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You will not incur any additional charges at the lab. Our prices are all inclusive.

2. Find Lab Near You

Find a LabCorp or Quest Diagnostics location near you on our Lab Locator. After ordering your lab testing, you will receive an email with your lab requisition.  Bring this requisition form (printed or on phone) to the laboratory.

No appointment is needed, but making one can minimize the wait time. 

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Certain result values may prompt a phone call from our ordering provider to ensure the patient is aware of their result.

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STD Testing

Why Order STD Tests Online?

Health Testing Centers makes STD testing discreet and easy. Testing is private. We do not accept health insurance. There is no need to visit a std clinic, neighborhood health center or public health clinic. When you order testing services, online or by phone, you can test the same day at one of our nearby walk-in labs. STI testing and STD testing include Doctor's oversight, using the same labs that your healthcare provider utilizes. Test results are not a part of your permanent medical record and are securely delivered to you, in 3 to 4 business days.

 Fast, accurate, clear lab results without doctor visit
 100% satisfaction guarantee
 Private and confidential

Our labs have taken additional precautions in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak to maintain health and safety, including enhanced sanitation, social distancing and following other CDC guidelines. If you prefer testing from the comfort of you home, we offer convenient at home STD testing kits.

Featured STD Tests and Packages

Featured Tests and Packages
10 Test STD Panel

STD Test Panel for HIV, Herpes 1&2, Chlamyidia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, and Hepatitis (A,B&C).

Chlamydia, Gonorrhea & Trichomoniasis Test Kit

At home test kit for both men and women to detect chlamydia, gonorrhea and trichomoniasis using a urine sample.

Complete STD Panel

This lab test panel checks for the most common sexually transmitted infections including Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Herpes Type 2 (HSV 2), HIV, Hepatitis C (HCV), Syphilis, and Trichomoniasis.

Complete STD Test Kit

This discreet home testing kit measures Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Herpes Type 2 (HSV 2), HIV, Hepatitis C (HCV), Syphilis, and Trichomoniasis.

Total STD Test Kit

At home test kit for both men and women tests for HIV, HSV 2, HCV, Syphilis, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Trichomoniasis, Mycoplasma, Ureaplasma and High Risk HPV infections.

STD Lab Tests (A-Z)

Lab Tests (A-Z)
Chlamydia & Gonorrhea

This urine test for the bacteria that causes chlamydia & gonorrhea detects infection within 1 to 5 days of exposure.

Chlamydia & Gonorrhea Test Kit - Genital

At home test kit for both men and women to detect chlamydia and gonorrhea using  a urine sample.

Chlamydia Test

Detects chlamydia in a urine sample.

Chlamydia Test Kit - Genital

At home test kit for women to detect chlamydia using a urine sample.

Chlamydia, Gonorrhea & Trichomoniasis

Detects chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomonas in a urine sample.

Gonorrhea

Detects gonorrhea in a urine sample

Gonorrhea Test Kit - Genital

At home test kit for women to detect gonorrhea using a urine sample.

Hepatitis A Antibody, IgM

This test measures the level of Hepatitis IgM antibodies in the blood.

Hepatitis B Surface Antigen

Detects antigens to hepatitis B to screen for active infection.

Hepatitis C (HCV) Test Kit

At home test kit for both men and women to detect Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) through a finger prick.

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), Quantitative Real-time PCR

This test is used to measure the viral load, number of international units per mL of blood, in known HCV positive individuals.

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection

Measures the level of hepatitis C antibodies to screen for infection with hepatitis C virus.

Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Types 1 & 2

Detects antibodies the body produces in response to herpes.

Herpes Simplex Virus 1&2, DNA PCR

Detects the presence of HSV DNA and determines which type of herpes is present in positive samples.

Herpes Type 2 Test Kit

At home test kit for both men and women to detect HSV type 2 through a finger prick.

HIV

Detects antibodies and antigens created by your immune system to help diagnose HIV.

HIV Early Detection (HIV-1), Qualitative, RNA

The (HIV-1), Qualitative, RNA tests for the HIV virus in the blood as soon as 28 days from exposure.

HIV Test Kit

At home test kit for both men and women to detect HIV through a finger prick.

HPV High Risk with Genotyping-Genital Test Kit

At home test kit for both men and women to detect High Risk HPV infections with specific genotyping through a vaginal swab for women or a urine sample for men.

Syphilis

Detects antibodies that the body develops in response to the infection that causes syphilis.

Syphilis Test Kit

At home test kit for both men and women to detect syphilis antibodies in the blood through a finger prick.

T. Pallidum Screening

Detects T. Pallidum (Treponema Pallidum) antibodies that the body develops in response to infections such as syphilis.

Trichomoniasis

Trichomonas vaginalis is a parasite that causes infection and can be spread in several ways, including sex, which causes trichomoniasis.

Trichomoniasis Test Kit

At home test kit for men or women to detect Trichomoniasis through a urine sample.

Ureaplasma & Mycoplasma Test

This urine test may be used to detect Ureaplasma urealyticum and Mycoplasma hominis.

Ureaplasma & Mycoplasma Test Kit

At home test kit for men or women to detect Ureaplasma and Mycoplasma through a urine sample for men or a vaginal swab for women

Vaginal Discharge Panel Test Kit

At home test kit for women to detect Bacterial Vaginosis, Candida Vaginitis, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Trichomoniasis through a vaginal swab.

Sexual Health FAQ

Reviewed By: Dr. Kurt Kloss, MD
Last Reviewed Date: Jun 17, 2020
Last Modified Date: Jun 17, 2020
Published Date: Jul 29, 2017

Cases of sexually transmitted infections and diseases increased dramatically in the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Record high STD rates (CDC fact sheet) are a major public health concern. If you have recently had unprotected sexual contact, are experiencing symptoms such as blisters or are just in need of a periodic check-up complete STD testing is recommended.

Complete STD Testing

Sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing is a topic that every person who is sexually active should understand thoroughly, since it is essential to maintaining sexual health, as well as overall health and well-being. Fact is, 20 million people in the United States are newly infected with STDs every year, according to the CDC, so knowing when to get tested and what tests you should be having is simply smart health management. So what do you need to know about medically sound STD testing? Here are some of the questions people frequently ask as they work to become well-informed about STDs, tests and their sexual health. View sample STD test results with lab variations, ranges and explanations.

Which STD to get tested for?

A specific answer to that question depends largely on your personal sexual behavior and risk factors. That said, most doctors will recommend testing for the most common STDs. These are Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, HIV, Herpes (Types 1 and 2), Syphilis, and Trichomoniasis. Depending upon your personal circumstances, getting screened for all of these may not be necessary, or there may be other tests that you should have, such as testing for less common STDs like hepatitis A, B, and/or C, or Human T-Cell Lymphotropic Virus (HTLV).

STD Treatment Options and Counseling

When ordering an STD package or individual test from Health Testing Centers (Labcorp and Quest Diagnostics orders only) that tests for chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, or HSV type 2, a physician consultation and treatment are included when there is a positive result. If you test positive for any of the 4 mentioned STD's, a telephone or video consultation will be provided at no additional cost by one of our third party physicians. The physician from PWN Health will contact you within 4 to 24 hours of receiving your test result. At the end of the consultation the physician may prescribe the necessary medication for treatment. It is up to the sole discretion of the physician to provide any medical treatment based on test results and any medical information they received during the consultation. Cost of the prescription is not included. The consultation and treatment program is only valid with LabCorp or Quest Diagnostics orders and does not include any at home test kit orders.

When should STD tests be done?

Perhaps the most important thing to know about when to get tested for STDs is that you should not wait for symptoms to appear. That's because a number of sexually transmitted infections can be present in your body without presenting any symptoms at all, and others may produce non-specific symptoms that mimic those of minor ailments, like a common cold or flu. That means that looking and feeling perfectly healthy is no guarantee that you – or your sex partners – have not contracted an STD.

If you have had unprotected sex, have become aware that a partner may have an STD, or have symptoms that cause concern, recommended test times are 2-3 weeks after the sexual encounter or exposure for initial testing, then you should be screened again after 3 months. Early testing can detect infections that develop fairly quickly, like Chlamydia and gonorrhea, for instance, while late testing is important for STDs that develop more slowly, such as HIV. Other important times to be tested are:

  • At the start of a relationship with a new partner
  • If you or a partner are sexually active with more than one person
  • When you and your partner are considering sex without condoms
  • If you are pregnant or planning to start a family. At-risk pregnant women should be tested as early as possible.

Lastly, every individual who is sexually active should have complete STD screening done periodically. Just how often you should be screened depends upon your personal risk factors, so working out an appropriate testing schedule for your needs is best done by discussing those factors with a healthcare or testing professional.

Do they test for STDs during a Pap smear?

