absence of visible sores is slim. Although it can check for both HSV-1 and HSV-2 which can affect either the genitals or mouth but they can’t tell you if you have genital or oral herpes.
At STI Clinic London, we are not reluctant to test for herpes in the absence of symptoms. Also, we do not worry about the stigma associated with a positive test because we believe we can help you go through it and give you the necessary advice. We have good testing equipment and doctors that care about your wellbeing. Remember that this virus can be transmitted without any visible symptoms. It is pivotal that you do a test for this STD since it may have silent symptoms. Early detection is apt for a good treatment plan.
Getting tested is not only quick and easy, it’s the only way to know for sure
if you do or do not have an STD.
A blood test is usually done for HIV diagnosis. There are oral tests that analyses saliva to test for the virus that causes AIDS. Generally, both a positive initial test and confirmatory tests are required to confirm a person HIV-positive. These tests are done using the same blood sample. Results from your blood doesn’t necessarily show what tests were carried out on your blood; it shows only the results of the test. Even if your status is positive, we’re available to get you good medical support from our experts and provide you with the necessary antiretroviral therapy.
There are different blood tests for syphilis. The different syphilis test combinations are used to discern and ascertain if you are currently infected or have been infected in the past.
There are multiple blood tests for Hepatitis B. We use them to determine your history of infection and whether you’re currently infected with the virus. A bacteria culture may be used in addition to a blood test to diagnose Hepatitis. But whatever the case might be, the timing of testing is critical. We recommend visiting a doctor early in an outbreak.
At STI Clinic London, our STD blood tests are accurate, and that is one reason why you shouldn’t hesitate to have an STD blood test. Qualified doctors using good testing facilities perform these tests. We pride on keeping our patient’s health status confidential and safe. You can reach out to us at STI Clinic London, to schedule a same day service appointment. Call us on 020 7183 0649 for more information.
You should know that if left untreated, sexually transmitted diseases can cause severe health problems such as: