STD Testing Example Test Results
Herpes Test Results
STD testing for herpes measures the amount of antibodies present in the blood for herpes simplex virus 1 and 2. A negative result indicates that no herpes antibodies were present in the blood and that the person has not been exposed to the virus. Exposure to herpes 1 is extremely common and often occurs initially in childhood as a common cold sore. Having herpes 2 antibodies in the blood indicates that the person has been exposed to the STD, even if no symptoms are present.
Herpes 1 (HSV1) Example Negative Test Results
Herpes 2 (HSV2) Example Negative Test Results
Herpes 1 (HSV1) Example Positive Test Results
Herpes 2 (HSV2) Example Positive Test Results
Chlamydia Test Results
STD testing for chlamydia is ideally performed using a nucleic acid amplification (NAA) test on a urine sample. NAA testing for chlamydia is the most sensitive and effective form of STD testing for chlamydia. Chlamydia is currently the most commonly reported STD in the U.S.
Chlamydia Example Negative Test Results
Chlamydia Example Positive Test Results
Gonorrhoeae Test Results
STD testing for gonorrhoeae is performed using the same nucleic acid amplification urine test used to detect chlamydia. This combination STD test is extremely specific and generates results that are clearly "positive" or "negative" for both the gonorrhoeae and chlamydia infections.
Gonorrhoeae Example Negative Test Results
Gonorrhoeae Example Positive Test Results
HIV Test Results
STD testing for HIV can be done using a few different blood tests depending upon your needs and concerns. The standard HIV test detects HIV antibodies in the blood and is effective typically after 90 days from possible exposure. Any early detection STD test such as Early HIV Detection (DNA PCR) Test uses polymerase chain reaction to detect HIV proviral DNA. An early detection STD test can produce a positive or negative result after approximately 28 days from exposure.
HIV Example Negative Test Results
Early HIV Detection (DNA PCR Test) Example Negative Test Results
Hepatitis Test Results
STD testing for hepatitis is specific for the three most common forms of the infection: hepatitis A, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Testing is done a a blood sample and detects / measures the level of antibodies. If antibodies are present in the blood it indicates that a person has been exposed to the hepatitis infection.
Hepatitis C Example Negative Test Results
Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Example Negative Test Results
Syphilis Test Results
STD testing for syphilis is done through a rapid plasma reagin (RPR) blood test. This type of STD test detects antibodies in the blood that are "non-specific" for the bacteria that causes syphilis, treponema pallidum. The antigens measured are actually released by cells that have been damaged by the bacteria.
Syphilis - Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) Example Negative Test Results