Many people are under the impression that their doctors test for STDs during Pap smear appointments. However, the purpose of these exams is to look for changes that indicate a risk for developing cervical cancer. Since many cases of cervical cancer can be linked to Human papilloma virus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection, doctors will often look for physical signs of HPV while performing these exams. Comprehensive STD screening tests, which look for a variety of common STDs that all sexually active individuals should be screened for, are not typically done at these appointments, and most STDS will not show on a standard Pap test.

It is also important for the person who cares about their sexual health to know that STD screening is not standard practice during annual pelvic exams or yearly physical exams. Typically, patients will not be screened for STDs unless they request a doctor test for these infections.

What STD will show up in a blood test?

Blood tests can be used to test STD status for a number of infection types. STDs that show up in a blood test include:

  • HIV
  • Syphilis
  • Herpes, Types 1 and 2
  • Hepatitis A, B, and C
  • HTLV

Urine tests are typically used to detect the following STDs:

  • Gonorrhea
  • Chlamydia
  • Trichomoniasis

Some doctors also use swabs to collect samples of bodily fluids for testing, a practice that has become less common as accurate blood and urine tests have become available.

What do they test for in a STD test?

Whether testing is done via blood or urine samples, the lab that processes those samples is looking for key indicators of STD infection. For bacterial infections, such as gonorrhea, syphilis or Chlamydia, those indicators would be bacteria in urine samples. In blood tests, such as HIV testing or an HPV test, technicians look for antibodies that the body produces to fight bacteria associated with infection. In cases of viral STDs, such as HIV/AIDS, HTLV, HPV (genital warts), hepatitis or genital herpes, labs look for antibodies the immune system makes to attack the invading viruses. Trichomoniasis is an infection caused by parasites, which will be found in the urine of infected individuals.

Now that we've gone over some basics on how to test infections, here is an important note on what to do if your test yields a positive result. If you are found to be infected with one or more STDs, your first step – on the day those test results come in – is to seek treatment. This is essential to minimizing the short-term effects of STDs and avoiding more serious potential long-term effects, such as infertility, cancer, organ damage and blindness, to name just a few. Your second step is to inform any past or current sexual partners that may also be infected, so that they too can seek treatment. Additionally, it is important to abstain from all sexual activity until treatment is complete to avoid spreading the infection.

STD Testing Package (Full PDF) Results By Laboratory

Sexual health testing packages from Health Testing Centers include tests for chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV, herpes (types 1 and 2), and syphilis. Expanded STD packages also include tests for hepatitis B and C.

Below you will find disease specific STD testing sample results with explanations, interpretations and relevant ranges. Linked to the corresponding illustrative sections below, result examples include:

Chlamydia STD 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.

Negative reference range for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Trichomoniasis: LabCorp - Negative; Quest Diagnostics: Not Detected (means a negative result).
Positive reference range for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Trichomoniasis: LabCorp - treatment is needed; Quest Diagnostics - Detected (means a positive result and treatment is needed).

Chlamydia Negative Test Results

LabCorp Example

Chlamydia Test Results - Negative - LabCorp

Quest Diagnostics Example

Chlamydia Test Results - Negative - Quest

Chlamydia Positive Test Results

LabCorp Example

Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Negative Test Results

LabCorp Example

Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Combined Test Results - Negative - LabCorp

Quest Diagnostics Example

Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Combined Test Results - Negative - Quest

Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Trichomoniasis Negative Test Results

LabCorp Example

Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Trichomoniasis  Test Results - Negative - LabCorp

Gonorrhea STD Test Results

STD testing for gonorrhea 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 gonorrhea and chlamydia infections.

Gonorrhea Negative Test Results

LabCorp Example

Gonorrhea Test Results - Negative - LabCorp

Quest Diagnostics Example

Gonorrhea Test Results - Negative - Quest

Gonorrhea Positive Test Results

LabCorp Example

Hepatitis STD 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.

Negative reference range for Hepatitis A and B antibody and antigen: LabCorp - Negative; Quest Diagnostics - Non-Reactive.
Positive reference range for Hepatitis A and B antibody and antigen: LabCorp - Positive; Quest Diagnostics - Reactive.
Negative reference range for Hepatitis C antibody: LabCorp - if your result is less than 0.9 (<0.9) your result is negative; Quest Diagnostics - if your result is less than 1.00 (<1.00) your result is Non-reactive, which is negative.
Positive reference range for Hepatitis C antibody: LabCorp - if your results is greater than 0.9 (>0.9) your results is positive. If your result is between 0.8 and 0.9 your result is indeterminate and further testing may be needed; Quest Diagnostics - if your result is greater than 1.00 (>1.00), your results is Reactive, which is positive.

