Analyte Health Releases Annual STI Survey As Part of STD Awareness Month

Analyte Health, the leading platform connecting patients to diagnostic services,  has published the key findings of its annual survey regarding sexually transmitted infections (STIs) testing.  The survey, entitled Americans’ Attitudes Towards Sexually Transmitted Infections Testing, underscored the public health crisis stemming from steadily increasing rates of STIs, which are also referred to as sexually transmitted… Read More

STD Awareness Month

It’s STD Awareness Month

Every year, April is set aside as a time for an annual awareness campaign to help deter the spread of STDs. Every year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention partners with multiple healthcare advocates and organizations in order to create opportunities to educate the public about their sexual health and help everyone get tested… Read More

Will ANtibiotics Affect My STD Testing?

Will Antibiotics Affect My STD Testing?

If you are taking an STD test you should be aware that some medicines may affect your test results. Specifically, antibiotics can cause a false negative test for some STDs. It is recommend to wait at least one full week after finishing any course of antibiotics before taking an STD test. Several STDs can be… Read More

Syphilis and the RPR Test

Syphilis and the RPR Test: What does it mean?

There can be a lot of terminology used in diagnostic testing. Sometimes, the medical terminology used can cause additional stress when you are getting STD testing performed. One common question about syphilis testing is, “What is an RPR test?” First, a rapid plasma reagin, or RPR test, is a blood test used to screen you… Read More

What is Confidential HIV and STD Testing?

Many people are often confused about the difference between confidential HIV testing and anonymous STD testing. Rest assured that these two testing options are very different not only in what kind of information is needed and in how available they are to the public. Let’s take a look at what each type of testing means:… Read More

What Medicines Can Affect My STD Testing?

If you are taking an STD test you should be aware that some medications can have an affect on your results. Our doctors recommend waiting at least one full week after finishing any antibiotics before submitting your test samples. Several STDs are treated with antibiotics. These can include syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea or trichomoniasis. If you… Read More

STD Testing: What is In-Home Collection?

In some areas in the country, a new testing option is available known as In-Home Collection. This is a convenient and affordable option that allows some of our patients to avoid going into a lab and instead be tested for STDs at their home, office or another location of their choice. So, what is In-Home… Read More

STD Myth Exposed: STD Tests Will Test For Everything

The best way to know the current status of your sexual health is to have STD testing performed. Many STDs can be tested through either a urine test or a blood test. This type of diagnostic testing requires a doctor’s authorization and can give you a detailed view of your sexual health. Some patients are… Read More

It’s Time to Visit the Lab

  Once you have received your doctor’s recommendations and signed up for your STD testing you may find yourself wondering what will happen next. Well, the next step is to take a visit to your lab and have your samples drawn by a qualified technician. Let’s take a look at what you can expect in… Read More

HIV Testing: Which test is best?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that every person between the ages of 13 and 64, who is sexually active, should be tested at least once in their lifetime for HIV. There are many different places you can get tested for HIV such as a doctor’s office, a private laboratory, a mobile testing… Read More