Oxford Road Pharmacy offer a premier private sexual health screening service. Cells or fluid from a fresh sore are collected with a cotton swab and placed in a culture container. The test needs a small blood sample, and will be sent to our accreidted laboratory. Our doctors always try to visit you at your 1st appointment and if not possible then we send samples to our laboratories to check for infections. If there is anything will found then your treatment will start immediately. Tests for the most common sexual transmitted diseases to give an overview of sexual health. Suitable for: Sexually active people with no symptoms or risk factors looking to monitor or maintain good sexual health.
If you need to be treated or tested for a sexually transmitted infection (an STI) the process will be straightforward and all the details will always be kept confidential. Another thing you need to know is that most infections of this type can be cured. Genitourinary medicine clinic known as a GUM clinic or a clinic specialising in sexual health will be able to provide all the necessary tests and the treatment for most STI’s. Testing for STIs, like syphilis, HIV and hepatitis need a small sample of blood to be taken and that will usually be from the arm. Once the blood has been sent off for analysis then it will normally take about one week for the results to come back. CityDoc now tests routinely using hepatitis C antigen rather than hepatitis C antibody in its general screens. Can You Have Tests for an STD While You are Having a Period?
John Chia, see if it helps. For females who need to have diagnostic swabs then it is better that they are not having a period when they are being tested. Blood tests will be taken in 2-3 weeks. all the best. To test for STIs, samples need to be taken from your body. Symptoms of recurrent outbreaks are typically shorter in duration and less severe than the first outbreak of genital herpes. However, even people who do not get symptoms may, on occasions, have virus in their genital area and therefore be infectious to sexual partners.
The questions they ask are to ensure that they get you diagnosed and treated as fast as possible. General. The best way to protect against contracting or passing on an infection is to use a condom each and every time you have sex. You should always remember that having an STI once does not mean that you will be immune in the future; it will be possible to get the same infection again. No one wants to think they have an STI but getting treatment early can give the best chance of a fast cure. Medication can relieve symptoms and shorten the duration of the outbreaks, but medication cannot cure the infection.