Acute Hepatitis Package

LabCorp Example

Acute Hepatitis Test Results - Negative - LabCorp

Hepatitis A Antibody Positive Test Results

LabCorp Example

Hepatitis A Antibody Test Results - Positive - LabCorp

Hepatitis A and IgM Antibody Negative Test Results

LabCorp Example

Hepatitis A and IgM Antibody Test Results - Negative - LabCorp

Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Negative Test Results

LabCorp Example

Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Test Results - Negative - LabCorp

Quest Diagnostics Example

Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Test Results - Negative - Quest

Hepatitis C Antibody Negative Test Results

LabCorp Example

Hepatitis C Antibody Test Results - Negative - LabCorp

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Negative Test Results

LabCorp Example

HCV Test Results - Negative - LabCorp

Quest Diagnostics Example

HCV Test Results - Negative - Quest

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), Quantitative Real-time PCR Negative Test Results

LabCorp Example

Quest Diagnostics Example

Herpes STD 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.

Negative reference range for HSV 1: LabCorp - if your result is showing less than 0.91 (<0.91) then the result is negative; Quest Diagnostics - if your result is showing less than 0.90 (<0.90) then the result is negative.
Positive reference range for HSV 1: LabCorp - if your result is greater than 1.09 (>1.09), then your result is positive and treatment may be necessary; Quest Diagnostics - if your result is greater than 1.09 (>1.09), then your result is positive and treatment may be necessary.
Equivocal Result: if your result is between 0.91 and 1.09 you may have an early infection which is not fully detectable at the time of testing. You may want to retest around 3 months after exposure.

Herpes 1 and 2 (HSV1/2) Negative Test Results

LabCorp Example

HSV1/2 LabCorp Example Negative Test Results

Quest Diagnostics Example

HSV1/2 Quest Diagnostics Example Negative Test Results

Herpes 1 and 2 (HSV1/2) Positive Test Results

LabCorp Example

STD Testing Results HSV1 Positive STD Testing Results HSV2 Positive

Quest Diagnostics Example

HSV1/2 Quest Diagnostics Example Positive Test Results

HIV STD 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.

Negative reference range for HIV: LabCorp - Non-Reactive; Quest Diagnostics - Non-Reactive.
Positive reference range for HIV: LabCorp -Reactive; Quest Diagnostics - Reactive.

HIV Negative Test Results

LabCorp Example

HIV Test Results - Negative - LabCorp

Quest Diagnostics Example

HIV Test Results - Negative - Quest

Early HIV Detection (RNA) Negative Test Results

Negative reference range for HIV, RNA: LabCorp - Negative.
Positive reference range for HIV, RNA: LabCorp - Positive.

LabCorp Example

Early HIV Detection (RNA) Test Results - Negative - LabCorp

Human T-Cell Lymphotropic Virus (HTLV) STD Test Results

Negative reference range for HTLV I/II Antibodies: LabCorp - Negative.
Positive reference range for HTLV I/II Antibodies: LabCorp - Positive.

Human T-Cell Lymphotropic Virus (HTLV) Negative Test Results

Negative reference range for HTLV I/II Antibodies: LabCorp - Negative.
Positive reference range for HTLV I/II Antibodies: LabCorp - Positive.

LabCorp Example

HTLV Test Results - Negative - LabCorp

Syphilis STD 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.

Negative reference range for Syphilis/T.Pallidium: LabCorp - Negative; Quest Diagnostics - Negative.
Positive reference range for Syphilis/T.Pallidium: LabCorp - Positive; Quest Diagnostics - Positive. Immediate treatment is needed in the event of a positive syphilis result.

Syphilis Negative Test Results

LabCorp Example

Syphilis Test Results - Negative - LabCorp

Quest Diagnostics Example

Syphilis Test Results - Negative - Quest

Trichomoniasis STD Test Results

Negative reference range for Trichomoniasis: LabCorp - Negative; Quest Diagnostics - Not Detected.
Positive reference range for Trichomoniasis: LabCorp - Positive; Quest Diagnostics - Detected.

Trichomoniasis Negative Test Results

LabCorp Example

Trichomoniasis Test Results - Negative - LabCorp

Quest Diagnostics Example

Trichomoniasis Test Results - Negative - Quest

Where can I get STD testing near me?

We have over 3000 locations you can visit for STD testing. Because you can choose between LabCorp or Quest Diagnostics, you should be able to find a facility convenient to where you live. To search for STD test locations by zip code check out our Lab Locator.

Below is a list of the states where we offer testing for sexually transmitted infections. When required, we report positive cases to state health departments.